The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal.

Simon’s Story

Simon Kissam received his nutrition for months through a feed tube after surgery to correct a serious intestinal problem. Then he needed the help of a Speech Language Pathologist to learn how to eat.

Masonry as an Investment

By the most of us, investment has to do with money or its equivalent, but a Mason writes in an English magazine about “Masonry as an Investment.” “You cannot buy Masonry, no man ever did or ever will. You do not buy it when you pay your fees or dues, you simply gain by these […]

The Architecture and Masonic Symbols of the Memorial

The immense physical structure of the George Washington Masonic Memorial and the beauty of its interior and exterior are grand. But we must remember that the Memorial is symbolic of the character and greatness of the man it memorializes. That was the reason for its creation.

The Childhood Language Center of Orange County

Since 2001, the Orange County Childhood Language Center has provided a family focused environment for children to learn and develop communication skills and build self confidence. We are a non-profit agency serving children in need of speech and language services, all free of charge. Your support is appreciated. Please donate today!

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The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry - the Scottish Rite - is one of several appendant bodies that are a part of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite builds upon the ethical teachings and philosophy of the Blue Lodge, through dramatic presentation of degrees. Membership is open to all Brothers and fellows who have attained the degree of Master Mason in a recognized Blue Lodge. Degrees conferred consist of the 4th through 32nd Degrees. There is also an honorary 33rd degree, which is awarded for exceptional service. Read more...


The Orange County Childhood Language Center is a local operating unit of the California Scottish Rite Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation. Through the efforts of the members of the Valley our Center has been in operation since 2001 under the leadership of our Executive Director Judy Montgomery, PhD. CCC-SLP, and her staff at Chapman University. They assess the needs of many children, determining the best course for each, and then provide them with the necessary treatment. Read more...