From the very first day that we are initiated into Masonry we are admonished to make every endeavour to expand our knowledge of Freemasonry, indeed we commit “to make a daily advancement in Masonic knowledge”.

There is are a number of ways that you can do this, the following is a brief introduction as to how to achieve this goal through the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (all 33 degrees) or as it is commonly known -‘Rose Croix Masonry

After finishing their 3rd degree many Master Masons are left with a sense of an unfinished story and looking for some sort of completion or furtherance of the story. The statement that “the Master Masons WORD was lost” and that we are substituted secrets ‘until time or place restored the original’ can leave a candidate wondering about that which was lost and feel a strong conviction that there MUST be more to Freemasonry.

Why substituted Secrets?, What are the genuine secrets?, Where are they?, & Why haven’t they been found by now?.

This is the reason that a good many dedicated Masons look for, and find answers to these questions “Beyond the Craft” third degree.

The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite elaborates and enhances the basic tenets of Freemasonry. It broadens your fraternal participation and involvement. Increases your understanding of Craft Degrees. Provides you the opportunity for advancement to the 33rd Degree. The highest and last in Freemasonry.

Scottish Rite EagleThe Rose Croix degree takes you from the 4th to the 18th Degree. The full degrees of which cover in detail the events following the death of “H” to the building of the 2nd Temple by Zerubbabel, and also some preparation for the degree of Perfection in Masonry. This is done in a Sovereign Chapter of Princes Rose Croix of Heredom. These Chapters come under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for Australia, which traces its origin to the early to mid 1700’s.

The Nambour Rose Croix Chapter meets 4 times per year (so the time commitment is not too great). The ceremonies and charges are much shorter than those of the Craft and the ritual does not overwhelm the ‘message’, all in all making them easier to learn, to deliver and to assimilate for the Candidate. A further difference is that in the Rose Croix the ceremony is much more participative, again making learning and assimilation easier. After three years as a Rose Croix Mason you can apply to be elevated to the 30th Degree and take the degree of ‘Knight Kadosh'(a Templar type Degree) in a Sovereign Council, and from there to the 31st and 32nd Degrees and possibly, over time to the highest and last degree in Freemasonry, the 33rd Degree.

The great benefit of this system, or Rite, is that you can progress toward the ultimate, at a pace that suits your availability or desire with fees for only two bodies the Chapter and the Council.

The Scottish Rite is open to all Freemasons in good standing and who have been Master Masons for more than 12 months.

Yearly Dues for Rose Croix $55.00 & Council (30-32 Degree) $50.00

If you are interested in joining the Nambour Rose Croix Chapter please contact:
Brother Vernon Flood via clicking on this e-mail link or via the website admin.


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