Blinded By Darkness “Too Blind To See”, given by Worshipful Eric Konohia, 33°, was definitely thought provoking! A great amount of esoteric knowledge was giving on the Badge that we all wear! The most important message coming out of this lecture was “Are You Mason, Or Are You An Impostor”

On Thursday, May 14th, Widow’s Son #7 will be hosting it’s 5th installment of the “Let There Be Light” Lecture Series. With the closing of the Masonic Temple, the Lecture Series has moved to the Virtual Temple (Zoom Meetings). The Lecture Series is designed to increase the sharing of Masonic Information and Knowledge to the Craft, presented by a diverse group of the Masonic World’s well known lecturers and historians. 

This month’s presentation,The Philosophical Elements of the Circumpunct, will be given by PM Jon Ruark of the Patriot Lodge No. 1957 Grand Lodge of VA. 

For more information or questions, please contact:
WM Matt Williams (202) 294-5587
SW Brian Brock (484) 809-1049
JW Brian Williams (757) 909-0508

Brothers of Widow’s Son Lodge No. 7 enjoying The Georgiana Thomas Grand Chapter’s (GTGC) 2020 Charity Inaugural Ball. An afternoon of fellowship, awesome food, and dancing all while benefiting charitable endeavors. It’s always a pleasure listening to the uplifting words given by Grand Worthy Matron Eunice Dingle.

Brothers, Family, and Friends – I pray this communication finds you and yours healthy, safe, and maintaining a peace of mind. As COVID-19 continues to present uncertainty on when we will return to a “new normal”, we care too much about your safety to throw a physical party at this time. We are cancelling the Masquerade Ball on June 6th.

Widow’s Son Lodge No. 7, along with the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, participated in the 39th MLK Day Parade on Monday, January 20, 2020. The starting point will be Anacostia Park and the ending point is St. Elizabeth campus.

The D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade was conceived in 1977 by the late Dr. Calvin W. Rolark, founder of The Washington Informer and co-founder of the United Black Fund, along with his wife, the late Ward 8 Councilmember Wilhelmina J. Rolark, Esq., and the late Ralph “Petey” Greene, a community activist and radio personality. Thanks to these three renowned civic leaders, the District of Columbia was one of the first jurisdictions in the nation to hold a parade honoring Dr. King following his untimely death on April 4, 1968. It helped in the effort to establish a national holiday in Dr. King’s honor and today it reinforces the work being done by government agencies, community non-profit organizations and private citizens to promote peace and non-violence locally and around the world.

The parade began in 1979, six years before Kings’s birthday became a federal holiday. Across the nation and the world, Dr. King’s life and legacy is commemorated by a day of service and promoted as “A Day On and Not a Day Off”. The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade symbolizes the need to continue Dr. King’s work and reinforces the idea reflected in his words, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” Those who believe in Dr. King’s message are considered members of the Coalition for Peace and are invited to join the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Parade every year.

WM Matthew Williams presenting Wor. James Morgan, III with certificates of appreciation.

Worshipful James Morgan, III did an outstanding job in providing the Craft information on the Origin of Prince Hall Origin. You can view the entire lecture below

Congrats to Worshipful Master Matthew Williams on being awarded the Senior Warden of the Year Award for the 2019 Masonic Year. Also a big congrats to PM William Thompson and PM Ramon Washington for their Superior Service Awards.

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at our Regular Stated Communication at 7:00 pm at the Masonic Temple on 1000 U. Street, Washington, DC 20001, the 2nd installment of the Widow’s Son Lodge No. 7 “Let The Be Light” Lecture Series, will feature Worshipful James Morgan, III will be presenting a lecture on The Origin of Prince Hall Origin.

In the spirit of charity this Thanksgiving holiday, Widow’s Son Lodge No. 7 had the opportunity to provide 30 Turkey Baskets to needy families for the the US Dream Academy, assisted the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of DC provide meals for more than 300 DC Seniors, 8 Turkey Baskets to families at Rehoboth Baptist Church in SE DC, 8 Turkey Baskets to families at Bald Eagle Recreation Center in SE DC, and donated over 100 can goods along with helping the Dunn Foundation pass out Turkey Dinners to more than 500 families.