Regular Meeting – Saturday, October 12, 2019

Topic:   Diluvian Origins: The Influence of the Noahide Flood Myth of Craft Masonry

Diluvian Origins is a comparative study of worldwide flood mythologies. It explores the similarities between various oral traditions and cultural memories of catastrophic flood events, demonstrates the linkages between the Noahide flood myth and the York Craft Guild system, and examines historical records that imply the story of Noah was at one time a central theme in early 18th century Masonic Third Degree rituals.

Presenter: Companion, Bro.  Jason Richards

Brother Jason Richards is a Past Master of Acacia Lodge No. 16 in Clifton, VA and a member of The Colonial Lodge No. 1821 in Washington, DC. In addition to his work as a host of the weekly podcast and YouTube show The Masonic Roundtable, Jason is a writer, editor, and speaker on Masonic topics, having written for The Midnight Freemasons, as well as The Voice of Freemasonry in the District of Columbia. He lives in Fairfax, VA with his wife, son, two cats, and ever-expanding collection of bow ties.

Meeting Location:  
Birmingham Masonic Center
10800 Edmonston Road
Beltsville, MD  20705

**(home to St. Alban Birmingham Lodge #233 AF & AM and Terrapin Lodge#241 AF & AM)

Directions are available by clicking this link. Parking is available on the premises.

Lunch at 12:00pm noon: $20 payable at the door

Meeting and Presentation at 1:00pm  

RSVP:  Please contact the Secretary at or 571-242-3403 to confirm your attendance Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Thank you!

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