ABOUT Bro. Christopher L. Hodapp

He is a Past Master of Broad Ripple Lodge #643 and of Lodge Vitruvian #767, Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Indiana. He is a member of Delaware Lodge #46 in Muncie, Indiana, and an honorary member of Ancient Landmarks Lodge #319 and Logan Lodge #575, both in Indianapolis, and African Lodge #459, Prince Hall Affiliation, in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is a member of Indianapolis Chapter #5 Royal Arch Masons, Indianapolis Council #2 Cryptic Masons (Royal and Select Masters), and Raper Commandery #1 Knights Templar. Chris is a 32 Mason in the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Valley, and a charter member of Allied Masonic Degrees Imhotep Council #434. He is also member of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Murat Oasis in Indianapolis, and the Madison County Shrine Club in Anderson, Indiana. 

He is a member of the Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research, the Philalethes Society, the Southern California Research Lodge, the Iowa Research Lodge No. 2, the Scottish Rite Research Society, the Grand College of Rites of the United States of America, and the Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle.

 Chris is the editor and a co-author of "Laudable Pursuit: A 21st Century Response to Dwight Smith", and is a member of the
Knights of the North, a Masonic leadership organization. He has written for Masonic Magazine, Templar History, and the Indiana Freemason magazine on both Masonic history and current practices, and has reported on Masonic customs in the UK, France and elsewhere.
He is a moderator for Hiram's Forum, a Masonic internet project of the Grand Lodge of Indiana, an Indianapolis Masonic Temple Board representative, a member of the Grand Lodge Technology Committee, and chairman of the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education.

He has received the Grand Master of Indiana's Award for distinguished service in bringing the Masonic Angel Fund program to Indiana in 2003; the President's Award from the Philalethes Society in 2003; the Distinguished Service Medal from the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of Indiana in 2006; and the Duane E. Anderson Excellence in Masonic Education Award from the Grand Lodge of Minnesota in 2006.

He is a member of the Rosslyn Chapel Trust, the Heartland Film Festival, the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana Historic Landmarks Foundation, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, and a lifetime member of the Indiana Railway Museum.
Chris is an alumnus of Brebeuf Jesuit High School in Indianapolis. He has attended Indiana University, the University of Southern California, Los Angeles Valley College, California State University at Northridge, and Indiana/Purdue University at Indianapolis.
He has spent more than twenty years in advertising as a commercial filmmaker for Dean Crow Productions, editing more than 700 commercials, music videos and feature films. He has written scripts for corporate and non-profit clients, and his voice has appeared in many television and radio commercials.

He is also the author of the monthly feature, A Pilgrim's Progress: Rustic Tales of an Organic Greenhorn in Texas Home Gardener Magazine. He and his wife Alice, an author in her own right, are approaching their 30th year of being positively besotted with each other, and in their copious free time, they own and manage an apartment complex in Anderson, Indiana. They live with their very French poodle, Wiley, in Indianapolis.

His  book
Solomon's Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C. is available from Ulysses Press.

His newest book, The Templar Code For Dummies, co-written with Alice Von Kannon, is due in stores July 2, 2007

Ann Arbor Masonic Temple - October 25, 2007 - Photos By Bro. Mitch Ozog



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