WHAT IS A LODGE OF RESEARCH?
A Lodge of Research is a group of Freemasons interested in the entertainment, inspiration and information to be found in an application of the principles of scholarship and historical investigation to the study of the origins and history of the oldest Fraternity in the world.
IS THIS A NEW IDEA?
No. The first Lodge of Research, Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, was organized in London, England in 1884. Thereafter, many other Grand Jurisdictions in the United States and throughout the world began to charter Research Lodges.
THE MISSISSIPPI LODGE OF RESEARCH DCXL
The Mississippi Lodge of Research is one of the newest Masonic Research Lodges in the United States. It was organized in 2009, and has been continuously active and productive since. Although its activities are primarily directed towards the study of Masonic history in Mississippi, the Lodge also encourages work in wider and more general topics of Masonic study.
WHEN DOES THE LODGE MEET?
The Lodge holds four Stated Communications each year according to the schedule of the full moon, which is an ancient tradition set forth by colonial Lodges. The Lodge also holds additional Special Communications as the occasion requires. Special Communications are called, from time to time, in places other than Jackson, upon petition to, and approval by the Lodge.
WHERE DOES THE LODGE MEET?
All Stated Communications of the Lodge are held at the Hall of the Masonic York Rite of Jackson, Mississippi (directions). Occasionally, upon the application of a Lodge, the Mississippi Lodge of Research will meet at other locations throughout the state.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN?
Active membership in the Mississippi Lodge of Research DCXL is open to all Master Masons in good standing with a Lodge currently recognized by the Grand Lodge of Mississippi.
IS THE MISSISSIPPI LODGE OF RESEARCH FOR SCHOLARS ONLY?
Although the Mississippi Lodge of Research is proud to count published scholars among its members, anyone interested in Freemasonry will find the Lodge an enjoyable place to visit and a valuable source of Masonic knowledge and information.