at 1100 Henderson St, Fort Worth, 76102 United States
Fort Worth Lodge is a fellowship of brothers united in a common pursuit of virtue. The Lodge observes traditional Freemasonry and works to cultivate an understanding of traditional societies and institutions among the brethren. Fort Worth Lodge# 148, is a regular and recognized masonic lodge located in Fort Worth, Texas, chartered by the Grand Lodge of Texas, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M.)
Declaration of Principles The Lodge is dedicated to the preservation of traditional forms and meaningful human fellowship as a means of transmitting wisdom and improving society. Fort Worth Lodge has an initiatic focus and charges the brethren to ever remember that striving to improve themselves in Masonry and assisting candidates and fellow brethren in doing the same is chief among their duties. The Lodge performs ritual in a solemn manner and every effort is made to provide the most meaningful initiatic experience for each individual candidate. The Lodge seeks to create an atmosphere that leads to a positive transformation of the individual. Fort Worth Lodge believes that as the stated purpose of Freemasonry is to make good men better, a man should only be made a Freemason if he is good and is capable of being made better. Determining the qualifications of men seeking admission is essential to upholding the integrity of our ancient institution. The investigative procedures assist the brethren of the Lodge in determining the qualifications of candidates and provide the candidates with knowledge about the Lodge that they are seeking admission to. Fort Worth Lodge believes that Masonic Formation is a slow and careful process that requires great care and effort on behalf of both the candidate and the brethren of the Lodge. Each brother advances at his own pace with sufficient time between degrees to engage in intellectual study and contemplation. The candidate must demonstrate notable improvement in his understanding of Freemasonry and should also present a paper before the Lodge, preferably on the lessons and symbols of his current degree, before being advanced to the next degree. Each candidate is provided with assistance as he feels appropriate for his intellectual and spiritual growth. Fort Worth Lodge believes that a candidate should be able to create positive changes within his everyday life prior to becoming a Master Mason. Having to truly work, expend great effort and actually improve oneself is the only way to become deserving of this title. If this is properly observed every newly raised Master Mason will have grown into a better man and the bonds of virtue that tie together the brotherhood of humanity will have been strengthened. Fort Worth Lodge highly values the fellowship and friendship that the Lodge can provide and seeks to further cultivate this by holding an Agape after the meetings. The Agape is a festive board with good food and drink consumed in token of Brotherly Love. Fort Worth Lodge believes that Masonic meetings should promote the understanding of Freemasonry. Brothers present thoughtful and well researched papers before the Lodge as a service to their brethren. Papers usually discuss Masonic symbolism, history and philosophy, and focus on the spiritual path of self-transformation in the pursuit of virtue. Fort Worth Lodge believes that Freemasonry teaches duty and service. Brethren are expected to attend all meetings, and if unable to do so, inform a brother or the Secretary of the Lodge of the reason in advance. Active participation instills duty and is generally rewarding in a number of ways. It keeps all the brethren connected to the Lodge and affirms that their presence is valued, cultivating awareness of their self-worth and potential. Fort Worth Lodge believes that officers of a Masonic lodge should be selected based on their merit. Serving in any office within the Lodge is a privilege and not a right. Brethren are given positions of responsibility only after having demonstrated their good faith, ability to make a serious time commitment and ability to perform the necessary duties. The election of the Master is of great importance and only those brethren are considered for this honor and responsibility who are well versed in Masonic teachings, who have the resourcefulness to lead and whose personal character can serve as an example to be followed. The goal of Fort Worth Lodge is the cementing of brotherhood in support of the inner transformation of each individual on the divine path toward self-mastery. The Lodge views the improvement of the individual as the most fundamental aspect of improving society.
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Great read from Brother Milliken that mentions his visits to 148.
A HUGE thank you to all my brethren who could attend my celebration of reaching for further light tonight... thank you to Evan Lawson, past Master of North Richland Hills lodge, for coming out whom I haven't seen since maybe once or twice during college to the great work done by Will Wier, Ben Albertson, Kenneth Rogers, Grant Gates, and of course our mentors Jamie Harraid Victor Flavin, and William Rhitland Moore .... and ALL of you who attended y'all made this more special than I can explain! Thank you brothers.
Changing our meeting date so all of Waco's hotels are not booked for Grand Lodge session in January 2017
Floor schooling for Fellowcrafts degree with Brothers Billy, Grant, Kenny, Ben and Will W.
Masonic Service Bureau is going to exemplify a masonic funeral by the pros tonight.
I bet this would get your masonic juices flowing.
Hi, My great grandfather was apparently a Mason in Fort Worth, and I am trying to learn more about his genealogy and his involvement in this organization. Is there anyone who can help me learn more? I read in a book that he was a Royal Arch, a Knight Templar Mason, and a Shriner. What does all of that mean?
Thank you very much brother for the add
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We received 5 petitions tonight to investigate and have 7 active EAs, 2 FC and just raised 2 masters last month!! A great month in the books for 148. We also Recieved a great gift from a Prince Hall brother Fredric Miliken tonight number 1 of 500 statues made.
What is your favorite aspect of Masonry?
"The Ancient Mysteries were practised as a means of perfecting the soul, of making it know its own dignity, of reminding it of its noble origin and immortality, and consequently of its relations with the Universe and the Deity." From Lightfoot's Manual of the Lodge by PGM Jewel P. Lightfoot; Commentaries section. Grand Lodge of Texas A.F.&A.M. (1934). Image of the winding stairway as depicted in Lightfoot's Manual of the Lodge. Reference REBIS Research Society's post on February 11, 2015: https://www.facebook.com/rebisresearchsociety/photos/a.374455185997822.1073741828.374278749348799/643691049074233/?type=3&theater
Let the smoking begin! The brauts will go on later for a chicken and sausage dinner tonight with macaroni salad and fresh salad. Poppers on the side stuffed with spicy Italian sausage and cheese mixture and a layered white cake with fresh fruit and whipped cream! Come hungry brs!
The lapse of time! Brother Bob Holmes shared this article
What is your favorite podcast? Does not have to be masonic
May the 4th be with you!
Should each district have a degree team to help with degrees when needed?
What is the name, number and location of your lodge lodge? We are Deep in the Heart of Texas 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 in Fort Worth City.
"UGLE's lodge of research, Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, will host the Tercentenary Conference on The History of Freemasonry: Celebrating 300 Years of the Grand Lodge of England 1717 – 2017. This event will be held September 9-11, 2016 on the historic campus of Queens' College at the University of Cambridge, founded in 1448."
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What kind of meal does your lodge serve on it's main meeting night?