“That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which makes our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commenced with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.” ~Albert Pike~
Assembling for the procession into Lodge
A Freemason’s Lodge is the temple of peace, harmony and brotherly love; nothing is allowed to enter which has the remotest tendency to disturb the quietude of its pursuits….
In a place representing…
The Agape Feast
“To erect temples to virtue, dig dungeons for vices and dine together in token of Brotherly Love.”
Scotch and Cigars
“Masonry is one of the most sublime and perfect institutions that ever was formed for the advancement of happiness, and the general good of mankind, creating, in all its varieties, universal benevolence and brotherly love.” ~ Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex~
“A Lodge is not held together with steel bands, but by the silken ties of brotherhood, woven of interest, friendliness, good times, wholesome fraternal intercourse.”
1st Annual Masonic Restoration Foundation (MRF) Symposium, August 28th and 29th, 2010
The MRF is a group of regular Freemasons who promote those traditions in Freemasonry which are centered on the shared dialogue of men embracing the nature of God, self improvement, and civic duty. We believe Masonry creates solemn places and social environs that foster harmonious, transforming, and fulfilling experiences for members of the Masonic fraternity.
Enlightenment Lodge No. 198 wishes to express its deepest gratitude to Bro Chuck Pitman and others whose personal efforts to capture the spirit of our lodge have made these galleries possible.