Mount Pisgah Lodge No. 443

Working Under a Warrant of Constitution Issued by
The Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of
Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania
Member of the Third Masonic District

 
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The Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons is the oldest, largest and most widely known fraternal organization in the world. Volumes have been written about it. Yet, to many, Freemasonry remains a mystery.

History - Some historians trace Freemasonry to the Tenth Century, B.C., during the building of King Solomon's Temple. Records reveal that Freemasonry was introduced into England in 926 A.D.

Many other historians believe that Freemasonry is directly descended from the association of operative masons, the cathedral builders of the Middle Ages, who traveled through Europe employing the secrets and skills of their crafts.  In the 17th Century, when cathedral building was on the decline, many guilds of stone-masons, known as "Operative Masons" or "Free Masons," started to accept as members those who were not members of the masons' craft, calling them "speculative Masons" or "Accepted Masons."  It was from these groups, comprised mostly of "Adopted or Accepted Masons," that Symbolic Masonry or Freemasonry, as we know it today, had its beginning.

A more recent theory suggests that Freemasonry grew out of the survivors of the destruction of the Order of the Temple in 1314 by King Philip The Fair of France. Many Templars fled France and hid in England, Scotland and Ireland. To maintain their Order, they developed another organization, giving it a legendary ancient history to contribute to its cover from the authorities who wished it destroyed.
(Excerpt from the Grand Lodge web site)

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Lodge Located on the Third Floor
Tower Bank Building

Center Square
Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Stated Meetings are held on the Third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm

An Extra Meeting, if needed, may be announced for the conferral of degrees
These are held on the Thursday following the Stated Meeting at 7:00 pm
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