As Freemasons we believe there is one Supreme Being, and that we are all children of God. One of our Core Values as 32° Scottish Rite Freemasons is Reverence for God. We show our reverence by looking to God for guidance, and by putting it into action each day – in our thoughts, words, and deeds.
When the story of our lives comes to its final chapter, will we look back upon it with satisfaction? Did we make a positive impact on those around us? The best way to show Reverence to God is to be the best version of ourselves in everything we say and do.
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A 32° Scottish Rite Freemason seeks to:
Aid mankind’s search for identity and destiny in God’s universe.
Produce wiser men in a wiser world, happier men in a happier world, and therefore better men in a better world.
Promote the dignity of every person and the humanity in all activities.
As we move through this year, consider our Core Values and how they influence our lives. Our Core Values are:
• Reverence to God
• Devotion to Country
• Service to Humanity
As Scottish Rite Masons, one of our core values is tolerance. This Easter season we all must be tolerant, respect the Faiths of others and allow each to practice as their own conscious dictates.
Remember the words of Illustrious Harry S. Truman, 33°, while dedicating a chapel to the memory of four men as President of the United States he said, ‘‘We must never forget that this country was founded by men who came to these shores to worship God as they pleased. Roman Catholics, Jews and Protestants all came here for this great purpose. They did not come here to do as they pleased — but to worship God as they pleased, and that is an important distinction.’’
Please have a blessed Easter.
Our Vision: “We will strive to be a fraternity that fulfills our Masonic obligation to care for our members.”
Brethren, as we look to the not-too-distant future for an end to the state’s still looming health crisis, it is important that we remember to check in with each other. Please reach out to a brother you haven’t heard from in a while. It is important to know that we are all still here and healthy.
And if you know of a brother in need, please let us know. We look forward to seeing the brethren again in person when this crisis has come to a close.
New Hampshire Scottish Rite