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 fraternal 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.”
170 Years of Doylestown Lodge. Embossed in the center is a flaming torch, figuratively representing energy, transformation, enlightenment, and problem-solving. Embossed on the handle is a triangle (or Delta) indicative of the manual carriage of light by humankind and the transformation it thus creates. The Latin phrase “Quaerimus Usque In Sempiternum” below the torch means “Forever Seeking” while the blue, white, and yellow striped ribbon represents the ongoing journey to enlightenment as illuminated by the Sun and Moon.
2020 Bro. Matheu C. Wilson, W.M.
Join us Thursday December 12th for an UNO Fundraiser at 611 and Almshouse location. Up to 20% of the proceeds will come back to the lodge to purchase holiday poinsettia plants for our widows (which members will deliver in person in December). If you cannot go, we ask that you please pass the ticket onto someone who can – anyone can submit the enclosed ticket with their meal. UNO is open from 11am until 9pm, and both dine-in and take-out orders count towards our total. Thank you for your support.
Brother Hunnicutt came across a rare find – a trowel set from the lodge’s own 75th anniversary back in 1925. He was able to rescue the set and it is on its way home.
The lodge was constituted back in 1850, although the current building wasn’t in use until 1859. The next anniversary (175th) will be in 2025 where the anniversary set will include 10 years of master medals.
The 169th Anniversary Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at The Bucks Club in Jamison, PA.
Social Hour – Hors D’oeuvres – Cash Bar
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner Buffet and Program
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thank you to the Building Committee and assisting Brethren for their hard work installing the new fence and benches at the front entrance.
8:30 a.m. Registration and warm up
10 a.m. Shooting will begin promptly
Cost: $150 per person, breakfast & lunch included / $25 non-shooter lunch
Winners will be determined by the Lewis Class system. Chinese Auction, 50/50 and more! Registration deadline is August 30, 2019. For more information, call Jeff at 724-396-8001.
Shooters must provide their own ammunition. All proceeds benefit the Masonic Temple/Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. Sponsorships are tax deductible.
The Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America is a side degree of Freemasonry, open to Master Masons in good standing in a regular Masonic Lodge. Its motto, “Fun, Frolic, & Fellowship,” is indicative of this social bent. Its members are distinguished by the pyramid-shaped hats they wear at their functions. The name is derived from the cedars of Lebanon that King Solomon used to build his Temple.
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