Welcome to the San Jose Scottish Rite

Freemasonry has been a part of San Jose for over 150 years. San Jose Lodge #10 (a blue lodge) was issued a dispensation to operate on 11 July 1850. The first recorded communication of degrees of Scottish Rite Masonry was on 16 May 1883 by Albert Pike and the San Jose Lodge of Perfection #13 (a part of Scottish Rite masonry) was organized on 10 March 1885. The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite has maintained a temple in San Jose since 1909 and we have been at our current location since 1984.

In addition to being a fraternal organization that attracts the best and most respected men from the community, the San Jose Scottish Rite supports many public institutions including police and fire departments.

When our facilities are not being used for Rite functions, we make them available for rental. Social & religious gatherings, weddings, conventions, reunions and educational events are all welcome at our facilities.

Our charity work is focused primarily on helping children with language and speech disorders. We maintain a clinic on our grounds where children receive treatment free from charge.

Find out more! Click the appropriate button to find out more about what you want to know about the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, its history, its goals, its charities or its facilities.

New Reservation Hotline

New Reservation Hotline

We have started a new Reservation Email Hotline, effective immediately. While we still encourage phoned in reservations, with this hotline you will have a record for yourself that you DID make a Stated Meeting Dinner or other event reservation. And, as much time as many of you spend online, this might also be easier and more convenient for you. Click on the link below to email your reservation to the Secretary's office:


You will get an email back within 24 hours confirming your reservation. Use it NOW to reserve for the Std Mtg Dinner and any future events. Just write: John Doe—1 for Std Mtg dinner and send. Try it—

Children's Clinic News

  • From the Clinic (October 2017) Ana is a sweet, bright-eyed six year old girl who has been attending the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic to address a language and articulation disorder. When ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:26 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (September 2017) Kian is a shy and playful 3 year old boy who has been attending speech therapy services at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders clinic since December ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2017, 2:36 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (August 2017) Mason received services at our clinic between the ages of three and four-and-a-half. Initially, Mason worked on some articulation skills, such as producing three syllable words, /w ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 10:52 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clininc (July 2017) Ty is one cool kid. When he first started at our clinic he was nearly unintelligible. He often cried because he wasn’t understood by anyone but his mom ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2017, 4:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Clinic (April, 2016) J. is a sweet six year old girl who has been seen at our clinic seondary to a mild articulation delay. J.’s mother heard about the clinic through a ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2016, 1:26 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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Please remember those brothers that are shut in. A friendly call or note from a fellow brother would be a warn and appreciated gesture. Though, they cannot always be present, they are certainly not out of mind. We wish them all the best.

News & Events

  • Stated Meeting Dinner - October 10, 2017 MENU:   Assorted Appetizers;German Pot Roast;Warm German Potato Salad;Baby Carrots;Red Cabbage with Apples;Fresh Rolls & Butter and Dessert;Vegetarian Entrée (Must be requested by 10/6/17 ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:37 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • 2017 Biennial Honors Chuck Cowden is Coroneted a 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary at the Biennial Session in Washington DC Aug 21;Bud Ramsey is Coroneted a 33rd Degree Inspector General Honoraryat ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Trip to the Rosicrucian Museum - December 16, 2017
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:47 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Night of Instruction and Festive Agape - December 5, 2017 The Personal Representative and Venerable Master Invite all Scottish Rite Masons and other Brother Masons to A Night of Scottish Rite Instruction and Festive Agape Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Brother ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:44 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • Fall 2017 Reunion Schedule FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th 530pm - 600pm       Registration & Cap Sizing 600pm - 630pm       Open Lodge of Perfection & Class Orientation 630pm - 715pm       Dinner (LOP to Host) 715pm - 815pm       Confer 4th Degree 815pm – 830pm      Break ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:33 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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The Rite World - Articles

  • From the Venerable Master (October 2017) My Brothers. In the second degree we mention that Masonry is a progressive science taught by degrees only.  That statement, in essence, states that we are a philosophical society.  When I look at our degrees I would also have to say that we are a theosophical and spiritual society.       I have combed through the rituals and monitors used in 1907 and find that we have been neglecting or deleting bits and pieces in the opening and closing that remind us of our spiritual reason for existence.      In the Taylor Hamilton Monitor of Symbolic Masonry There is a Masters Charge in closing that is still, to some degree,  used in Cryptic Masonry today but no longer in the Blue Lodge ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:23 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Wise Master (October 2017) Brethren,   I’m going to stay in the realm of history.  I think this is a good time.  300 years is a big number. So, here are some more historic landmarks and dates to remember, courtesy of a great article by Amanda Ruggeri on BBC Travel.   Mary’s Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.   The name may be misguiding.  This is not a “place of worship”.  In fact, the whole name is: “The Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary’s Chapel) No. 1”. The address is: 19 Hill Street, and walking by, it is very easy to miss it.  But if one will pay attention, the entry, with the “common” columns, is so obviously special.  Hidden in plain sight there are many signs ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:21 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Commander of Kadosh (October 2017) Two items for this month. The trip report to the Corps of Engineers “Bay Model”;  and the 500th year anniversary of “The Reformation”. The trip to the Bay-Delta model went well. Traveling over the Golden Gate Bridge and through Sausalito to the Visitor Center with parking on the right at the “big’ old W.W. II supply building. A short walk took us to the entrance and reception desk where we received our maps and instructions for one of the free tour options—we chose the self-guided one. Wow! This is one big high cavernous building, I mean “real Big”.   It starts out up the ramp to follow the numbered steps provided on the tour map ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:18 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
  • From the Master of Kadosh (October 2017) Meaningful Allegories, Stories Or Nothing Among the things we often find interesting in Masonry are heritage, allegory and metaphor. Theses often take the form of a Theme, or are Thematic in nature. These are common in mystic schools as they explain things in common well known ideas and reinforce the same ideas or themes over and over again. We see this same type of thing in many places, one such place is music. For example, about 1600 a late Renaissance composer and organist Hans Leo Hassler wrote “Mein G’mut ist mir verwirret”, its theme becoming so popular it eventually gathered folk tune status. That beginning was a century later when J.S. Bach used it as the central theme ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:12 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite
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