175th Anniversary Countdown
175th Anniversary Countdown

175th Anniversary Countdown

On Thursday on August 27th, 1850, Doylestown Lodge No. 245 was created and the first meeting was held by its ten Charter Members on Monday, September 16, 1850 (the Monday preceding the full moon) at Temperance Hall.

To commemorate the 175th Anniversary of Doylestown Lodge, a collection of “Master Medals” are being commissioned from 2016 – 2025 to celebrate the 10 year countdown:

2025 175 Years of Doylestown Lodge
2024 Ayyappan G. Nair, W.M. 174 Years of Doylestown Lodge
The medal represents the Winding Stairs, along with the two Pillars that stood at the porch of King Solomon’s Temple, and the Sun representing Masonic light and enlightenment. The Indian mantra “Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya” meaning “Lead me from darkness to light” is inscribed, symbolic of the overall theme of seeking the light of knowledge and truth in Freemasonry. The ribbon is orange in color representing the Sun.
2023 Jordan T. Peterson, P.M. 173 Years of Doylestown Lodge
Embossed on the medal is the sun, representing enlightenment, direction, and is essential to all things on Earth. The bronze marks the development of human civilization and the creation of music and art. The French phrase “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” coined by Maximillien Robespierre translates to “liberty, equality, fraternity” while the Blue, Red, and White Ribbon signifies liberty, equality, brotherhood, democracy, secularism, and modernization.
2022 David G. Sherman, W.M. 172 Years of Doylestown Lodge
Embossed with King Solomon’s Temple, a central theme in Freemasonry and representing the origin and basis of design for future Masonic lodge gatherings. In Freemasonry, the Temple of Solomon resembles a creation by the Grand Architect of the Universe rather than a work created by human hands and was dedicated as a peace offering to the Most-High to bring the people Israel together in solemn unity and worship. The ribbon is light blue representing our Blue Lodge colors. The Hebrew slogan “Righteous and Worthy” (ויושר צדק) is emblazoned on the medal.
2021 Matheu C. Wilson, W.M. 171 Years of Doylestown Lodge

Embossed in the center is a representation of the Acacia tree, which has long been held as a symbol of innocence and immortality. Here, the Acacia is strongly rooted in the traditional masonic checkerboard floor and is guided by the rays of change, represented as the equilateral triangle or delta. The Latin phrase, “per sapientiam incrementum,” meaning “growth through wisdom” or more literally “growth of wisdom,” adorns this medal while the three colors of the ribbon are indicative of life, enlightenment, and the darkness of the unknown.
2020 Matheu C. Wilson, W.M. 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.
2019 David A. Goldberg, W.M 169 Years of Doylestown Lodge
Embossed in the center is a representation of Boaz and Jachin, the pillars which stood in the porch of King Solomon’s temple. The pillars are well known Masonic symbols that many believe represent that which one “enters” to begin their Masonic journey. The Latin phrase “Ad Lucem” under the pillars means “Toward Light”. The ribbon is black and represents the darkness left behind in the passage to becoming a more enlightened individual through self-betterment, fellowship, and charity.
2018 Kirk W. Borowski, W.M 168 Years of Doylestown Lodge
Embossed in the center is a representation of the Plumb, a well-known Masonic symbol representing “integrity.” Masons are taught to stand tall and walk uprightly before God and Man. The ribbon is blue and white, and while the color blue is frequently associated with integrity, the combination of blue and white is also used to promote the ideas of knowledge and charity.
2017 Louis J. Emanuele, W.M. 167 Years of Doylestown Lodge
Embossed in the center is a representation of the rough and perfect Ashlar. The Ashlar is a Masonic symbol representing the making of stone from rough to smooth and better able for to be used by the builders. It represents the notion of becoming a member of the fraternity and contributing to its unity. In the spirit of the Blue Lodge, the ribbon is solid blue.
2016 John M. Dominic, W.M. 166 Years of Doylestown Lodge
Embossed in the center is a representation of the Honeybee. The Hive is an ancient Masonic symbol representing unity and industriousness, and is a fitting symbol for the year’s theme of “Fortune and Glory.” In the spirit of the traditional mosaic pavement, the black and white ribbon denotes the duality of light and darkness.