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College of the Consistory

December 16, 2010

The College of the Consistory exists because you asked for it.

At Leadership Conferences held across the Southern Jurisdiction, Scottish Rite members were asked what they wanted from the Rite.  The single most common answer was “more Masonic education.”

That’s only reasonable.  Whether a Brother takes the Degrees in a single day, or in a multi-day Reunion, these is much more than can be learned and remembered at once.  We need time to reflect and think, time to see relationships in information, time to let the intellectual dust settle a little.  We’re here to help.

The College of the Consistory is a free self-study program for Scottish Rite Masons of all Orients.  The curriculum is facilitated by the Guthrie College and made available to all enrolled members.  The College distributes to its members a syllabus of each degree of the Rite, which will provide ideas for essays and research papers.  Each member can choose a topic from the syllabus, or is free to select a subject not included in the syllabus, provided that it represents a theme or topic concerning that degree.

We look forward to participating in your personal journey toward enlightenment, and the assistance you will give in aiding the path of your brothers.  May we all benefit from the knowledge and insight found in the lessons and symbols of the Scottish Rite.

Information regarding the College of the Consistory is found on the Guthrie, Oklahoma web site at:
College Meetings

Any Valley can organize a campus of the College of the Consistory, provided it has 5-6 enrolled members to lead its group.  Meetings of the College of the Consistory are called Festive Boards.  Papers chosen the by Board of Adepts, or the leadership of any Valley campus, will be presented.  Fine dining, festive toasts, and fraternal songs will accent the evening’s blend of education and fraternalism.  All College members and invited guests are welcome.

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