University Lodge No. 51

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 Edward T. Clifford, III, Master of the Lodge

The next Stated Meeting of University Lodge No. 51, Free & Accepted Masons, will be held in Ionic Hall of the Masonic Temple at One North Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday evening, December 14, 2015 at seven o’clock p.m.  Dinner will be served before the meeting at six o’clock p.m. in the Lower Banquet Hall of the Temple.  N.B. The election of officers for A.L. 4016 will be held at this meeting. The next Extra Meeting will be held on Monday evening, January 21, 2016 at seven-thirty o’clock p.m. at the Masonic Temple.  Dinner will be served before the meeting at six o’clock p.m. at Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant, 12th & Filbert Streets.  One Third Degree will be conferred at the Extra Meeting.  The next School of Instruction for the Philadelphia Masonic Temple will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at seven-thirty o’clock p.m.; all Officers are expected to attend.

Lodge Officers with Brother Sumner after being Raised, and Brothers Lightfoot and Steele after being Crafted.“Freemasonry is dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God.  It uses the tools and implements of ancient architectural craftsmen symbolically in a system of instruction designed to build character and moral values in its members.  Its singular purpose is to ‘make good men better.’  Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military, and religious conflicts through the centuries.  Freemasonry is a fraternity which encourages its members to practice the faith of their personal acceptance.  Masonry teaches that each person, through self-improvement and helping others, has an obligation to make a difference for good in the world.”

Please click HERE to see a video of Brother Benjamin Franklin (as portrayed by actor Richard Easton) explaining the meaning of Freemasonry. Those interested in becoming a Freemason should first read the page about Freemasonry on this website; the link is in the above menu.

Are you all ready a Freemason?  We extend you a fraternal welcome to visit our lodge; please join us for dinner before attending our next Stated Meeting in Ionic Hall.  R.S.V.P.  The Lodge Steward, Brother Wagner, may be reached at

Cover photo original by Bro. Christopher Rand; edited by Bro. Michael J. Ernst