Grand Secretary and Past Grand Master, Jeffrey D. Russell Wins Community Service Award
Most Worhipful Brother William E. Chaney, Jr. Passes to the Celestial Lodge Above
The Acting Grand Master of Masons of the District of Columbia, Most Worshipful Brother Roman Volsky, is calling an Emergent Communication of the Grand Lodge to assemble at Beall’s Funeral Home: 6512 NW Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20715 on Saturday, October 15th at 2 PM, for the purpose of performing the Masonic Funeral Service for Past Grand Master William E. Chaney, Jr. The ceremony will be conducted by Most Worshipful Brother Chaney’s Mother Lodge, Hiram Takoma Lodge No. 10. The Masonic services will commence at 2:30 PM and will be followed by a Religious service.
In accordance with the Masonic Burial and Funeral Service of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, the attire shall be dark suit and tie, white gloves and plain white aprons. The participating officers and Grand Lodge officers should wear the jewels of their office. No other jewels or insignia should be worn.
Any Lodge activity scheduled for Saturday, October 15th is permitted to commence as planned by the authority of the Acting Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Roman Volsky.
MWB Chaney's Obituary is below.
Flood Relief Funds For Lousiana
The Masonic Service Association of North America has launched a fundraising initiative to assist in the relief of flood victims in Louisiana. If you'd like to contribute to this fund, please click here for more information, or contact us here at the Grand Lodge for details.
In response to recent questions posed to this Grand Lodge on the qualifications and eligibility of men seeking membership in our constituent Lodges, we offer this statement of unwavering principles: Admission to membership in our lodges is extended to men of faith based upon their personal merit and good character, without reference to race, creed, sexual orientation, specific religion or national origin.
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Grand Lodge of DC Official Stance Regarding Grand Lodge of Tennessee and Grand Lodge of Georgia
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today to inform you of the enclosed edict, issued by my office on March 7th, 2016.
You are no doubt aware by now of the recent actions taken by the Grand Lodges of Georgia and Tennessee to deny membership in good standing on the basis of sexual orientation. Due to these regrettable actions our Grand Jurisdiction sees no choice but to suspend fraternal relations with those two Grand Lodges, effective immediately and until further notice. ...
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Further Information on the Actions of the Grand Lodges of Tennessee and Georgia
In order to further clarify the positions of this Grand Lodge as it relates to the ongoing situations in Tennessee and Georgia, we have produced a brief Q & A to outline the main issues.
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