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Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons has been proudly operating as an Emulation-Work Lodge since 1859. Located in Victoria, British Columbia, the Lodge was first Chartered by the United Grand Lodge of England, then later by the Grand Lodge of British Columbia (now known at the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon). Victoria-Columbia No.1 is older than Canada has been a country, and our Lodge is rich in history and tradtions.
Visitors to this website, particularly those men considering becoming a Freemason, are encouraged to enjoy and explore the information provided here, as well as the links to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon and other Freemasonry online resources.
What is Freemasonry?
From the United Grand Lodge of England:
Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby.
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. The following information is intended to explain Freemasonry as it is practised under the United Grand Lodge of England, which administers Lodges of Freemasons in England and Wales and in many places overseas.
Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its principles (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas – a progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge – which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.
Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 has chosen an awesome team of officers this year!
The brethren of Victoria-Columbia are all a great and proud group of men, and I look forward to leading them to make 2017 a fun and prosperous year.
I joined Freemasonry to be a part of an organization that enjoys deep friendships and brotherly love. We should continue to inspire the brethren of the future to keep this tradition alive and I invite you all to come out and join me while visiting other lodges. I believe if we visit in numbers as a group of fun loving brothers, the brethren of the various lodges will enthusiastically come back to our lodge in large numbers as well; visiting in groups not only gives us more incentive, but also shows that Victoria-Columbia is a strong lodge. Our summons each month will include a list of lodges I plan to attend, so that we can organize a group to come out and visit together. If there is a lodge you wish to visit, please let me know and I will help with the organizing!.
Visiting other lodges also includes the added benefit of "acquiring" various traveling goods (which may be claimed by visiting in groups of 10 or more). We recently brought back the Traveling Totem from our sister lodge in Port Angeles, and it would be very rewarding and high-spirited to acquire all the other lodges' " visitors' booty" in order to encourage them to come to Victoria-Columbia to reclaim it back again!
So once again brethren, here’s to a successful 2017! *Insert toast with libation of choice*
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Your Worshipful Master
WBro. Lane Luckow