Melrose Lodge

Melrose Lodge Melrose #671 Masonic Lodge of Ohio Melrose Lodge of Free and accepted Masons is an elite lodge located in Norwood Ohio. Our stated Meeting are the second Monday of every Month.
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Freemasons
12/25/2019

Freemasons

Freemasons
09/20/2019

Freemasons

09/09/2019

Stated meeting tonight, hope to see your shining summer fed faces there at 6pm.

The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation
06/18/2019

The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation

Brethren, this beautiful drinking fountain is near the 1st floor women's powder room. Visit Lodge soon to see this and o...
02/09/2019

Brethren, this beautiful drinking fountain is near the 1st floor women's powder room. Visit Lodge soon to see this and other amazing things in your Lodge building

11/13/2017

Our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for the upcoming Masonic Year is tonight at 7pm, preceded by dinner at 6pm.

Please come out and support your lodge!

F.:C.: Degree this evening at 7 o'clock
10/02/2017

F.:C.: Degree this evening at 7 o'clock

07/10/2017

The brethren of Melrose Lodge join his family and friends in mourning the passing of Bro. James Kirby

Visitation is Tuesday July 11th- 5-8pm, concluding with the Masonic obsequies

Hodapp Funeral Home on 42 in West Chester:
8815 Cincinnati Columbus Rd

06/19/2017

F.:C.: degree this evening at 7pm, dinner at 6

2020 Hopkins Ave. Norwood OH 45212

Bro. Randy Thomas Franks has been called from labor to refreshment by the Grand Architect.  Please remember his widow an...
06/02/2017
Obituary for Randy Thomas Franks | Avance Funeral Home

Bro. Randy Thomas Franks has been called from labor to refreshment by the Grand Architect. Please remember his widow and children in your prayers.

Masonic services are Sunday, June 4th at 6pm- Avance Funeral Home, 4976 Winton Rd. Fairfield OH.

http://www.avancefuneralhome.com/notices/Randy-Franks

Obituary for Randy Thomas Franks | FRANKS Randy – age 63 of Fairfield Township passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was born June 8, 1953 in Cincinnati, OH to Thomas and Essie Franks (nee Phillips). Randy was a Member of FOE #3680 Fairfield, Norwood Lod...

05/15/2017

EA degree tonight for the grandson of a 50 year member... Please come assist in bringing this worthy candidate to Light

Dinner 6, Lodge 7

E.:A.: Degree tonight (27 March)Dinner 6, Lodge 7Come assist in bringing a new brother from darkness to Light!
03/27/2017

E.:A.: Degree tonight (27 March)
Dinner 6, Lodge 7

Come assist in bringing a new brother from darkness to Light!

Inspection tonight (Feb. 27th) in the M.:M.: Degree... Dinner 6, Lodge 7Please support your Lodge and come see the Subli...
02/27/2017

Inspection tonight (Feb. 27th) in the M.:M.: Degree... Dinner 6, Lodge 7

Please support your Lodge and come see the Sublime Degree conferred upon a worthy brother.

Let's make sure he has a memorable evening!!

Astronaut John Glenn's Scottish Rite Ring
12/10/2016
Astronaut John Glenn's Scottish Rite Ring

Astronaut John Glenn's Scottish Rite Ring

2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Scottish Rite’s Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (see these posts for more information on the history of the Scottish Rite). The Jurisdiction’s Supreme Council founded the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library...

12/05/2016

Officer Installation tonight (Dec. 5th) at 7pm, preceded by Breakfast-for-Dinner at 6pm. Come out and support your Lodge's officer line as we kick-off an historic year celebrating modern Freemasonry's 300th anniversary. This event is open to Masons and their families.

11/21/2016

Lets get together tonight for an mm, We eat at 6 meet at 7pm.

02/22/2016

INSPECTION TONIGHT!! Visiting brethren are cordially invited to help pass to the F.:C.: a Brother whose grandfather is a 70-year-member of this Worshipful Lodge and whose great-grandfather was a Charter Member when we were chartered 95 years ago! Dinner @ 6; Lodge @ 7. 2020 Hopkins Ave. Norwood OH 45212.

11/11/2015

Masonry has played a huge role in every conflict this great country has been a part of. Thank you to all of our Masonic veterans on this special day of recognition.

On The Level
06/03/2015

On The Level

Thought of the day

The OREO Templar Conspiracy..
03/05/2015

The OREO Templar Conspiracy..

We all chuckle at Templar conspiracy theories but I thought I would share this one with you .

The next time you eat an Oreo biscuit you will remember the Knight Templar

The Edible Geography website explores the secret symbolism of the iconic Oreo biscuit / cookie .
You can't have a conspiracy without Templars lurking nearby

As it turns out, online Oreo-obsessives have spent as much time decoding the design as they have speculating on the identity of the designer.
The circle topped with a two-bar cross in which the word “OREO” resides is a variant of the Nabisco logo, and is either “an early European symbol for quality” (according to Nabisco’s promotional materials) or a Cross of Lorraine, as carried by the Knights Templar into the Crusades.
Continuing the Da Vinci Code-theme, the Oreo’s geometric pattern of a dot with four triangles radiating outward is either a schematic drawing of a four-leaf clover or cue the cliffhanger music from Jaws the cross pattée, also associated with the Knights Templar, as well as with the German military and today’s Freemasons.
No wonder the Oreo has become the most powerful cookie in the world, with more than 491 billion sold to date.
See, the black and white Oreo manifestly represents the beauceant, the battle flag of the Templars.
So it's clearly a Templar cross in the center. Clearly. ( LOL )
And the "Or" in Oreo is the French word for gold.
As in Templar treasure.

All hiding in plain sight.

12/01/2014

Our Installation of officers is tonight, we eat at 6. install at 7. Open install if you want to bring the fam

FUN FACT: Melrose is the state apple of Ohio!!!
10/28/2014

FUN FACT: Melrose is the state apple of Ohio!!!

Freemasons
01/01/2014

Freemasons

12/24/2013

"Masonry is an ordainer of kings. Its hand has shaped the destinies of worlds, and the perfect fruitage of its molding is an honest man." -Manly P. Hall, 33rd Degree

So who has been watching Sleepy Hollow, on fox?When I heard that it had a huge Masonic Plot I was worried about how we w...
11/17/2013
Freemasons For Dummies: "Sleepy Hollow" to Feature Freemason Backstory

So who has been watching Sleepy Hollow, on fox?
When I heard that it had a huge Masonic Plot I was worried about how we would be viewed in the show. But We are "the Good Guys"
Thoughts?
http://freemasonsfordummies.blogspot.com/2013/09/sleepy-hollow-to-feature-freemason.html

Let's hope the distortions are kept to a minimum. It's so easy for creative people to take a little more poetic license than necessary when creating an engaging story. I hope we don't get any undeserved labels out of it.

11/07/2013

Brethren, don't forget this coming Monday the 11th @ 7PM sharp is our annual stated meeting. Great opportunity to reconnect with friends and, of course, VOTE!!!

The Working Tools Masonic Magazine (TWT Mag)
04/24/2013

The Working Tools Masonic Magazine (TWT Mag)

Another exclusive from your friends at The Working Tools Masonic Magazine. Special thanks to Conrad Frankowski for his brilliance once again.

04/23/2013
Freemason Leadership

Freemason Leadership

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." -Henry Ford

04/23/2013

GREAT Degree tonight, We have a Fun year coming up next year!!!
Make it out to play some pool next Monday and see a MM.
The following Monday is a social night, Corn hole anyone? bring a buddy or a date.

04/22/2013

Hey guys, I know it is last minute, But lets get to lodge tonight for the EA Degree. Hope to see you there.

nice to see us reclaiming Temples
04/15/2013
Masons hope to reclaim Yonge Street’s Masonic Temple

nice to see us reclaiming Temples

Toronto’s storied Masonic Temple is better known as a live-music venue than for its initial purpose — a meeting place for the Masons, an ancient and semi-secret sect. But nearly 20 years after they moved their elaborate rites and rituals to other meeting halls, Toronto-area Masons want to find a way...

FraternalTies
02/13/2013

FraternalTies

King Arthur was attending a Lodge meeting with his Knights at another Castle within his realm and on this particular night Queen Guinevere insisted he be home before midnight or else she would raise the drawbridge and he would have to spend the evening with one of the serfs.

The meeting finished late and King Arthur was hurtling towards Camelot and the time was fast aproaching midnight when he was in sight of the drawbridge which was slowly rising.

Unable to make such a huge leap with his trusty steed he uttered the words as he dived into the watery mess, "Ah! So mote (moat) it be"

The Working Tools Masonic Magazine (TWT Mag)
01/01/2013

The Working Tools Masonic Magazine (TWT Mag)

As we have had many requests for a high resolution picture sans the writing. Here it is. Perfect for use as wallpaper for your iPad or iPhone. Even better for printing. Enjoy the holiday photo.

Phoenixmasonry Masonic Museum and Library - USA
01/01/2013

Phoenixmasonry Masonic Museum and Library - USA

The Square is one of the most important and significant symbols in Freemasonry. As such, it is proper that its true form should be preserved. French Freemasons have almost universally given it with one leg longer than the other (like the one pictured above) thus making it a carpenter's square. American Freemasons, following the incorrect delineations of Brother Jeremy L. Cross, have, while generally preserving the equality of length in the legs, unnecessarily marked its surface with inches; thus making it an instrument for measuring length and breadth, which it is not. It is simply the trying square of a stone-mason, and has a plain surface; the sides or legs embracing an angle of ninety degrees, and is intended only to test the accuracy of the sides of a stone, and to see that its edges subtend the same angle. In Freemasonry, the square is a symbol of morality. This is its general signification, and applied in various ways: 1. It presents itself to the neophyte as one of the Three Great Lights. 2. To the Fellow Craft as one of his Working-tools. 3. To the Master Mason as the official emblem of the Master of the Lodge. Everywhere, however, it inculcates the same lesson of morality, of truthfulness, of honesty. So universally accepted is this symbolism, that it has gone outside of the Order, and has been found in colloquial language communicating the same idea. The Square, says Halliwell, Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, means honest, equitable, as in "square dealing." To play upon the square is proverbial for to play honestly. In this sense the word is found in the old writers. As a Masonic symbol, it is of very ancient date, and was familiar to the Operative Masons. In the year 1830, the architect, in rebuilding a very ancient bridge called Baal Bridge, near Limerick, in Ireland, found under the foundation-stone an old brass square, much eaten away, containing on its two side surfaces the following inscription, the U being read as V: I. WILL STRIUE. TO. LIUE.--WITH. LOUE. & CARE.--UPON. THE LEUL.--BY. THE. SQUARE., and the date 1517. The modern Speculative Freemason will recognize the idea of living on the level and by the square. This discovery proves, if proof were necessary, that the familiar idea was borrowed from our Operative Brethren of former days. The square, as a symbol in Speculative Freemasonry, has therefore presented itself from the very beginning of the revival period. In the very earliest catechism of the eighteenth century, of the date of 1725, we find the answer to the question, "How many make a Lodge?" is "God and the Square, with five or seven right or perfect Masons." God and the Square, religion and morality, must be present in every Lodge as governing principles. Signs at the early period were to be made by squares, and the Furniture of the Lodge was declared to be the Bible, Compasses, and Square. In all rites and in all languages where Freemasonry has penetrated, the square has preserved its primitive signification as a symbol of morality.

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