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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Washington D.C.'s Universal Brotherhood Weekend

2011 is the bicentennial of the founding of the Grand Lodge of Washington, F&AM, of the District of Columbia, and last Saturday's Universal Brotherhood Weekend was a part of their year of celebration.




Brother Richard Dreyfuss, from William Baumbach II's photo gallery taken at the Universal Lodge meeting during the Grand Lodge of Washington, D.C.'s Universal Brotherhood Celebration at the Scottish Rite valley of Washington D.C.'s Scottish Rite Center:

The Universal Lodge opened on the Entered Apprentice Degree on Saturday June 11, 2011 at the Scottish Rite Center in DC. Each part of the ritual was spoken in a different language, i.e. English, German, French, Spanish, etc. Actor Brother Richard Dreyfuss who was made a Master Mason “at sight” by the Grand Master of Washington D.C. the day before, as well as a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason was in attendance. Brother Dreyfuss addressed the Lodge; there was also the issuing of a charter to a new Lodge.

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