To Be One, Ask One

To Be One, Ask One

From the East – January 2024

Worshipful Master Hugh Christine

Greetings Brethren,

As we begin the New Year, I would like to first thank WB Abellanosa for an excellent 2023. I would also like to thank all 2023 officers for their hard work and support which helped our Lodge continue to be vital and to grow. Without leadership, dedication and teamwork we would not be here today.

2024 is now upon us and we have renewed opportunities to improve in Masonry. I am excited about our new year and invite all members to come to our Communications and meet your 2024 officers and to attend our events through-out the year. Our Lodge is so much more than a building, it is the members which are the cornerstone of all that we do.

The cornerstone has a long history throughout time. It represented the end of sacrifice and the beginning of a new home. Today it represents a step toward dedicating a new building and recording the history of the day. Many cornerstones are laid in the North-East corner which is symbolic of the Entered Apprentice ritual. The North-East corner represents that place between the darkness of the North and the movement toward “light” in the East. For the Entered Apprentice this is indicative of a new beginning as they commence their travels toward improving oneself.

Did you know that the White House, the Capital Building and the Washington Monument are three of forty cornerstones laid by Free Masons in our capital?

Source: Short Talk Bulletin, Vol XXIX, June 1951, No. 6.
Short Talk Bulletin, Vol XIV, July 1936, No. 7

WM Hugh Christine