Our newest Worshipful Master, Todd Paterek, was invested (twice) with the proper instructions of the Worshipful Master’s Chair. The first time was simple and humble as is the tradition and history of Blazing Star Lodge. The second was far grander with the company of Masons from the Erie District. Even Most Worshipful Williamson attended and gave a fantastic motivational speech to the incoming Worshipful Masters. Some were taking the Chair for the first time while others were taking the chair again (and again).
The Officers of Blazing Star Lodge with the Erie District DDGM and AGL. Congratulations Brothers, thank you for serving your Lodge and The Craft
Erie District Worshipful Master Investiture ceremony. Outgoing and incoming Worshipful Masters from each Lodge in the Erie District. Congratulations W:. Brothers.
For those not familiar with Freemasonry and might be questioning the term “Worshipful Master” please consider this explanation.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – The Brothers of Blazing Star Lodge #694 F&AM held a special meeting to nominate, elect, and install the officers for the 2020 – 2021 Masonic year. You will notice that all are wearing simple white aprons. Due to Covid-19, we are refraining from using “shared” aprons. However, this is in fact the true fashion of a Master Mason. One is not “higher” or “lower” in importance. Nobody is more important than the next. We have our stations and places in the Lodge and these offices are to ensure the Lodge works and progresses with purpose, honor, and love. Fellowship was abundant after the meeting. A genuine feeling of Brotherhood prevailed in the parking lot with none eager to leave.
W:. Glenn S. Capron is taking the Master’s chair one more year. He begged us not to elect him again so we did the Brotherly thing and elected him. You can read W:. Caprons bio and see his line of officers in the Master’s Corner of the website. W:. Capron has promised a full Trestle Board of Masonic education, as much Fellowship as possible with current Covid-19 guidelines, and a year devoted to the members of Blazing Star Lodge and Freemasonry.
We have some candidates waiting to take their first (and second) step into Freemasonry and we will initiate (and pass) them as soon as we receive guidelines from The Grand Lodge of New York. We cannot wait to welcome our new Brothers but we want to be as safe as possible. If you are interested in becoming a Freemason please do not hesitate to “knock on our door” to learn more.
There’s mony a badge that’s unco braw, Wi’ ribbon, lace and tape on, Let Kings and Princes wear them a’, Gie Me the Master’s apron! The honest Craftsmas’s apron, The jolly Freemason’s apron, Bide he at home, or road afar, Before his touch fa’s bolt an’ bar, The gates of fortune fly ajar, ‘Gin he wears the apron! For wealth an’ honor, pride an’ power Are crumbling stone to base on; Fraternity should rule the hour And ilka worthy Mason! Each Free Accepted Mason, Each Ancient Crafted Mason. Then brithers let a halesome song Arise your friendly ranks along, Gudewives and bairns blithely sing Ti’ the ancient badge wi’ the apron string That is warn by the Master Mason.
Our next communication June 9th will be our annual Old-Timers Night. This year we are bringing the Barn to the Lodge and promise that it will be no less enjoyable. As always this is an open invitation to any Mason, so get the word out. Therefore, please join us atBlazing Star Lodge, 645 Main Street, East Aurora on June 9th. We will gather around 6:30 pm with the meeting at 7:30 pm and a fun evening to follow. Help to welcome our new officers in their first official communication in their new roles.
Dress for this occasion is Casual.
Visit the event page here to read more of let us know you are coming. Old-Timers Night