Welcome to the AMSRB-NATO Club

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Valley of Washington, Orient of the District of Columbia


Scottish Rite has traditions that are built on a solid foundation. Our traditions are built upon patriotism, Brotherly Love, benevolence, encouraging all that is good, kindness and charity, standing up against all that is cruel and oppressive. It encourages all of its members to do good to others, to forgive enemies, to love neighbors, and to return good for evil. The Scottish Rite embraces the highest moral laws that will withstand the test of any ethics or philosophy.

Human Progress is our cause. Our Supreme Wish is Liberty of Thought. Our Mission is Freedom of Conscience. Our ultimate Goal is the Guarantee of Equal Rights to All People.

After, joining the Fraternity, a Master Mason soon discovers a wealth of additional opportunities to learn about and to participate in Freemasonry. While there are no more important degrees in Freemasonry other than the first 3 Degrees, there is a long tradition almost as old as Freemasonry and these are called the “High Degrees”. These “High Degrees” expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the first 3 Degrees.