The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in each country is governed by a Supreme Council. There is no international governing body — each Supreme Council in each country is sovereign unto itself.In the U.S. there are two Supreme Councils. The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (NMJ) is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, and the Southern Jurisdiction (SJ) in Washington, DC.
The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction refers to state organizations as Councils of Deliberation and the local bodies are organized into Valleys. There are fifteen Councils of Deliberation and a combined 101 valleys and include:
- Indiana Council of Deliberation
- New Jersey
- New York
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
Supreme Council Annual Session/33° Conferrals – Visit this page to see a history of past Supreme Council meetings and conferrals of the 33°.