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The Wisdom of Winter

(Updated January 5, 2023)

The winter season is often associated with darkness and cold, but for Freemasons, it can also be a time of great personal growth, maturity, and wisdom.  Just as the winter solstice marks the longest night of the year, it also marks the start of a new cycle of growth and renewal.

In many traditions, winter is a time of introspection and contemplation, a chance to look within oneself and reflect on one’s own personal growth. For Masons, this can be a particularly important time to take stock of one’s progress on the path to self-improvement and enlightenment.

The winter season also provides an opportunity to strengthen one’s connections to others in the Fraternity. With the colder weather, Masons may have more time to attend meetings and participate in group activities, strengthening the bonds of Brotherhood.

“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them”


Our main charitable outreach, Brothers Of The Bread, continues to grow and provide thousands of loaves of bread, jelly, treats, and green beans to food pantries across New York State and now into Pennsylvania. We are welcoming another Lodge near the Buffalo City limits to assist with at least three new food pantries.

If you are interested in Freemasonry in East Aurora, NY, and want to help those in need, contribute to the community, and become part of a worldwide fraternity, please feel free to contact us for an in-person or Zoom meeting to learn more.


“Capronic” Password

The Brothers of Blazing Star Lodge are continuing a new tradition presented by W:. Glenn Capron. One of our tenants is Charity. W:. Capron had the simple yet profoundly impactful idea to substitute the password with a nonperishable food item during the COVID pandemic. We are continuing this small and easy gesture. We are keeping the Tenent of Charity active at Blazing Star Lodge.

We thought it would never happen but it finally did. Brother Todd M. Paterek is now the Worshipful Master of Blazing Star Lodge in East Aurora, New York. W:. Paterek has given long hours toward the Craft and Blazing Star Lodge. Read more here >

Brothers Of The Bread Outreach

Brothers Of The Bread is the main Charitable outreach of Blazing Star Lodge. Started by Bro. Andy Egressy, Masons across New York State pickup up and deliver bread and other food to food pantries across the State. In October we supplied 14 local food pantries and just added another four food pantries to help those in need.


Blazing Star Lodge #694 F&AM – East Aurora

Blazing Star Lodge #694 F&AM
Blazing Star Lodge – East Aurora, NY

Proud yet unassuming and slightly hidden behind some old-growth trees, the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge stands as a permanent fixture in East Aurora, New York.  It overlooks the town with a protective eye ensuring all who pass are good and upright citizens.  We like to think that the presence of the Lodge in our town sets a stage of history, pride, and Brotherly love among the members of the Lodge and the citizens of the town.

As part of the East Aurora, New York community since 1818, the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge actively seeks ways to contribute to the success of our neighbors.  We do this by supporting little league baseball, FISH of East Aurora, The Rural Outreach Center, and Scholarships to graduating seniors at Iroquois High School and East Aurora High School.  Most recently the formation of Brother Of The Bread, led by Brother Andrew Egressy.  We are interested in our community and the people who call East Aurora and surrounding areas, home.  

Our members meet in the Lodge every second and fourth Tuesday of each month September through June.  Dinners begin at 6:30 pm with communications starting promptly at 7:30 pm.  If you are a good and upstanding man, interested in improving your life and the life of everyone around you, please do not hesitate to knock on our door, virtually or literally, before 7:30 pm, and join us for dinner.  We encourage social discussions before and after official communications are complete.

Blazing Star Lodge East Aurora, NY
Blazing Star Lodge – East Aurora, NY
Blazing Star Lodge – East Aurora, NY 1920s

Since 1906 our Lodge stands as a building of humble men striving to better themselves and in turn make the world a better place.  This is what we do.  We would love to talk to you more about Freemasonry please contact us anytime.


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The Secret School of Wisdom – Bro. Josef Wäges Craftsmen Online Podcast

For more than two hundred years, the world has been captivated by the most controversial secret society: the Illuminati. Bro. Josef Wäges is the co-author of "The Secret School of Wisdom – The Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati" and co-star of the documentary "Illuminated: The True Story of the Illuminati." On this episode, Bro. Wäges shares the intriguing truth, origin of ritual, and degree ceremonies of the Illuminati.Show Links…Order "The Secret School of Wisdom – The Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati" via Amazon… https://www.amazon.com/Secret-School-Wisdom-Authentic-Illuminati/dp/0853185808/Watch "Illuminated: The True Story of the Illuminati" on Apple TV… https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/illuminated-the-true-story-of-the-illuminati/umc.cmc.6nvkrybzr7fkcdno42nysuxap
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