250th Anniversary Celebration, and Other Recent Events

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Masters Lodge has been busy this past year, but you wouldn't know it from visiting our blog! Dear readers, while we've been talking amongst ourselves, it's past the time for us to fill you in. Our 250th anniversary celebration is now less than a month away, and dinner reservations are due (as I write this) next week. I've posted the flyer at the top of this post with more information.

In addition to our Monday night stated communications, we've hosted a number of social events in the past few months. I wanted to share with you some photos from these occasions.

St. Patrick's Parade Day Luncheon, Saturday, March 17th, 2018

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New years Eve, Sunday, December 31st, 2017

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The "Bull Moose party," Saturday, December 16th, 2017

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We're looking forward to hosting more events and letting you know about them in the future!

On Masonic Fellowship

"MASONRY is an earnest fellowship of tried and true men, cognizant of human failures in the past, conscious of human limitations in the present, and animated by the loftiest human aspirations for the future. That Mason who best understands the real, the esoteric meaning of our gentle philosophy, is best equipped to further the highest ideals of brotherly love, relief and truth, for which Masonry stands.

The sleeping giant of Masonry is awakening at last. The Spirit of Masonry is permeating the Mighty Fellowship, arousing them to the call of humanity in a time of trial, the like of which this generation of the Sons of Men had never thought to face."

By Bro. John Lewin McLeish, Ohio

AN ADDRESS BEFORE THE
HYDE PARK MASONIC CLUB

The Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Here's a few pictures from Day Three of the Statewide Preservation Conference hosted by: The Albany Masonic Temple. This conference brought together hundreds of historians, preservationists, and others from throughout New York State, and is a forum for sharing ideas, networking, and celebrating successes in preservation efforts. Many thanks to all who helped make this conference a success, and to all those who attended!!

Returned Home

Just in time for our 250th anniversary!

This is our  1868 Centennial Chart, a visual representation of the first 100 years of Freemasonry in Albany, New York. It was discovered in the attic of Mrs. Lucille Canter of Greensboro North Carolina and presented to us in honor and memory of her husband Mr. Lewis A. Canter senior 32nd degree Master Mason of Guilford Lodge number 656 Greensboro North Carolina.

This donation was arranged with pleasure and honor by Colonel Charles A. Jones United States Marine Corps Reserve (Retired) Master Mason of Greensboro lodge "Old 76"

 

A Night of Reflection with the Masters Men

December 07, 2015

A recital of brother Franklin Delano Roosevelt's December 7th speech on the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day  with the men of Masters Lodge by brother Erik Dollman.

"Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God." 
- Brother F. D. Roosevelt

Masons work to clean Park

Under the Direction of Brother Brendan Boyle and the Guidance of the City of Albany, Masters Lodge held a park cleanup day. We met for breakfast and had a great time putting our collective hands together to make quick light work out of an otherwise full day job.

 Over 15 Brothers came out and made quick and easy work for the parks fall cleanup. We are all excited to come back in the spring!

Over 15 Brothers came out and made quick and easy work for the parks fall cleanup. We are all excited to come back in the spring!