THE LODGE


Welcome brethren and friends to the homepage of John Blair Lodge No. 187, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons (AF&AM, VA), a lodge for the Northern Virginia Freemasons. John Blair Lodge is perhaps the friendliest, most close-knit and active Masonic Lodge in Northern Virginia–we are Brothers in every sense of the word. Come and see for yourself!

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THE HOUR

Stated Communications are held on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 pm. Our Lodge meets at the beautiful Scottish Rite Temple in historic Alexandria, Virginia.

KNIFE & FORK

Our knife and fork degree work (repast) commences at 6:30pm compliments of our talented Stewards. Donations to the Masonic Home of Virginia are encouraged during repast.

WHERE'S ROBERT LANGDON?

Scottish Rite Temple
John Blair Lodge No. 187
1430 W Braddock Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22302

WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?

Freemasonry is a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. The ritual is a very concise document. Freemasonry expresses profound ideas and gives precise standards by which masons govern their actions.

MASONIC BELIEF

We believe in some pretty old fashioned things. We believe in God. We believe in the Brotherhood of Man. We believe in service to those who are less fortunate. We believe in helping young people get a head start in life. And most important, we believe in freedom.

OUR MISSION

To make good men better, to teach and perpetuate a way of life that promotes the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God and to assist Lodges to grow and prosper. Each mason has a responsibility to help make the world a better place.


34,000

VIRGINIA FREEMASONS

4,700,000

WORLDWIDE BROTHERHOOD

1970

46 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

2,700,000

DONATIONS TO CHARITY

History ofJohn Blair Lodge #187?

Some may consider us a secret society. Yet we don’t hide our purpose, our history, or our membership. Our constitution and regulations are open for all to see. John Blair Lodge No. 187 was instituted on July 31, 1970, and chartered at Henry Knox Field Lodge No. 349 on February 10, 1971. Shortly thereafter the Lodge moved to the quarters it now occupies at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1430 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia.

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WhyFreemasonry?

Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternal organization. It is open to men of 18 years old or older of any color, any religion, nationality or social standing, the only requirement is a belief in a Supreme Being. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and Fraternity.

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What isa masonic lodge?

The word “Lodge” means both a group of Masons meeting together as well as the room or building in which they meet. Masonic buildings are sometimes called “temples” because the original meaning of the term was a “place of knowledge” and Masonry encourages the advancement of knowledge. Masonic Lodges usually meet once or twice a month to conduct regular business, vote upon petitions for membership, and bring new Masons into the Fraternity through three ceremonies called degrees.

About Our Lodge

Meet ourWorshipful Master.

Worshipful Daniel E. Froggett was elected to receive the degrees in Masonry at a special meeting of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22, held at George Washington's Mount Vernon on Washington's birthday in 2007. He was initiated, passed, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in November of that year. He affiliated with John Blair Lodge in 2014 while serving as the District Blood Coordinator. At John Blair Lodge, Froggett has served as Junior Warden, worked to improve lodge communications, and served as a catechism coach. Originally from Center, Kentucky, he now lives in Arlington and works as a Change Management Expert and Communications Specialist for Logistics Applications Inc. at the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute.

Past Masters

The Craft


We are John Blair Lodge #187, the home of the Northern Virginia Freemason. We dedicated ourselves to our communities, our families, our lodge, and to each other in brotherhood.

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Masonic Legacy

Hall of Past Masters


Past Masters are Master Masons who have fulfilled a term as Worshipful Master of the Lodge. They have sacrificed much for the betterment of the fraternity. Their knowledge provides continuity within the craft. Without them, Masonry would not be same.

2015/16     Andrew G. Harter
2014           Ken Reynolds
2013           Andrew G. Harter
2012           J. Brian Shifflett
2011           David L. Brunelle
2010          Robert E. Roush, Sr.
2009          Steven Weigert
2008          John C. Dickinson
2007          James W. Schoonmaker III
2006          J. Daniel Convery
2005          Robert E. Roush, Jr.
2004          J. Patrick Weyant
2003          Robert J. Rohrback
2002          Robert G. Mertz, Jr., PDDGM
2001           Arthur C. Ferreira
2000          Larry Freemon
1998/99    William M. Berg
1996/97     Matthew T. Szramoski, PDDGM
1994/95     Timothy J. Butcher
1993           James William Elliott
1992           Robert B. Ennis

1991           Nelson R. Bullock
1990           Thomas Watson McWhorter
1989           Alton L. Miller, Jr.
1988           Robert Trebor-Carson
1987           John R. Butz
1986           Jack G. Henderson
1985           Alton L. Miller, Jr.
1984           Dean Edwin Rudge
1983           Robert K. Byard, PDDGM
1982           William O. Stephens
1981           Ralph K. Lewis
1980           Edward L. Clark
1979           Paul McDaniel Taylor
1978           Werner H. Morlock, PGM
1977           Ray J. Whitney
1976           Albert E. Brown
1975           Vernon E. Durapau
1974           Harold A. Nesbit
1973           Robert W. McMillan
1972           Clarence A. Dains, PDDGM
1971           Robert Caroll Coe, PDDGM

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Alexandria Masons

Masonic lodges located in Alexandria, Districts 1-A (AF&AM) and 31 (F&AM, PHA)


AF&AM (GLOVA)

Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22, AF&AM
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22301
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month.

Henry Knox Field Lodge No. 349, AF&AM
Scottish Rite Temple
1430 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month.

A. Douglas Smith, Jr. Lodge No.1949, AF&AM
Research Lodge
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, VA. 22314
Meets every 5th Saturday.

Andrew Jackson Lodge No.120, AF&AM
GW Masonic Monument
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, VA. 22314
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month.

John Blair Lodge No.187, AF&AM
1430 W. Braddock Rd.
Alexandria,VA 22302
Meets 3rd Monday of the month.

F&AM (MWPHGLVA)

Universal Lodge No.1 F&AM, PHA
112 E. Oxford Street
Alexandria, VA  22301
Meets 2nd Monday of the month.

Diversity Lodge No.330 F&AM, PHA
1430 W. Braddock Rd.
Alexandria,VA 22302
Meets 1st Saturday of the month.

Lincoln Lodge No.11 F&AM, PHA
1356 Madison Street
Alexandria, VA   22314
Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Pride of Fairfax Lodge No.298 F&AM, PHA
7809 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA. 22306
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month.

Acacia Lodge No.32 F&AM, PHA
1356 Madison Street
Alexandria, VA   22314
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month.

Our Webmaster

Our Webmaster is Brother JH Flores. Brother Flores was the first Latino (Puerto Rican), to be elected Worshipful Master of the oldest Prince Hall Lodge in Virginia – Universal Lodge #1 (MWPHGLVA, F&AM) for the 2014-2015 masonic calendar year. Brother Flores is also a Nuyorican Poet who currently works in the DC metro area as a VP of MarComm for an association. He is the founder of South of Harlem Multimedia, a multicultural advertising and marketing company.

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1430 W Braddock Rd
Alexandria, VA 22302
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