Masonic Schedule for Washington, DC


Updated: Thursday, 03-Jun-1999 05:12:32 PDT

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Today's Events

Blue denotes Lodges, red denotes Chapters, purple denotes Councils, and black denotes Commanderies and the Scottish Rite.

Monthly meeting schedule

The following diagram shows the meeting schedule for the primary Masonic bodies of Washington, DC. Lodge numbers are in blue (without preceding letter), Royal Arch Chapters are in red, Cryptic Councils in purple, and Commanderies and the Scottish Rite are in black. Most bodies are dark in July and August. Schedules are modified in December to accommodate the Grand Lodge annual Communication and Installation; the 2nd Wednesday in May is also a GL Communication.

DC Masonic bodies meeting schedule by day and week of month
WeekMondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturday
First 5, 21, 34
RA 3
35, 49
Lodge of Perfection (AASR)
15, 17, 23, 33 4, 7, 47
RA 8
KT 2
Second 1, 3
RA 1
Chapter of Rose Croix (AASR)
25 10, 19 RA 13 92 (10am)
Third 5, 21, 34 32 (8 pm)
Council of Kadosh (AASR)
15, 23, 1776 4, 44, 47
RA 4
94 (Feb, May, Sep, Nov only) 14 (10 am)
93 (Feb, May, Sep, Nov only)
Fourth 1
CM 1, 2, 3
45, 90 (6:30 pm)
Consistory (AASR)
RA 13
KT 1, 3
10   1798 (6:30 pm)
All meetings are at 7:30 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Communications of the Grand Lodge of DC are held in May and December at the Scottish Rite Temple. The Grand York Rite Bodies hold their annual Convocation/Assembly/Conclave in mid-March at the Hotel Washington on 15th Street at F Street.

Meeting Places by Lodge or Other Body

Lodges of Free And Accepted Masons

Lodge name and numberMeeting location
Federal 1Potomac
Justice-Columbia 3Singleton
Naval 4Naval
Potomac 5Potomac
William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon 7Singleton
Hiram-Takoma 10Takoma
St. John's 11Takoma
National-Stansbury-Dawson 12Takoma
Washington Daylight 14Naval
Benjamin B. French 15Potomac
Harmony 17Singleton
Lafayette-Dupont 19Naval
Anacostia 21Anacostia
Osiris-Pentalpha 23Takoma
Arminius 25Takoma
Temple-Noyes-Cathedral 32Singleton
Albert Pike 33Scottish Rite Temple
Eastgate 34Takoma
Joppa 35Singleton
Theodore Roosevelt 44Potomac
Samuel Gompers-Benjamin Franklin 45Tifereth Israel
Petworth 47Takoma
Semper Paratus 49Potomac
Magnolia 53Friendship Hall (4th Sun, 1 pm)
Mehr 90Potomac
Alianza Fraternal Americana 92Odd Fellows Temple
La France 93Potomac
Hayastan 94Potomac
Lodge of the Nine Muses 1776Odd Fellows Temple (3rd Wed)
Sojourner Kilwinning 1798Takoma
Convass B. Dean Memorial Lodgeas needed
Pythagoras Lodge of ResearchSingleton

Special Information

Arminius Lodge #25 works in German; Mehr Lodge #90 works in Farsi; Alianza Fraternal Americana Lodge #92 works in Spanish; Loge La France #93 works in French; Hayastan Lodge #94 works in West Armenian.

Sojourner-Kilwinning #1798 works in English but uses a Scottish ritual for many of its meetings.

Lodge of the Nine Muses #1776 is a hybrid of a working and a research Lodge. It plans to make Masons as does any working Lodge, but will advance Brothers on the basis of their knowledge of Masonic philosophy, not ritual alone. Its communications adopt a discussion format, rather than the presentation of papers; an untiled meeting is held monthly to address topics that would be too lengthy for a business communication.

Chapters of Royal Arch Masons

Chapter name and numberMeeting location
Columbia 1Naval
Mt. Vernon 3Naval
William R. Singleton 4Singleton
Washington-Potomac 8Potomac
Mt. Pleasant 13Singleton

Councils of Cryptic Masons

Council name and numberMeeting location
Washington 1Singleton
Adoniram-Zabud 2Singleton
Triangle 3Singleton

Commanderies of Knights Templar

Commandery name and numberMeeting location
Washington 1Naval
Columbia 2Naval
Potomac 3Naval

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Washington, Orient of DC

Name of bodyMeeting location
Mithras Lodge of PerfectionScottish Rite Temple
Evangelist Chapter of Rose CroixScottish Rite Temple
Robert de Bruce Council of KadoshScottish Rite Temple
Albert Pike ConsistoryScottish Rite Temple

Addresses and Public Transit Information

Anacostia Masonic Hall

2010 Martin Luther King, jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Lodge: 21.

Metro Green Line to Anacostia station; walk six blocks north.

Friendship Hall

701 24th Street NW
Washington, DC

Lodge: 53.

Metro Orange/Blue Lines to Foggy Bottom; walk two blocks southwest.

Naval Masonic Hall

330 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

Lodges: 4, 14, 19.
Chapters: 1, 3.
Commanderies: 1, 2, 3.

Metro Orange/Blue Lines to Capitol South or Eastern Market; three-block walk.

Odd Fellows Temple

419 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Lodges: 92, 1776.

Metro Yellow/Green Lines to Navy Memorial--Archives; 1-1/2 blocks north. Also a short distance from Judiciary Square on Red Line.

Potomac Masonic Hall

1212 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007

Lodges: 1, 5, 15, 44, 49, 90, 93, 94.
Chapter: 8.

Metro Orange/Blue Lines to Foggy Bottom; 30/32/34/36 bus line westbound from stop two blocks north of Metro exit (get transfer at boarding rail station).

Scottish Rite Temple

2800 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Lodge: 33.
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite: All bodies.

Metro Orange/Blue Lines to MacPherson Square; S1/S2/S3/S4/S5 bus northbound on 16th Street (get transfer where you board the train). Or 42 westbound bus. In a couple of years, the Metro Green Line will have its Columbia Heights stop open about two blocks away.

Singleton Masonic Hall

4441 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Lodges: 3, 7, 17, 32, 35; Pythagoras L of R.
Chapters: 4, 13.
Councils: 1, 2, 3.

Metro Red Line to Tenleytown; walk 1/2 block south. 30/32/34/36 bus via Pennsylvania Ave. near several Metro stops along the Orange, Blue and Red lines.

Takoma Masonic Hall

115 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012

Lodges: 10, 11, 12, 23, 25, 34, 47, 1798.

Metro Red Line to Takoma; walk 3 blocks east.

Tifereth Israel Synagogue

16th and Juniper Streets NW
Washington, DC 20012

Lodge: 45.

Metro Orange/Blue Lines to MacPherson Square; S2/S4 (?) bus northbound on 16th Street (get transfer where you board the train). Check with Metro to be sure of bus route. These buses may also be boarded at the Red Line Silver Spring station southbound.

Information based on 1995/6 Masonic Directories issued by Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free And Accepted Masons of Washington, DC, and on the 1994 York Rite directory published by the Grand York Rite bodies. Subject to change. Compiled in this form by Roger M. Firestone.

Volunteer opportunities

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