Grand Master


Most Illustrious Companion Philip J. Palmer, Jr.
Grand Master – 2023-2024

Philip Palmer, Jr was introduced into masonry by my father Philip Palmer Sr., who sponsored and initiated him into St. Georges Lodge No. 2506 (EC) while serving as the Worshipful master.

He affiliated to Fiat Lux Lodge # 1717 DC, in 1997 and had the distinction of serving as the head of its three bodies starting as the Worshipful Master of the lodge in 2009, High Priest of Fiat Lux Chapter # 19 in 2010 & Thrice Illustrious Master of Fiat Lux Cryptic Council # 9 in 2011. He’s also had the honor of serving as an appointed Grand Lodge Officer in the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.

He had the honor of being elected as the Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the District of Columbia for the 2017 Capitular year.

He’s a member of the DC Scottish Rite, Valley of Washington Orient of the District of Columbia where he had the honor of being elected to receive the Inspector General Honorary 33° Degree in September, 2021.  He’s also had the distinction of serving as the Venerable Master of Kadosh of the Albert Pike Consistory in 2015 including serving as the past chairman of the KCCH club (Red Caps). He currently serves as the Director of the 18th degree, “Knights of Rose Croix” in the DC Scottish Rite.

He currently resides in Bowie, MD with his wife Glennis and 3 children: 2 sons and 1 daughter.