Valley of Portland

Orient of Oregon
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, S. J.

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.


At prescribed times, Scottish Rite Masons only wear one piece of regalia (similar to the apron in Craft Lodge meetings) — a hat of varying colors. Except during a few of the degrees, aprons are not worn. Click on each image for a brief description of the meaning of each.

Following is a description of the caps worn in the Southern Jurisdiction. A brief description of each cap can be viewed by clicking on each image.

Master of the Royal Secret

Knight of St. Andrew

Knight Commander Court of Honor

Inspector General Honorary

Grand Cross of the Court of Honor

Deputy of the Supreme Council

50-year Member

Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Sovereign Grand Commander

The Correct Way to Wear a Cap

The Supreme Council has set forth a rule of the correct wearing of the cap. When wearing a cap it will be considered to be a part of the apparel of the wearer and will not be removed. At the presentation of the flag, the cap will remain in place, and the members will stand at attention with the right hand over the heart. During prayer the cap will remain in place and the hands and arms will be crossed as in the 18th degree — the Sign of the Good Shepherd.

The wearing of caps is considered proper at reunions, Scottish Rite meetings, Remembrance and Renewal services, etc. It is improper for the cap to be worn in any other public place.