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Masonic Herald Summer 2014



The Summer 2014 Masonic Herald, the official publication of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, can be reached at

(in Adobe PDF format).


Contents include:

  • Franklin Masonic Lodge No.151 Awards Night [page 20]
  • Grand Master's Message
  • Book of Constitutions: Concerning Government and The Civil Magistrate
  • Lodge Support for the Bring-A-Friend Program
  • The Altar 
  • Historical Visit to the Grand Lodge of China 
  • Masonic Restoration 
  • Tributes to Most Worshipful Spencer McMath Rogers and Most Worshipful Ralph Julian Wimmer 
  • To Boldly Go Where No Craft Has Gone Before 

Franklin Lodge joins the family in mourning

Bro Lynn Orval Rothwell,

a 33-year Mason, laying down his working tools on Friday June 6th. The memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 10 at 11 am at High Street Methodist Church, Camp Pkwy, Franklin.  His obituary here.