Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. That's right, it's a Fraternity, but not like the ones on college campuses. Freemasonry is dedicated to encouraging and promoting improvement in the character of its members. When you hear the phrase "Masonic teachings" in a movie or TV show, this refers to how a Freemason is taught to be a man of good character, a good citizen, , to care for the less fortunate, and give back to his community.
The Masonic Fraternity is also philanthropic. Freemasonry contributes over $1 Billion each year ($750 million in the United States) to various causes including charities for youth, women's shelters, and hospitals. The hospitals operated by Shriners International are some of the most famous in the world for helping those in need.
Freemasonry itself can be traced back to the Middle Ages and arose from Lodges of stone masons who built the magnificent cathedrals, castles, and monasteries of Europe. Eventually, these Lodges began to accept members who were not actual working stone masons and the Freemasonry as we know it was born.
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Glen Burnie Lodge No. 213, one of the newer lodges in Maryland Masonic history, was the largest in 1976 with a membership, in that year of 1,441 members. The Lodge began under a dispensation issued by Grand Master Charles E. Homer. Jr. early in 1920, and was chartered on May 10, 1921.
Jacob F. Obrecht, formerly of Oriental Lodge No. 158, was elected the first Worshipful Master. George E. Wood and Robert F. Kindred were elected Senior and Junior Wardens. Edward Woodfall and Albert Hamlen were elected first Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.
A temple was constructed at the intersection of First Avenue and Crain Highway, while a mortgage of $10,000 was assumed with Bros. Jacob F. Obrecht, Sr. and William F. Kuethe giving their notes to enable the purchase of the ground to be made.
Hall Rentals are available for members of the community and Masons in good standing. Please check the calendar below and contact Bro Rodriguez at 443-449-9872