Warm, fraternal greetings from Boston

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by massmason, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. massmason

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    Bro. Carl Brooks from Charity Lodge AF&AM, Cambridge, Massachusetts. I am SD at Charity and look forward to interacting with new Brothers in our Masonic Family. P.S. Massachusetts Lodges are not numbered
     
  2. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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    Welcome to the Community my Brother!!
     
  3. SeeKer.mm

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    Welcome neighbor!

    Marvin from CT
     
  4. hlnelson

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    Welcome Brother Brooks
     
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    Welcome Brother
     
  6. Txmason

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    @massmason

    I'm a member of Howard Lodge in South Yarmouth,MA on Cape Cod. But lodge dues are expensive!
     
  7. KSigMason

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    Welcome to this forum.
     
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    Question for you Br. Brooks...what is the reason that Mass Lodges are not numbered? That struck my curiosity...thanks
     
  10. David Hill

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    numbered lodges

    For that matter, why are most lodges numbered?
     
  11. BEDickey

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    Welcome Brother!
     
  12. cambridgemason

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    Hey Carl, glad to see another Charity Lodge member here. Massachusetts has no numbers for the following, Blue Lodges, Royal Arch Chapters and R&S Councils. We did at first going back to 1733, but in 1756 there became another GL under the charter of Scotland. So in 1756 we had a Grand Lodge under a charter of England, 1733, and one under a charter of 1756. The later was founded by Joseph Warren and Paul Revere. The first was under Henry Price. In around the 1790's both merged and because the issue of numbering came up and problems with who is first, second, third, they decided no numbers. Our Chapters and Councils followed suite. We are the only ones that are MS that have no numbers, just names, and some were plural, which made it even harder.
     
  13. khilles

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    Greetings and welcome to the community
     
  14. dreamshop357

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    Welcome Bro. Brooks
     
  15. J_Villarreal

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    Welcome Brother Brooks!
     
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    Welcome to the site my Brother!
     

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