Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Grand Lodge, 1865

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Página 53 - But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice...
Página 64 - ... destroyed many valuable monuments of antiquity, on which the utmost exertions of human genius have been employed. Even the Temple of Solomon, so spacious and magnificent, and constructed by so many celebrated artists, escaped not the unsparing ravages of barbarous force. Freemasonry, notwithstanding, has still survived. The attentive ear receives the sound from the instructive tongue, and the mysteries of masonry are safely lodged in the repository of faithful breasts.
Página 24 - The grand lodge alone has the inherent power of enacting laws and regulations for the government of the craft, and of altering, repealing, and abrogating them, always taking care that the antient landmarks of the order be preserved.
Página 42 - And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow's son of tb,e tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.
Página 44 - And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and he called the name thereof Boaz.
Página 39 - Descend now and fill This Lodge with thy glory, Our hearts with good will ! Preside at our meetings, Assist us to find True pleasure in teaching Good will to mankind. Thy wisdom inspired the great institution, Thy stiength shall support it till nature expue ; And when the creation shall fall into ruin, Its beauty shall rise through the midst of the fire The ceremony closes with the following oassage : 2 CHEON.
Página 12 - In the grand lodge resides the power of enacting laws and regulations for the government of the craft, and of altering, repealing, and abrogating, them, provided that they continue to preserve the antient land-marks of the order.
Página 44 - And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates : and so did he for the other chapiter. 19 And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits.
Página 64 - Master, it shall be deemed to be in possession of the Grand Lodge, but may be withdrawn by the mover at any time before decision or amendment.
Página 33 - The GRAND LODGE consists of,, and is formed by the Masters and Wardens of all the regular particular lodges upon record, with the Grand Master at their head, and his Deputy on his left hand, and the Grand Wardens in their proper places...

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