The Royal Order of Scotland|
THE PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE U.S.A.
The Royal Order of Scotland
THE PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
by Sir Edward H. Fowler, Jr.
Provincial Grand Master
|"Each applicant MUST BE INVITED, MUST HAVE BEEN A MASTER MASON FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS and MUST BE A TRINITARIAN CHRISTIAN BY FAITH. |
He further should hold the 32nd degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, although this may be waived if the Petitioner is a Knight Templar.
We require that all applicants must be entitled to honor in Freemasonry because of services performed for the Craft, the Church, or the Public.
We consider offices held in Masonic Bodies as evidence of service performed to the Craft. Also, honors already received in the fraternity such as the K.C.C.H., the 33rd degree, the Red Cross of Constantine, the K.Y.C.H., etc.
We also consider services such as offices held in Church, activity on Boards and Committees, active work with the Boy Scouts, DeMolays, Community drives, etc., or other types of evidence of service performed for one's fellow-man.
We judge each application on its own merit.
Our concern is that they meet our basic requirements, and that they are worthy of the honor of membership as a reward for service they have performed." It is further expected that each approved applicant will make arrangements to receive the degrees within a one year period from the date of approval.
UPDATED 12 January 2012