Petition for Initiation can now be downloaded here or from our Membership Services page, under "Forms"


Degree Fees are payable in full prior to initiation.  At any time prior to the Reunion you may pay the remaining balance in full or in installments to the El Paso Scottish Rite Office. Payments will be accepted up to and including the day of the Reunion. Endowment memberships are available at the time of initiation for $1,500.00, this includes your Degree Fees, a savings of $25.00.

32° Black cap is included in above fee

Case for cap is $30.00 additional and is available from the Office

Latest News


It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected passing of Ill. Tom L. Higgins, 33°. Tom passed away this morning, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 due to non-COVID related health issues. Tom was the Personal Representative and Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Valley of El Paso from August 22, 2012 until his passing. He served on the Board of Directors for the El Paso Scottish Rite Foundation, Trustee for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas and Trustee for the Texas Scottish Rite Foundation. Tom was a member of Canyon City Lodge #730 and El Paso Lodge #130, and also a proud member of the Phi Delta Theta Alumni Association. Tom had no immediate family and is survived by his Masonic Brothers and many personal friends. No further information is available at this time.

A Memorial Service for Ill. Tom L. Higgins, 33° will be held at the El Paso Scottish Rite Temple, 301 W. Missouri Ave., El Paso, TX on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 10:00 am. This service will be opened to all. Tom was adamant that any services be kept simple and we will do our best to honor his wishes. While great strides have been made in combating the spread of the COVID virus, there are people that may still be at risk. We encourage you to wear a mask and maintain social distancing to help alleviate any concerns for those who have not yet been vaccinated.
Thank you.
Larry Kane, 33°

Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternal organization. It is believed to have originated with the craft guilds of medieval Europe and latterly, to have expanded to admit those who did not actually belong to the trade. The literal stone masons are referred to as operatives while those who did not actually work in stone were called speculative masons. [ Bro. Stephen Daphoe]

The Scottish Rite is based upon Symbolic Masonry. It does not confer the first three degrees. This is recognized as the unquestioned prerogative of the Symbolic Lodges. The Scottish Rite confers only degrees from the fourth to the thirty-second, inclusive.

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Gifts and Bequests to the El Paso Scottish Rite Historical Library and Museum Foundation

The El Paso Scottish Rite Historical and Library Museum depends upon gifts from you and others like you to make it possible for the Foundation's mission to be accomplished. You may make one or more of the types of gifts enumerated below.

Your gift or bequest will allow our Foundation to maintain our historical Temple and provide the resources necessary for us to continue the Scottish rite mission for generations to come.

In making a gift to the Foundation, you will receive a receipt letter for tax purposes as the Foundation is approved as a IRS Code 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible to the full extent of the law for federal income tax purposes as well as for federal estate tax and state inheritance and gift tax purposes.

Checks should be made payable to: "El Paso Scottish Rite Historical Library and Museum Foundation."

In addition to cash, you may make one or more of the following types of gifts. 

Gift Concept
Gift Plan
  Gifts by Bequest or Beneficiary Designation 
  (1) Will
  (2) Life Insurance
  (3) Retirement Plan  
  Gifts made Outright

  (4) Appreciated Property, Stock, or Cash



  "In Memory Of" or "In honor Of"

  (5) Cash, check or Credit Card