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In 1845, 17 years before the Emancipation Proclamation, Universal Lodge No. 1 in Alexandria became the first lodge to be organized by black men in the state of Virginia. Universal Lodge No. 1 of Alexandria marked the introduction of Prince Hall masonry into the State of Virginia. It was necessary for the original members of this lodge to travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for initiation because the "free" status of the Negro did not satisfy the requirement of the Masonic Landmarks; that a man be "free born. This concept prevailed until President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, effective January 1, 1863. Prior to the Emancipation Proclamation, Black men who were regarded as free, were initiated into Masonry only by leaving the State of Virginia. These men returned and subsequently organized lodges. The earliest recorded lodge, Universal No. 1 was organized in 1845 in Alexandria.

Mission: Our organization takes good men and develop them to be better men.

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07/01/2018

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Congratulations & warm welcome to Universal’s newly raised brother—Bro. Brett A. Alexander: 30 June 2018

Pride of Fairfax Co. Lodge no. 298 and Universal lodge no. 1 held a Joint Raising on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The newest 298 Brothers are Bro. Stacey Frye, Bro. Gerald Lowery, Bro. Bryan Joseph, and Bro. Eugene Davis. The newest brother of Universal Lodge no 1 is Bro. Brett Alexander.
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06/24/2018

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Today marks 301 years since the formation of the world’s first Grand Lodge – and therefore also represents the closing of our historic Tercentenary year.

We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making it a truly memorable achievement, from start to finish.

In the words of our Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes: “I think we can go forward from here with enormous self-belief and pride.”

Here’s to a long and happy future for the Craft! 🥂

And please do let us know in the comments what you especially enjoyed about our once-in-a-lifetime Tercentenary ⤵️

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06/24/2018

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On June 24, 2018 the 31st Masonic District of the MWPHGL of VA, members of the Order of the Eastern Star's 26th District, and friends celebrated St. John the Baptist Day. In addition to St. John's Day, we also celebrated three recipients as each was pinned for 50 years of continuous service to Prince Hall Freemasonry.
Photos by WAGP Gordon E. Chip Renfrow.

Attending the 31st Masonic District  St. John the Baptist Day Program.  We had the honor & privilege to recognize our tw...
06/24/2018

Attending the 31st Masonic District St. John the Baptist Day Program. We had the honor & privilege to recognize our two members for 50 years of Masonic Service: WPDDGM Richard C. Williams & WPM Joseph Stills! With WM McArthur Myers, SW James A Conway Sr., JW Meddie Goldie Mrmc Knox, Tres. Aaron Banks Sr., Sec Kent Carter, JD Kenzie Locke, Til Gregory Wright & WPM Tom Robinson. #universallodge1 #pha #princehall #freemasonry #delray #alexandria

Third Baptist Church’s, Alexandria, VA Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony: with WM McArthur Myers, SW James A Conwa...
06/23/2018

Third Baptist Church’s, Alexandria, VA Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony: with WM McArthur Myers, SW James A Conway Sr., JW Meddie Goldie Mrmc Knox, Secretary Kent D. Carter & Marshal Robert T. Johnson. This church was founded and built by hand for African Americans living in Alexandria during the Civil War by the Brothers of Universal Lodge. Its 1st Pastor was Rev. George Washington Parker (a Brother in Universal Lodge). It was indeed a honor and privilege to be apart of carrying the torch from those that came before us! /G\ #pha #thirdbaptistchurch #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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06/23/2018

WM McArthur Myers - Welcome & Recognition of Visitors #pha #thirdbaptistchurch #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony. With WM McArthur Myers, SW James A. Conway Sr., JW Meddie E. Knox Jr., Sec Kent D...
06/23/2018

Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony. With WM McArthur Myers, SW James A. Conway Sr., JW Meddie E. Knox Jr., Sec Kent D. Carter & Mar Teddy Johnson.

From WM McArthur Myers & the brothers of Universal Lodge #1. #pha #Fathersday2018 #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall...
06/17/2018

From WM McArthur Myers & the brothers of Universal Lodge #1. #pha #Fathersday2018 #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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WM McArthur Myers participating in the opening dedication of the Old Town Alexandria office of the National Breast Cance...
06/17/2018

WM McArthur Myers participating in the opening dedication of the Old Town Alexandria office of the National Breast Cancer Center, 277 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA. #pha #Georgewashingtonuniversity #gwu #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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Congratulations to the newly elected & appointed officers of Universal Lodge #1 2018-2019WM McArthur MyersSW James A. Co...
06/12/2018

Congratulations to the newly elected & appointed officers of Universal Lodge #1 2018-2019

WM McArthur Myers
SW James A. Conway Sr.
JW Meddie E. Knox Jr.
Treasurer: WPM Aaron L. Banks Sr.
Secretary: WPM Kent D. Carter
SD Richard D. Williams III
JD Kenzie O. Locke
SS Kimball D. Merriweather Sr.
JS Andre L. Potts
Chaplain: WPM James A. Hunter
Marshall: Robert T. Johnson
Tiler: WPM Gregory Wright
#pha #Delray #freemason #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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06/10/2018

With WM Kent Carter & SW McArthur Myers.
Outstanding event & congratulations to all of the honorees. Arlington Lodge #58 F&AM #fortitude #pha #Delray #freemason #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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With WM Kent Carter & SW McArthur Myers.Outstanding event & congratulations to all of the honorees. Arlington Lodge #58 ...
06/10/2018

With WM Kent Carter & SW McArthur Myers.
Outstanding event & congratulations to all of the honorees. Arlington Lodge #58 F&AM #fortitude #pha #Delray #freemason #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
#alexandria #arlingtonlodge58 #arlington #motivation #grind #entrepreneur #success #business #money #inspiration #work #love #goals #lifestyle #fitness #freemasonry #freemasonry #life #entrepreneurship #ambition #fashion #instagood

With WM Kent Carter & SW McArthur Myers.
06/09/2018

With WM Kent Carter & SW McArthur Myers.

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05/28/2018
The Reason Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

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Today, we pay tribute to those heroic patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice, who bravely rose up and fought for something greater than themselves, protecting a home to which they never returned. We honor their service, mourn their loss, and remember the families they left behind. 🇺🇸 #memorialday #neverforget #army #airforce #navy #usmc #coastguard #veterans #universallodge1

This is the real meaning of the holiday

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05/24/2018

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117 years ago today, Winston Churchill was initiated into Studholme Lodge (now United Studholme Alliance Lodge) No. 1591.

Not much is known about the ceremony itself, but we do have a fascinating and unique glimpse into the events from the autobiography of Charles Bigham, Viscount Mersey 📖

It reads: "... that month I was initiated as a free mason at Studholme Lodge (1591). While waiting for the ceremony I walked round and round Golden Square with Winston Churchill, another candidate..."

Churchill completed his second degree nearly two months later on the 19th July and was then made a Master Mason on 5th March 1902.

Were any of our followers initiated on this day? Let us know in the comments and how many years ago! ⬇️

#Freemasons

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05/22/2018

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Congratulations to the newly elected members of Universal Lodge #1, Alexandria, VA for the 2017-2018 Masonic Year.

- The Oldest Prince Hall Lodge in the Jurisdiction of Virginia

Worshipful Master: Kent D. Carter
Senior Warden: McArthur Myers
Junior Warden: James A. Conway Sr.
Treasurer: WPM Aaron Banks Sr.
Secretary: WPM Joseph Parker
Senior Deacon: Bro. Meddie Knox
Junior Deacon: Bro. Richard D. Williams III
Senior Stewart: Bro. Teddy Johnson
Chaplain: WPM James Hunter
Marshal: Bro. Kenzie Locke
Tyler: WPM Gregory Wright

Thanks to all of the brothers who visited tonight. /G\ #PrinceHall #Freemasonry #PHA #Freemasons #MWPHGLVA #Universallodge1

SW McArthur Myers attending our Grand Lodge Founder's Day Program.  #history #fraternity #universallodge1 #masonry #free...
05/21/2018

SW McArthur Myers attending our Grand Lodge Founder's Day Program. #history #fraternity #universallodge1 #masonry #freemasonry #freemason #va #delray #virginia #love #community #pha #princehall #princehallmasons #MWPHGLVA #mwphglva #alexandria #historic #architecture #artdeco #atmospheric #behindthescenes #brethren #brotherhood #camera #colourful #factoftheday #love #petersburg #potd

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05/20/2018

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Alexandria, VA - On 18 May, RWGD JD Spain, RWGD Neville Welch, DDGM CJ James, ADDGM A. Margues Pitre, PDDGM Cliff Johnson, PDDGM James Gordon, PDDGM(E) Spence, the WMs, Wardens, PMs, and brothers of the 31st Masonic District held their monthly meeting. In attendance were brothers with almost 50 years in Masonry as well as brother who were recently Raised.

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05/19/2018

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All members of Universal Lodge #1 send congratulations to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the occasion of their marriage, and wish them a long and happy life together!

The Royal Family #RoyalWedding #DukeofSussex #DuchessofSussex #universallodge1 #usa #london #england #uk #princeharry #meghanmarkel

All members of United Grand Lodge of England send congratulations to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the occasion of their marriage, and wish them a long and happy life together!

The Royal Family • #RoyalWedding • #DukeofSussex • #DuchessofSussex

https://www.facebook.com/UnitedGrandLodgeofEngland/posts/1690596297706219On behalf of all members of Universal Lodge #1,...
05/19/2018

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On behalf of all members of Universal Lodge #1, we’d like to congratulate HRH Prince Harry on being created Duke of Sussex! #theroyalwedding #uk #london #us #universallodge1 #HRH #PrinceHarry

On behalf of all members of United Grand Lodge of England, we’d like to congratulate HRH Prince Harry on being created Duke of Sussex!

The Royal Family • #RoyalWedding

05/18/2018

Monthly meeting of the 31st Masonic District. With WM Kent Carter, SW McArthur Myers & SD Meddie Goldie Mrmc Knox

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05/17/2018

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Born #OnThisDay in 1749 was Freemason Edward Jenner: the English physician and scientist who pioneered the world’s first ever vaccine 👨‍⚕️💉

Jenner is often called the father of immunology, and his work in preventing smallpox is said to have saved more lives than the work of any other single human.

Napoleon – who at the time was at war with Britain – had all his French troops vaccinated. Then at the request of Jenner, he released English prisoners of war and allowed their safe return home. Napoleon explained that he could not “refuse anything to one of the greatest benefactors of mankind”.

In 2002, Jenner was named in the BBC’s list of the 100 Greatest Britons.

Jenner was an active Freemason, serving in 1812 as Master of the Royal Lodge of Faith and Friendship No. 270, based in Berkeley, Gloucestershire. This lodge was regularly visited by the Prince of Wales – the future George IV – and was a lodge that was to become associated with the Jenner family.

Find out more about Jenner’s relationship with the Craft in this 2010 article from Freemasonry Today → bit.ly/2IH6NNB

As-Salaam Alaikum. Ramadan Mubarak. May this month be a blessing to every Muslim and a blessing to everyone who observes...
05/16/2018

As-Salaam Alaikum. Ramadan Mubarak.

May this month be a blessing to every Muslim and a blessing to everyone who observes it.
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Another great meeting. Thank you to RWGD JD Spain #58 & JW Lo Crowder #65 for visiting.#pha #arlingtonlodge58 #arlington...
05/15/2018

Another great meeting. Thank you to RWGD JD Spain #58 & JW Lo Crowder #65 for visiting.
#pha #arlingtonlodge58 #arlington #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there. Thank you for all that you do! May God continue to bless you and y...
05/13/2018

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there. Thank you for all that you do! May God continue to bless you and your wonderful families. #HappyMothersDay #mothers #hmd #moms #universallodge1 #God #divine #grace #alexandria #virginia #usa #godsplan #potd #family #sunday

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05/12/2018

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Today is #InternationalNursesDay 👩‍⚕️ so we’re looking back to when a key part of masonic history was caught on camera, as Her Majesty the Queen left hospital in 2013 👑

The distinctive belt buckle worn by the nurse shows that she trained at what was the Royal Masonic Hospital in London.

King George V and Queen Mary opened the Royal Masonic Hospital in 1933, and a School of Nursing was established there in 1948. It quickly gained a reputation for producing highly skilled nurses whose silver belt buckles became a distinctive honour amongst the profession 🏥

Visiting WM Trey Wilborn and Brothers of #142.#pha #Viewtree142 #warrenton #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princ...
05/10/2018

Visiting WM Trey Wilborn and Brothers of #142.
#pha #Viewtree142 #warrenton #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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Supporting our fraternity at the Lincoln Lodge #11 & Lincoln Chapter No. 242 Inaugural Joint Banquet. Congratulations!
05/07/2018

Supporting our fraternity at the Lincoln Lodge #11 & Lincoln Chapter No. 242 Inaugural Joint Banquet. Congratulations!

05/06/2018

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients & Arlington Lodge #58 for your dedication to our youth. Outstanding program! /G\ #pha #Arlingtonlodge1 #arlington #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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Supporting Arlington Lodge #58
05/06/2018

Supporting Arlington Lodge #58

On April 27, 2018 SW McArthur Myers supported the Northern VA Urban League’s 28th Annual Community Service & Scholarsh...
05/04/2018

On April 27, 2018 SW McArthur Myers supported the Northern VA Urban League’s 28th Annual Community Service & Scholarship Awards Gala. SW Myers played a pivotal role in bringing the Freedom House into the museum system. VA Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberburg & Former Alexandria Mayor Bro William D. “Bill” Euille were also in attendance.

The Northern Virginia Urban League (NVUL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, multi-ethnic, social service organization. Established in 1990, NVUL is one of 94 affiliates of the National Urban League, the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering minorities to enter and succeed in the social and economic mainstream. https://nvulypn.wildapricot.org
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WM Kent Carter, SW McArthur Myers, & RW Grand Director JD Spain (#58) meeting with Brother George D. Seghers, Executive ...
05/04/2018

WM Kent Carter, SW McArthur Myers, & RW Grand Director JD Spain (#58) meeting with Brother George D. Seghers, Executive Director, George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, Alexandria, Virginia (USA). All of the brothers are members of The George Washington Memorial Society. Of note, the brothers became the first Prince Hall Freemasons in recent history to be conferred as Charter Members. Special thanks to Bro Seghers for the exclusive tour /G\ 🎩 #pha #GWMNMA #georgewashington #georgewashingtonmasonicnationalmemorialassociation #universallodge1 #mwphglva #princehall #princehallmasons
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