Research lodge

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A Research lodge is a particular type of Masonic lodge which is devoted to Masonic research. It is a lodge, and as such has a charter from some Grand Lodge. However, it does not confer degrees, and restricts membership to Master Masons of some jurisdiction in amity with the jurisdiction that the Research Lodge is in.[1] Related to Research Lodges are Masonic research societies, which serve the same purpose but function fundamentally differently. There are research lodges in most countries where Freemasonry exists.

The oldest Research Lodge is Quatuor Coronati No. 2076, founded in 1886 under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England. It accepts members from all over the world through its Correspondence Circle.[2] A book of transactions called Ars Quatuor Coronatorum (which includes the papers given in the lodge) has been published every year since 1886.

Most Research Lodges have some type of transactions, proceedings, or even just a newsletter that is published regularly.

America[edit]

  • California has five research lodges chartered under the Grand Lodge of California:
The Northern California Research Lodge[3] in San Francisco, chartered in 1940; largest research lodge in the Western United States.
The Southern California Research Lodge publishes a monthly newsletter and has an "Entered Apprentice's Program" to encourage new Masons to get interested in scholarly research.[4]
The El Camino Research Lodge,[5] located in Palo Alto, California
The Orange County Research Lodge[6]
The Golden Compasses Research Lodge,[7] based in Folsom, Sacramento County.
The Philosophic Lodge of Research,[8] based in Cromwell
The Masonic Lodge of Research No. 401,[9] in New Haven
  • Delaware Lodge of Research,[10] in Wilmington
  • The District of Columbia is home to the David A. MacWilliams, Sr. Research and Education Lodge, F&AM - Prince Hall Affiliated. Working under the Prince Hall Jurisdiction of the District of Columbia, it is dedicated to the conduct of research and education about Freemasonry in general and Prince Hall Freemasonry.[11]
  • The Florida Lodge of Research, No. 999[12][13] - charter issued by the Grand Lodge of Florida.[14][15]
  • Georgia Lodge of Research[16] - As well as Research Lodge #1 of Savannah.[17]
  • Indiana: The Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research (U.D.) - Indiana's only Lodge of Research. Usually meets in Indianapolis.
  • The Iowa Research Lodge #2[18]
  • Kentucky has two research lodges:
The Ted Adams Lodge of Research in Paintsville[19]
The William O. Ware Lodge of Research in Covington.[20]
  • The Massachusetts Chapter of Research - notable in that it is chartered as a York Rite Royal Arch Chapter, and tends to focus on Chapter-specific research. There is also the Massachusetts Lodge of Research.
  • The Mississippi Lodge of Research No. 640[21] - charter issued by the Grand Lodge of Mississippi.
  • The Missouri Lodge of Research - charter issued by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, AF&AM on September 30, 1941 under the direction of Harry S. Truman[22]
  • The Nevada Lodge of Research #2 - Nevada Lodge of Research #2 is a Regular and Recognized masonic lodge located in Las Vegas, NV, having a charter through the Grand Lodge of NV, F&AM, which is recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England.
  • New Hampshire: Anniversary Lodge of Research #175[23]
  • The New Jersey Lodge of Masonic Research and Education, No. 1786 - warrant issued by the Grand Lodge of New Jersey.
  • New York has three research lodges:
The American Lodge of Research is the oldest research lodge in the United States, having been founded in 1931. It is chartered under the Grand Lodge of New York, and meets in the City of New York.[24]
The Western New York Lodge of Research[25]
Thomas Smith Webb Chapter of Research No. 1798, chartered under the Grand Council of New York in 2002, devotes its studies to Royal Arch Chapter related issues.[26]
  • The Ohio Lodge of Research[27]
  • The Research Lodge of Oregon Number 198, Chartered June 16, 1932 under the Grand Lodge of Oregon. It is the Third Research Lodge Chartered in the United States, the oldest Research Lodge on the West Coast and the Second Oldest Research Lodge in America.[28]
  • The Pennsylvania Lodge of Research[29]
  • Rhode Island is home to Collegium Luminosum[30] (U.D.)
  • The Tennessee Lodge of Research[31]
  • The Texas Lodge of Research[32]
  • Vermont is home to one research lodge - The Edward J. Wildblood, Jr., Vermont Lodge of Research #110.[33]
  • Virginia has eight research lodges:
Virginia Research Lodge No. 1777[34] in Highland Springs
The A. Douglas Smith, Jr. Lodge of Research No. 1949[35] which meets at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial
The Peyton Randolph Lodge of Research No. 1774,[36] based in southeastern Virginia
The James Noah Hillman Lodge of Research No. 1883,[37] which meets in southwestern Virginia
The George Washington Lodge of Research No. 1732,[38] located in Fredricksburg
Virginia Research Priory No. 1823,[39] The first Knights Templar Research Priory in the US. It is devoted to research about the Knights Templar.
Virginia Research Chapter No.1753,[40] A Royal Arch Chapter dedicated to research concerning Capitular Masonry.
Walter F. Meyer Lodge of Research No. 281[41]
Eastern Washington Lodge of Research No. 310[42]
  • The Civil War Lodge of Research #1865, chartered under the Grand Lodge of Virginia. Research is specifically on Freemasonry during the American Civil War[43]

Australia[edit]

  • Discovery Lodge of Research No. 971,[44] Chartered under the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory in 1968.
  • Barron Barnett Lodge of Research No. 146 Chartered under the United Grand Lodge of Antient Free & Accepted Masons of Queensland www.barronbarnett.org.au
  • The Western Australian Lodge of Research No. 277 Chartered under the Grand Lodge of Antient Free & Accepted Masons of Western Australia
  • Victorian Lodge of Research No. 218 Chartered under the United Grand Lodge of Antient Free & Accepted Masons of Victoria[45][46][47]
  • Holden Research Circle,[48] chartered under the United Grand Lodge of Antient Free & Accepted Masons of Victoria in 1945.

Denmark[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • "Isis Lodge of Research, No. 9", under the auspices of National Grand Lodge Of Greece[50]
  • "Posseidonia Lodge of Research, No 33", under the auspices of National Grand Lodge Of Greece[51]
  • "Plato Lodge of Research, No 70", under the auspices of National Grand Lodge Of Greece[52]

Ireland[edit]

  • Lodge of Research, No. CC[53]

Japan[edit]

  • Tokyo Lodge of Research

New Zealand[edit]

  • New Zealand is home to Hawke's Bay Research Lodge No. 305.[54]

Norway[edit]

  • Forskningslogen Niels Treschow, chartered 2003.[55]

Russia[edit]

  • Research Lodge "Quator Quoronati" No.8 ("Четверо Коронованных") Moscow[56]

Sweden[edit]

Turkey[edit]

  • Mimar Sinan Lodge

United Kingdom[edit]

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