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George Washington’s Inauguration

My Brothers, All of us continue to hang on to every new announcement regarding social distancing, etc. I am pleased to see that health guidelines are moving in the right direction. While we continue to observe Covid Protocols I am also seeing numerous lodges meeting again and conferring initiations. Lots of initiations. Today we celebrate […]

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From the East

Thank you for taking the time to express your interest in Freemasonry and investigate the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world.  Connetquot Lodge #838 Free & Accepted Masons is located at 85 North Main Street in Sayville.  As the current Worshipful Master (leader) of the Lodge, it is my duty to ensure its […]

The Mysterious Painting

By W:. Ronald J. Seifried, DSA Walking around the antiquated rooms of Jephtha Lodge, I am constantly searching for clues that uncover forgotten memories, broaden the history of our lodge and its place in Huntington for over 160 years. Patience, determination, enthusiasm and, above all, curiosity are the main attributes of a lodge historian. Short of donning a dusty fedora […]

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Easter-Passover Message

Dear Brethren, Passover has begun. Easter will soon follow. Spring is officially upon us. It is a time when we wish our Jewish brethren and their families a “Zissen Pesach” and a Blessed Easter for all our Christian brethren and their families. It is a time when we would “normally” gather as friends and families […]

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34 Masons, a Mason’s Son and a Goat Capture Block Island

By W:. Ronald J. Seifried, DSA Over the course of the history of Freemasonry, brothers had the ability to travel to Masonic lodges other than their home lodge to share in fellowship with other recognized lodges. It is possible for several brothers from one lodge to travel as a group to other lodges for degrees, table lodges or special communications. […]

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