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BEVERLY-RIVERSIDE NO. 107  

BURLINGTON NO. 32 

CENTRAL NO. 44 

COVENANT NO. 161 

MAPLE SHADE - MOORESTOWN NO. 281 

MEDFORD NO. 178  

MOUNT HOLLY NO. 14 

MOUNT MORIAH NO. 28 

PEMBERTON - PYRAMID NO. 92 

     

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Covenant Lodge No. 161 of Free & Accepted Masons

 1007 Highland Avenue, Cinnaminson, NJ  08077

Meets Every First Friday except July and August


“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. 

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest"    

  -  Benjamin Franklin, American writer, humorist, ambassador, inventor and Freemason

 


 

From the East  (January 2019)

 

HOW DOES FREEMASONRY MAKE GOOD MEN BETTER?

Making good men better is to extract the essence of the Masonic experience.

The ritual and ceremony serve to convey and teach certain moral lessons and elevate the individuals to a position higher than themselves. The lessons are things you have likely already heard or have learned in a moral society. What makes them unique to Freemasonry is that they are presented in a specific format and context. We have come to realize, during the time we have been members of this grand fraternity that we have met men we would have never met otherwise. We had the opportunity to get to know these men, not by their looks or touch, but by their hearts, minds and souls.

We have met numerous men who have truly touched our hearts in many ways. We have learned through their example to be more compassionate, more understanding, more forgiving, more sincere, and above all, more loving. None of these men has an uncharitable disposition; therefore, they are all true Masons. Masonry strives to teach its members that it would be great if we could convey this message throughout the whole world in ways we have never thought possible. We look to build on the positive example of others and bring those virtues, which are beneficial to them and to ourss.

No man is perfect, and we are taught that the lodge is a moral workshop in which the rough ashlar is to be polished for use and beauty. If our lodges had been too exacting, none of us would have gained admission. As Masons, we should treat those brothers who have unfavorable and irritable traits, not with bitterness, nor with good-natured easiness, not with worldly indifference, nor with philosophic coldness, but with pity, patience and loving kindness. We are taught that we should attempt to see the best in our Brethren, to cast the best light on their actions, to see them and to hear their words in the most positive light, in the most charitable light. We are also taught to have a benevolent goodwill toward, or love, for humanity and be lenient in our judgement of others.

It behooves us to put ourselves under the spell of all the influences God is using for the making of man, among which the spirit of Masonry is one of the gentlest, wisest and most benign. As Master Masons, we have learned the Five Points of Fellowship, and these lessons should be foremost in our minds.

This is how we as Masons, “Make Good Men Better!”

In part by S.K. Baril, Past Master of Temple Lodge #16, A.F.& A.M., Cheshire Ct. Taken from www.MasonicFind.com

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Fraternally,
R.W. John R. Bradshaw, PSGD, W.M.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

January 4, 2019:

Stated Communication

 

6:30 PM: Dinner (reservation required)

7:30 PM: Open Lodge

 

Reservations will be taken up until NOON, Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

 

Call or Text 609-330-5440 or email at secdellapia@gmail.com.


January 7, 2019:

DLI Mount Holly Lodge #14

 

6:30 PM Dinner

7:30 PM DLI Opens


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Covenant's Trestle Board

 

If you would like an electronic version of our Trestle Board emailed to you, please email Bro. Bill Zarzecki at billzarzecki@gmail.com, requesting the same.

   

R.W. Robert K. Boulton
District Deputy Grand Master

19th Masonic District

M.W. Roger B. Quintana
Grand Master of Masons

 State of New Jersey

R.W. Roy A. Winter
District Ritual Instructor

19th Masonic District

 

Covenant Lodge No. 161 of F & AM  |  Highland Avenue, Palmyra, NJ 

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