Wisdom Lodge No. 202

What is Masonry?

Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization.  It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place.  For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.

Our Mission and Our Lodge

OUR VALUES Our Mission is guided by the enduring and relevant tenets of our fraternity–Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth– and our core values, which include: Ethics Our lives are based on honor and integrity, and we believe that honesty, compassion, trust, and knowledge are important. Tolerance The fraternity values religious, ethnic, cultural, social, and educational differences. We respect the opinions of others and strive to improve and develop as human beings. Personal Growth Our continuous pursuit of knowledge, ethics, spirituality, and leadership brings more meaning to our lives. Philanthropy We make a difference in our communities through charitable giving, community service, and volunteerism. Family We strive to be better spouses, parents, and family members and are committed to protecting the well being of members and their families, especially when they are in need. Freedom Masons value the liberties outlined in the U.S. Constitution and continually promote freedom of speech and expression, freedom to worship a Supreme Being in an individual way, and other important liberties. We believe it is our duty to vote in public elections and to exercise all of our liberties within due and proper bounds.

Rewards of Being a Freemason

Making True Friends

Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.

Improving Ourselves

Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.

Having an Impact

As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Wisdom Lodge No. 202, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.

Join Us

Wisdom is new but the number 202 represents the second oldest lodge in Los Angeles. Wisdom Lodge No. 202 was formed by the consolidation of Pentalpha No. 202, Westlake No. 392, South Park No. 563, Henry Knox No. 662, & William D. Stephens No. 698.

Wisdom Lodge membership is open to men 18 and older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being.  Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome. One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members – men must seek membership on their own initiative. Anyone is welcome to request information about the fraternity. If you are interested in applying for membership to our lodge, now is a good time to start.  Please contact us to schedule a visit during an event, or request more information.

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Upcoming events

December 18, 2019
December 25, 2019
January 1, 2020
January 8, 2020
  • January 8, 2020

    Jan Stated Dinner & Meeting.

    January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Social 6:30 pm
    Dinner 7:00 pm
    Stated Meeting 8:15 PM

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January 15, 2020
  • January 15, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    All lodges.
    Hosted by S. Pasadena Lodge

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January 22, 2020
  • January 22, 2020

    Officer's Practice: second degree

    January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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January 23, 2020
  • January 23, 2020

    Reception for Grand Standard Bearer

    January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    6:00 PM Social

    7:00 PM Dinner

    Parking available at 6:00PM

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January 29, 2020
February 5, 2020
  • February 5, 2020

    Feb. Stated Dinner & Meeting

    February 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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February 12, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by Wisdom

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February 19, 2020
  • February 19, 2020

    Officer’s Practice: first degree

    February 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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February 26, 2020
  • February 26, 2020

    Officer’s practice: first degree

    February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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March 4, 2020
March 11, 2020
  • March 11, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by S.Pasadena

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March 18, 2020
April 1, 2020
April 20, 2020
  • April 20, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    April 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    All Lodges
    Hosted by Alhambra

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May 6, 2020
May 13, 2020
  • May 13, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    May 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by Wisdom

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June 3, 2020
June 10, 2020
  • June 10, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    June 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by S. Pasadena

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July 1, 2020
July 8, 2020
  • July 8, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    July 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    All lodges
    Hosted by Wisdom

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August 5, 2020
  • August 5, 2020

    Aug. Stated Meeting (No Dinner)

    August 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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August 12, 2020
  • August 12, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    August 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by S. Pasadena

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September 2, 2020
  • September 2, 2020

    Sep. Stated Dinner & Meeting

    September 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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September 16, 2020
  • September 16, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    September 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by Wisdom

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October 7, 2020
  • October 7, 2020

    Oct. Stated Dinner & Meeting

    October 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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October 13, 2020
  • October 13, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    October 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    All Lodges
    Hosted by Pasadena

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November 4, 2020
  • November 4, 2020

    Nov. Stated Dinner & Meeting

    November 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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November 11, 2020
  • November 11, 2020

    Officer's School of Instruction

    November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by S. Pasadena

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December 2, 2020
  • December 2, 2020

    Dec. Stated Dinner & Meeting

    December 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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