by Jeff Stokes on 26/03/15 at 4:20 am
Freemasonry and the Roman Collegia | Chapters of Masonic History by Bro. H.L. HAYWOOD The Builder Magazine, June 1923 – PS Review of Freemasonry
The origin of modern Freemasonry has been traced by means of documents and other historical records to guilds of builders in the Middle Ages. These guilds in turn were derived from yet earlier forms of organized endeavour (as has already been noted in the chapter on the Cathedral Builders) therefore Masonic historians have found it necessary to try to push their way back behind them in an attempt to learn how they came into existence. Nearly all these historians have fastened their attention on the Roman collegia (plural form of collegium) as furnishing the most probable ancestry for the guilds from which Freemasonry sprang, therefore it is necessary for a Masonic student to know something about those societies of ancient Rome. (more…)
Brethren, this is an exciting year ahead! We are already locked, stocked and loaded with our schedule for this first half of this year. Keep your eyes on the calendar and the Trestleboard this year for everything you need to know. Check back on this website often for new features and all the latest […]
UPDATE: The Valentine’s Day Dinner and Scavenger Hunt has been cancelled due to a lower than anticipated RSVP count.
Greetings brothers. By now our Lodge has held an Installation of Officers, a working practice for all the new stations we are in, and we even got to help a cub scout pack that got all of their money stolen from them. We donated 30 Pinewood Derby cars and some medals for their annual race on […]
Brothers, another year has nearly arrived upon us. We want you to be a part of another year in the storied history of Detroit No. 2. This year’s Installation ceremony is an evening that will be remembered.
Brethren, we have an EA Degree forthcoming. Our Worshipful Master would like everybody who can to come out to one of the last degrees during his current year and show your support in entering these fine men into our esteemed circle. DATE: November 11, 2014 TIME: 7:00 pm in our Lodge room.
This forthcoming business meeting for November will be our annual Lodge elections. Please try to be in attendance.
It’s that time of year come once again! It is nearing the twilight of this year for the Worshipful Master and so we celebrate all the Past Masters that have sat at the helm in the East. In Detroit No. 2 style, this year is going to be yet another memorable year for this dinner. […]
Masonic Events presents A Night of Symphony and Horror: Nosferatu Masonic Events is pleased to present the silent film Nosferatu shown on the big screen in The Jack White Theater. Enjoy this creepy classic with an original score performed on the historic Scottish Rite Cathedral Skinner Organ. Join us for this special evening full of […]
Brothers, this summer was a hot HOT hot one once again and we hope you took our advice at the beginning of the season and kept yourself as cool as can be! While the temperatures are just starting to fall, soon shall the leaves follow suit and we will be back in full momentum in […]
William Preston This is the final installment in our summer series on famous Freemasons. William Preston may be lesser known in the Masonic world than the likes of Pike or Burns, but he none-the-less has left a positive ripple through the Order which is still experienced today. When we hear the name of William […]
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