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The Growth of Summer

(Updated June 9, 2022)

Winter’s cold grasp on the land was tempered by the rebirth of Spring’s gentle warmth. Summer is at our door. There is always much to do during the summer months. Amending gardens, planting vegetables, tending to our land. It is a time of plenty when the “fish are jumping and the livin’ is easy”. When it seems like the long summer days could last forever.

During the summer months, Blazing Star Brothers take every opportunity to get involved with the community. You will find us selling hotdogs and hamburgers on July 30th at the East Aurora Street Sale and on August 28th at the Toy Town Car Show. Our main charitable outreach, Brothers Of The Bread is still growing. We are receiving several tons of jelly and a pallet of canned beans! All of which will get distributed to food pantries in the area.

Summer is a time of tending and growth. During the part of the year when our Spring preparations are starting to show the bounty to come. Our Entered Apprentices are still preparing their proficiency to advance to the Fellowcraft Degree planned for this Autumn. Our newest line of Officers is practicing for their Masonic offices as they take on a new role in the Lodge. Every Brother at Blazing Star Lodge is ready for the opportunities of Summer both at the Lodge and abroad in the World. Our main charitable outreach, Brothers Of The Bread, is growing and providing thousands of loaves of bread, jelly, treats, and now green beans to food pantries across New York State and now into Pennsylvania. Our East Aurora community will soon be bustling with activity and events. As part of the East Aurora community, we joyfully get involved with cookouts and other opportunities to strengthen our contribution to The Village of East Aurora.

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 tenents 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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Masonic Medical Research Institute Craftsmen Online Podcast

The Masonic Medical Research Institute is an internationally recognized biomedical research institute founded by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the State of New York in 1958. RW Imbimbo, Bro. Cucci and Dr. McCarthy share what makes this facility unique, not just in Freemasonry, but in the important research they conduct.Show Links…Visit the Masonic Medical Research Institute online… https://www.mmri.edu/Want to tour the MMRI in Utica? Contact Bro. Anthony Cucci at acucci@mmri.eduVisit RW Pat Imbimbo's family farm (Slate Valley Farms) – we HIGHLY recommend the Beeswax Lotion… https://www.slatevalleyfarms.com/
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This week, we’re talking about the fate of the Knights Templar. What happened in 1129 CE and then in 1307? We’ll follow this up with a look at a group that came before the Knight Templar, the Cathars, and then we will follow it up with a piece on the Merovingians. In a three-part series composed by Kristine Wilson-Slack, she explores all three of these groups and the connections they may or may not have to Freemasonry and their influence in the world today. Finally, we'll wrap it up with the qualities associated with independence, judgment in unbiased ways, and direct communication. All this and more—Stay Tuned! Links: The Templar Fate https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2019/01/21/the-templar-fate-a-primer/ Who Were the Cathars https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2019/02/21/who-were-the-cathars/ The Merovingians https://blog.philosophicalsociety.org/2019/02/24/the-merovingians/ The Antique Anatomy Tarot https://amzn.to/3R2cztB SPML Masonic Con http://www.masoniccon.com Masonic Con Kansas Http://www.masonicconkansas.com Craftsman+ FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsmanplus/ WCY NFT https://wcypodcast.com/nft Get a Tarot Reading by RJ http://www.wcypodcast.com/tarot Masonic Curators https://www.youtube.com/c/MasonicCurators WCY Podcast YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/WhenceCameYou Ancient Modern Initiation: Special Edition http://www.wcypodcast.com/the-Shop The Master's Word- A Short Treatise on the Word, the Light, and the Self – Autographed https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop Get the new book! How to Charter a Lodge https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop Truth Quantum https://truthquantum.com Our Patreon www.patreon.com/wcypodcast Support the show on Paypal https://wcypodcast.com/support-the-show Get some swag! https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop Get the book! http://a.co/5rtYr2r The links listed may or may not be Amazon affiliate links.
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