Raphael, School of Athens, 1509-1511, fresco (Stanza della Segnatura, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican)

Updated 26 Jan 2023

Salve Fraters!

     The Orange County Valley Scottish Rite hosts a monthly Master Craftsman course. This is your opportunity to learn the rich history, symbolism, and philosophy of the Craft, and a chance to participate in true Masonic scholarship with your brothers.

Online classes will be held via zoom. Once brothers have RSVP’d to the Director of Education (bottom of this page) and are placed on the student roster, session correspondence with dates/times and Zoom links, etc. will be emailed to the group. While participants will have to read the material ahead of time, we intend to progress with the online quizzes together, reviewing our conclusions, discussing rabbit-holes, and completing each section. 

     Each participant is required create an online account, enroll in a course, fulfill the assigned reading from its respective textbook, and complete its corresponding quiz through the online college portal. Upon successful completion of each course, the participant will receive a certificate and a lapel pin specific to the course completed. 

The “by-mail correspondence course” method has been discontinued. Supreme Council has now created digital versions of these programs online. 

*There are currently 5 Master Craftsman Programs;

  • MC Mini-Course: The Master’s Steps (Digital Course) – Free!
  • MC Mini-Course: Why 33? (Digital Course)
  • MC I: Symbolic Lodge (Esoterika Required)
  • MC II: Scottish Rite Ritual & History (SR Ritual Monitor & Guide & A Bridge to Light Required)
  • MC III: Scottish Rite Philosophy (Morals & Dogma Required) *See note below

*MC III: SR Philosophy Course is now available online! Those who are already participating in this program via the paper/black binder may proceed as originally intended via by-mail correspondence, or, they may elect to enroll in the online version for FREE! Please contact Supreme Council’s Membership services and request a Promo Code for enrollment/checkout ( / 202.232.3579). 

Purchase Online Courses:

Purchase Physical Books

Esoterika, A Bridge to Light, and SR Ritual Monitor & Guide:

Albert Pike’s Morals & Dogma Annotated Edition:

Purchase Kindle Books

A Bridge To Light:

Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide:

Albert Pike’s Morals & Dogma:


For more detailed information on how to enroll in these programs, please visit; and follow the step-by-step instructions for setting up your account. The walkthrough & Demo link (below) should be helpful, however, please feel free to contact us, and we will help you every step of the way!


*Please contact us BEFORE you purchase a MC program! For the 2023 year, we will be electing to start with the following programs in sequence:

Why 33?, The Master’s Steps, and then proceeding on to MC II: Ritual & History.

*****To enroll in our OCSR Valley monthly Zoom Group, please contact me*****

James McCallion, 32° KCCH
Director of Education
(951) 987-9902 (Text Messages encouraged!)


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