New York Scottish Rite - The Fraternity of Choice


Excelsior is a project of the Leadership Committee from the New York Council of Deliberation. It is composed of three online components: Leadership Sessions, Lecture Series and a video news series, XLCR32.
James Gregg

Brother Chuck Dunning


A Rose Croix Oratory

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM


Unfortunately, Brother Dunning has had to cancel his presentation set for Wednesday, August 16, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

We hope to invite him back as soon as we can. In the mean time, we encourage you to check out his book, “A Rose Croix Oratory”

Leadership Sessions
Excelsior will hold 3 virtual leadership sessions per year, each highlighting programs & ideas designed to help your Valley succeed. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

October 16, 2021
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The Ambassador Program
Ill. Robert Siebold, 33°

February 12, 2022
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Virtual and Hybrid Meetings and Presentations – Best Practices
D.B. Myron Deputat, 32° MSA

June 16, 2022
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Journey On with Pathfinder
Ill. J.B. McNaughton, 33°

October 19, 2022
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“Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” Part 1
Ill. Robert Siebold, 33°

February 23, 2023
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“Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” Part 2
Ill. Robert Siebold, 33°

Lecture Series
The Lectures Series will present 3 online lectures per year, featuring Masonic & non-Masonic speakers with topics of interest to our Brethren. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

December 28, 2021
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The Civility Mosaic
Brother Russ Charvonia, Past Grand Master of California
April 29, 2022
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Introduction to Contemplative Masonry
Brother C.R. “Chuck” Dunning, Jr.
August 9, 2022
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Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
Jeff Croteau, Director of Library & Archives

December 22, 2022
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A History of the Scottish Rite in New York
Ill. W. Bruce Renner, 33°

April 11, 2023 
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The Play’s the Thing
Ill. James Gregg, 33°

XLCR32 is a video newscast service. Valleys are asked to take photos & even video clips of their events and celebrations and email us at [email protected] for instructions on how to send those files to us. Once we have the files along with information about the event, we will compile them into a short video and post it on our Vimeo page (​).