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Dover Lodge #489

Masonic Lodge of Westlake, Ohio

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August 4, 2014
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Freemasonry – from Scotland?

Friends and Brothers of Dover Lodge, this Thursday August 7th at 7:30pm we will be putting on a program and discussion concerning a Scottish view of the origins of our Gentle Craft. Dress is business-casual, and the program is open to Masons and those interested in Freemasonry as well! Please join us at the Westlake Masonic Temple, and be a part of the further study of the Royal Art.

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July 15, 2014
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A Seed of Truth

Freemasonry is the world’s oldest Fraternal organization still in existence today. Written references to our Craft from circa 1390 C.E. exist to this very day, and point back even deeper into the mists of time. Ours is an ancient and honored Fraternity.

It is no secret that our storied past and strengths of our present are the stuff of legend. But did you know that some non-Masonic and esoteric organizations try to use Freemasonry in order to add an air of legitimacy to themselves? Come out this Builder’s Night on Thursday July 17th at 7:30pm to learn about several such organizations who use the lustre of Freemasonry to make themselves appear as legitimate heirs of our Royal Art. Dress is business casual; Master Masons only please!

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June 23, 2014
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Freemasonry and Ancient Egypt

Our thanks to the Brethren who joined Dover Lodge this past Thursday for our Builder’s Night, where we studied the ancient Egyptian structures known as “Cleopatra’s Needles” and their connection to our Fraternity! The Brethren enjoyed a lively discussion of the presentation put on by Brother Scott Davis, Dover Lodge’s newest Master Mason. We were fortunate indeed to have representatives present from no fewer than 4 Lodges!

During the Masonic year, the third Thursday of the month is known as “Builder’s Night” at Dover Lodge, where we spend the evening in ritually-oriented or Masonic esoteric study and practice. It is open to any Brother in good standing! Our programs will continue through summer darkness, so please check back for upcoming opportunities to explore the deeper aspects of our Gentle Craft.

Interested in joining us? Please let us know here!

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June 5, 2014
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O.P.M.

The Lodge Education Officer of Dover Lodge would like to give a special thanks to the Brethren and visitors who participated in the “O.P.M.”* program this evening! Our library was packed and the discussion was fantastic. Our particular thanks go to our visiting Brethren and our visitor who was simply looking into the Fraternity!

For those who couldn’t be there, here’s a summary: we discussed the stock market crash of 1929, supply and demand economics, the fractional reserve banking system, and what it means to us today as Masons. In the end we evaluated the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic value and what we can do today to work successfully in such a system.

Education is extremely important to the Masons of Dover Lodge, and that means both esoteric as well as practical study. If you believe that strong education is key to Masonic growth, you absolutely need to come visit us. Check our calendar and stop out to join in our programs. We’d be glad to have you!

* “O.P.M.” stands for “Other Peoples’ Money”!

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April 27, 2014
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Antimasonry Roundtable III

Brother Master Masons, the anticipation is over! Dover Lodge #489 will once again be hosting the highly requested  Antimasonry Roundtable. On Saturday May 24th at 11:00am we invite all Master Masons to join us for this in-depth and controversial discussion. This year we particularly welcome new Master Masons who will be startled to learn about the many faces of those who would bring our Fraternity to ruin. We will discuss:

  • Startling Revelations of Masonic Ritual
  • Claims of Absurd Practices
  • Exposures of Claimed Secrets
  • Conspiracy Theories of World Domination
  • Religious Objections to Membership
  • Antimasonry’s Most Wanted

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