MASONIC INFLUENCES IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY

MASONIC INFLUENCES IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY

– Lafayette, French liaison to the Colonies, without whose aid the war could not have been won, was a Freemason.

– The majority of the commanders of the Continental Army were Freemasons and members of “Army Lodges.”

– Most of Washington’s Generals were Freemasons.

– The Boston Tea Party was planned at the Green Dragon Tavern, also known as the Freemasons’ Arms, and “the Headquarters of the Revolution.”

– George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States by Robert Livingston, Grand Master of New York’s Masonic lodge. The Bible on which he took his oath was from his own Masonic lodge.

– The Cornerstone of the capitol building was laid by the Grand Lodge of Maryland.

Freemasonry in Movies: Tombstone

As the webmaster for Monroe Lodge 27 (my mother lodge) A friend at our breakfast on Saturday told me to look for a guy with a freemasonry symbol in the movie Tombstone Low & behold look what I found

Tombstone Freemasonry

 

 

tombstone Freemasonry1

AM I A BUILDER?

AM I A BUILDER?

I watched them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town.

With a ho-heave-ho and a lusty yell,
They swung a beam and the sides fell.

I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled
And the kind you would hire, if you had to build?”

And he gave me a laugh and said, “No indeed,
Just common labor is all I need.

I can easily wreck in a day or two
What other builders have taken a year to do.”

And I thought to myself as I went my way,
“Which of these roles have I tried to play?”

Am I a builder that works with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square.

Am I shaping my deeds to a well made plan,
Patiently doing the best I can?

Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,
Content with the labor of tearing down.”

THE TOAST TO THE VISITORS

THE TOAST TO THE VISITORS

Tonight I have the pleasure
To all I must confess
To Give to you this toast
To Our Visitors and Our Guest

The fellowship that you bring tonight
Is something that can’t compare
You know we like to see you
And glad that your always there

The Harmony, the chat and jokes we have…
With our old and new found friends
We wish it could last for hours
And somehow never end.

But ……. all good things must come to an end
And we go our separate way
We hope you enjoyed yourself tonight
And return again someday

And now I ask the members
To raise a glass in cheer
To toast to all our visitors
Who Supported us this year.
By Mike Bauer

Thanks for visiting the page

UP IN THE WORLD

UP IN THE WORLD

The lodge with the highest meeting place on the globe is Roof of the World Lodge No. 1094, of Oroya, Peru. The elevation of the lodge room in the Andes Mountains is 14,167 above see level. The closet competitor in the United States is Corinthian Lodge No. 35 at Leadsville, Colorado elevation about 10,200 feet.

MOON LODGES

A century ago thee were more than 3,000 Masonic lodges which can be described as “Moon Lodges”; in 1954 there were fewer than 500. These lodges meet on the day of the full moon for practical reasons; the brethren had light to travel by at night. There may have been some symbolic meaning also. The advent of electricity, street lights, and the automobile made the reason for meeting on such nights antiquated through unique. Many Grand Lodges now require lodges to meet on fixed days of the week.

What Masonic Penalities Are Enforced?

 

 

The only penalties known to Freemasonry are reprimand: definite suspension from membership; indefinite suspension from membership; and expulsion from the Fraternity. To these must be added that intangible penalty which comes to any one who loses all or part of his reputation. Other penalties suggested in the ritual are wholly symbolic are not now and never have been enforced. They were legal punishments in the middle ages, designed with special reference to the religious beliefs of the time that an incomplete body could not “rise from the dead”; that a body buried in unconsecrated ground (as between high and low water mark) could not ascend into heaven. Some Grand Lodges offer an interpretation of the ritualistic penalties, in order to be sure the initiate understands the symbolic character of these otherwise difficult phrases.

Masonic symbolism

 

Zoeterwoude’s Heineken Brewery and the Masonic symbolism

Zoeterwoude, Netherlands. Located in the province of South Holland, the small town of Zoeterwoude has a population of about 9000 inhabitants. What gives the special character of this area is the Heineken Brewery (the main factory of the Dutch beer company).

Apparently, nothing can get us thinking about Freemasonry. But a closer look from space will indicate a different symbolism of this brewery.

masonicpressagency.blogspot.ro/2013/04/zoeterwoudes-heineken-brewery-and.html?m=1

A few miles from Zoeterwoude we find the town of Lieden where there are working three Masonic Lodges of which Vertu Lodge #7 (Grand Orient of the Netherlands) is the largest and oldest. This Lodge was founded in 1757 and is one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in the Netherlands.