Alba EmblemAlba Lodge No. 222

Lodge Alba No. 222 is an observant lodge in Washington, D.C., chartered under the Grand Lodge, F.A.A.M., of the District of Columbia. It is the first lodge in the jurisdiction to be created specifically as an observant lodge. The simplest explanation of what that means is that the lodge strives to be purposely formal in every aspect of its operation: ritual, education, dress, and dining.

The focus of the lodge is more philosophical than social, more educational than philanthropic, more aesthetic than bureaucratic. We believe that a serious approach to these aspects of the Craft is what was intended by the historical founders of speculative Freemasonry. Decorum is maintained at all times, in an atmosphere that is both reverent and rewarding.

Music and lighting are implemented throughout the ceremonies of the lodge, in both the ritual and the entirety of the evening.

Alba meets at the Georgetown Masonic Temple (1212 Wisconsin Avenue NW). Its stated communications are six times per year, scheduled on the fourth Sunday of January, March, May, September, October, and the first Sunday of December. The lodge tyles promptly at 5:00 PM. Always check the About Alba page for exact dates of meetings, and to keep track of any changes.

Meetings of the lodge are followed by a formal dining event which we call a Harmony. Visitors are welcome, but should notify the lodge in advance of their desire to attend, by using the Next Meeting link at the bottom of the site. [The cost for visitors to attend the Harmony is $20.00, to be paid to the Secretary.]

Visiting brethren are requested to be clothed in dark suit and tie. Members of the lodge are to wear white tie and tails.