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The Wisdom of Winter

(Updated December 23, 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.

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. We also welcomed a Lodge in Cattaraugus County to help supply our Southertier 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.

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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California may be known for sunshine, surfing, and celebrities but the Golden State has a very dark history. Bro. Adam Kendall, a California-based historian and Freemason, guides us through the rise of Freemasonry during the Gold Rush; the powerful figures that followed, and the whispers of violence that haunt its legacy.Show Notes:Learn more about Freemasonry in California by visiting the Grand Lodge of California websiteRead the latest edition or browse through past editions of California Freemason, the award winning Masonic magazine from the Grand Lodge of CaliforniaFollow the Craftsmen Online Podcast on SpotifySubscribe to the Craftsmen Online Podcast on Apple PodcastsVisit the Craftsmen Online website to learn more about our Reading Room, New York Masonic History section, and submit your Blog articleGet our latest announcements and important updates in your inbox with the Craftsmen Online NewsletterEmail the host, WB Michael Arce! Yes, we will read your email and may even reach out to be a guest on a future episode.Support the Craftsmen Online Podcast. Whether it's a one time donation or you become a Patreon Subscriber, we appreciate your support!Sponsor links:- Learn more about "Thursday Night at the Rite" and the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction- Don't forget to use the promo code CRAFTSMEN to receive free shipping with your first order from Bricks Masons!Become a supporter of this podcast:–4822031/support.
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