February 2017

 A Table Lodge will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM, followed by a Stated Meeting of Greater Johnstown Lodge No. 538, Free and Accepted Masons at 7:30 PM

An EXTRA Meeting of Greater Johnstown Lodge No. 538, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM 

  • We will be conferring the Master Mason and Fellowcraft Degrees

The 41st Masonic District School of Instruction will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Our Lodge Mentoring Session will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Greetings from the Worshipful Master

We learned at our Stated Meeting last month how the ancient Egyptian surveyors were able to accomplish laying out foundations perfectly square by applying the Pythagorean Theorem to a knotted rope. This measurement, the square is noted for, has been used to construct everything on earth, survey land and boundaries, navigate the oceans and to even measure distances to the stars. As Masons we are taught to square our actions by the square of virtue. So that the foundations of our lives are built upon having high moral standards; to treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. We meet on the level and part on the square. Notably the symbolism of the simple square enjoined with the other symbols in our Degrees, teach us to make our lives count, to be true to our obligations as Master Masons. To live virtuously and honorably and to have faith in God, hope in immortality, and charity toward all mankind.

Fraternally,

Ricky L. Fetzer, WM

The discovery of the Square was a great event to the primitive peoples of the Nile. Very early it became an emblem of truth, justice, and righteousness, and it remains to this day although unaccountable ages have passed.

—Joseph Fort Newton