• Sun
    2:00 pmMasonic Temple, 15 Greene Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

    The joint installation of the Cumberland Scottish Rite Bodies and the Capping Ceremony for the newest members of the Valley of Cumberland will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Masonic Temple, 15 Greene Street, Cumberland. The ceremony is open to all members, their families, and guests.

    2:00 pm - Combined Installation and Capping Ceremony
    3:30 pm - Dinner

    Reservations and payment of $15 are due by January 2, 2018. RSVP and pay online by clicking the button below or call Secretary Jerry Robinette at 301-729-6778.

    Eventbrite - Combined Installation & Capping Ceremony

  • Sat
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pmAli Ghan Shrine Club, 13100 Ali Ghan Road NE, Cumberland, MD 21502

    Join the Cumberland Knights of St. Andrew for our annual Burns Supper celebrating the life and poetry of Bro. Robert "Rabbie" Burns.

                  The Cumberland Knights of St. Andrew will host their annual Burns Supper on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Ali Ghan Shrine Center in Cumberland.

    This festive celebration will include a traditional Scottish meal and piping in the haggis, readings of Burns’ poetry, and a toast to the immortal memory of Scotland’s beloved son.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Scottish Folksinger Carl Peterson, who has become the most successful and busiest Scottish singer in North America, performing at numerous festivals and concerts and producing nearly thirty recordings.

    Proceeds from the Burns Supper support the work of the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Disorders Clinic at the Children’s League.  The Knights extend a warm welcome to our brethren from across the Orient of Maryland to join us for this evening of fun and fellowship for a great cause.  The Scottish Fare menu is listed below.

    Appetizer: Haggis Phyllo, Scottish Egg/mustard sauce—Soup: Seafood Bisque in Bread Bowl — Vegetables: Rumple de Thumps (parsnips, turnips & potatoes combo) Glazed Carrots — Entrées: Cornish Hen on stuffing OR Shepherds Pie — Dessert: Scottish Bread Pudding with Praline Drizzle — Auld Man’s Milk (egg nog), coffee, tea

    Cash bar: Water of Life, Beer & mixed drinks

    Eventbrite - Burns Supper 2018

  • Sun
    4:00 PM - 6:30 PMMasonic Temple, 15 Greene Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

    The Ceremony of Lights for the Cumberland Scottish Rite will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Masonic Temple, Greene Street, Cumberland.

    Chapters of Rose Croix traditionally observe this Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal, including the Mystic Banquet, as a memorial service honoring the Knights of their Chapter who have passed on during the preceding year.

    This observance strengthens the ties of brotherly love, past and present.  We meet together to break the bread of fraternity, to reconcile ourselves with those we may have offended, and to drink the wine of refreshment and renewal.  Thus, we celebrate the lives of our departed Brethren and promise to abide by the New Law, the Law of Love, with our present Brethren and all mankind.

    4:00 pm - Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal

    5:00 pm - Dinner

    Reservations and payment of $15 are due by April 28, 2018.  Payment may be made online by clicking "Tickets" below or by mailing a check payable to "Cumberland Scottish Rite" to the following address:

    Jerome Robinette
    73 LaVale Blvd.
    LaVale, MD.21502

    Questions:  301-729-6778

    Eventbrite - Ceremony of Lights 2018


  • Fri
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMAllegany College of Maryland, Dr. Robert Zimmer Theater, 12401 Willowbrook Road SE, Cumberland, MD 21502

    The Cumberland Scottish Rite Presents:

    "A-Thing-A-Ma-Jig": A Showcase of Local Talent

    Join us for the 16th Annual "A-Thing-A-Ma-Jig" showcasing local talent in support of the RiteCare Early Childhood Language Disorders Clinic at the Children's League.

    Since being established in 1997 by the Cumberland Scottish Rite in association with the League for Crippled Children (now the Children's League), Cumberland's RiteCare Early Childhood Language Disorders clinic has provided diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and langugate disoders free of charge to hundreds of children from Cumberland and the surrounding region.

    Allegany College of Maryland
    Dr. Robert Zimmer Theater
    Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    $10 - Adults
    $5 - Children 12 and Under

    Click the Link Below to purchase tickets online or contact Jerry Robinette at 301-729-6778.

    Eventbrite - A Thing-A-Ma-Jig 2018

  • Sat
    5:00 pmAli Ghan Shrine Club, 13100 Ali Ghan Road NE, Cumberland, MD 21502

    Eventbrite - Combined Masonic Ladies Night

  • Mon
    6:00 pmChurchill Pub & Restaurant, 14514 McMullen Hwy, Cresaptown, MD 21502

    Eventbrite - Black Cap - Red Cap Soiree

  • Sat
    7:30 amMasonic Temple, 13 Greene Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

    172nd Reunion and Conferral

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Unlock the mysteries with the Cumberland Scottish Rite!

    The Cumberland Scottish Rite Fall 2018 Reunion and Conferral is coming soon!  We hope you will join us in welcoming our newest Masters of the Royal Secret and reconnecting with your Scottish Rite brethren!

    The event is free for Scottish Rite members, but reservations are required.

    Interested in the Scottish Rite?  Click HERE to find out about Membership

    Scottish Rite Members - Click HERE to RSVP

  • Sat
    6:00 pmAntietam Recreation - 9745 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740

    Eventbrite - Scottish Rite Family Christmas Celebration

    The Brethren and Ladies of the Cumberland Scottish Rite are cordially invited to attend a Family Christmas Celebration.

    Complete with thousands of lights, picturesque decorations, a home-style feast and award-winning vocalists and dancers, The Christmas Experience at Antietam Recreation is the perfect way to celebrate the season with family and friends. We'll have you laughing and crying as we explore the wonder of Christmases past and are reminded of the hope yet to come.

    • Activities | 60 minutes

    Christmas Photos (additional cost), Animal Stable, Live Nativity, Wagon Ride, Bonfire & Marshmallow Roasting, Horse Rides

    • Dinner & Live Music  |  45 minutes

    Enjoy a home-style Christmas feast with:

    Beef brisket, Chicken Tenders, Green Beans, Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Cornbread, Chocolate Brownie & Ice Cream (Menu is subject to change.)

    • The Show  |  90 minutes

    Tickets $35/adults and $25/children


    Antietam Recreation

    9745 Garis Shop Road

    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740


  • Sun
    4:00 pm15 Greene Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

    Join the Cumberland Scottish Rite for our Fall 2018 Feast of Tishri and 32 Capping Ceremony!  This combined event provides the opportunity to welcome new members into the Scottish Rite, honor those who have served our Valley with distinction, and take part in one of the Scottish Rite's most sacred ceremonies.

    The Feast of Tishri will include a Thanksgiving feast of Roast Turkey and all the trimmings followed by the Ceremony of the Feast of Tishri, including the offering of the Eight Toasts of Obligation and a reading of Albert Pike's "Anthem No. 1."

    The message of Tishri comes to us strongly and clearly from across the ages because it has been preserved in the symbolism and allegory of the Scottish Rite. Through our observance of this great feast of thanksgiving, we as heirs of Solomon, perpetuate his magnificent Temple of the freedom in our lives, our communities, our country, and most of all in our beloved Rite.

    4:00 pm - Combined Installation and Capping Ceremony

    5:00 pm - Feast of Tishri Dinner and Ceremony

    Dinner is complimentary for members receiving their Prayer Caps and their presenter, but reservations are required.  The cost of dinner is $15 for all other attendees.

    Reservations and payments are due by November 14, 2018.  Reservations and Payments may be made online by clicking "Tickets," by mailing a check payable to "Cumberland Scottish Rite" to the following address, or by calling Tom Paxton at 301-876-0806 or Jerry Robinette at 301-729-6778:

    Masonic Temple

    ATTN:  Tom Paxton

    15 Greene Street

    Cumberland, MD 21502


  • Sun
    10:00 amEmmanuel Episcopal Parish, 16 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

    Join Cumberland area Freemasons in celebrating the upcoming Festival of Saint John the Evangelist at Cumberland's historic and beautiful Emmanuel Episcopal Parish located at 16 Washington Street adjacent to the Cumberland Masonic Temple.

    Masons will assemble in the church's parish hall prior to the 10:00 am service and process into the sanctuary together. White aprons will be available. Lodge officers may wear tuxedo or dark suit and the apron and jewel of your office.

    Excerpt from Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry:
    "One of the Patron Saints of Freemasonry, Saint John the Evangelist's festival is celebrated on the 27th of December. His constant admonition, in his Epistles, to the cultivation of brotherly love, and the mystical nature of his Apocalyptic visions, have been, perhaps, the principal reasons for the veneration paid to him by the Craft. Notwithstanding a well-known tradition, all documentary evidence shows that the connection of the name of the Evangelist with the Masonic Order is to be dated long after the sixteenth century, before which time Saint John the Baptist was exclusively the patron saint of Freemasonry. The two are, however, now always united."