Matthew P. Johnson on October 1, 2013 in Travels & Experiences
Before departing from D.C. we had the fortune to visit The House of the Temple, which has served as the headquarters of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction since 1915.
Although Jonathan and I spent only a couple hours in the Temple, we could have easily spent weeks admiring the dense amount of detail and symbolism within every inch of the building. Even for non-Masons, visiting The House of the Temple is an admirable excursion. Any person that appreciates architecture, geometry, craftsmanship, art, symbolism, and history will be enamored by the complexity of these elements contained in the Temple.
The Temple contains various exhibits, artwork, sculptures, historic documents, regalia, memorabilia, artifacts, and a library containing over 250,000 Masonic books. Those who have been initiated through the Rites of Freemasonry can only begin to delve into the deep esotericism contained here.
I highly encourage anyone visiting Washington, D.C. to visit The House of the Temple and take a tour.
We enjoyed seeing D.C., and we hope D.C. enjoyed seeing us as well!
About Matthew P. Johnson. Bro. Matthew P. Johnson is President at Masons Life, a division of Masons Financial, Inc. He is a member of Observance Lodge #686 in Nashville, TN.