Welcome to the Scottish Rite Orient of North Carolina, Southern Jursidiction

Greetings and Welcome!

Gene Cobb 33 Sovereign Grand Inspector General of North Carolina

Ill. A. Gene Cobb, Jr., 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector
General of North Carolina

My Esteemed Brethren,

New life comes all sorts of ways. It comes in the changing of the seasons. It comes with the birth of a child. It comes with a new or renewed relationship. It comes as expected and it comes with a surprise.

Every day in our lives, we experience new life. Sometimes we are aware of it. Other times, it happens without much notice or attention given to it.

In our Valleys, we will be observing the Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal. Some Valleys call this the Maundy Thursday/Easter ceremonies. However, we do it, the Scottish Rite in North Carolina is aware of and noticing the new life around us. We rejoice that our Creator God has made a place for all of us. Some of us have found it. Some of us are still searching. All of us have reasons to rejoice.

In the Great Architect of the Universe's plans are things yet to unfold. None of us know exactly what those plans may be. We do know that the new law always involves the word - that word is love. As we celebrate this time together in our lives, let us remember the blessings we share through brotherly love and friendship and as we do so, let us renew our commitment to liberty, equality, and fraternity until human progress is the blessing of every human being's claim upon God's kind offices.

The peace of our Creator be with you always!

Cordially and respectfully,
A Gene Cobb, Jr., 33° Sovereign Grand Inspector General of North Carolina


Scottish Rite Orient of North Carolina

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.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, to improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth, while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values, including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family, and country.

Orient Leadership
Sovereign Grand Inspector General of North CarolinaIll. Gene Cobb, 33° PGM
Personal RepresentativeRussell Bridges, 33°
Orient Chairmen
Americanism ChairmanTim Parker, 33°
Communications ChairmanChris Hall, 32° KCCH
Degree Team ChairmanMike Daniels, 33°
Development ChairmanPhil Short, 32°
Golf Tournament ChairmanKirby Matthews, 33°
Historian ChairmanLudwik Wodka, 33°
Membership ChairmanJeremy Hicklin, 32° KCCH
NCSR Foundation Chairman Jim Brandt, 33°
Public Relations ChairmanRita Daniels
RiteCare ChairmanAlex Edmisten, 32° KCCH
Scottish Rite Journal Editor Craig Horton, 33°
YouTube Channel Editor Curtis Ashley Cooke, 32° KCCH

North Carolina Scottish Rite Valleys

The Scottish Rite is one of the appendant bodies of Freemasonry that a Master Mason may join. North Carolina is home to nine Scottish Rite Valleys.