In days of old, when streetlights were few and headlights had not yet been invented, many rural Lodges met according to the light of the moon so that members traveling at night could safely see their way home.
Twelve Lodges still hold the lunar tradition of meeting by the light of the moon! This is your opportunity to visit them.
Several years ago, the Grand Lodge office began issuing the Masonic Moonlight Journey Certificate. The premise is to encourage Brothers to travel all across the state of Ohio visiting these wonderful Lodges that hold true to this lunar tradition. Once you’ve visited a Lodge, the Secretary affixes their Lodge seal and date of your visit on the certificate. This repeats until you’ve visited all twelve of the Lodges.
The miles are many and the hours are long to complete this journey. When you’re finished, the Brothers you’ve met and the places you’ve seen make it well worth it!
Here are the full moon dates for 2023: January 6th, February 5th, March 7th, April 6th, May 5th, June 3rd, July 3rd, August 1st, August 30th, September 29th, October 28th, November 27th, and December 26th.
|SW||1||Montgomery #94||7790 Cooper Road||Cincinnati||Tuesday on or before|
|SW||1||Snow #193||213 George Street||Harrison||Saturday on or before|
|SW||6||Clermont Social #29||136 N. Third Street||Williamsburg||Friday on or before|
|SW||7||Leesburg #78||364 W. Main Street||Leesburg||Monday on the week|
|SW||7||Western Sun #91||11800 Gallia Street||Wheelersburg||Tuesday on or before|
|SE||12||Portland #366||113 E. Main Street||Oak Hill||Thursday on the week|
|SE||12||Waterloo #532||St. Rt. 141 in Village||Waterloo||Wednesday on the week|
|SE||17||Doric #172||SR 555, 1 Block South of SR 669||Beavertown||1st Tuesday on or before|
|SE||18||Masterton #429||30635 Lebanon Road||Lebanon||Saturday on or before|
|SE||18||Stafford #300||30237 St. Rt. 145||Stafford||First Monday on or before|
|CEN||19||Thrall #170||16 E. Sandusky||Fredericktown||Tuesday on or before|
|NE||24||Unionport #333||3451 County Hwy 39||Bloomingdale||Saturday on or before|
Please contact the Grand Lodge office at 614-885-5318 to start your Masonic Moonlight Journey today!