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Federal Lodge in the Scottish Rite Journal

Posted on May 13, 2015 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Federal Lodge in the Scottish Rite Journal

Federal Lodge was featured in the May-June edition of the Scottish Rite Journal for their event to raise money for the House of the Temple and Almas Shrine charities. See below:

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Federal Lodge No. 1 Has a Star!

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Federal Lodge No. 1 Has a Star!

Federal Lodge has a star named after the Lodge! Check it out!

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222nd Annual Installation of Officers for Federal Lodge No. 1 F.A.A.M.

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Federal Blog | 0 comments

222nd Annual Installation of Officers for Federal Lodge No. 1 F.A.A.M.

Video highlights and speech from the 222nd Annual Installation of Officers for Federal Lodge No. 1 F.A.A.M.            

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Master’s Message: Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Master’s Message: Happy Thanksgiving

On this great national holiday, I give heartfelt thanks for the family of Freemasonry and the manifold gifts it offers.  The women and men who support this great institution help promote the peace of mutual understanding and productive labor within the hearts of men at work for a better life, one only increasingly true to the designs of the Great Architect of the Universe. The wives, partners, mothers, sons and daughters, aunts, sisters, girlfriends, brothers, fathers, uncles, grandfathers –the biological and chosen families of...

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A Precis for Politicians of the Masonic Secrets in the Streets of Washington, D.C.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

A Precis for Politicians of the Masonic Secrets in the Streets of Washington, D.C.

“Ohh. Uhhhhh. Not another one.” It was the response of an important member of the staff of the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C. on being handed a new book. Not an unusual response from most serious people working in Masonry when they are forced to think about books on the hidden Masonic meanings of the streets of D.C. Indeed, this topic is a lively one at the House of Temple, maybe because the building itself is frequently a focus for such books. In addition, as the Librarian showed this new book to her, this female staff member’s...

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Independence Day 2012

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Independence Day 2012

  Dear Brethren All: We are a lucky few to know and love our country with the aid and support of each other and the beautiful institution of Freemasonry.  May this Fourth of July bring you and your loved ones the many joys and pleasures of a family of men and brothers free to find in each day a labor love. Among us on this great holiday, like every day we work along side our brothers, are the heroes, men and women, of today and most surely the pilgrims of tomorrow. Let today be a day of celebration of the gifts bestowed upon us,...

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Challenges of Electronic Communication in Freemasonry

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Challenges of Electronic Communication in Freemasonry

The information age, fueled by advances in technology, is dramatically changing the way people live. More to the point, it impacts the way Freemasons maintain their membership and run their lodges. For our communications and our programs, timeliness of content is not enough. In, 2012 as a result of the continuing information revolution, our audiences have well defined preferences for the manner and mode of communications generally, and electronic communications especially.

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Master’s Message: Those Who Have Gone Before

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Master’s Message: Those Who Have Gone Before

“When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window,”  a friend reminded me this week.  Endings and beginnings touch each other in ways that highlight the energies that drive and guide our lives.  Sometimes life seems to move too quickly or too slowly.  Other times we wonder why certain events happen in the timing and sequence they do.  Nothing recently has so dramatically underscored this mysterious hint at the grand design than this lodge’s preparation for the end of one Masonic year and the beginning of a new one. Last...

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Admiral Richard E. Byrd: The Hero

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Admiral Richard E. Byrd: The Hero

Copied from previous version of FederalLoge.org Born in 1888 to one of the oldest and most distinguished families in the history of Virginia, Richard Byrd seemed destined for fame. First, Byrd sought a career in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. However, a series of injuries made it difficult for Byrd to serve as a naval officer at sea, where long watches were required. In 1916, Byrd retired from the Navy, but the advent of World War I returned him into active service. Byrd was particularly interested in the new...

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Flight 93 Memorial Concert

Posted on Oct 10, 2011 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Flight 93 Memorial Concert

Alessandra Marc and the IBIS Chamber Music Society performed Friday night to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience in Alexandria, VA, to honor the heroes of Flight 93. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial amphitheater provided a graceful and intimate setting for those gathered for the concert to recognize and pay tribute to the ultimate courage and amazing actions that make for the stories and lives of those closest to September 11th’s Flight 93.

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