Health of the Business Discussion

Health of the Business Discussion

This week (Jan 9th) during our Regular Communication (956th) of Eastern Star Lodge, we will be discussing the health, vitality and sustainability of the Lodge. Throughout the discussion, we will be reviewing financials, recruiting / new membership, active and inactive...

New year – new you? Or… is this like every other year?

Each year, with New Years Day, comes the daunting task of creating a resolution or resolutions. Countless times in the past, we have observed others and ourselves direct our short term focus with aspirations for creating change. As we often embark on that journey, we...

Happy Thanksgiving from Eastern Star Lodge A.F. & A.M.

Happy Thanksgiving from Eastern Star Lodge A.F. & A.M.

To my Brothers, Friends and Family On behalf of Eastern Star Lodge A.F. & A.M. we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  As  Freemasons, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve our community.  We are thankful for the experiences, development and...

Fort Revere (Independence)

Fort Revere (Independence)

Fort Independence was recorded, built and fortified in 1776 during the American Revolution. Perched upon the hills of Hull, MA this bunker was charged with protecting the Boston Harbor. After the war, the camp's name was changed to Fort Revere, which it remains today....

From the East

From the East

Brethren, It is time that again to use the summer relaxation to approach the next Masonic year with gusto. I am honored to have been elected Master of this great lodge for a third year in a row. We have already seen a change in our regular meeting. Now we are seeing a...

Why Memento Mori matters…

Why Memento Mori matters…

Memento Mori is the ancient practice of reflecting on our own mortality. In his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius wrote that “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” In other words, continue living a life of virtue NOW, and not...

Be a better you, for you

Be a better you, for you

  11,411 "LIKE" this photo and caption on Instagram from @successes. As a Mason, what routines and actions do you perform daily that help you "Be a better you, for you." Respond on Twitter @ Eastern Star Lodge A.F. & A.M.‏ @eastern_lodge Respond on...

Eastern Star Lodge A.F. & A.M. expands on social media

Eastern Star Lodge A.F. & A.M. expands on social media

Brethren - As we prepare for the year ahead, I want to expand our digital footprint and accommodate additional social media preferences. Twitter is another widely used social platform notorious for short succinct messages (e.g. upcoming officers meeting. We will...

Bro. Alderson presents a riveting speech on W.A. Mozart

Bro. Alderson presents a riveting speech on W.A. Mozart

A broken column stands in St. Mark's Cemetery in Vienna as a memorial to "W.A. Mozart 1756-1791."  During a brief life spaning 35 years, Brother Mozart composed immortal music at a prodigious rate, often writing those works without correction, as if he was taking...

Heed the Call

Heed the Call

Credit to the Masons of CA for this inspiring video which reminds us to "Heed the call".

Hatikvah (the Hope)

Hatikvah (the Hope)

June 1948 Stalin's efforts to strangle Allied access to their occupation zones in West Berlin were challenged and defeated by a bold air supply campaign led by the newly formed U.S.A.F. Over 15 months, and better than 250,000 flights the Allies defeated the Russian...

What Happens at the Lodge

What Happens at the Lodge

It all starts with regular attendance at your home lodge. We meet at minimum once per month where we review past minutes, recent business, learn about the tenets of freemasonry, while helping brothers in their pursuit of becoming a better man. At first glance, it may...

About Freemasonry

About Freemasonry

Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternity. It is comprised of adult men (18+) of good character from every country, religion, race, age, income, education, and opinion. It's body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has...

Real Men Wear Aprons

Real Men Wear Aprons

Real Men Wear Aprons The members of Eastern Star Lodge take pride in the tradition and history of the Lodge, and of Massachusetts Masonry. Freemasonry is the oldest continuing fraternity in the World. Men such as George Washington, a Past Master of his lodge; Paul...

Back to Our Roots

Back to Our Roots

Being a man used to be simpler. It's hard to know how you measure up in today's society. Freemasonry can provide you a compass to guide you on your path. Find more at MassFreemasons.org.  

On Social Media

On Social Media

Excerpt from Trowel Magazine, Spring 2019, by Bro. Chris Rooney, about social media in Freemasonry.

Self-Guided Masonic Walking Tour of Boston

Self-Guided Masonic Walking Tour of Boston

The walking tour will guide you from Grand Lodge to Bunker Hill in Charlestown. The walk could take you 90 minutes to two hours, so you might want to split the walk into two or more easy segments.

Using PayPal for Your Lodge

Using PayPal for Your Lodge

The average age of an incoming Mason is decreasing as I attempt to draft this treatise. Even more importantly, the “younger” Masons bring with them a requirement of technology to the Lodge. Even the “older” Masons are carrying smartphones, iPads, and have tossed out their pocket protectors.