Alexandria Valley Scottish Rite

Within each Valley there are four Scottish Rite bodies, with different responsibilities, and each body confers a set of degrees. In the Southern Jurisdiction, the bodies are the:

•  Lodge of Perfection (4°-14°)
•  Chapter of Rose Croix (15°-18°)
•  Council of Kadosh (19°-30°)
•  Consistory (31°-32°)

In addition, the Valley of Alexandria has two clubs:

•  The Shenandoah Valley Club began in 1979 and alternates its monthly dinner/meetings between the Blue Lodge facilities in Woodstock and Front Royal.
•  The Blue Ridge Club began in 1990, and alternates its monthly dinner/meetings between the Blue Lodge facilities in Culpeper and The Plains.

[prefix_title_154]Edmund Cohen[scottish_rite_title_156]
Personal Representative

Each Valley is headed by a Personal Representative to the SGIG, appointed by the SGIG. The Personal Representative in Alexandria is Ill. and MW Edmund Cohen.

Illustrious Edmund Cohen, 33°, was appointed Deputy Personal Representative in Alexandria, effective January 1, 2009, and appointed Personal Representative of the SGIG in Virginia on July, 10, 2009. He was elected a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 1995, and Coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary at the Bicentennial in Charleston, SC, in October 2001. MW Cohen served as the Grand Master of Masons in Virginia in 2008. He was made a Master Mason in Henry Lodge No. 57 on December 7, 1976. He served as Worshipful Master in 1982 and as Trustee since 1984.

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the City College of New York, and did his graduate work at Columbia University, before coming to Virginia to begin a career in the Federal Government.. He later studied law at the American University, and is a member of the Bar in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. In government service, he advanced to senior executive rank and served in a number of senior management positions until his retirement in January 2008.

Illustrious Brother Cohen and his wife Gwen reside in Vienna, Virginia.

Secretary of the Four Bodies

[prefix_title_154]David Carroll Morris[scottish_rite_title_156]
Secretary of the Four Bodies
[prefix_title_154]David Henry Smith[scottish_rite_title_156]
Asst. Secretary of the Four Bodies

Treasurer of the Four Bodies

[prefix_title_154]Oral Mc Neil Marple[scottish_rite_title_156]
Treasurer of the Four Bodies

Contact Us

The Alexandria Scottish Rite Temple
1430 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22302-2706
Phone: 703-998-9044

Stated Meetings on the Second Friday
of each month at 7:30 PM


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