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Sunday, October 16, 2016

2017 Masonic Week Info

The 2017 Masonic Week schedule has been published. This annual event will run from February 9-12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia (a stone's throw from Washington DC, the Reagan International Airport, and the Pentagon). Masonic Week traditionally hosts annual meetings and degree conferrals of lesser known Masonic organizations, many of which are invitational bodies.

The following groups will be represented this year: the Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon; Masonic Order of Athelstan; Order of Knight Masons; Society of Blue Friars; Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests; Allied Masonic Degrees; The Royal Order Masonic Knights of the Scarlet Cord of the United States of America; The Masonic Society; Rectified Scottish Rite (CBCS); Ye Antiente Order of Corks; Grand College of Rites, the Philalethes Society, Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor, Masonic Order of the Bath; and the Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisteres and Bricklayers (aka “The Operatives”).

An additional group appears on the list this year: the Universal Craftsman Council of Engineers. I thought I had come across almost every Masonic group currently at work in this country, but this is a new one on me. They have apparently been around since 1899, and information about them can be found on their website HERE.

A reservation/registration form has not been posted yet, and neither has hotel reservation information. So keep an eye on the page for upcoming updates.

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