A Message from the Master

Welcome to The Lodge of the Royal Secret.  We are the newest constituted lodge under the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, working under a charter granted on December 19, 2019 by Most Worshipful Paul F. Gleason.  We meet and operate in the Grand Lodge building in downtown Boston. Boston is home to some of the oldest Masonic lodges in the United States, indeed the world. We are the first new lodge in Boston in more than half a century. Our goal is to conduct to work of Freemasonry at the highest standard which our capabilities will allow and to treat every gathering of our Brothers as a formal event worthy of celebration. We meet monthly on the third Thursday.

Our Lodge is unique in the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, we are affiliated with the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Boston. The Scottish Rite is a fraternity of Brothers committed to going deeper into the highest principles, teachings, and ideals of the Masonic craft. I welcome you to explore our website and delve deeper into what we mean when we say, "Not just a Man. A Mason".

Timothy Ackerman



What is

Scottish Rite Freemasonry?

32° Scottish Rite Masonry expands upon the fundamental principles of Freemasonry, exploring Masonic teachings more deeply. Building upon the ethical and philosophical teachings of the blue lodge, Scottish Rite reveals a wealth of knowledge about Masonry not found in the other degrees. It seeks to enrich the philosophy of the Symbolic Lodge in order to help good men become even better.


What is

The Lodge of the Royal Secret?

The Lodge of the Royal Secret is a new Lodge in Boston. We meet on the Third Thursday of every month (except July and August). We were instituted with two purposes in mind, to focus on the work of the initiation process and to provide for a more direct and easier path for new men to become in involved in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. We invite you to explore joining our lodge.


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