Templum Rosae Lodge N°863

Instituted, 8 December A∴L∴ 6016
Constituted, 10 November A∴L∴ 6017
Free & Accepted Masons of the State of California

What is Masonry?

Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization.  It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place.  For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.

Our Lodge

The Brethren of Templum Rosae Lodge, N° 863, believe in practicing our Craft in its purest form while actively applying ourselves to its purpose; with a culture centered on sincere fellowship, charity, education, sharing in discussions of a philosophical nature, and a solemn approach to all of our ceremonies.

Inspired by the eighteenth-century Freemasons of England known as the ‘Antients’, our shared belief is that a Mason’s journey culminates in the august Degree of the Holy Royal Arch.

Whilst working the Grand Lodge of California’s prescribed Preston-Webb Ritual, notwithstanding, Templum Rosae Lodge, N° 863, provides a uniqueness all our own, byway of cherished customs.

Visiting Brethren

Visiting Brethren are always cheerfully welcome at all our assemblies, but due to limited space we ask that all inquiries for visitation be made at least 30-days prior to the proposed visit.

Templum Rosae Lodge, N° 863, meet on the first Tuesday of every month in the 3rd Floor Library of the Oakland Scottish Rite Temple at 19:00

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Golden Revival

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