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Petition for Degrees

Dear Brother Master Mason,

When you were initiated into Freemasonry, you professed a desire to become “wiser, better and consequently happier”. We endeavor to aid in that effort at our beautiful Scottish Rite Temple in Minneapolis. On behalf of the Minneapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, we would like to congratulate you on your journey! We encourage you to become an active member of your Blue Lodge. The first three degrees are the heart of Masonry and viable Blue Lodges are the future of our beloved fraternity.

At the core of Freemasonry is an obligation to become educated and enlightened of the principles of our fraternity. We believe that the lessons of the Scottish Rite enlighten and amplify the lessons of Craft Masonry. When you desire to further your Masonic education or seek more light in Masonry, we encourage you to consider the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite. For over 200 years the Scottish Rite has educated Masons. The Minneapolis Valley is 130 years old. The Minneapolis Valley is one of only a few Valleys in the United States that confers all 29 degrees, 4° thru 32°, staged in full form, complete with costumes and scenery.

The Minneapolis Valley confers all twenty-nine Scottish Rite Degrees in two classes per year, in August thru December and January thru April. We convene each Thursday night (except Thanksgiving) with dinner (free to candidates) at 5:00 p.m. Most degrees begin at 6:30 p.m., with some evenings including a Red Room education opportunity from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.  Our comprehensive calendar will reflect when the next class will commence. Please visit our calendar to plan your Masonic education.

If you are unable to commit to 13 weeks of attendance, we offer, at our Annual Spring Reunion, a one-day opportunity to become a member with all the rights and privileges of the Rite.

We earnestly encourage you to consider the Minneapolis Valley when you choose to gain further light in Masonry. The petition for degrees is available at the bottom of this page.

For further information please contact the Scottish Rite office at 612-871-1500 or eMail the Valley Secretary at  We look forward to hearing from you!

Fraternally and sincerely,

Edward H. Perlman, 33º
Chairman, Membership Committee

Monte Miller, 33º
Membership Committee

* DOWNLOAD – Minneapolis Valley Petition

After completion of the form, you may mail it or bring it directly to the Minneapolis Valley Scottish Rite office.

Our address is:

Scottish Rite of Minneapolis
2011 Dupont Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55405