The Reid James Simmons Academy of Masonic Ritual

The 2023 RJS Academy will be held

August 11-12, 2023

At Roanoke Scottish Rite

622 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016


Holden under the

Grand Lodge of Virginia, A.F. & A.M.

About the RJS Academy

The Reid James Simmons Academy of Masonic Ritual is organized by the Grand Lodge Committee on Work, and is conducted by the Grand Lecturer, Assistant Grand Lecturer, and the Reid James Simmons Academy officers.

The academy is designed to provide group and individual instruction in Masonic Ritual. There are multiple concurrent ritual workshops during the morning and afternoon session to teach catechisms, lecturers, and various parts within each degree.

Registration and Fees

Registration can be done either online (encouraged) or in person on the day of the event.


Individual Registration: $50

Lodge Secretaries and Worshipful Masters

Lodge Registrations:

$50 admits one Lodge Member

$100 admits three Lodge Members

$150 admits an unlimited number of members from the paying Lodge

Individuals can register online and pay by mailing a check or upon arrival.

Payment through Venmo and Zelle will be available at the door.

Online Registration

Individual Registration

  • Individual Admission
  • Access to All Activities
  • Box Lunch Included
  • Fee can be Sponsored By Your Lodge
  • Paid by Check, or at the Door

Lodge Registration

$50 - $150

  • To be Completed by Lodge Secretaries
  • Admission For Three Brothers ($100) to unlimited (at least $150) From the Paying Lodge
  • Access All Activites
  • Box Lunches Included
  • Your donations are much appreciated!
  • Please consider donating more than $150

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport/Valley View