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COVENANT NO. 161 

MAPLE SHADE - MOORESTOWN NO. 281 

MEDFORD NO. 178  

MOUNT HOLLY NO. 14 

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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  (November 2018)

 

SELF-LESS-NESS by Brother Bradford J. Stallworth


     The teachings of our institution tells us that charity is the brightest gem that can adorn our Masonic profession. Happy is the man who has sowed in his breast the seeds of benevolence; the produce there of is love and peace. On the other hand, Selfishness is evil and immoral in that it prevents the person afflicted with this dread disease from reaching spiritual perfection. He does not set
worthwhile goals, and strives to keep others from reaching theirs. As Masons we
must remember that selfishness is in direct violation of the teachings of the
Supreme Architect of the Universe. It is cancer that robs us of emotional and
spiritual security, leaving us empty human beings. The Supreme Architect of the
Universe gave us the Great Book of Nature and Revelation as a spiritual, moral,
and Masonic Trestleboard. It teaches us to give to others who are in desperate need
of good will and compassion. To Relieve the Distressed is a duty incumbent on
all men, but particularly the Masons, who are linked together by an indissoluble
chain of sincere affection. Selfishness is a destructive trait that takes us away from
this higher calling, and prevents us from obtaining perfection in the eyes of God.
The selfish Mason, prefer to be self-centered, petty and small. He forgets that it is
by the square that we learn morality, by the level equality and by the plum
rectitude of life and conduct. He lets wrath, loss of reason and fair play govern his
actions. He thinks in destructive terms and seethe with resentment at others good
fortune, hurting himself in the process. He forgets that to soothe the unhappy, to
sympathize with them in their misfortunes, to compassionate their miseries, and
to restore peace onto their troubled minds is the great aim of every worthy Mason.
 

     My brothers, we must forever guard ourselves against selfishness
through the practice of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, the principal tenets of
our profession. We must forever be mindful that the use of self-for-self alone can
never gain us access to the Grand Lodge on High. However, the use of selflessness
to understand our needs and the needs of others allows us to obtain that goodness
of heart, that fair fame, that purity of intention and love of virtue of which, is the
possession of every good Mason. Which shall it be for you? Will it be selfishness
or selflessness? Remember brothers, we should forever use our trowel to spread
the cement of brotherly love and affection, use the compasses to circumscribe our
words and actions. It is through the proper use of our Masonic implements, that
we shall protect ourselves from those selfish thoughts and actions which will block
our path to the kingdom of God.


Taken in part from Masonic Short Talks at www.mastermason.com


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

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

November 2, 2018:

Regular Communication

 

6:30 PM: Dinner

Dinner (reservation required)

7:30 PM: Open Lodge

 

Reservations will be taken up until NOON, Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

 

Call 856-854-1991 or email at valleyofsnj@comcast.net.

 


 

November 6, 2018

District Lodge of Instruction:

 

Covenant Lodge #161

7:30 PM: Current WM's, Qualifying Teams and SW's only.

 


 

November 16, 2018:

Emergent Communication:

 

7:00 PM: MM Degree

 


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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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