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~ Proudly Serving California & Nevada Since 1910 ~

Most Worshipful Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge AF&AM Inc.

Established in 1910, The Most Worshipful Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge, and its members have been proud to serve the communities of their respective Lodges. As we continue on beyond 110 years of tradition, we strive to improve our communities by making our brothers stronger. Within this site you will find information to help you understand who we are, and some of what we do.


Lodges within the Jurisdiction of
The Most Worshipful Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge

Los Angeles:
Alpine Lodge #1
Rising Sun Lodge #2
King David Lodge #8
Friendly Lodge #19
Executive Lodge #69

5904 S. Broadway Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003
(323) 234-3429

Altadena:
King Solomon Lodge #10
2540 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001

Oakland:
Mount Zion Lodge #4
Berkeley Lodge #23
Mount Tabor Lodge #43

8105 Capwell Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 652-7421

San Bernardino:
St. Andrews Lodge #16
Mt. Olive Lodge #71

1034 W. 8 th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92411

San Francisco:
Harmony Lodge #22
1390 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

San Diego:
Guiding Light Lodge #7
3251 Oceanview Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92113

San Jose:
San Andreas Lodge #70
Sons of Solomon Lodge #73

1035 Emory Street
San Jose, CA 95126

Fresno:
Raisin Center Lodge #5
842 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93706

Sacramento:
Saint Paul Lodge #48
1123 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Richmond:
Amos Lodge #14
2131 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801

Las Vegas:
Alpha Lodge #75
1300 Gold Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89106



Discover What We’re About

The Most Worshipful Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge

What is Ancient, Free
& Accepted Freemasonry?


Fatherhood
of God
  • It is a voluntary association of men
  • It is a system of moral conduct
  • It is a way of life
Brotherhood
of Men
  • It is a fraternal society
  • It is religious in its character
  • It teaches the Golden Rule
Immortality
of the Soul
  • It seeks to make good men better
  • It teaches morality through symbolism
  • It is based on a firm belief the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Men, and the Immortality of the Soul

Is masonry a religion or a cult?

It is neither. The Scottish Rite and Symbolic Lodge Masonry does not espouse the belief of any one religion, but are a respecter of all major moral religions of the world. Scottish Rite and Symbolic Lodge Masonry have never inferred nor stated that their edifices were to be houses of worship, but places where every good man’s religion would be equally respected and persecution for one’s religious beliefs would not be tolerated.

Who may become a mason?

Freemasonry has always welcomed men of all faiths and religious beliefs to enter its doors. The only requirement is for good men to believe in the Supreme Architect and the immortality of the soul. This faith we take to be the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. And it is from this internal moral foundation that Freemasonry labors to make good men better by building within each Brother of the Craft a Temple of good works and ethical achievements.

Is masonry a secret society?

Absolutely not. Masonic markings appear on Masonic Temples. Masons wear Masonic jewelry. Meetings are advertised in newspapers. Books in libraries and book stores cover all phases of Freemasonry. Masons do enjoy distinctive means of identifying each other as a way of testing knowledge of the work.

How did masonry begin?

Masonry is ancient, having existed in some form for so long that many serious students have differed as to the time and place of its origin. There is evidence of a basic type of craft association which antedates the Christian era. It survived various transitions which took place during the Middle Ages. Freemasonry was established in England in 1717. Since then its lodges have spread to free countries throughout the world. When Freemasonry reached the shores of the New World in the early 18th Century, Masonic Lodges produced leaders who would make a lasting impact upon our emerging nation. Of the thirty-nine men who affixed their signatures to the United States Constitution, thirteen were Masons. George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were members of Masonic Lodges, as were thirteen of the American Presidents who would follow, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and Gerald Ford.

Where does masonry fit into modern society?

A Mason is bound by an oath to build his own character as carefully as ancient stonemasons built the great pyramids of Egypt, and the cathedrals of Europe. But quality of character is not enough. Masons also believe in practicing their beliefs through helping the less fortunate in our society. The more than 3,500,000 Masons in California and Hawaii and throughout the other forty-eight states have made possible the expenditure of $1.5 million each day to support and maintain a variety of philanthropic activities. Freemasons finance medical research in childhood language disorders and in diseases of the eye. They provide college scholarships for needy and worthy students. Twenty-three hospitals are operated throughout the country by Shrine Masons for crippled and burned children. And Masons maintain an unique care system for aged Masons, their widows, and children.

What is meant by “immortality of the soul”?

“Immortality of the Soul” refers to the never-ending existence of the individual’s consciousness-energy, or that portion of the person which is the unalterable “I Am.” One can believe in a great many things, which may exist as truth, and then again, may not. But one’s “knowledge of self” (spiritual essence) is the truth (reality) of one’s existence. “Soul” is the embodiment of that spiritual essence, or truth. All of the organized moral religions of the world teach that the “spiritual essence” (soul) of human beings is immortal. Freemasonry embraces those teachings as being evident of the existence of the Supreme Being, Creator of Consciousness and Grand Architect of the Universe. Morality refers to the character of being in accord with the principles or standards of right conduct. Freemasonry, which also embraces those values, attempts to make good men better by reinforcing the characteristics of morality and virtue, through ritualistic fellowship and sharing.

Can women become masons?

No. However, Masonry is for the whole family. Masonic affiliated organizations which teach similar values, include Eastern Star and Amaranth, which include ladies; Neophyte Grand Palace for girls aged 6 to 18; and Golden State Youth Fraternity for boys and young men aged 7 to 21.

How do I join?

If you’re interested in becoming a member of our organization, once you compete our form, we will contact you to discuss what it takes to join.

History of The MW Hiram Of Tyre Grand Lodge

The first Regular and Legal Grand Lodge of Colored Masons in the U.S.A. was organized in 1895 Washington, D.C. The men responsible for this organization were John G. Jones, Past Deputy Grand Master of Prince Hall Masons for the state of Illinois and H. C. Scott…



News & Events


What’s Going On?


MW Hiram of Tyre
Grand Lodge AF&AM
Master Mason Day 2020 Presentation

Honor Thy Brother
Video/Photo montage honoring some of our seasoned brethren. Listen as they talk about their experiences as a Master Mason, and beyond.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Grant

LADWP will be administering $50M Federal CARES Act Grant eligible to households on behalf of the City of Los Angeles. At 12:01am on 11/2/20, the application will go live on the Rebates and Programs webpage in the ‘My Account’ section of LADWP.com. Application accepted from 11/2–11/15. $500 per account, other conditions apply.

The Perfect Ashlar

By the Rough Ashlar we are reminded of our rude and imperfect state by nature; by the Perfect Ashlar, of that state of perfection at which we hope to arrive by a virtuous education, our own endeavors, and the blessings of God”


Grand Lodge Officers


Elected Officers
2019-2020


Most Worshipful
Grand Master
Most Worshipful Grand Master
Ill. Bro. Norman R. Ward
Right Worshipful
Deputy Grand Master
Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master
Bro. Charles Gage
Right Worshipful
Grand Senior Warden
Right Worshipful Grand Senior Warden
Bro. Jorrie Estrada
Most Worshipful
Grand Junior Warden
Most Worshipful Grand Junior Warden
Bro. Elvin McNeal
Right Worshipful
Grand Lecturer
Bro. Harold Jones
Right Worshipful
Grand Secretary
Right Worshipful Grand Secretary
Bro. Dale Grimes
R. W. Grand
Mortuary Secretary
R. W. Grand Mortuary Secretary
Bro. Nathaniel Garrett
Right Worshipful
Grand Treasurer
Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer
Bro. Muhammad Aadam
Right Worshipful
Grand Tiler
Bro. Reginald Jernigan
Right Worshipful
Grand Registrar
Right Worshipful Grand Registrar
Bro. Kevin Harrison
R. W. G. Trustee
Board Chairman
Bro. Henry Gaudet Past Master
Bro. Henry Gaudet


Hall Rental


Need to host an event?


Our Lodges have buildings in a variety of locations available to be rented out for various events. In the past, our buildings have hosted birthday parties, wedding receptions, A.A. meetings, polling location, dancing, churches and more. For scheduling and availability, please contact us here.


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The Most Worshipful Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge

Who may become a mason?


Freemasonry has always welcomed men of all faiths and religious beliefs to enter its doors. The only requirement is for good men to believe in the Supreme Architect and the immortality of the soul. This faith we take to be the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. And it is from this internal moral foundation that Freemasonry labors to make good men better by building within each Brother of the Craft a Temple of good works and ethical achievements.

If you’re interested in becoming part of our brotherhood, please fill out the form below and someone will contact you about how to become a member.


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MW Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge Official Site

Proudly Serving California and Nevada
~ Since 1910 ~

Most Worshipful Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge AF&AM Inc.

Ill. Norman R. Ward, 33º
Most Worshipful Grand Master


Charles E. Gage, 32º
RW Deputy Grand Master

Nathaniel Garrett
RW Grand Mortuary Secretary

Dale A. Grimes
RW Grand Secretary

Muhammad S. Aadam, 32º
RW Grand Treasurer

Open Hours

Mon – Sun: Appointment Only

Locations

5904 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90003

8105 Capwell Drive
Oakland, CA 94621

Contact

Los Angeles, CA
(323) 234-3429

Oakland, CA
(510) 652-7421