Robert Burns Lodge No. 127 A.F. & A.M.

 Meetings of Robert Burns Lodge No. 127 are held at Round Rock Masonic lodge on the fourth Saturday during the months of June, August, October, January, March, & May. Upon the conclusion of formal lodge business, members assemble for an evening of harmony and fellowship to include dinner and a Masonic discussion. Appropriate attire for Robert Burns’ members is black tie or Highland dress, while coat & tie are acceptable for visitors.

 “A Texas Lodge with a Scot’s Accent”

This motto is unique to Robert Burns Lodge and refers to our own nuanced brand of traditional Masonry built on a strong foundation of ritualist excellence, elegance of dress, and a dining experience designed to enlighten and promote fellowship among brethren. To honor our namesake, Robert Burns Lodge also incorporates bagpipe music and poetry readings from the canon of Brother Robert Burns where appropriate.

 

Our Traditions

June Festive Board

This festive board is conducted over dinner and follows an adapted German ritual with banquet tables arranged in a U-shaped configuration and a seating order designed to promote structure and fellowship. The Robert Burns Festive Board includes the tradition of Masonic Fire--a series of toasts to our country & fraternity each followed by a formal battery and Vivat salute.

Lecture Series

Once a year, Robert Burns Lodge offers its members and guests access to a top-level Masonic scholar, selected from an international pool, and invited to lecture on a Masonic topic of symbolic, esoteric, or historical significance.  The Annual Robert Burns Lecture is the primary responsibility of the Worshipful Society of Past Masters on behalf of the Lodge. 

Robert Burns Lecturers:

Sixth Lecture - W:. Bro:. J.W. David L.G. Clarke, LVO
District 2nd Grand Principal, District Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Barbados & Eastern Carribbean, SC
 Hon. 1st Grand Standard Bearer, Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland
"Caribbean Freemasonry in the Three 'Home Country' Constitutions

Fifth Lecture - W:. Bro:. Robert L. D. Cooper
Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Library and Museum
"Early Scottish Catechisms & Traditions" 

Fourth Lecture - Dr. Norman Ramsey, PhD, FSA Scot.,
  Grand Superintendent of the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Perthshire
"Rosslyn Revisited"

Third Lecture - M:.W:. Wilbert M. Curtis
  Grand Master of the M:.W:. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas & Jurisdiction
assisted by R:.W:. Frank Jackson, Grand Junior Warden & Hon. Willie High Coleman, Sr., PGSW
"Prince Hall Freemasonry in Texas"

Second Lecture - Bro:. Jay Kinney
Author of The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth About the Symbols, Secret Rites, and History of Freemasonry
"The Masonic Myth"

Innaugural Lecture - W:. Bro:.Pierre G. "Pete" Normand
Former Editor of The Plumbline, Fellow of the Texas Lodge of Research, & Blue Friar #99
"Traditional Freemasonry"

January Burns Night Celebration

Our Annual Masonic Burns Night features a traditional Burns Supper complete with a formal bagpipe parade and ceremonial Address to the Haggis. Members and guests are served an authentic Scottish meal and enjoy an evening of celebration with proper honors extended to the United States of America, Grand Lodge of Texas, & Masonic brethren all.