By the Light of the Moon

"Stated Communications of this Lodge shall be held on Wednesday of the week in each month in which the moon is full."

Article I, Section 3 of Accacia Lodge No. 51 Bylaws. Adopted on Christmas Day, 1865.

Accacia Lodge holds its Stated Communications (i.e. Regular Meetings) on the Wednesday closest to the Full Moon, thus we are known as a "Moon Lodge." At the time of the lodge founding, this was for a two-fold purpose: One was for the benefit of those who did not have calendars and could tell when Lodge was to meet by watching the waxing of the moon. The second was that on most lodge nights they would be aided in their travel to and from lodge by the light of a bright moon.

Even with the addition of paved roads, street lights, automobiles, day planners and GPS, this is a custom the lodge has continued to this day.

List of Moon Lodges

If you have information about a lodge that meets on a lunar schedule or its history, please contact admin@accacia51.org

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NH | NJ | NM | NY | OH | OR | PA | RI | SC | TN | TX | VA | VT | WA | WV
Canada ON | PE

United States

Alabama

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Blacksher Lodge No. 593

Uriah Saturday before Full Moon

Arizona

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Gila Valley Lodge No. 9

Florence Monday on or before Full Moon

Arkansas

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Fine Springs Lodge No. 439 Fine Springs Friday on or before Full Moon
Summit Lodge No. 530

Winslow Monday on or before Full Moon

California

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Mariposa Lodge No. 24 Mariposa Saturday on or before the Full Moon
Harmony Lodge No. 164

Sierra City 1st Tuesday after Full Moon

Connecticut

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St. Paul's Lodge No. 11 Litchfield 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, except Wednesday preceding Full Moon in July and August
Putnam Lodge No. 46 South Woodstock Saturday on or before the Full Moon
St. Luke's Lodge No.48

Kent Thursday on or before Full Moon, except July and August

Florida

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Joppa Lodge No. 4 Fletcher Tuesday on or before Full Moon and 2nd Tuesday thereafter
Orange Lodge No. 36

Apopka Friday on or before the Full Moon and 2nd Friday thereafter

Illinois

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El Dara 388 El Dara 1st Tuesday on or before 1st Full Moon
Walpole Tuscan 630

Broughton Tuesday on or before Full Moon

Indiana

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Shawnee Lodge No. 129 Odell Saturday on or before Full Moon
Bridgeton Lodge No. 169 Bridgeton Saturday on or before Full Moon
Greensboro Lodge No. 175 Greensboro Tuesday on or before Full Moon
Hinkle Lodge No. 310 Cicero Tuesday on or before Full Moon
Pine Village Lodge No. 315

Pine Village Saturday on or before Full Moon

Kentucky

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Lewisburg Lodge No. 324 Lewisburg Last Saturday on or before Full Moon
Lockport Lodge No. 772

Lockport Thursday on or before the Full Moon

Maine

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Warren Lodge No. 2 East Machias Tuesday - Full Moon
Lincoln Lodge No. 3 Wiscasset Thursday - Full Moon
Cumberland Lodge No. 12 New Gloucester Saturday - Full Moon
Tyrian Lodge No. 73 Mechanic Falls Thursday - Full Moon
St. Paul's Lodge No. 82 Rockport Monday - Full Moon
Acacia Lodge No. 121 Durham Tuesday - Full Moon
Mt. Tir'em Lodge No. 132 Waterford Tuesday - Full Moon
Ocean Lodge No. 142

Wells Wednesday - Full Moon

Maryland

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Charity Lodge No. 134

Freeland 1st Saturday on or before the Full Moon

Massachusetts

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Cincinnatus Lodge Great Barrington Friday on or before each Full Moon
Corner Stone Lodge Duxbury Saturday on or before the Fulling of the Moon
Evening Star Lodge Lee Tuesday evening on or before the Full Moon
Fellowship Lodge Bridgewater Monday on or before the Full Moon
Hayden Lodge North Brookfield Wednesday on or before the Full Moon
Noquochoke Lodge Westport Saturday on or before the Full of the Moon
Wisdom Lodge

West Stockbridge Thursday evening on or before the Full Moon

Minnesota

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Accacia Lodge No. 51

Cottage Grove Wednesday the week of the Full Moon

Mississippi

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Beth Eden Lodge No. 205

Louisville Saturday on or before the Full Moon

Missouri

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Tyro Lodge No. 12 Caledonia Saturday on or before 1st Full Moon
Sparta Lodge No. 296

Sparta Friday on or before Full Moon

Nebraska

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Nemaha Valley Lodge No. 4 Brownville Wednesday on or before Full Moon
Solomon Lodge No. 10

Fort Calhoun 1st Tuesday on or before the Full Moon

New Hampshire

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Benevolent Lodge No. 7 Milford Tuesday on or before Full Moon
King Solomon’s Lodge No. 14 Elkins Wednesday before Full Moon except January and February
St. Peter's Lodge No. 31 Bradford Thursday on or before Full Moon except January and February
Evening Star Lodge No. 37 Colebrook Thursday week of Full Moon except July and August
Morrison Lodge No. 90 Northwood Monday on or before Full Moon except January & February, stated in December on 2nd Monday

New Jersey

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Brearley Lodge No. 2 Bridgeton Monday on or before the Full Moon
Hightstown-Apollo Lodge No. 41

Hightstown Friday on or after Full Moon

New Mexico

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Union Lodge No. 4 Wagon Mound Tuesday on or before Full Moon
Mimbres Lodge No. 10

Mimbres Saturday on or before Full Moon

New York

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Warren Lodge No. 32

Schultzville Thursday prior to Full Moon

Ohio

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Lodge of Amity No. 5 Zanesville Friday on or before the Full Moon
Clermont Social Lodge No. 29 Williamsburg Friday on or before the Full Moon
Leesburg Lodge No. 78 Leesburg Monday on or before the Full Moon
Western Sun Lodge No. 91 Wheelersburg Tuesday the week of the Full Moon
Montgomery Lodge No. 94 Montgomery Tuesday on or before the Full Moon
Thrall Lodge No. 170 Fredericktown 1st Tuesday on or before Full Moon
Doric Lodge No. 172 Deavertown Tuesday on or before the Full Moon
Snow No. 193 Harrison Saturday on or before the Full Moon
Lockbourne Lodge No. 232 Lockbourne Thursday on or before Full Moon & 2 weeks after
Stafford Lodge No. 300 Stafford 1st Monday on or before Full Moon
Unionport Lodge No. 333 Unionport Saturday on or before Full Moon
Portland Lodge No. 366 Oak Hill Thursday the week of Full Moon
Masterton Lodge No. 429 Lebanon Saturday on or before the Full Moon
Waterloo Lodge No. 532

Waterloo Wednesday the week of the Full Moon

Oregon

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South Umpqua Lodge No. 72

Canyonville Thursday on or before Full Moon of each month

Pennsylvania

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Bristol Lodge No. 25 Bristol Saturday on or before 1st Full Moon of the month, 3/25 to 9/25
Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 Athens Tuesday on or before the Full Moon
Evergreen Lodge No. 163 Monroeton Tuesday before Full Moon
Lafayette Lodge No. 194 Selinsgrove Friday before Full Moon
Warren Lodge No. 310 Collegeville Saturday on or before Full Moon
Adams Lodge No. 319 New Bloomfield Wednesday on or before Full Moon
Lehigh Lodge No. 326 Macungie Tuesday on or before Full Moon
Orrstown Lodge No. 362 Orrstown Thursday on or before Full Moon
Mifflinburg Lodge No. 370 Mifflinburg Monday on or before Full Moon
Howell Lodge No. 405 Honey Brook Wednesday on or before the Full Moon
Meridian Lodge No. 411 Enon Valley Thursday on or before the Full Moon
Slatington Lodge No. 440 Slatington Thursday before Full Moon
Middleburg Lodge No. 619 Middleburg Night before the Full Moon
Friendship Lodge No. 663

Fawn Grove Wednesday before Full Moon

Rhode Island

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Friendship Lodge No. 7 Chepachet Saturday on or before the Full Moon except July and August
Mount Moriah Lodge No. 8 Lincoln Friday on or before the Full Moon except July and August
Manchester Lodge No. 12 Coventry Friday on or before the Full Moon
Charity Lodge No. 23 Kenyon Thursday on or before the Full Moon in each month
Ionic Lodge No. 28

Greene Saturday on or before the Full Moon in each month

South Carolina

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Keowee Lodge No. 79 Pickens Thursdays on or before Full Moon
Calhoun Lodge No. 81

Pauline Tuesday on or following the Full Moon

Tennessee

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Charlotte Lodge No. 97

Charlotte Saturday on or before Full Moon

Texas

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Pine Hill Lodge No. 95 Pine Hill Saturday on or after the Full Moon
Anadahko Lodge No. 176 Whitney 1st Friday after Full Moon
Brahan Lodge No. 226 LaVernia Saturday on or before Full Moon
Salado Lodge No. 296 Salado Monday on or before the Full Moon
Florence Lodge No. 338 Florence Saturday on or after the Full Moon
White Rock Lodge No. 347 Waco First Wednesday after Full Moon
Caddo Grove Lodge No. 352 Joshua Monday on or before Full Moon
Iredell Lodge No. 405 Iredell Friday on or before the Full Moon
Rambo Lodge No. 426 Dripping Springs First Saturday on or after Full Moon
Chambers Creek Lodge No. 499 Ennis Saturday night on or before Full Moon
Loma Alto Lodge No. 544 Tilden First Saturday on or before the Full Moon
Camp San Saba Lodge No. 555 Katemcy Saturday on or before the Full Moon
Azle Lodge No. 601 Azle Saturday on or before Full Moon
Bluff Dale Lodge No. 724 Bluff Dale Saturday on or before Full Moon
Burke Lodge No. 833 Diboll Saturday on or before Full Moon
Hylton Lodge No. 884 Blackwell Saturday on or before the Full Moon
Chalk Mountain Lodge No. 894 Chalk Mountain 1st Saturday on or after the Full Moon
Hermleigh Lodge No. 987

Hermleigh 1st Monday on or after the Full Moon

Vermont

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Masonic Union Lodge No. 16 Troy Thursday on or before Full Moon (except January & February)
Meridian Sun Lodge No. 20 Craftsbury Wednesday in week of Full Moon (except January & February)
Rural Lodge No. 29 Rochester Wednesday week of Full Moon
Morning Star Lodge No. 37 Poultney Tuesday on or preceding Full Moon (except January, February & March)
Social Lodge No. 38 Wilmington Tuesday on or preceding Full Moon
Temple Lodge No. 54 Strafford Tuesday in week of Full Moon
Mount Moriah Lodge No. 96 East Wallingford Tuesday on or before Full Moon
Edward J. Wildblood, Jr. Vermont Lodge of Research No. 110

Rutland (for annual communication), varies for other meetings Tuesday on or following Full Moon in April, September & February

Virginia

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Arlington Lodge No. 102 Millers Tavern Friday on or before the Full Moon
Temperanceville Lodge No. 121

Temperanceville Tuesday on or before the Full Moon

Washington

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Steilacoom Lodge No. 2 Tacoma 1st Friday on or before Full Moon & June 24, December 27
Mount Moriah Lodge No. 11

Shelton Wednesday on or before Full Moon

West Virginia

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Eureka Lodge No. 40 Grantsville Saturday night on or before Full Moon
Huntersville Lodge No. 65 Huntersville Friday on or before Full Moon
Linden Lodge No. 83 Linden Saturday on or before Full Moon
Triluminar Lodge No. 117 Middleway Saturday night on or before the new and Full Moon
Burning Springs Lodge No. 132 Burning Springs Monday on or before Full Moon & St. John's Day (June 24th)

Canada

Ontario

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Rising Sun Lodge No. 85 Athens Thursday of Full Moon
Lancaster Lodge No. 207 Lancaster 1st Tuesday on or before the Full Moon

Prince Edward Island

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Mizpah Lodge No. 17 Eldon Thursday on or before every Full Moon