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.

Illustrious Edmund Cohen, 33
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 and Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia in 2021. 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.  Since then he has worked as a contractor.

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

Secretary of the Four Bodies

Illustrious David Carroll Morris 33°
Secretary of the Four Bodies
Illustrious David Henry Smith 33°
Asst. Secretary of the Four Bodies

Treasurer of the Four Bodies

Oral Mc Neil Marple 33°
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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