Official or Fraternal Visits
Alpha Lodge, A.F. & A.M. is exceptionally pleased to be receiving the District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Samuel, J. Newland and his suite at 8:00 PM for an official visit. We would welcome them for dinner with advanced notice through our website. Please visit our reservations screen for to attend 6:15 PM dinner.
Agenda, Monday, Oct. 24, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
We will be doing the work of the first degree on two candidates.
6:00 PMOpen Lodge on Entered Apprentice Degree
6:15 PM Dinner and discussion: The Relationships with Time
7:00 PM First Degree
8:00 PM Receive the DDGM RW. Samuel J. Newland and his suite for his final official visit
8:15 PM First Degree (cont’d)
9:00 PM Business Meeting and Annual Meeting Cont’d
10:00 PM Close Lodge
The theme for the year is "Geometry, the Art and Science of Relationships." Each month we will be presenting a theme, and members are asked to come prepared to lodge to listen, contemplate, discuss. If you would like to present, please contact the Master. Discussions are usually held during dinner.
Online Continuation of Discussions
We will also be having an online meeting the third Wednesday of each month, starting in November, for any Alpha member to continue the discussion topics from the lodge meeting. As an Alpha member, you do not need to have attended the regular communications in order to join the online meeting. Simply make a reservation for the online discussion for the month and we will gladly send you a link to the meeting.
The meeting is private but not tyled. Freemasons who wish to attend must either be members of Alpha Lodge or have been in attendance at the preceding Alpha Lodge Regular Communication. For those that qualify, please reserve for the meeting via our main web site in the right-hand column.
Themes based around Geometry: The Art and Science of Relationships
October – The relationship with Time
November – The relationship with our Ashlar
December – The relationship with Light and Darkness
January – The relationship with Geometry (proximity and space)
February – The relationship with Brotherly Love and Charity
March – The relationship with Sound
April – The relationship with Nature
May – The relationship with the Arts
June – The relationship with the Spirituality and Sanctum Sanctorum
Alpha Installation – 10 Sept, 2022
First, I would like to thank the family and friends who have taken the time to join us in what we consider a great and important event. The transition of authority within the Lodge is a time of change and renewal. We celebrate the accomplishments and the efforts put forth by the previous Master, and through the time-honored practice of ritualistic ceremony, we open a conduit for the incoming Master supported by our efforts, appreciation, and both friendship and altruistic love.
We were encouraged last night by Worshipful Marks to say a few words after the ceremony if we felt compelled to, and though I my thoughts had been ruminating about the possibility of speaking beforehand, it wasn’t until last night that the desire to share grabbed hold of me. I think one of the reasons of particular note was my appreciation of being among my Lodge Brothers, and upon reflecting on it, I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on connection within a Lodge. To start, I want to clarify what a Lodge is and is not; and as Senior Warden of Alpha, I am tasked with providing a candidate that information. The room that you are in, the many other rooms within the building, the records, archives, jewels, aprons and regalia that it holds, this is not a Lodge. It is the men you see before you in their seats of office and those that have joined us sitting in the North and South, that, is what a Lodge is.
The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason has not answered to his name. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and Brother, Roger W. Appell, to the solestial lodge above.
Beloved husband, father, uncle, and friend passed away unexpectedly on September 18, 2022 in Framingham, MA. Roger was born January 7, 1936 in Malden MA. He attended Melrose Public Schools and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, class of ‘57.
The Master of Alpha Lodge joined the Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts and his suite of officers for a memorial remembering and honoring military veterans. The event took place Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 10:00 AM aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts at 5 Water Street, Fall River, Massachusetts.
The ceremony included a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to R.W. Harold Nye, a decorated sailor and verteran of the USS Massachusetts.
The Fall Class is on Saturday, December 3, 2022, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Degrees will be shown from each of the four bodies, including the 4° and 32°. As with recent classes, we ask all current members to register for free using the link below. Blue Lodge Freemasons who are interested in joining should speak to the Master of Alpha Lodge as soon as possible.