(Freemasons for Dummies, Thursday, May 03, 2018)
TripAdvisor.com has recently named our Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral as one of “America’s 20 Most Beautiful Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas Worth Visiting.”
For those who don’t know (which includes most of our own citizens who walk or drive past it every day), the Cathedral is not a church and it’s not Scottish, either. Indianapolis’ is unique because it is the only one on the TripAdvisor list that was not designed as a religious house of worship, but as a ceremonial clubhouse for a fraternal organization, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Masonic fraternity.
Among the others on the list were: Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans; Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in St. Louis, Missouri; Grace Cathedral in San Francisco; St. Patricks’ Cathedral and Trinity Church in New York City; Trinity Church in Boston; and Cathedral of St. Helena in Montana.
Our Gothic Revival Cathedral, owned by the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, was…