Family Day 2018

The season has changed to fall.  The air is (kinda, sorta, maybe) starting to cool down.  The Home just crowned it’s new King and Queen (congratulations Ed and Paula!)  That can only mean one thing…Masonic Family Day is just around the corner. To the uninitiated, Masonic Family Day is an annual celebration of all things…


Merry Christmas!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In lieu of a post this week, I want to share the video we made to celebrate Christmas and the 2016 year.  We hope you enjoy!


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Fear Not this Transition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When the Masonic Home was founded, Benjamin Harrison was serving as the 23rd President of the United States.  Since then, the United States has had 20-some odd Presidential transitions.  There is always seems to be a certain degree of uncertainty that comes with each transfer of power.  Not so much is that uncertainty about whether…


Tommy Checks In

Worshipful Tommy Hayes, Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Home Ambassadors checks in with a guest post today! Hello Brothers and Friends, There are certainly some things in life that we will never fully understand, or appreciate, until we experience them, personally. The Crown Jewel of Virginia Freemasonry is very much like this. As Virginia…


Giving Tuesday

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Although the first day of fall is September 23, it never really feels like we’re in autumn until Halloween rolls around, especially this year, when it has felt like an extended summer.  Nevertheless, we are barreling toward the end of the Masonic Year, with the Grand Annual Communication next week.  We will have our annual…


Founders Month

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]October is Founders Month in Virginia Masonry, and so I want to share with you a little about the founders of the Masonic Home of Virginia.  A more detailed history can be found here. There are two versions of the Masonic Home of Virginia.  Its first iteration is the Home for children.  In the 1870s…