Limited Dispensation

(Refer to Section 1.95 and Edict 1-1996 located in the Methodical Digest)


This Limited Dispensation form is to be filled out by the current DDGM only!  Fill out this form to change a Lodge's stated or called communication, which will be emailed to you as an attachment PDF document. You can then forward it to the Worshipful Master and to the Grand Lodge of Virginia.

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Below is a sample Limited Dispensation that gets emailed to you. The bold text is what gets populated automatically for you when you fill out the online form.



Sec. 1.95. Questions of Masonic Law or Usage Shall be Submitted to the Grand Master Only Through the District Deputy Grand Master. — Except in matters of emergent necessity, no Lodge, or member of a Lodge, shall submit any question of Masonic law or usage to the Grand Master, except through the District Deputy Grand Master, and he may answer the question with his decision thereon, or at his option, forward the same with his opinion and views thereon to the Grand Master for his decision. The District Deputy Grand Master is not empowered to issue dispensations for any purpose. However, he may grant limited dispensations to approve changes of meeting days, dates, and times caused by adverse weather or other local conditions as specified in Edict 1-1996. He may also grant limited dispensations to approve changes in meeting days, dates, and times caused by schedule conflicts between subordinate Lodges for, but not limited to, visits of the Grand Master, Area Leadership Conferences, and Ritual Schools conducted by the Grand Lecturer or his representative. (1999)