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CHARTERED: May 10, 1927 • WORSHIPFUL MASTER: Terry Royce, Sr., PM


Welcome to Patuxent Lodge No. 218

GENERAL MASONIC QUESTIONS

What Do You Know About Masonry?

When was the Mother Grand Lodge of England formed?

In 1717, in London.

Who was the first Grand Master of the Mother Grand Lodge?

Anthony Sayers, Gentleman.

When were the Constitutions first printed?
In 1723
How many lodges formed the Mother Grand Lodge?
Four
What were their names?

They had no names in those days; they were simply “The Lodge meeting at the Rummer and Grapes Tavern,” “the Lodge meeting at the Goose and Gridiron Tavern,” etc.

What Presidents have been Masters of lodges?

George Washington, of Alexandria Lodge, Alexandria, Va., James Buchanan, of Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, Pa., and Harry S. Truman, of Grandview Lodge No. 618, of Missouri.

What President was a Grand Master?

Andrew Jackson. He was never a Master of a lodge, but was elected from the floor of the Grand Lodge to be Grand Master of Tennessee , Harry S. Truman, Grand Master of Missouri, 1940.

Who was William Morgan?

A renegade Mason who disappeared, and who was falsely said to have been murdered by Masons because of his intention to publish an expose of Masonic ritual.

What famous German poet was a Freemason?

Goethe, the author of many poems, including one on Freemasonry, the first verse of which runs:

The Mason’s ways are A type of existence, And his persistence Is as the days are of men in this world.