Cochran Lodge No. 271 Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons

Over 120 years of Freemasonry in The Plains Virginia.

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Lodges in the 3rd Masonic District:

November 2018 Cochran Lodge No. 271 was moved to Masonic District No. 4.

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November 2018 Cochran Lodge No. 271 was moved to Masonic District No. 4.

Masonic Women Groups

  • Virginia Amaranth The Order of the Amaranth is a social, fraternal, and charitable organization whose membership is open to both men and women with a Masonic affiliation. The Amaranth Diabetes Foundation is the primary philanthropic project.
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Masonic Youth Groups

  • Virginia DeMolay Open to young men age 12 to 21. DeMolay is an organization that helps young men develop a variety of strengths, such as leadership skills, planning, how to run a business meeting, and public speaking, while quietly building character in the process. These skills are taught indirectly through the various meetings, functions, and events held by the chapter. As they are doing the event planning, running their meetings or giving public presentations, the young men of DeMolay are developing tools that will serve them throughout their lives. DeMolay teaches other important lessons as well. In our chapters we teach the lessons of love for parents, reverence for sacred things, courtesy to all, comradeship, loyalty, clean living and patriotism. DeMolay is truly unique in what it offers to the young men of our world.
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Masonic Appendant Bodies

There is no higher degree than the Master Mason’s Degree or 3rd Degree in Freemasonry. The Master Mason’s Degree is the foundation of all appendant bodies associated with Freemasonry. However, there are many wonderful appendant bodies in Freemasonry that help and support charities throughout the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is with their help and support that we are able to raise more than 2.6 million dollars a day to help individuals with medical needs all over the world.

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  • Scottish Rite Alexandria, Va. The Scottish Rite is a Masonic organization that provides its members an opportunity to expand upon their knowledge of Freemasonry, to widen their circle of friends, and to serve humanity in unique ways. The Scottish Rite degrees are sometimes considered a "graduate course" in Masonic teachings because they amplify the philosophic teaching of the first three degrees and answer some of the questions raised in these blue lodge degrees.
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