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Who are the brothers of St. John's lodge?

 

St. John's Lodge is not only the oldest duly constituted Lodge in the western hemisphere but it's also arguably the most diverse in terms of age, race and culture. From college students to retired businessmen, St. Johns Lodge embraces diverse brethren with whom to mentor and to lean on for advise and comfort as only true brothers can do. If you're wondering if St. John's Lodge is right for you, please reach out and let's set up a meet-and-greet. 

 
 
 

A Night At The Shooting Range

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THE HISTORY OF OUR BROTHERHOOD

Below is a short history of the Bunch of Grapes Tavern in Boston, MA which is important to freemasons because it is the location where Henry Price held the first duly and constituted freemasons lodge meeting in the Americas on Monday, July 30, 1733.

 

This video is based on a talk by Right Worshipful Bro. Walter Hunt regarding the history of the District Grand Lodge in Massachusetts. Someone asked him if the Grand Lodge was somehow involved in the Civil War. This is his short under 3 minute answer.

 

INFOGRAPHIC EXPLANATION OF THE HISTORY OF ST. JOHN’S LODGE

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A RICH HISTORY

 
 
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Manly P. Hall

Symbolism is the language of the Mysteries. By symbols men have ever sought to communicate to each other those thoughts which transcend the limitations of language.

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Albert Mackey

Freemasonry is a science of symbols, in which, by their proper study, a search is instituted after truth, that truth consisting in the knowledge of the divine and human nature of God and the human Soul.

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Carl H. Claudy

Freemasonry is 'veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols' because these are the surest way by which moral and ethical truths may be taught. It is not only with the brain and with the mind that the initiate must take Freemasonry but also with the heart.

 

Albert Pike

Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries

 

Aristotle

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

 
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A FREEMASON?

 

A Freemason means many things and each brother has his own lens with which to look through to discover what what it means to him. Some join Freemasonry because of its rich and colorful history. Other join because their fathers, grandfather, and great grandfathers were Masons and it's an opporunity to connect with their own family and their personal history. Still others join because they are looking for like-minded men who share their same values. As an added bonus, once a Mason it is a great way to meet other Freemasons when moving to a different city, state or even traveling abroad. It makes it easier to meet people when you have something in common. And Freemasonry is certainly that.

Freemasons are comprised of adult men (18+) of good character from every country, religion, race, age, income, education, and opinion. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, his faith, his country, and his fraternity.

What is the typical life of a Mason? It’s a question we get a lot from men who are deciding if they’d like to join the craft. The real answer is there is no “typical” life of a Mason. Masons come from all walks of life – from corporate CEOs to city bus drivers, from commodities brokers to auto mechanics. What unifies Masons is not where we come from or what we do for a living, but rather what we aspire to be.

Being a Mason is about a father helping his son make better decisions; a business leader striving to bring morality to the workplace; a thoughtful man learning to work through tough issues in his life.

Simply put, its about being the best man you can be. If this describes yourself, perhaps we should talk.