Orinda Lodge No. 122: News

Mozart’s Masonic Magic Flute

December 7, 2017

Learn about this Masonic masterpiece from one of our fraternity’s great scholars.

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A Spectacular Occasion

November 16, 2017

Masons from around the world gathered at the Royal Albert Hall for the United Grand Lodge of England’s tercentenary celebration. They celebrated the history and future of Freemasonry.

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RENT ORINDA MASONIC HALL

November 7, 2017

The Orinda Masonic Hall is an active center for community events as well as formal events including weddings and award ceremonies.

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California Freemason: The Prospect Issue


Read about members throughout California whose Masonic experience brought them exactly what they were seeking: brotherhood, friendship, and the path to a more meaningful life.

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The Masonic Hand of Charity

October 4, 2017

From the beginning, fraternal relief was both innovative and practical.

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California Freemason: Into the Future

September 8, 2017

This year marks the 300th anniversary of our great fraternity! Join California Freemason in exploring the history of Freemasonry – from today’s brotherhood to what might be possible in the future as society continues to evolve.

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AMERICAN MASONS WHO SHAPED THE WORLD

August 15, 2017

In the mid- to late- 20th century, our country’s Masons led the way for lasting change.

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New Video: We Make a Profound Impact!

August 2, 2017

A new video created by the California Masonic Foundation offers an inspiring perspective of our Masonic quest to live a meaningful life.

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July/August California Freemason: 1941-Today

July 24, 2017

This year marks the 300th anniversary of our great fraternity! Join California Freemason in exploring the next chapter in the history of Freemasonry – from World War II to today’s brotherhood.

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July Is Support Our Veterans Month

July 14, 2017

Grand Master Heisner has declared July 2017 to be Support Our Veterans Month in California. Read his proclamation now.

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300th Anniversay Gala and Banquet

July 6, 2017

Join your brothers and toast to Freemasonry during an unforgettable night at the 300th Anniversary Gala!

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From Enlightenment to Revolution

June 22, 2017

Freemasonry’s fledgling years had an enduring impact on the future of Western civilization. Read the latest California Freemason feature now.

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Masons4Mitts Supports Children in Need

June 16, 2017

Masons are teaming up with Major League Baseball teams’ charitable progarms to support children in need.

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Trestle Board

June 9, 2017

We’re excited to present our most recent Trestleboard. Our monthly Trestleboard includes the most up-to-date information about our lodge.

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June Is Masonic Homes Month

June 1, 2017

Masonic Homes Month is the perfect opportunity to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of Masonic relief in California. Follow these helpful tips for starting a celebration of your own.

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CALLED FROM LABOR

May 10, 2017

In November 1910, San Francisco’s California Lodge No. 1 held its 61st annual banquet and ball. The program, which included remarks by several lodge members, as well as music, was accompanied by a mouth-watering four-course meal. Each guest received a printed program and menu card listing the courses. Presented in French, the menu suggests a high level of elegance.

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Around the Masonic Table

April 3, 2017

For hundreds of years, sharing meals with brothers has been a treasured Masonic tradition. In the newest issue of California Freemason, we delve deeply into this practice – from the beginning of the fraternity to today’s traditions. Join us for a trip around the world from Masonic tables to toasts and beyond!

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The First and Most Important Care of Leadership

March 15, 2017

As Masons, we have made the choice to join a group of like-minded individuals to assist in our personal growth and improvement. Many of us have chosen to become leaders within this fraternity, as we find this aspect of the craft to be fulfilling.

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Get Ready for Public Schools Month!

March 9, 2017

A priority of the 2020 Fraternity Plan is to make a positive impact on society. When public schools get the support they need, that impact is made not only in classrooms, but in the future of each student. Here are some ways you and your lodge can make a difference. Donate to the California Masonic […]

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Celebrate Youth Orders Month

March 1, 2017

Throughout our state, young men and women turn to DeMolay, Job’s Daughters, and Rainbow for Girls for a unique environment of brotherhood and sisterhood. There, they transform from timid youths into confident leaders. They learn respect, patriotism, tolerance, and reverence. They form friendships that last a lifetime. To recognize our Masonic youth and to encourage […]

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History at Your Fingertips

February 15, 2017

Freemasons have been active in California even since before it was officially a state, and many notable artifacts from every age are available online to interested Masonic scholars. Kick off a research project or ignite your inner history buff by exploring the collections of the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry. CLICK HERE […]

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Freemasonry Set Free


DECIPHERING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN PRINCE HALL MASONRY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. By Tyler Ash For nearly 200 years, the Underground Railroad has been an elusive, almost mythical aspect of American history, shaping the way we view the cultural and sociopolitical landscapes of the American psyche during the 1800s. A key question continues to elude historians: […]

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Masons of California Annual Report

February 13, 2017

In 2016, California Masons led the way on many different fronts for our fraternity — and now we are looking forward to our future. Read the 2016 Annual Report to learn more about statewide initiatives that will come to fruition in the coming year, and discover how you can apply the lessons and successes of […]

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Acacia Creek Receives National Distinction

February 1, 2017

At Acacia Creek’s founding, its board members set out to create a different kind of retirement community: One that would unite Masons and non-Masons alike in a shared culture of respect, community, and enthusiasm for life. One where the desire to “age successfully” — to establish continued growth and learning as an integral part of […]

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A New look at the mythology of The Travelling Man

December 2, 2016

In addition to the symbolism attached to architectural tools, Freemasonry is built upon stories and legends. And, no story is more intriguing than the one about the “traveling man” – the stonemason who traveled from work site to work site in search of a job. We have little direct evidence of how traveling stonemasons did […]

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Welcoming California’s Newest Lodges


On September 16, 2016, the fraternity celebrated the institution of Regius University, U.D. in Fresno. This was followed by the institution of Benicia’s Carquinez Lodge, U.D., on September 23, and that of The Downtown Masonic Lodge, U.D. in Los Angeles on September 30. Between 75 and 100 brothers attended each celebration. It’s the beginning of […]

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The Modern Masonic Maker

October 20, 2016

Since the beginning, Freemasonry has captured the minds and hearts of some of the most imaginative men of each generation. Though far removed from the stonemasons who envisioned and built Europe’s grand cathedrals, the desire to create something new, beautiful, and impactful carries through to present day. In this issue of California Freemason, Mark Frauenfelder […]

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An Early California Leader, and a Mason


The Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry has among its archives an 1857 petition for the Royal Arch degrees of John Bidwell. Shown here, with punctuation added for clarity, the certificate reads: To the M.W. High Priest, King, Scribe, and Companions of Washington R.A. Chapter No. 13: The petition of the subscriber respectfully […]

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Brothers Across the Pond


In 2014, Bro. Mark Rosen of America Lodge No. 3368 in England visited Pasadena Masonic Lodge No 272. Rosen had grown up in Pasadena and settled in England after moving there for an Air Force assignment. Since moving to England, he had been married, started a successful business, and become a Mason. During his visit […]

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