Welcome to William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge #7! Located in the Tenleytown neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC, we are proud to stand as the first Lodge chartered by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia. We also take great pride in our membership which includes a diverse group of men from various generations, backgrounds, religions, and vocations, united around our common belief in the principal tenets of brotherly love, relief, and truth. We are an active Lodge. Throughout the year we engage in multiple volunteer and charitable endeavors and constantly strive to enhance our bonds of fellowship and make positive impacts throughout our community. We meet on the first Thursday of every month (July and August excluded) and begin our evening with dinner, which is open to guests. If you are interested in Freemasonry, contact the Lodge at [email protected] with any questions you may have.
Mission: Nearly 3 million men are Freemasons in the United States today, with another 2 million worldwide, and the numbers are growing. Freemasonry can be found in almost every country of the world and is highly visible in almost every major historical occurrence in the United States from the Revolutionary War to the laying of the Capital cornerstone. Freemasonry is open to any man regardless of race, religion, nationality, social status or wealth as long as they hold a belief in a supreme being and have good moral character. Freemasonry does not interfere with duties that a man owes to his God, his country, his neighbors or his family. It helps a good man become a better man, father, husband, brother or son.
Happy President’s Day! To celebrate Worshipful Brother George Washington’s Birthday, brothers from Singleton Lodge joined Washington Daylight Lodge No. 14 at Mount Vernon. The brethren paid their respects to Worshipful Brother Washington and laid a wreath at his tomb.
The brothers of Singleton Lodge and their families had a wonderful time bowling over the weekend! While no records were broken, a great time was certainly had by all.
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Wow, what a night! Largest Stated Communication attendance in recent memory. Standing room only for dinner!!! Over 60 masons and guests joined us for Jaime Paul Lamb amazing presentation on Freemasonry & Greek Mythology. A true testament of how Freemasonry can bring a community together! Thank you to all that were able to join us. And a special thanks to the brethren of Benjamin B. French that co-sponsored this wonderful two-part lecture series! It was our honor and privilege to host you all! Hope to see you at our March Stated Communication!
What a fantastic night at Benjamin B. French Lodge! Singleton Lodge and it’s members are humbled by the gracious hospitality of Worshipful Brother Guerrero and his officers line. It was a true privilege to hear Jaime Paul Lamb discuss the Masonic Anno Lucis! Cannot wait to host Jaime, the brothers of BBF, and our esteemed brethren of this grand jurisdiction tomorrow at William R. Singleton Masonic Temple at 6:30pm! See you all then.
Singleton Lodge is excited to attend Benjamin B. French Lodge tonight to listen to Part 1 of Brother Jaime Paul Lamb’s DC Lecture Series! We are honored to host Part 2 on Freemasonry & Greek Mythology tomorrow night at Singleton Lodge! Hope to see you all at both events!
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Happy 264th birthday to Brother Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! A musician, composer, and Freemason who created ethereal music for the world.
Happy 314th birthday to Most Worshipful Brother Benjamin Franklin! A true Renaissance man both in and out of the fraternity.
Singleton Lodge was honored to have Br. Joe Martinez of Manasseh Lodge No. 182 speak on Life, Death & Rebirth and how these three elements are common threads in ancient initiatory rites of passage. Many brethren from Manasseh Lodge No. 182 traveled to Singleton in support of Br. Martinez which culminated in engaging conversations and warm fellowship. Singleton wishes Manasseh Lodge No. 182 all the best in 2020!
‘Tis the season of giving and happy holidays to all brothers and friends of Singleton Lodge! Singleton Lodge was honored to welcome representatives from Iona Senior Services, The Neighborhood Well, and Friendship Place at our stated communication in December. These organizations do tremendous work caring for folks in our community and Singleton is very proud to support their efforts. If you wish to learn more about these organizations, please follow the links to their pages. As this decade comes to a close, Singleton Lodge wishes all a joyful 2020. From our hearts to yours, Happy New Year!
Congratulations to our esteemed brethren who will be serving as Grand Lodge Officers in 2020! We are very proud of Amid Kasamani, Adam Tager, Perry Blatstein, George Stoklas, Jeff Russell, and Daniel Huertas and wish the Grand Lodge a wonderful year.
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Thank you to all the brethren, families, and guests that joined us last night at our 2020 Officer Installation. It was a wonderful evening filled with toasts, awards, speeches, ritual, and most importantly, brotherly love. We are truly appreciative and blessed to have a supportive community made up of family, friends, and masons from around the world be there as we celebrated this momentous occasion. #dcmasons #singletonlodge #brotherlylove
Our Lodge had the opportunity to tour DC Central Kitchen’s Café and the Singleton Masonic Lodge Classroom this morning! What an amazing on-the-job training program that teaches valuable culinary and life skills. We are so proud to support this wonderful program.
Brothers and Friends of Singleton Lodge had an amazing time at our social at the University Club of Washington, DC last night! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and let's go Nats!
Singleton Lodge had a wonderful time volunteering and assisting veterans yesterday at the VA Medical Center. Looking forward to continuing our strong partnership with the VA in 2020!
Beer, Pretzels, and Brotherly Love! That’s how Singleton Lodge does Oktoberfest! Join in on the fun at our next Monthly Social Hour! #singletonlodge #dcmasons #freemasonry
Congratulations to the first graduates of DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Job Training Program at the DC Central Kitchen Cafe in Ward 8. We are so honored and proud to support these culinary students and this phenomenal initiative! #SingletonMasonicLodgeClassroom #DCCK #DCMasons #SingletonLodge
Wardens’ night was an absolute success last night at Singleton Lodge! The Wardens of Singleton presented beautiful suspenders to visiting Wardens followed by a thorough presentation encompassing the accomplishments and future plans of the Archives Committee.
Singleton Lodge had an amazing time serving snocones to the community at the 17th Street Festival on Saturday. The Lodge served 1,637 snocones (273 snocones per hour) shattering the records from the prior four years of service.
Last week Singleton Lodge volunteered at DC Central Kitchen to prepare meals. DC Central Kitchen helps fight hunger in our community and Singleton is honored to aid in their mission.
Congratulations to our newly raised brethren! Thank you all for joining us at the Master Mason Degree and Festive Board!
Although we couldn’t make it to the World Cup, Singleton Lodge enthusiastically supported D.C.United at a game against Toronto! Thanks to all our friends and family that came out! #SingletonLodge #AudiField
Proud of our Singleton Brothers who showed their support at Pride in DC! #DCMasonry #Brotherhood #Equality
“It’s not summer without a snocone from the Masons!" Singleton Lodge is proud to support Glover Park Day for the last nine years! #SingletonLodge #Community #Brotherhood
dcgrandlodge.org “It’s not summer without a snocone from the Masons!”, the woman exclaimed as Bro. Zach Rubenfeld handed her a heaping portion of ice with a variety of rainbow colors. This reaction and...
Thank you to all the Brethren and guests that came out to support our efforts at Glover Park day! We served over 816 snocones! As one community member put it "It's not Glover Park Day unless you get a snocone from the Masons!” #masonry #SingletonLodge
Last week we have the privilege to tour DC Central Kitchen’s new facility and it’s Singleton Masonic Lodge Classroom! We are honored to support this wonderful organization and its mission!
Singleton had an amazing time at the 2019 DC Scottish Rite Golf Outing! We are incredibly thankful of the DC Scottish Rite for their hard work and support of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders. #dcmasons #dcsr #freemasonry #ritecare
Thank you to all the brethren and guests that came out to serve DC Police, DC Fire, DC EMS, US Secret Service, Cathedral Police, AU Police and other police units at the 2nd District Citizens Advisory Commission’s annual First Responders Dinner! #freemasonry #community
Our Beer & BBQ Night wouldn’t be complete without our Cheesehead Worshipful Master! Thank you W.M. Lebowitz and Brother Secretary Reid for taking us on a journey about beer and the fermentation process!! #MayStated #dcmasonry
Eagle Lodge has a new page! Follow the page to learn more about all the exciting events our Tenleytown brethren are having!
The Eagle Lodge, No. 1893 is a Lodge of Freemasons in the nation's capital formed for the principal purpose of bringing together members of the American University community who are already Freemasons or who are interested in becoming one.
Happy Birthday R.W.B. Buchanan!! President James Buchanan was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 43 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He also served as Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.
Pierre Charles L’Enfant was initiated as a Mason on April 17, 1825 at Holland Lodge No. 8 in New York. Br. L’Enfant was most known for his work designing the original layout of Washington, DC. Below is a facsimile of his original plan from the Library of Congress.
On April 15, 1791 the first boundary stone of the District of Columbia was officially and Masonically placed at Jones Point in Alexandria, by Alexandria-Washington Lodge #22. A group of surveyors, led by Major Andrew Ellicott, marked the 100 square mile district, by proceeding, from Jones Point, 10 miles Northwest, 10 miles Northeast, 10 miles Southeast, and finally 10 miles Southwest, placing a boundary stone approximately every mile, for a total of 40 stones. All markers have an original or replica stone, and the Jones Point stone dates to 1794 (in the picture behind the glass). On March 7, 1991, a Grand Lodge bulletin was read at William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge #7 inviting Brethren to a bicentennial re-enactment of this august event. For more information about the stones, please see here: http://www.boundarystones.org/.
Brothers and Friends of Singleton had an above par day at Topgolf! We’re looking forward to bringing our talents to the DCSR Golf Outing on May 22nd! #brotherhood #DCSR
The writer, historian, and philosopher Voltaire was initiated on April 7, 1778 at the Loge des Neuf Soeurs in Paris, just a month before he died.
Br. Rudyard Kipling was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on April 5, 1886 in Lahore, India. He wrote several Masonic works, including the poem, L’Envoi to “Life’s Handicap”:
My new-cut ashlar takes the light
Where crimson-blank the windows flare;
By my own work, before the night,
Great Overseer I make my prayer.
If there be good in that I wrought,
Thy hand compelled it, Master, Thine;
Where I have failed to meet Thy thought
I know, through Thee, the blame is mine.
One instant’s toil to Thee denied
Stands all Eternity’s offence,
Of that I did with Thee to guide
To Thee, through Thee, be excellence.
Who, lest all thought of Eden fade,
Bring’st Eden to the craftsman’s brain,
Godlike to muse o’er his own trade
And Manlike stand with God again.
The depth and dream of my desire,
The bitter paths wherein I stray,
Thou knowest Who hast made the Fire,
Thou knowest Who hast made the Clay!
One stone the more swings to her place
In that dread Temple of Thy Worth --
It is enough that through Thy grace
I saw naught common on Thy earth.
Take not that vision from my ken;
Oh whatsoe’er may spoil or speed,
Help me to need no aid from men
That I may help such men as need!
Singleton’s Monthly Social Hour...the perfect intersection of Masonic brotherhood and happy hour! #DCFreemasons
[03/28/19] See you all tonight at our March Social Hour @ Jack Rose Dining Saloon! 6:30PM
This past Saturday, our members and their families gathered at the lodge for Family Movie Night to watch Christopher Robin!Families are the rock in our Masonic journeys and we greatly appreciate their love and participation! #family #singletonlodge #brotherlylove
Our monthly social is an opportunity to fraternize with some of the best men DC masonry has to offer! Thank you to all the members and guests that came out last night to Liberty Tavern! If you are interested in freemasonry, we would love to see you at the next social! Learn more at www.singletonlodge.com.
Happy Birthday to Brother George Washington! A just and upright Mason who became the cornerstone of American civilization.
57 years ago today, Illustrious Brother John Glenn Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. Subsequent years later when he returned to space aboard the space shuttle Discovery, he wore his 33rd degree gold ring while orbiting the globe. Godspeed, John Glenn.
Happy Presidents Day! Can you name all 14 of the Presidents who were Masons?
Congratulations to Worshipful Brother Chandler for receiving the Daniel Carter Beard Scouter Award from the Boy Scouts of America for his work with his son’s Cub Scout pack. This was the first Daniel Carter Beard Award presented in the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia in over a decade.
dcgrandlodge.org On February 7, our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Charbel T. Fahed, traveled to William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge No. 7 to present Worshipful Brother Richard C. Chandler with the...
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