The District Detroit

Brothers, as you may have gotten wind of (banging of hammers in the air perhaps…), there is a new arena being built for the Detroit Red Wings within shouting distance away from our Temple. Due for completion in 2017 this new arena is part of a new urban planning redevelopment for dozens of blocks surrounding the […]

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The Tiler

Many new Brethren ask what the functionality of the Tiler is in a Masonic Lodge.  Why is there (often) a veteran of the Lodge standing guard at the door armed with a medieval weapon?  The sword is certainly symbolic as well as functional in steadfastly guarding the craft at work. His Jewel is the Sword, […]

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Working Tools of the Craft

As we enter the new year the Lodge is preparing the Officer Line for our ancient and traditional degree work.  The opening and closing of the Lodge is a paramount tenet in the Craft.  It in of itself is the working tool for all the work which follows, for without the tool of the opening […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Another successful and prosperous year is behind us at Detroit Lodge No. 2!  Congratulations to all the new Officers this year.  We wish all of you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year this Holiday season.  We all look forward to another prosperous and successful year ahead in our storied Lodge.

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Annual Christmas Party and 2015 Installation of Officers

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.   We have two events coming up this next month that you and your families won’t want to miss out on.   The Lodge Christmas Party has returned! […]

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A few things to know going into elections, and how to run

Coming up next month, the members of Detroit No. 2 will choose its leadership for 2016. As election day approaches, it’s worth it to have a short refresher course in how these elections work and what is expected of you—both the candidates and the voting Brothers. In terms of the actual rules laid down by […]

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Past Master’s Dinner

Past Masters are the guiding lights of the Lodge that the Worshipful Master can turn to when his path is dark.  It’s that time of year 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 […]

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Back to Light!

Greetings Brothers! I hope all of you and your families had a safe and fun summer. It goes by so fast. Before you know it the fall will be in full swing and then…ugh… winter. But we aren’t going to dwell on that right now. Let talk about the summer, what we did over it […]

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The Templar Tradition Yesterday and Today

We present for your further summer reading this in depth article about the Templar traditions and how they arc from the past to the present.  The arguments for Masonic foundations being firmly laid by the Order of the Knights Templar in antiquity are numerous.  In the previous articles in our summer series on Masonic history […]

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The Mother Grand Lodge Pt. III

FEBRUARY 1929 THE MOTHER GRAND LODGE III   There is a reason for everything, even for a superstition, if we seek far enough to find it. There was a reason, both in the spirit of the age and the state of the Craft, for the “revival” of Masonry in 1717.  It was the fad of the day to form […]

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The Mother Grand Lodge Pt. II

JANUARY 1929 THE MOTHER GRAND LODGE II   Of “the few Lodges at London,” as the record puts it, who constituted themselves a Grand Lodge in 1717, only four are named.  If other lodges were invited, it may be surmised that they either had not been notified of the purpose of the meeting, or if so that they had […]

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Memorial Service

It is with sadness that we report the passing of esteemed Brother Leon Albury.  His work here is done and now he lays down his trowel for the last time.  Please join us in celebrating his life and his journey in our Brotherhood.   Officers shall be present.  All other bodied Brothers are requested in attendance. […]

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