Orient of Virginia

Serving under the auspices of the United Supreme Council, 33º Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation; Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, Inc.

Deputy of the Orient

SGIG Shelton Riddick

Welcome to the Official Site of the Virginia Council of Deliberation, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, PHA, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.  The purpose of this website is to serve as a valuable resource for the Virginia Council of Deliberation (VCOD) membership as organized and as a means of disseminating information under the authority of the United Supreme Council 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. where the Illustrious Corey D. Hawkins, Sr. 33°, serves as Sovereign Grand Commander and Illustrious Shelton Riddick, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, serves as Deputy for the Orient of Virginia.

On September 7th, 2022 the Sovereign Grand Commanders of the four Scottish Rite jurisdictions met in Washington, D.C. at the House of the Temple to sign a Statement of Unity.

Watch this historic moment as the United Supreme Councils of the Northern and Southern Jurisdictions and the Supreme Councils of the Northern and Southern Jurisdictions strengthen the tie that binds us together as Scottish Rite Masons.

About Scottish Rite Freemasonry

Scottish Rite Freemasonry

The Scottish Rite builds upon the ethical teachings and philosophy offered in the Blue Lodge. It provides its members with lessons in practical living through a focus on philosophical disquisition and morality.

SGC Deary Vaughn

PSGC Vaughn's Message

Past Sovereign Grand Commander Deary Vaughn's 2015 message to the United Supreme Council concerning the state of the Rite.  This message speaks volumes and presents an account of how history has a way of repeating itself.

USC Back In the Rite Drive

USC Reclamation Program

The object of the BIRD Reclamation Program is to reclaim, at a discount rate, those who were formally on our rolls and have been suspended for nonpayment of dues. We would love to have them back as members of this esteemed organization!

Start Your Journey to the 32°

Building upon the lessons we learned in the Blue Lodge, the Core Values and 29 degrees of the Scottish Rite mark the path to greater light and unite us in our quest to become better men and Masons.

Start Your Journey to the 32°

Building upon the lessons we learned in the Blue Lodge, the Core Values and 29 degrees of the Scottish Rite mark the path to greater light and unite us in our quest to become better men and Masons.