Reid James Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership
The Reid James
Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership was named after Right Worshipful Reid James
Simmons, Past Grand Lecturer for the Grand Lodge of Virginia.
Right Worshipful Brother Simmons exemplified the core values of Freemasonry through
Masonic ritual and education for many years to a great number of
Entered Apprentices, Fellowcrafts, and Master Masons throughout
Virginia. He held countless Schools
of Instruction across the face of our Commonwealth, and, as the
custodian of our ritual, he
insured its purity, the accuracy of our knowledge of it,
and dedicated himself to
improving the ritualistic ability of every Master Mason
and officer in our Grand Lodge. For more information on Right
Worshipful Reid Simmons please read his full
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The Reid James
Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership
is open to
all Master Masons who are looking to improve their Masonic
ritual and education. We offer services in regards to
teaching the ritual by Instructors that have many years of
experience in Freemasonry. So if you are looking for a
place to perfect your ritual, learn our symbolism or education
then fill out our registration form and join us in the summer at
our Boot Camp for Virginia Masonry. Every summer (August)
the Reid James Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership is held. This year it is being held at the Best Western Plus Waynesboro Inn and Suites Conference Center, located at 109 Apple Tree Lane, Waynesboro.
information about times and courses being offered please click
on the schedule or contact Right Worshipful Jonathan Mark Mills, Grand Provost.
Masonic Leadership and Correspondence Courses
Committee on Masonic Education and Publications proudly presents
this program on self-improvement to all Master Masons within the
Grand Jurisdiction of Virginia. This program has been developed
to assist the individual Mason, as well as the Blue Lodge.
The Committee is responsible for fostering Masonic education. A
well-rounded Mason will use this program as but one method of
improving himself. Taken together with the Grand Lodge
Leadership Conferences, Training for the Subordinate Lodge
Officer, educational offerings at the Reid James Simmons Academy
of Masonic Leadership, "Area Mini-Conferences," the educational
opportunities afforded by your District Educational Officer and
your Lodge Educational Officer, and other programs and
publications offered by the Committee, it is hoped that we may
enlighten good Brethren, so they may excel as tomorrows
leaders of this gentle Craft.
What do we teach, and
why do we teach it? Ritual has been practiced before the
United States was a country. Before George Washington and
a few other Masons stood their ground against tyranny and in
justice. They stood for freedom and the rights for all men
to be created equal in the eyes of God and man. Ritual is a
very important part of Virginia Masonry for the reason it
teaches us all why it is important to seek more light in
Masonry. Enlightened men tend to be charitable and solve
problems through reason. Our ritual helps good men to
become better men.
something if we are not going to live Masonry daily? It's
not enough to memorize our ritual. We need to understand the
allegories and lessons that are taught through our ritual.
To understand why good men should meet on the square and part by
the plumb. Why we should always seek more light in
a way of life for good men, who want to improve themselves.
We are looking for a few good men that want to dwell in peace,
live in harmony, and help our communities to be a better place
for all men to dwell in unity. Faith, hope, and charity
are not just some words that we use to impress people.
They are the principles by which good men should live their
lives. How we should treat our fellow men, more especially a
So, if you are
interested in seeking more light in Masonry then please come to
the Reid James Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership. You will not be disappointed with the most
excellent ritual and education by some of the best Instructors
throughout the State.