Masonic Lodge of Research (MLR) is a lodge of Freemasons interested in the history and inspiration of Freemasonry and in promoting Masonic scholarship. A lodge meeting at MLR is typically a short business session followed by an informative speaker, or an original paper by a member, and a discussion circle, possibly with light refreshments. Founded in 1966, MLR encourages work in wide topics of Masonic study. MLR holds six Stated Communications each year and Special Communications as occasion requires. MLR’s meetings are held in the New Haven Masonic Temple at 285 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT. on 4th Wednesdays of February, March, May, September, October and December.
The December meeting is MLR’s Annual Meeting, and is sometimes moved by dispensation to a date earlier in December.
ALL MASONS are welcome to attend our meetings (occasionally a meeting may be open only to Master Masons because of the subject matter covered. Please check with the secretary). Any Master Mason may apply to become an Associate or Research Member of MLR There are two additional forms of membership: Subscribing Membership (for libraries and institutions), and the James Royal Case Fellowship, which is an honor conferred upon an outstanding Masonic scholar.
Application for membership: ApplicationforMasonicLodgeofResearch
One of the benefits of membership in MLR is that all members receive the Transactions – a digital publication of the various papers presented in MLR, together with such works as the editorial board may deem appropriate. MLR is proud that the Transactions is the first such electronic publication to be issued by any research lodge.
OUR NEXT MEETING: FEBRUARY 22, 7:30 PM
Mail correspondence to: David P. Mason, Sec. 49 Manor St, Hamden, CT 06517
On Wednesday February 22 Masonic Lodge Of Research will hold its Installation of Officers together with a special presentation by Brothers Cedric Jacobson and Leland Moore; “The Colonial Lodge at Refreshment: Reviving an Old Tradition” describing their research on the
A problem we find with those considering joining the M.L.R. is their apprehension in writing papers. Really, there shouldn’t be! We do not look for perfection from anyone. we would rather like to feel an effort was made, regardless of
The Masonic Altar W.·. Henry Perrault MLR 10/17/1988 Paper #182 This paper is presented to inform the candidate: (and to refresh the membership) in the usage of Masonic Language and reference heard in the Lodge Room The most important
By WB Seth Strohecker Masonic Lodge of Research, Paper #224 Freemason’s have a very long and rich history which over the years has allowed the organization to obtain some of the best members possible without the need to much, if