Pisgah Lodge No. 443
Under a Warrant of Constitution Issued by
The Right Worshipful Grand
Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of
Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania
Member of the Third Masonic District
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)
Lodge Located on the Third
Tower Bank Building
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
These are held on the Thursday following the Stated Meeting at
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