Welcome to the Orient of Mississippi

J. Keith LundyAs the Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Rite Masons in this State, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Internet home of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Mississippi.

The Orient of Mississippi belongs to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America. Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia belong to the Southern Jurisdiction, whose Supreme Council – our national governing body, is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

As indicated by our name, the Scottish Rite is a part of the Masonic Fraternity, advancing the principles of Freemasonry through the ritualistic teachings of the 4th thru the 32nd degrees. As Freemasons and as Scottish Rite Masons, we hold the philosophical and practiced principles of brotherhood, equality, religious toleration, political freedom, and charity as important guiding principles in our lives and conduct.

Please take a moment to review this website and learn more about the work of the Scottish Rite. If you have questions or would like to learn more about our great fraternity, the contact information for each Valley on this website will help you in your quest. Thank you for your interest.

Fraternally and Sincerely,
J. Keith Lundy, 33°
Deputy of the Supreme Council in Mississippi