Welcome to the website of the Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons, of Virginia.
Our Mission is to teach and perpetuate a way of life that promotes the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God and to assist Lodges to grow and prosper.
Our Vision is to be the premier organization composed of men of integrity and character, who are honest, true to their word, have a strong belief in God, are devoted to family, charitable in their community, and courteous and helpful to each other.
Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in existence. Written records about the Order date back to 1390. Freemasonry is a charitable organization. Masonic organizations in North America collectively contribute well over 2.7 million dollars every day to charities throughout North America.
The Grand Lodge of Virginia has over 37,000 members and over 300 constituted Lodges throughout the Commonwealth. Our Organization is a worldwide Fraternity of more than 4.7 million members.
To become one you must ask one - in order to join our Fraternity, you must be a good man who has a strong belief in God. Our membership is open to men of good character who would like to get involved in charity.
We are NOT a religious order, but we have a strong belief in a God and follow his rule and guide in life. Our members are very active in their churches, and we encourage them to get involved with their religion as it is a way for good men to improve themselves through their teachings.
Freemasonry is a social organization that promotes charity, esteem, and love for each Brother and their families. We build a network that is worldwide to support each other in time of need. We serve our country, promote peace, and help others in need.
Now for the real "Secrets of Freemasonry" and why there is so much controversy throughout the world regarding our Fraternity. We are a "Band of Brothers," who will help each other in time of need. Brother Washington had his Brethren with him at Valley Forge when he helped free this country, as did Brothers Wilson, Truman, and both Roosevelts when we fought againt evil tryannts in World Wars I and II. We have served and fought in every war when our country has called on us to protect our freedoms and way of life.