Chandler Lodge No. 227

Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania

Est. 4 May 1848


7th Masonic District of
The Grand Lodge of PA

 

Last update:

16th of December 2016

 

 








 

 



Masonic Center

400 South 7th Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

 

Stated Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month
Extra Meetings: 4th Wednesday after the first Tuesday


 

Worshipful Master Eric Prescott Kissinger P.M.

invites you to come to a Stated Meeting of the Lodge. Support your favorite Charity by participating in his “Charity of the Month” program! Call or e-mail us for reservations to join us for dinner before the Meeting.

A note to visitors to our Lodge from the Officers and Members : Chandler Lodge No. 227 is proud to support our DDGM in continuing the Pennsylvania tradition of requiring "Masonic Dress" at our Stated and Extra meetings. Masonic dress is coat and tie, but more than that it signifies a proper state of mind when entering the Lodge, being dressed Masonically means to be ready to leave the outside world of concerns to dwell in peace among your Brethren.

 

Any Member of the Lodge in good standing is entitled to a Masonic Funeral Service. Contact the Secretary for details...

 

 

Meals before the Stated Meetings in 2017 will be catered by Dori Martin Catering.


 

2017 Calendar

January

3rd Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Pork & Sauerkraut

Program: Introduction of Lodge Officers, Scottish Rite Presentation

4th School of Instruction

11th School of Instruction

17th Officers' Rehearsal

18th School of Instruction, Board of Governors

25th Extra Meeting

 

February

7th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Chicken Pot Pie

Program: York Rite Presentation

1st School of Instruction

8th School of Instruction

15th School of Instruction, Board of Governors

21st Officers' rehearsal

22nd Extra Meeting

 

March

7th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Meatloaf

Program: Trustees' Report, Memorial Service

1st School of Instruction

8th School of Instruction

15th School of Instruction, Board of Governors

21st Officers' Rehearsal

22nd Extra Meeting

25th Sectional School of Instruction - Reading Masonic Center

 

April

4th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Baked Ham with Pineapple Dijon Sauce

Program: Examination of a Visitor, Exemplification of the Masonic Funeral Service

5th School of Instruction

12th School of Instruction

18th Officers' Rehearsal

19th School of Instruction, Board of Governors

26th Extra Meeting

 

May

2nd Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Roast Beef

Program: Official Visitation 25/50/60/70 yr pins

3rd School of Instruction

6th 169th Annual Banquet

7th Mother’s Day

10th School of Instruction

16th Officers' Rehearsal

17th School of Instruction, Board of Governors

24th Extra Meeting

29th Memorial Day

 

June

6th Stated Meeting - TBA

Supper Menu: Marinated Chicken Breast, Strawberries & Ice Cream

7th School of Instruction

14th School of Instruction

17th Lodge Picnic 11am - 3pm Tentative

20th Officers' Rehearsal

21st School of Instruction, Board of Governors

28th Extra Meeting

 

Lodge is "Dark" July and August

 

July

Summer recess

4th Wyomissing Parade

5th School of Instruction

12th School of Instruction

19th School of Instruction

 

August

Summer recess

2nd School of Instruction

9th School of Instruction

16th School of Instruction

 

September

5th Stated Meeting -TBA

Supper Menu: Lasagna, Peaches & Ice Cream

6th School of Instruction

13th School of Instruction

19th Officers' Rehearsal

20th School of Instruction, Board of Governors

27th Extra Meeting

 

October

3rd Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Shrimp Elegant Over Fettuccini

Program: Past Masters' Night

4th School of Instruction

11th School of Instruction

17th Officers' Rehearsal

18th School of Instruction, Board of Governors

25th Extra Meeting

 

November

7th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Crab Meat Imperial

Program: Veterans' Night

8th School of Instruction

15th School of Instruction

21st Officers' Rehearsal

22nd School of Instruction, Board of Governors

29th Extra Meeting

23rd Thanksgiving

 

December

5th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Sirloin Steak w/Mushroom Sauce

Program: Election of Officers

6th School of Instruction

13th School of Instruction

19th Officers' Rehearsal

20th School of Instruction, Board of Governors

28th Extra Meeting

 

Is it your Masonic birthday?  See your meeting notice!

Note:  If you know the whereabouts of any of the "lost" Brethren in your meeting notice, please contact the Secretary!

 

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Upcoming Masonic Events

 

Chandler Lodge No.227 169th Annual Banquet

Date:  Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Time:  5:30PM
Location: The Deluxe Restaurant, 2295 Lancaster Pike, Shillington, PA
Wyomissing 4th of July day Parade

7th Masonic District School of Instruction

Date:  First Three Wednesdays of the Month
Time:  7:00pm
Location: Masonic Center, West Reading, PA
Please see your meeting notice for further details!
 

 

Masonic Thoughts

From Eric Prescott Kissinger P.M., WM of Chandler Lodge No. 227

To my Fraternal Brethren of Chandler Lodge No.227

The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania is one of a few remaining Grand Lodges in the World that works under the Ancients Constitution. The following was copied from Wikipedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonic_manuscripts):

The Book of Constitutions, or Ahiman Rezon, of the Grand Lodge of England According to the Old Institutions, also known as the Antient Grand Lodge of England or the Grand Lodge of the Antients, was first published in 1754. Its author, Laurence Dermott, was Grand Secretary of the Antient Grand Lodge from 1752 to 1771. The full name of the first edition was Ahiman Rezon; or a Help to a Brother; showing the Excellency of Secrecy, and the first cause or motive of the Institution of Masonry; The Principles of the Craft; and the benefits from a Strict Observance thereof, etc., etc.; Also the Old and New Regulations; etc. To which is added the greatest collection of Masons' Songs, etc. A second edition was published in 1764, and subsequent editions in 1778, 1787, 1800, 1801, 1807, and 1813. The second edition was reprinted in Philadelphia in 1855 by Leon Hyneman. Dermott borrowed heavily from the Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of Ireland which had been published in 1751.

The first Charge in the Ahiman Rezon reads as follows:

CHARGE I. Concerning GOD and Religion.

A Mason is obliged by his Tenure to believe firmly in the true Worship of the eternal God, as well as in all those sacred Records which the dignitaries and fathers of the church have compiled and published for the use of all good men. So that no one who rightly understands the Art, can possibly tread in the irreligious Paths of the unhappy Libertine, or be induced to follow the arrogant professors of Atheism or Deism; neither is he to be stained with the gross errors of blind superstition, but may have the liberty of embracing what faith he shall think proper, provided at all times he pays a due reverence to his Creator, and by the world deals with Honour and Honesty ever making that golden precept the standard-rule of his actions, which engages to do unto all men as they should do unto him. For the Craft, instead of entering into idle and unnecessary disputes concerning the different opinions and persuasions of men, admits into the Fraternity all that are good and true; whereby it hath brought about the means of reconciliation amongst persons, who, without that assistance, would have remained at perpetual Variance.



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