University Lodge No. 51

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 Francis J. Bell, Master of the Lodge

The February 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, February 8, 2016, 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. On that night one Third Degree will be conferred following the Stated Meeting.  This will take the place of the Extra Meeting for the month.  The Special Meetings (Mentor Program) for February will be held in the Conference Rooms at the Philadelphia Masonic Temple on Thursday, February 11, 2016; Monday, February 15; and Wednesday, February 24 from seven o’clock until nine o’clock p.m.  The February School of Instruction for the Philadelphia Masonic Temple will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at seven-thirty o’clock p.m.; all Officers are expected to attend to learn and review the work.

Brothers Steele, Lightfoot, Ernst, and Chiaro in the Philadelphia Masonic Temple.“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.”  –Bro∴ Paul Weathers

To learn more about Freemasonry, please click HERE to see a video of the R∴ W∴ Bro∴ Benjamin Franklin (as portrayed by actor Richard Easton) explaining the meaning of the Craft.  Those men 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 University Lodge No. 51; please join us for dinner before attending our next Stated Meeting in Ionic Hall.  R.S.V.P.  The Lodge Steward may be reached at

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