• Remembering Jimmie Woods 1933-2020
    August 9th, 2020

    Brother Jimmie Woods has ascended to the Celestial Lodge above. 

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  • Lodge Centennial Pictures
    March 6th, 2020

    Coachella Lodge #476 just finished it's centennial celebration! Many thanks to the Grand Master Trauner and everyone who made this event possible. 

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  • Latest Trestleboard 
    February 23rd, 2020

    View our latest trestleboard newsletter for Coachella Lodge #476. Click the button below to view the lodge's most up-to-date trestleboard. Click the "Past Trestleboards" button to view our past newsletters.

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Masonic Glossary

** Courtesy of Grand Lodge www.freemasons.org ** Apron Leather aprons were worn centuries ago by stonemasons to protect their skin and clothing, as well as to carry their tools. Today, lambskin or cloth aprons, often elaborately decorated or embroidered, are worn by members as a symbolic connection to those medieval craftmen from which it is purported that we derive our Masonic tradition. Degrees of Masonry Indications of the level of membership and knowledge of Freemasonry principles. The basic degrees of Masonry are Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason. Freemason The word "free" was added to "mason" during the Middle Ages. The origin is uncertain, but may be related to stonemasons who worked as advanced stone carvers in "freestone." Grand Lodge The administrative body in charge of Freemasonry in a specific geographic area. The United States has Grand Lodges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Grand Master The elected leader of the Grand Lodge. In California, this position changes annually in October. Lodge This refers to both a unit of Masons as well as the room or building in which they meet. There are approximately 13,000 lodges in the United States. Mason A member of the Masonic fraternity. Master The elected leader of the local lodge; also the title a Mason acquires once he has completed the third degree of membership. Stated meeting The monthly lodge meeting to conduct regular business, receive new members, and vote upon the Application of Degrees. Temple Another name for a Masonic building. The word is used in the same sense that Justice Wendell Holmes called the Supreme Court a "Temple of Justice." Most California lodges now refer to their buildings as Masonic Centers. Youth groups Masonic organizations for young people that include DeMolay International for boys 12 to 21, Rainbow for Girls for girls 11 to 20, and Job's Daughters for young women 11 to 20.

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