Worshipful Master’s Message
Welcome to the 2014 Masonic year. Harmar Lodge No.390 is approaching our 150th Anniversary of making Good Men Better. Harmar Lodge along with the York Rite bodies built our Temple where many Masonic organizations meet. Hardly a day goes by without some type of fellowship.
I encourage you to attend our functions as we support the Brotherhood ever remembering “Charity for All Mankind”.
If you are wishing to become a Brother we encourage you ...Continue Reading →
Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely recognized fraternal organization in the world. Founded in London, England in 1717, its current worldwide membership totals 3.6 million members, 1.6 million of which are in North America. With 120,000 Masons and 530 local Lodges, Ohio has one of the largest Masonic memberships of any state in the country.
As a ...Continue Reading →
I have been doing some soul searching lately. The question about which I have been opining is: Why did I become a Freemason? There are many reprehensible reasons for joining, but also many admirable reasons. Most of us will have more than one answer to this question; some good, and some not so good.
In my travels, I have seen those who think it is similar to the Boy Scouts, and try to collect “merit badges.” ...Continue Reading →
March 26, 2013
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American Union Lodge No. 1 Free & Accepted Masons would like to invite Masons and Non-Masons, alike, to visit the new masonic website at http://www.MariettaMasonicBodies.com/americanunion1. The site is a great source of information and local history about American Union Lodge No. 1 as well as a great ...Continue Reading →
A Tale of Two Cities starts of with: “It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.” This seems to be a apt description of Freemasonry today. I hope and pray that we can concentrate upon the best of these times. I will not pontificate further at this time, so this will be a short posting.
Our inspection in the EA degree will be at 10:00 AM, March 23, 2013, with food ...Continue Reading →
This is my third posting, and I have no idea whether any one has seen any of them. Please brethren let me know which ones you have seen. You can email me at email@example.com. When I was first placed in the oriental chair, I thought my greatest support should come from the past masters and my officers — in that order, — but now I see that the support that I need most is from the “white ...Continue Reading →
I hope none of you looks here for answers, because you will only find questions and opinions.
At the stated December communication, we had some enthusiastic (spirited) discussion about what changes are needed to revitalize freemasonry. It is my opinion that the current need for change was precipitated by previous changes. Freemasonry was once a thriving institution.
During this discussion, a distinction was made between quality and quantity. It was suggested that our ...Continue Reading →
First I would like to thank my brethren for allowing me to serve as their Worshipful Master for the coming year. I hope to place an article each month on our website; this is the first.
I do not know why any of you decide to become freemasons, but as for me there was a long family tradition of freemasonry. I am a Lewis Mason, as was my father before me, but my primary reason for ...Continue Reading →