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Hey Mason – Have you met Dixon?

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A brief comparison of the differences between the NMJ and the SJ of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

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Hey Mason – Have you met Dixon?

  1. 1. The NMJ • 15 States • “North” of the Mason-Dixon Line • 66 Active Members of Supreme Council (up to 5 in a state) • Primary Active Member – Deputy • Founded in 1813 • Split 1860-1867 (Cerneau) • 46 months to become a 33˚ • Minimum age for a 33˚ - 33 years old
  2. 2. The Southern Jurisdiction • • • • • • • • The remaining 35 States – and Valleys in the “Far East” 33 Active Members of Supreme Council (no more than 1 per state) Active member is Sovereign Grand Inspector General (SGIG) States that do not have a SGIG have a “Deputy” Founded 1801 – Charleston, SC “The Mother Supreme Council” Minimum age for the 33˚ - 35 years old 46 months to become a KCCH 46 months as a KCCH to become a 33˚
  3. 3. Organizational Bodies NMJ Southern Jurisdiction  Lodge of Perfection (4˚-14˚)  Thrice Potent Master  Council of Princes of  Lodge of Perfection (4˚-14˚)  Venerable Master  Chapter of Rose Croix Jerusalem (15˚-16˚)  Sovereign Prince  Chapter of Rose Croix (17˚ -18˚)  Most Wise Master  Consistory (19˚-32˚)  Commander-in-Chief (15˚-18˚)  Wise Master  Council of Kadosh (19˚-30˚)  Commander  Consistory (31˚-32˚)  Master of Kadosh
  4. 4. NMJ Scottish Rite “Caps”
  5. 5. Southern Jurisdiction “Caps”  32nd Degree  33rd Degree  Supreme Council
  6. 6. Sovereign Grand Commander
  7. 7. SJ vs NMJ vs Canada
  8. 8. Valley Organization NMJ Southern Jurisdiction  Personal Representative  Personal Representative  Executive Secretary  The Executive  Top Elected Officers (4) + Prior, Secretary & Treasurer of Consistory  Two At-Large Members  Presided over by VM (Except in Florida – MoK)  Others as invited guests (non-voting)  Executive Secretary  Board of Trustees  Elected Officers (8)  Four At-Large Members  Presided over by CiC
  9. 9. Being an Officer in the SJ  Lodge of Perfection  9 years  Chapter of Rose Croix  9 years  Council of Kadosh  14 years  Consistory  12 years (+ Secretary & Treasurer for the Valley)
  10. 10. The Reunion Northern Masonic Jurisdiction  Required Conferred Degrees:  4, 31-32 (aka “bookends”)  Any other 3 degrees  ICE Southern Jurisdiction  Required Conferred Degrees:  4, 14, 18, 30, 32  All remaining degrees will be at least “communicated”  Valley of Guthrie (OK) confers all 29 degrees annually at their Spring Reunion (4 days)  Valley of Orlando annually confers all 29 degrees between the Spring and Fall Reunion (2 days)
  11. 11. Valley Meeting Night  5:45 p.m. – Knights of St Andrew  5:45 p.m. – KCCH Club (every other month)  6:30 p.m. – Dinner with the ladies (average attendance ~125)  Presentation of Awards  7:30 p.m. – Valley Meeting  7:30 p.m. – Lady’s Activity  9:00 p.m. – Closing

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