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About Us

San Francisco Scottish Rite is part of the greater family of Masonic organizations that provide an opportunity for men, women, and youth to enjoy fellowship, serve their communities, and deepen their understanding of life.

Freemasonry is the world's largest and oldest fraternal organization. Based on metaphors derived from the traditions of the men who built the great cathedrals of Europe, Masonry imparts its teachings through a series of degrees.

The Scottish Rite is one of the two branches of Freemasonry in which a Master Mason may proceed after he has completed the three degrees of Symbolic or Blue Lodge Masonry. The other branch is known as the York Rite, consisting of Royal Arch Masons, Royal and Select Masters and the Knights Templar.

Masonry is open to honest men of good will who express a sincere desire to deepen their relationship with their fellow men and with God. If you would like to learn more about the Masonic journey, we invite you to explore the links on this page or contact our office.


The Scottish Rite Creed

"Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal."

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San Francisco Scottish Rite operates under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Council 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction.

Ronald A. Seale, 33°
Sovereign Grand Commander

William F. Stovall, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General
(S.G.I.G.) for California

Frank Loui, 33°
Personal Representative to the S.G.I.G.

Ulysses G. Patropulos, 33°
Assistant Representative

James Stern, 33°
Assistant Representative


Charity is an important value for Masons. The Scottish Rite sponsors RiteCare Childhood Language Centers throughout the U.S., which provide free treatment, regardless of race, religion, economic status, or Masonic affiliation, to children challenged by speech and reading disorders or dyslexia.


To learn more about our local Center, visit the website of the San Francisco Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center.

To locate RiteCare Centers in other locations, consult the RiteCare Center Directory.

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