Welcome to Doylestown Lodge

Since 1850, the Masonic Temple at 55 East State Street has been the central hub of York Rite Freemasonry in Bucks County. With over 570 members, Doylestown is one of the largest and most active lodges in the state of Pennsylvania. As the old saying goes: “My boy, if you are not a Doylestown Freemason, you are strictly NOT IN IT.

Interested in joining? There’s no time like the present!

Otherwise, scroll on down and enjoy…


Special Event

The 166th Anniversary Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Doylestown Country Club.

Social Hour – Hors D’oeuvres – Cash Bar
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dinner Buffet and Program
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dinner entrées include: Carved Roast Beef & Turkey, Salmon and vegetable Farfalle
Hors D’oeuvres, dinner salad, dessert, coffee & tea are also included.

Please RSVP by October 14, 2016


Batman: Freemason

He wears a belt full of working tools, is a master of secrecy and owns a tuxedo – but let’s be honest, that evidence is anecdotal at best. However, I submit to you that the Dark Knight is in fact a Freemason, and here is the proof.

Exhibit A. Legends of the Dark Knight #86 – 88 (1996) is a three-part mini-series called “Conspiracy” in which the Caped Crusader investigates a series of murders with loose ties to Masonic legend (amongst the legends of other secret societies). Of all the various murders, Batman immediately recognizes a pattern in three cases and contacts Alfred to confirm his suspicions.

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EA tracing board

1st Degree Tracing Board

The First Degree Tracing Board is the most extravagant of the three in allegory, and is thus explained; the form of a Lodge is a parallelepipedon in length from East to West, in width between North and South, in depth from the surface of the earth to the height of the heavens. Masonic lodges are situated due East and West to illustrate the significance our ancient brethren attributed to the East, e.g.: the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, higher learning (Greek Philosophy) originated in the East and then spread to the West, etc..

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Summer Reading

“The Man Who Would Be King” (1888) is a novella by Rudyard Kipling about two British Freemason adventurers in British India who traveled to Kafiristan (a remote part of Afghanistan) to become kings, but instead became “gods” and ultimately lost everything. The story was inspired by real exploits of Englishman James Brooke; and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan.
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