Phoenix Lodge No. 1001 - محفل فينكس ١٠٠١
Phoenix Lodge No. 1001 was chartered in 2010, being one of the first lodges in Lebanon to work under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia and operates in English.
The phoenix is a mythological bird which is reborn every few centuries from the ashes of its preceding form. In ancient Greece and Rome, the phoenix was associated with Phoenicia, modern day Lebanon. The symbol of the phoenix is associated with the sun, a key symbol in Freemasonry. Similarities to the phoenix exist in several cultures under different names: the Arabian anqa (عنقاء), the Hindu garuda (गरुड) and bherunda (भेरुण्ड), the Russian firebird, the Persian simorgh (سیمرغ), the Georgian paskunji, the Turkish Konrul (also called Zümrüdü Anka ("emerald anqa")), the Tibetan Me byi karmo, the Chinese Fenghuang (鳳凰) and zhu que (朱雀), and the Japanese hō-ō (鳳凰).*
Phoenix Lodge has many brethren of varying ages and backgrounds. We pride in our diversity and take it to heart to always meet on the level at 7 pm every third Tuesday of the month. Social functions follow after our meetings.
Business attire (dark suit and tie) for Lodge Members and visiting Brethren is a must.
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Would you like to visit us?
If you are a brother mason in good standing you are most welcome to visit us. Please contact our Brother Secretary to find out more!
Our doors are always open to visiting Brethren!
*Sources: Garry, Jane; El-Shamy, Hasan (2005), Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature