Indiana Freemason 200th Anniversary Tribute Rifle
Own a piece of history as Indiana Freemasonry celebrates 200 years in the State of Indiana. This special edition Henry Silver Golden Boy 22 Rifle is being custom made for any Freemason or gun collector in honor of Freemasonry in Indiana since January 12, 1818. Contact the Grand Lodge of Indiana to place your order at: www.indianafreemason.com. On the Indiana Freemason home page there are two links; 1) for more information and 2) a link to order a rifle.
Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to all brother's who have birthdays in November and December 2018.
If you have a birthday during the month of December 2018, attend lodge to receive your birthday gift. You must contact the Lodge Secretary the week prior to attending so that we can have your birthday present ready.
Contact Mike Baber, lodge secretary, for a Masonic license plate application: email@example.com or call (317) 313-8733.
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If you know a brother Mason who has not attended lodge for some time, invite him to lodge. Lodge 669's Stated Meeting is the 1st Monday of the month, dinner starts at 6:30 pm and work starts at 7:30 pm. Ask a good Man to Become a Mason and to join us in lodge.
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Indiana Grand Lodge History Bytes:
Indiana was admitted to the union in 1816. At a meeting at the Schifield House, in Madison, Indiana, the Grand Lodge was constituted, January 12, 1818. The most important step in the formation of the Grand Lodge was the adoption of the Illustrations of Masonry, published by Brother Thomas Smith Webb, for the government of the Grand Lodges. Much of our monitorial work is taken directly from that publication.
A Freemason said:
"Not all Masons are obligated on the Christian Bible. Masonry is universal and men of every creed are eligible for membership so long as they accept the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man. Therefore, the candidate should be obligated on the Book of the Sacred Law which he accepts as such since his obligation is a solemn and binding one." - George Washington
Words may Show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning. - Benjamin Franklin
The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. - Douglas MacArthur
Don’t find fault, find a remedy. - Henry Ford
It is difficult to free tools from the chains they revere. - Voltaire
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety-first instead of duty first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich quick theory of life. - Theodore Roosevelt
The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all. - Harry Truman
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I encourage all brothers who have email to forward your current eMAIL address to the Lodge Secretary: Mike Baber: firstname.lastname@example.org
Several boks written referencing Masonic symbols have indicated that the pyramid is a Masonic symbol. According to an author published in "The American Lodge of Research", volume XXXVIII 2010. The initiatory rituals of the Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite or York Rite do not mention pyramids. In pre-Grand Lodge time periods Lodges did make reference to Egypt and the pyramids in connection with mythic or legendary history.References:
US Capitol Cornerstone
"The United States Capitol cornerstone placement ceremony was held on September 18, 1793. President George Washington was assisted by the Grand Master of Maryland, Joseph Clark, in a Masonic Ritual.
1823 Farmer's Almanac - Definition of a Freemason
"The real Freemason is distinguished from the rest of Mankind by the uniform unrestrained rectitude of his conduct. Other men are honest in fear of punishment which the laws might inflect - are religious in expectation of being rewarded. Or in dread of the devil, in the next world. A Freemason would be just if there were no laws, human or divine, except those written in his heart by the finger of his creator. In every climate, under every system of religion, he is the same. He kneels before the Universal Throne of God in gratitude for the blessing he has received and humble solicitation for his future protection. He venerates the good men of all religions. He disturbs not the religion of others. He restrains his passions, because they cannot be indulged without injuring his neibor or himself. He gives no offense, because he does not choose to be offended. He contracts no debts which he is certain he cannot discharge, because he is honest upon principles.
Revival of 1717
1n 1723, the Rev. James Anderson, active in the Revival of 1717, published the Ancient Consitutions of Free Masons. It was reprinted in America (1734) by Benjamin Franklin of Philadelpia*. These records are the earliest sources of organized Masonry's system of government and ethics. They therefore played an essential role in the destiny of our Fraternity as we know it today.
* References: Indiana Monitor and Freemason's Guide
Prior to the 17th century only an Operative Mason could become a member of the Craft. During the 17th century, however, a new practice was inaugurated. Men of wealth, culture, and distinction who had no intention of ever becoming builders, or Operative Masons, were admitted to membership in the Craft Guilds.
The year 1717 is the dividing line between the old Freemasonry and the new, between a Craft which was slowly expiring and one which began to grow with new vitality.
Ben Franklin, a member of St. John’s Lodge in Philadelphia, soon elected as Grand Master of Pennsylvania. He was also a member of France’s 9 Sisters Lodge. In the year 1779 Franklin was elected Master of the 9 Sisters Lodge. That lodge was a strong supporter of the American Revolution, many of the wealthy give private money in support of the revolution.
November 1793 France abandoned Christianity as the official state religion. To make the point Mille Malliard, a beautiful young actress was brought to Norte Dame dressed in classical robes, given a lighted candle to hold above her head, she was portrayed as the goddess of reason. The form of this lady became the model for our Statue of Liberty. The concept is said to be entirely a masonic inspiration.
Physicists Lise Meitner and Otto R. Frisch describe the process by which a neutron causes the disintegration of the uranium nucleus into "two nuclei of roughly equal size." They call this process "nuclear fission."
December 16, 1944 - January 25, 1945
The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive campaign of World War II. It was launched through the Ardennes forest region.