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

Our Lodge

Templum Rosae Lodge, N° 863, believes in practicing the Craft in its purest form while actively applying ourselves to its purpose; with a culture centered on fellowship, charity, education, and sharing in a solemn approach to all 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.

 

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.

 

 

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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Masonic news

Past Present

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Trust Fall

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Belly up to the bar and pour yourself a drink: It’s California Freemason magazine’s Spring Drinks issue, our libatious celebration of the spirit-raising power of a good drink shared with good friends.

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The Annual Report 2020

From virtual gatherings  to lifesaving Masonic relief programs, learn about how California Masons and donors have continued to create profound impact and further define what it means to be a Freemason for years to come.

Designing the Future

Read the latest issue of California Freemason magazine and learn more about the ways California Masons are designing the membership experience of the future.

The Mystery House

When Bay Area resident William Arney—a member of Marin Lodge No. 191 and California Lodge No. 1—noticed a For Rent sign at the former home of detective novelist Dashiell Hammett, he had no clue what he was getting himself into as he began to look into the real estate mystery. Read more in the newest issue of […]

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