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In Masterpiece’s ‘Endeavour,’ a Masonic Mystery Takes Shape

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In Endeavour, the Masterpiece mystery and prequel to Inspector Lewis, the Masonic lodge is given the third degree.

The Cheering Section: Masons and Baseball

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An archival Masonic baseball jersey reveals a colorful American history of Freemasonry, lodges, and baseball.

With ‘The Pentaverate,’ Secret Societies Are Suddenly Everywhere on TV

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Led by ‘The Pentaverate’ and ‘The Lost Symbol,’ allusions to secret fraternal organizations based on Freemasonry are suddenly everywhere.

Why Is St. John the Patron Saint of Freemasonry?

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For centuries, Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist have been the patron saints of Freemasonry. But why?

The Common Denominator

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Examining the divisive issue of religion that’s unified the fraternity.

Traditions in the Trimming

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Exploring the rich cultural traditions of global Masonic attire, Masonic aprons, and other costumes of Freemasonry.

In Their Words

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Examining the relationship of three literary legends with Freemasonry and its impact on their prolific bodies of work

Tales From a Masonic Pen

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Discovering the fraternal life of Mark Twain

Brothers to the Rescue

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During WWI, the Masonic Ambulance Corps was a grassroots effort by Masonic volunteers who were passionate to serve their country.

For Community, For Family

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One Northern California father put his Masonic values into action to unite his community around special-needs kids.

A Big Spark

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A lodge in Southern California blends a rich cultural heritage with love for community.

Snapshot

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See fascinating and historic moments in California Freemasonry through our lens in our snapshot archive.

A New Show Bringing Freemasonry into Prime Time

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A new series on NBC Peacock, “Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol,” picks up on The Da Vinci Code-author’s Masonic-themed thriller.

The Masonic Pursuit of Justice

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In celebration of Independence Day, Grand Lodge of California head archivist Joe Evans shares a blue transferware cup plate dated between 1818 and 1836 that suggests Lady Justice a Freemason.

Samuel Larison, Freemason and Winemaker

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How one Freemason became a pioneer winemaker for the wine industry and a charter member of Sonoma County’s early Masonic lodge.

iMember 2.0 Secretary Worksheet

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Use the links here to learn how to complete each of the common tasks of a secretary in iMember 2.0.

COVID-19 Updates

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Covid-19 Updates Check back frequently for the latest Updates from the Masons of California. Share on facebook Share on twitter … Read more

iMember 2.0 Secretary Worksheet

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Use the links here to learn how to complete each of the common tasks of a secretary in iMember 2.0.

Introducing the Online Masonic Speaker Series

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Beginning in late April, the Masons of California will host an exciting and entirely digital speakers’ series featuring lectures and talks from Masonic experts on a range of topics.

Masonic Online Leadership Course

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Designed for masters and wardens, open to all: Presenting all-new online Masonic leadership training

An Update from Grand Master John Trauner

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Here’s an update on Grand Lodge operations from Grand Master John E. Trauner.

Grand Lodge-Sponsored Event Status Spring 2020

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Status for Grand Lodge-Sponsored Events – Spring 2020

Secretaries Association Webinar

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Join us in an all-digital webinar Monday, May 4 from 4-5 p.m. to discuss current issues facing lodge secretaries. 

Hall Association Directors and Officers Webinar

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In an all-new live online webinar April 30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hall Association directors and officers can get important information and helpful advice on operations impacted by COVID-19.

Speaker Series Archive

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Beginning in late April, the Masons of California will host an exciting and entirely digital speakers’ series featuring lectures and talks from Masonic experts on a range of topics.

How to Have a Virtual Hall Association Board Meeting

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Vice president of clinical operations for the Masonic Homes of California Joseph Pritchard shares five ways to stay safe during the outbreak.

Guidance to Hall Associations on the Cares Act

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Vice president of clinical operations for the Masonic Homes of California Joseph Pritchard shares five ways to stay safe during the outbreak.

Masonic Homes Expert: Best Practices During COVID-19

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Vice president of clinical operations for the Masonic Homes of California Joseph Pritchard shares five ways to stay safe during the outbreak.

Grand Master John Trauner Announces COVID Relief Effort

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Affected by COVID-19? Masonic Relief Is here The Distressed WORTHY Brother Relief Fund is available for Masons experiencing COVID-19-related hardship. … Read more

Dive Deeper Into the Craft

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Stuck at home? Check out these interesting Masonic resources to learn more about the Craft.

Our Fraternity’s Promise to One Another

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Our fraternal bonds are never more important than they are right now, as we grapple with the COVID-19 health emergency.

Lodge Events During COVID-19

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With growing public health concerns about the COVID-19 virus, here are some guidelines around lodge events and meetings.

On Freemasonry and Mormon Undergarments

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At the International Conference on Freemasonry at UCLA a study of Mormon undergarments shines light on fraternal esotericism.

Speaking to My Soul: Prof. Susan Sommers on Esoteric Origins in Freemasonry

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Ninth annual International Conference on Freemasonry at UCLA will explore the Masonic quest for secret knowledge.

Introducing the Obligation Renewal Ceremony

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Ceremony gives lodges an opportunity to reengage longtime Master Masons.

2020 Ritual Competition

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We are excited to announce that in 2020 we will again hold a Ritual Competition recognizing the importance of ritual excellence within our jurisdiction.

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