M.W. Richard J. Stewart, Grand Master, has proclaimed Saturday, May 12, 2012 as "Massachusetts Masonic Education Day."
Taking place at the Boston Masonic building and featuring three events in one day, we will be joined by Worshipful Christopher Hodapp, noted Masonic author and television personality.
Massachusetts Lodge of Research
The day will begin with Brother Hodapp speaking at the Massachusetts Lodge of Research. Titled "What's all this Egyptian stuff doing in Freemasonry?", he will focus on Egyptian influences in Freemasonry, separate fact from fiction, and present never-before released research. The event will be presented by the Massachusetts Lodge of Research and sponsored by The Harvard Lodge. There is no charge to attend this event.
Advanced Masonic Research Training
In the afternoon, Bro. Hodapp will conduct a group session training and share how he generates new research about Freemasonry, including techniques, methods, and sources to properly conduct research. The cost for this event if $25 per person and includes a free parking voucher for the Millenium Place garage or Boston Common parking garage.
Grand Master's Table Lodge
For the first time in more than a half century, a Massachusetts Grand Master will preside over a Table Lodge.
Join M.W. Richard J. Stewart, Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, and the Grand Wardens as they conduct a traditional Table Lodge featuring a seven course dinner and toasts. Brother Hodapp's keynote presentation is titled "Renaissance Men: Freemasonry and the Dawn of the Golden Age".
The cost to attend the the Grand Master's Table Lodge is $100 per person, and includes a souvenir cannon and a free parking voucher for either the Millenium Plaza garage or the Boston Common parking garage. Proceeds from the Table Lodge will benefit the signature charity of Massachusetts Freemasons, the Masonic Medical Research Laboratories.
Payment for the Advanced Masonic Research Training and the Grand Master's Table Lodge must be made within 10 days of registering at MassMasons.org. Refunds will not be permitted. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Christopher L. Hodapp is the editor of the "Journal of The Masonic Society." He is the author of the best-selling "Freemasons For Dummies," and "Solomon's Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C." His most recent book, "Deciphering the Lost Symbol," about the symbols, rituals and locations in Dan Brown's newest novel, was released in December 2009.
He is also the co-author with Alice VonKannon of "The Templar Code For Dummies" and "Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies."
He has appeared on the History Channel on the subject of Freemasonry and its role in the founding of the United States and the building of Washington D.C., and most recently in the Discovery Channel program, "Hunting The Lost Symbol." In 2010, he and VonKannon developed episodes for the HIstory Channel program, "Brad Meltzer's Decoded."
Hodapp has spent more than twenty-five years editing, writing and directing as a commercial filmmaker. He has written for corporate and non-profit programs, and his voice has appeared in many television and radio commercials.
Visit MassMasons.org for more information and to register to attend.