W.M. Gregory J. Knott
St. Joseph Lodge No. 970 (IL)
|Naval Lodge No. 4|
|Unique winding staircase|
|Naval Lodge No. 4 Lodge Room|
|Beautiful vaulted ceiling with starry sky above|
|Naval Lodge altar featuring three books of faith|
It was a great visit and the brethren of Naval Lodge should be commended for reinvigorating their lodge membership and preparing this historic lodge for another 207 years of Freemasonry. Should you find yourself in Washington D.C., Naval Lodge meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday’s at 7:30pm with dinner served before the meeting at 6:30pm.
I'd like to thank Bro. Gregory J. Knott for sharing this story with us--I've been pestering him for a long time to write a piece. He has the opportunity to travel quite a bit, and always visits Masonic Lodges during his travels, and other places of interest to Masons. He always has great stories to tell--and great photos, too. Greg has agreed to become a regular contributor to The Midnight Freemason. I think you'll enjoy both his photographs, and the stories he has to tell about the places he's visited. I'm looking forward to this partnership--Greg's going to take us to a lot of interesting places.
Greg is the Worshipful Master of St. Joseph Lodge No. 970 in St. Joseph, Illinois and a plural member of Ogden Lodge No. 754, and Homer Lodge No. 199. Greg is also a charter member (and Secretary) of the soon-to-be chartered Illini High Twelve Chapter No. 768 in Champaign-Urbana (IL)--a little project he and I have been working on for some time. Greg is also very involved in Boy Scouts--an Eagle Scout himself, he serves the Grand Lodge of Illinois as their representative to the National Association of Masonic Scouters.