Public display of Masonic ritual

by Travis Normand

I came across a post at another Masonic blog titled “Rosicrucian Themes in the 17th and 18th (degrees).”  While the post itself is rather innocent, it did say something that caught my immediate attention.

The following is an excerpt from the above mentioned blog post (emphasis added):

I had a great time last Thursday visiting the Scottish Rite Valley of New York City on the occasion of its Feast of the Paschal Lamb, the ecumenical memorial service for departed brethren that taps into Jewish and Christian traditions under the auspices of a Chapter of Rose Croix. It is one of the very few opportunities the public may witness a serious Masonic ritual, and the Scottish Rite Masons who brought that ceremony to life deserve to be commended—Most Wise Master Henry Colon in particular for ensuring a solemn and meaningful evening.

According to this particular Masonic blog, there are some places (like New York) where members of the public may witness a “serious Masonic ritual.”

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Citation for Block Quote:

The Magpie Mind, Rosicrucian Themes in the 17th and 18th (degrees), Posted on Wed. April 1, 2015 at

Further Reading:  

Why Secrecy?,” by Dr. Roger M. Firestone, 33, originally published in The Scottish Rite Journal (published by the Supreme Council, 33, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States), and viewable HERE.