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Covenant Lodge No. 161 of Free & Accepted Masons

Highland Avenue, Palmyra, NJ

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  (June 2017)

 

Brethren,

 

I recently participated in the Spring Seminar Session. These sessions are a way for the Masters, and the other officers on their way to East, to meet and to learn new leadership skills to help them in the lodge, and to teach them new things happening within the craft. In one of the seasons we discussed what the Square and Compasses Brand, that Masons are known for, mean to us.
 

In our Entered Apprentice degree, we learn what the two symbols mean for
the craft. The Square teaches us to square our actions by the square of virtue
and morality. The Compasses teaches us to circumscribe our desires and keep
our passions within due bounds with all mankind especially the brethren. We
also learn the Square represents the Worshipful Master for it is the emblem of
his office, and that the Compasses represent the Craft.
 

In operative masonry, the square and compasses also have very important
rolls. The square helps them square their work or was used for measurement
purposes along with finding right angles. The compasses are used to make
circles or arcs, along with helping for navigation purposes.
 

During the Session, it was discussed how the Square and Compasses have
different meanings to different people. Whether its a reminder of our
obligations when we are not in a lodge room, or a way to recognize other
Masons in our lives. Some people see it was a way to show others that they
are Masons in times of trouble, such as when getting pulled over by the police.
 

No matter what the Square and Compasses means to you, remember that to
the outside world, they are a way for them to know you are a Mason. We are
supposed to be men striving to make the world a better place. Try to
remember the positive aspects of Freemasonry that we want the world to know
about, when they see the Square and Compasses on us. If you are doing
something that does not show us in the best light, others could believe that is
how all of us really are.
 

Sincerely and Fraternally,


Justin M. Winter
Worshipful Master

UPCOMING EVENTS


June 2, 2017 Stated Communication:

6:30 PM: Dinner (reservation required)

7:30 PM: Open Lodge

 

Reservations will be taken up until Thursday,  June 1, 2017.  Call 856-854-1991 or email at valleyofsnj@comcast.net.


June 29, 2017 Emergent Communication:

 

Master Mason Degree

7:00 PM: Open Lodge

 

Please note that this degree in being held at Beverly-Riverside Lodge on THURSDAY, June 29.


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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. Kevin D. Bunting
District Deputy Grand Master

19th Masonic District

M.W. Dieter B. Hees
Grand Master of Masons

 State of New Jersey

R.W. Robert K. Boulton
District Ritual Instructor

19th Masonic District

 

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