by Jeff Stokes on 07/06/16 at 4:20 am
This year at the annual Grand Lodge Annual Communication at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Detroit Lodge No. 2 F&AM was given the honor of being Lodge of the Year! This award is not the first for our historic Lodge and it is not likely to be the last. Detroit Lodge No. 2 F&AM has a long and storied history of excellence.
The award is not based upon the caliber of men in the Lodge but upon the acumen the Lodge officers demonstrate in proficiency of our Degree work as well as other factors. All told the award reflects the accuracy and efficiency the Lodge works our Craft as well as the spirit the Lodge has for the Craft. The Big Bad Deuce is certainly not coming up short in any of those areas. (more…)
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]