We, the members of the Most Worshipful United Grand Lodge, Ancient and
Accepted Freemasons, believe in the preservation of the Ancient Landmarks
and Customs of Freemasonry. We believe in the existence of the "Grand
Architect Of The Universe", and we know that He has blessed our undertaking.
The Volume of Sacred Law is present on our Altar for All Meetings.
All candidates for membership must also profess a belief in Deity ( The God
of his choice, referred to by His name) and, are obligated in the presence
of the "Volume Of The Sacred Law". Without a religious context, or a true
belief in Deity, a Masonic oath is nothing more than a hollow declaration or
We began our present journey in the winter months of 2007, out of necessity
and a sincere passion to be true to our obligations as Master Masons.
After much research and many meetings, we decided to form this Most
Worshipful Grand Lodge. In accordance with Ancient Customs and Regulations
as defined in Andersonís Constitution, three legally constituted and
warranted lodges joined to form the Most Worshipful United Grand Lodge,
Ancient and Accepted Freemasons, State of Illinois and its Jurisdiction. We
consecrated this Sovereign Masonic Grand Body on January 19th,
2008 whereby new charters were issued to St. James Lodge #355, Yahkin Lodge
#381 and Chicago Lodge # 826. That same day, a charter was issued to the
Most Worthy Faith Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Adoptive Rite, which
in turn issued charters to their subordinate chapters.
Most Worshipful United Grand Lodge experienced new growth, and increased
enthusiasm as Willie D. Reeves Lodge #3 joined our Masonic Family on 20
Our first Grand Session commenced on June 20th, 2008 and the
Grand Lodge was opened, in session. The following day we proceeded with our
elections whereby Brother Larry Spears was elected and installed as the
first Grand Master. Soon thereafter, the Grand Chapter elected Sister Cindie
Hollman as their first Grand Matron.
Since our inception, we have taken great care to maintain our mission of
creating A Grand Masonic Lodge that exists for its members, not vice versa.
We believe we are obligated to relieve the distress and suffering of the
less fortunate.. All lodges and chapters have ongoing charitable activities
throughout the Chicago land area.
We believe that the Grand Lodge should serve to give direction to the Lodges
and not act as an oppressor.
We believe that the Lodges should be allowed to govern themselves without
interference, barring any deviation from the Landmarks of Masonry, the laws
of the United States of America , the State of Illinois and/or our Grand
We believe that the dues and assessments paid to the Grand Lodge should be
minimal, allowing the Lodges to conduct their business without financial
At present, there exists eight Warranted Lodges, Yahkin Lodge #381, St.
James Lodge #355, Chicago Lodge #826, Gabriel Lodge #101, Hazaq Lodge #360,
Trinity Lodge #1033, Hosea Lodge #689 and, in honor of our Illustrious
deceased Brother, Willie D. Reeves III Lodge #3.