Welcome to the website of Sunrise Lodge No. 783, where our motto “Lux ex Tenebris” (“Light from Darkness”) is not just another catch phrase – it’s our relentless pursuit.

What you’ll find here will pretty much answer any questions, whether you’re already a member of Sunrise; a member of another lodge looking for information about us; or someone looking to join Freemasonry in general. Most if not all queries can be found here. Below is a thumbnail-sketch on how to do just that.

If you’re already a member of another Lodge and want to learn more about Sunrise in general, whether it’s our history, a visit, or looking to relocate you’ll find this under the “About Us” tab on the main-menu, or (Click Here).

If you are thinking about joining Sunrise Lodge; becoming a Freemason; trying to find out what this fraternity is all about, et cetera, you’ll find most general questions answered under the “FAQ’s” on the main-menu above, or (Click Here).

If you’ve already familiarized yourself with Freemasonry and have made the decision you want to be part of this grand fraternity you’ll find what is required to begin that process in earnest under the “Become One” tab on the main menu, or (Click Here).

For those wondering if there are any “Famous Freemasons,” let’s just say there are far too many to list on this site. That “list” is ever evolving and growing across the web.

However, just like anything, when it comes to the “web” there are a lot of different sites claiming to “know” something that are suspect in their claims at best, and outright incorrect or specious at worst. Bearing that in-mind here are two sites that may help.

First, there is one from the publisher Wiley of “Freemasons For Dummies” by Christopher Hodapp. A quintessential must read for anyone (i.e. Members and/or non-members alike) looking for in-depth, common language explanations to relative questions, with straight answers pertaining to the fraternity and its many intricacies. You’ll find that list by simply clicking (Here).

Second, you may also want to visit the current “Wikipedia” listing for a more exhaustive list, all the while remembering Wikipedia is an “open source” platform, meaning – it’s susceptible to well-meaning but often times erroneous, if not outright specious misinformation. You can view them directly by simply clicking (Here).

With that said, on behalf of the officers and members of Sunrise Lodge No. 783, we both welcome and thank you for your interest.

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Stated Meeting Update


With the recent increase of Covid cases in the area, the stated meeting for October 20th is cancelled. The next meeting will be held on November 3rd which is also the annual meeting and elections. Stay safe everyone!

Brian Gardner
Worshipful Master

A Special Year and Milestone

As Masons return to “work” everywhere, it should be noted, that another very special group returns to their “work” which every Mason should applaud, endorse and support. That group is, Job’s Daughters.

This year (e.g., 2020) marks their 100th anniversary since founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick in Omaha, Nebraska in 1920. They take their teaching from the story of Job and his trials, and in particular, to a reference in the 42nd Chapter which says…

“And in all the land were no women found so fair as the Daughters of Job.”

More can be found about this wonderful organization by browsing their main website by clicking (Here)


You can visit the “Grand Bethel of Ohio” by simply clicking (Here)

Congratulations to our own very special, Bethel No. 69 and here’s to another 100!

Special Announcement

A hardy congratulations is well in order to two members of Sunrise Lodge No. 783.

The Valley of Columbus, for the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (NMJ) has awarded Brothers Jon-Scott A. Allen and Daniel K. Rannebarger the distinct honor to receive the 33º on August 31, 2021, in Cleveland Ohio.

Please be sure to congratulate them when appropriate for this well deserved honor.

Website Update

A Google calendar for upcoming events or meetings has been added to the site, you’ll find it on the “EVENTS” page.

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Special Meeting Update


I am reaching out with a quick reminder that we are holding a special this evening (August 25th) at 6:30PM for the purpose of degree work. In order to provide our candidates with a good impression, I ask that those attending please wear appropriate attire (coat and tie).

Brian Gardner
Worshipful Master

Stated Meeting Update


Grand Master Newton has recently issued an edict concerning meeting during the Covid outbreak. The edict bases meeting protocol on the Ohio Public Safety Advisory System. Counties in Ohio that are level 3 status (red) are permitted to hold meetings at the discretion of the Worshipful Master. If the county reaches level 4 (purple), all in-person meetings are to stop. Up to date information can be found on the Ohio Department of Heath website. 


We are currently at level 3 in Franklin county and are therefore able to continue meeting.

All members who attend lodge will be required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.

Brian Gardner
Worshipful Master

Stated Meeting Update


We will not be going dark during the summer and will have stated meetings the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Our next stated meeting will be Tuesday, July 21.

In order to adhere to the health and safety guidelines, please wear a face covering and be prepared to sit six feet apart.

There will be no meals or refreshments so please plan accordingly.

Brian Gardner
Worshipful Master

Stated Meeting Update

The latest edict from Grand Master Newton allows for in-person Lodge meetings to resume beginning June 10th. With that said, we will hold our stated meeting on June 16th.

In order to adhere to the health and safety guideline of social distancing (6 feet), I am limiting attendance to officers, and invitations only for the time being.

Please understand that our lodge room will fill up quickly with members sitting 6’ apart. We need to be in compliance in order to continue meeting.

We will also be suspending lodge meals until further notice so please plan accordingly.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Brian Gardner
Worshipful Master

Stated Meeting Update

Via the Grand Lodge of Ohio, Grand Master Keith W. Newton:

“Following the announcement from Governor Mike DeWine on June 4, 2020, I am pleased to announce Ohio Masonic meetings and activities may resume on June 10, 2020 if Responsible Restart Ohio guidelines are adhered to…”

Please visit The G.L. website for the full letter and explanation and/or consult Worshipful Master, Gardner for any further details.