The BATTLEFIELD LODGE No. 61 will be hosting their annual SCOTTISH 3rd DEGREE/ROBBIE BURNS SUPPER
The BATTLEFIELD LODGE No. 61 will be hosting their annual SCOTTISH 3rd DEGREE/ROBBIE BURNS SUPPER on SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020
Sandy MacMillan - Fifty years a Mason
The 346th Regular Meeting of Wellington Square Lodge #725 A.F. & A.M in the Province of Ontario was held on the 10th of October 2019 at the Burlington Masonic Hall. At this meeting, Bro. Alexander Harvey MacMillan (known to us as Sandy), received his well deserved recognition of 50 years of faithful service to the Craft. His family was in attendance.
V. W. Bro. Norm Staryk's Investiture with Grand Lodge Regalia
V. W. Bro. Norm Staryk received his Grand Lodge Regalia at The Barton Lodge No. 6.
225th Anniversary of The Ancient St. John's No. 3
On August 9th, 2017 The Ancient St. John's Lodge No. 3 (Kingston) celebrated their 225th Anniversary.
Hamilton District A Charity Table Lodge
Hamilton District A Charity Event - Table Lodge - Ceremony of The Seven Toasts.
The Buchanan Lodge Centennial Celebration
The Buchanan Lodge cordially invites you and your companion to attend our 100th Anniversary
Fraternal Visitto The Barton Lodge No. 6
On Wednesday, March 13th The Barton Lodge No. 6 hosted ST. John's Lodge No. 35 (Cayuga) and Temple Lodge No. 324 (Hamilton).
Official Visit to Buchanan Lodge No. 550
R. W. Bro. Robin J. Colville on his official visit to Buchanan Lodge No.550
Compassionate Message, Masonic Service & Celebration of life for R. Wor. Bro. David G. MIDGLEY, District Deputy Grand Master (DDGM), Hamilton District ‘A' 2015.
The W.M., Officers & Brethren of Westmount Lodge No 671 A.F. & A.M., G.R.C. in The Province of Ontario, Instituted 1952, request that you join us on Tuesday, December 11th., 2018 at 257 Mohawk Rd. West for a Masonic Service & Celebration of Life of our brother, R. Wor. Bro. David G. Midgley, DDGM, Hamilton District ‘A' 2015.
Westmount Lodge No.671 Installation
Installation of the officers of Westmount Lodge
51st Annual Meeting of Second Wednesday Lodges
On October 30th members of The Barton Lodge No. 6, Harmony Lodge No.57, Claude M. Kent Lodge No. 681 and Meridian Lodge No. 687 met at the Ancaster Masonic Temple. This was the 51st meeting of these four lodges from Hamilton District A, B, and C.
Meridian Lodges were the hosts for this event with the work being organized by Claude M. Kent with their Master W. Bro. Dave Connell sitting in the Chair of King Solomon for the confering of the Second Degree.
Amalgamation of Harmony Lodge No. 57 and Enniskillen Lodge No. 185
The attendees at the Amalgamation of Harmony Lodge No. 57 and Enniskillen Lodge No. 185.
Front Row: R. W. Bro. David J. Cameron (Deputy Grand Master), M.W. Bro. Paul E. Todd (Grand Master) R. W. Bro. Les Vass (D.D.G, M. Hamilton District B) and R.W. Bro. Frank Thompson (Grand Senior Warden).
The Barton Lodge No. 6 Donates to The Ronald McDonald House (South Central Ontario)
The Barton Lodge No. 6 makes a $5000.00 donation to The Ronald McDonald House (South Central Ontario)
Grand Lodge 2018
Hamilton District A at Grand Lodge.
60 YEAR PIN
On June 14, 2018, V.W. Bro. Howard F. Walters received his 60 year pin at Union Lodge No. 7.
R. W. Bro. William A. Atkinson - 50 year pin
On June 5, 2018, three members of Moore Sovereign Consistory drove to Amherstburg, ON. to attend the celebration of honouring R. W. Bro. William A, Atkinson upon receiving his 50 year pin at Thistle Lodge No. 34. R.W. Over many years, Bro William A. Atkinson has been a big supporter and contributor to Moore Sovereign Consistory. His son, R.W. Bro. William M. Atkinson is an Officer of Moore and is presently the 1st. Lt. Commander.
Waterdown Lodge No. 357 Official Visit
Waterdown Lodge No. 357 Official Visit. The members of Waterdown Lodge with the Accompanying Lodge Burlington Lodge No. 165, current District A Masters and current Grand Lodge Officers.
St Claire Lodge No. 135 Official Visit
On April 5th, 2018 R. W. Bro. Eric Marshall made his official visit to St. Claire Lodge No. 135. It was a great evening of fellowship at the Banquet and following the meeting. St. Claire conducted flawless Fellow Craft Degree. It was a great evening.
PRINCE HALL MASONS
Why did Prince Hall Masons set up Grand lodges in Canada? Was it because of a racial problem?
Dundurn Lodge No. 475 Official Visit
On Monday, March 5th R. W. Bro. Eric Marshall made is Official Visit to Dundurn Lodge No. 475.
W. Bro. John Scott installed as Master of Waterdown Lodge
On Tuesday, February 20th W. Bro. John Scott was Installed as Master of Waterdown Lodge.
Claude M. Kent Installation
Claude M. Kent No. 681 Officers, Installing Board and Grand Lodge Officers.
Deputy Grand Master David J. Cameron visits Burlington Lodge No. 165
A Special Evening on January 3rd as R. W. Bro. David J. Cameron and a host of Grand Lodge Officers attended the regular Meeting of Burlington Lodge No. 165.
Robert Burns as a Freemason
ROBERT BURNS as a FREEMASON
Robert Burns was initiated an Entered Apprentice in Lodge St. David, Tarbolton on July 4th (ironic date) 1781, at the age of 23. His initiation fee was 12s 6d, and paid on the same date
Burns in the meantime was passed to the degree of a Fellowcraft, and raised to the Degree of Master Mason on October 1, 1781. The Lodge record book, according to James Mackay's "Burns" reads as follows:
Robert Burns in Lochly was passed and raised, Henry Cowan (ironic name!) being Master, James Humphrey, Senior Warden, Alexander Smith, Junior Warden, Do., Robert Woodrow, Secretary, James Manson, Treasurer, and John Tannock Taylor and others of the brethren being present"(119).
Trafalgar Lodge No. 712 Installation
The Installation of W. Bro. Ken Harrower on December 14th, 2018 at Oakville Masonic Hall.
Many Versions of Where We Come From
A call for Masons to consider Some of the Many Versions of where we have come from.
Beginning of Freemasonry in Canada
Major Erasmus James Philipps (April 23, 1705 – September 26, 1760) was a soldier and political figure in Nova Scotia. He was a member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1759 to 1760. He arranged the Cape Sable Campaign during the French and Indian War.
He became a FREEMASON while working on a commission to resolve boundaries in New England and, in 1739, became provincial Grand Master for Nova Scotia; Philipps founded the first Masonic Lodge in Canada at Annapolis Royal.
The lodge established in 1738 was the first lodge established in what is now the Dominion of Canada, and was the fifth in order of precedence of lodges chartered from Massachusetts.”
During King Georges War, Major Philipps looked after providing accommodation and supplies for the troops during the Battle of Grand Pré (1747). He survived the French attack and returned to Annapolis Royal. When the provincial legislature was reorganized in 1749, Philipps was named to the new Council.
He arranged the Cape Sable Campaign during the French and Indian War. He was elected to the provincial assembly in 1759 but died in office of apoplexy in Halifax the following year at the age of 55.
FREEDOM of the LODGE
A paper provided by the Committee on Protocol and Etiquette Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario - Feb. 2016.
MASONIC LODGES in CUBA
A Visit to Masonic Lodges in Cuba
It is said that, during Cuba's revolution, Fidel Castro took refuge in a Masonic lodge, and so has never shut down the fraternity there as other regimes have done. According to the 2010 List of Lodges-Masonic, the tiny island nation today has 316 lodges, with more than 29,000 members. May 29, 2010
OKLAHOMA MASONIC INDIAN DEGREE TEAM
Around the year of 1948 there was a group of Oklahoma Indians that got together to put on some Masonic Degree work. It was very well received by those who witnessed the effort. In 1950 , part of the 1948 group decided to form the Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree Team. Every year since, the Team has travelled all over the U.S. and Europe to put on the Maser Mason Degree.
THE RIFLE & THE APRON
Some of the history of Military Lodges in Canada
RAMESES LEGION of HONOUR UNIT (LOH)
RAMESES SHRINE CENTRE
LEGION OF HONOUR UNIT
STALAG MASONS – FREEMASONRY IN THE GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS 1939 – 1945
UNITED MASTERS LODGE NO. 167 LODGE OF MASONIC EDUCATION
Auckland, New Zealand (Copied with permission)
Union Lodge No. 7 Lays Remembrance Day Wreath
W. Bro. Sean Straughan, Worshipful Master of Union Lodge No. 7, lays a commemorative wreath at Grimsby's Remembrance Day Ceremony, held Saturday November 11, 2017.
Lodge of Loyalty #358 Installation Menu Card 1894 (Bermuda)
Thanks to R.W. Jeff Baker (32°) for sharing the following:
The attached scan is of the 1894 Loyalty Lodge #358 Installation Menu Card which has just been received from a PM of a Southampton (England) lodge who found it under the floorboards of a house that he was renovating in Portsmouth (England). The original card’s size (folded) is 41⁄2” x 61⁄2”.
In those days Loyalty’s installation took place at Ireland Island, Bermuda on the Saturday immediately before Christmas. Note the reference to the Festival of St John (the Evangelist … actually 27 December, “St John’s Day in winter”). [In times gone by, Scottish Lodges were termed “St. John's Masonry”; indeed, the Grand Lodge of Ireland still holds its annual installation on 27 December.]
It seems that at that time our Brethren were much more musical than we are now, judging from the printed songs: the Blessing, the Queen (Victoria) and the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII of Memorial Hospital note, who had been Grand Master since 1875).
I hope that you find the attachment interesting.
Yrs S & F
V J Williams
V. W. Bro. Wayne Taylor - 50 yr. Mason
V. W. Bro. Wayne Taylor Receiving his 50-year Lapel Pin and Certificate.
Campbell Lodge No. 603 Installation
W. Bro. James Cunningham was Installed as Worshipful Master of Campbell Lodge No. 603 on Saturday, November 11th, 2017.
The Origin of Free Masonry
This information may be freely given to Masons, however the following recognition is requested.
The information contained in this educational paper was taken from the following books:
From the many papers put forth by Quatuor Coronati Lodge
The Freemason’s Guide and Compendium by Bernard Jones
Mackey’s Masonic Encyclopedia
The Freemason at Work by Harry Carr
The following presentation was compiled by V.Wor. Bro. Barry D. Thom P.M. Lodge McLeod #27
Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador (updated Dec. 2011)
The Knights Templar and Freemasonry
The Knights Templar were formed circa 1119 A.D. This was just after the First Crusade, when a French Nobleman, Hugues de Payens, collected eight of his relatives, who were also Knights, and formed the Order.
Trafalgar Lodge No. 712 Official Visit
Some of the brethren present at Rt. W. Bro. Eric Marshall's Official Visit to Trafalgar Lodge No. 712 on Thursday, October 12th.
London Freemasons Donate Air Ambulance
London's Air Ambulance's appeal for its second helicopter has received a £750,000 boost from the London Freemasons.
Re-dedication Ceremony for P.C. (Bro. David Gregory.
Re-dedication ceremony for P.C. (Bro.) David Gregory and 6 other fallen officers of Hamilton/Wentworth Police Service.
The Three Pillars
The Three Pillars Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty.
D.D.G.M.'s Official Visit to Oakville 400
Rt. W. Bro. Eric Marshall's Official Visit to Oakville 400.
Fraternal Visit to Dundurn Lodge 475
Rt. W. Bro. Eric Marshall (D.D.G.M. Hamilton District A), W. Bro. Drew Maddison and the members of Dundurn Lodge 475 on the occasion of Rt. W. Bro. Marshall's fraternal visit.
Today in Masonic History we present Free Born.
Brant Lodge No. 663 Installation
Brant Lodge no. 663 Installing Board, September 18th 2017.
Hamilton District A Fall Meeting
On Saturday September 16th The Fall Meeting of Hamilton Masonic District A was held at the Burlington Masonic Temple.
A Life in a Day
Today in Masonic History we present A Life in a Day.
The Barton Lodge's Fellowship Fridays
The Barton Lodge No. 6 G.R.C. started a Fellowship Friday Luncheon at the Scottish Rite this August. Attendance has grown every week. We hope this will grow even more and continue on in the fall.
The 162nd Communication of Grand Lodge 2017
The Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Canada In The Province of Ontario held July 18th - 20th, 2017.
The Barton No. 6 Visits Washington Lodge (Buffalo)
The Barton Lodge and Washington Lodge No. 240, Grand Lodge of New York have been conducting fraternal visits for over 100 years. On Thursday, June 8th members of The Barton traveled to Buffalo to take part in Washington Lodge's Open Installation.
Homecoming for Right Wor. Bro. Tom Wills at Coronation Lodge
Approximately 140 Brethren attended Wor. Bro. Thomas A. Wills homecoming to his Coronation Lodge No. 502 in Smithville, ON. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Rt. Wor. Bro. Larry Hinkley's Homecoming
On May 23rd Beach Lodge hosted the Homecoming for Rt, Wor, Bro. R, Larry Hinkley
Beach Lodge 369 Installation
Installation of W. Bro. Mark Kapitan attended by M. W. Bro. Allan J. Petrisor, Rt. W. Bro Paul Todd D.G.M. and several members of the Board of General Purposes.
How to be a great IPM
A Handbook for IPMs
How to retire gracefully.
What will Lodges of the future look like?
Freemasonry will undoubtedly be smaller – fewer members in fewer lodges. This is not your typical gloom and doom prediction. It is the natural cycle which we have seen time and again throughout our history.
49th Meeting of The Second Wednesday Lodges
Second Wednesday Lodges : The Barton Lodge #6, Harmony Lodge #57, Claude M. Kent Lodge #681 and Meridian Lodge # 687.