Lodge No. 189 is proud to present our latest lodge polo shirts and caps. Currently only available at Meetings and Limited Events: Lodge Members to buy your polo ($25) and cap ($15) please join us at any stated meeting, or this Independence Day in Catonsville, as we March in the Catonsville … Read More about Lodge No. 189 – Polos and Caps now available
Maryland Masonic News First podcast. More podcast episodes in itunes... L … Read More about The Common Gavel Podcast
Why the name Palestine? Many are surprised to learn that Palestine Lodge #189 was named after a small town in Texas. Our first Worshipful Master, John H. Inglehart, Sr., was elected in 1891. He was originally from Palestine, Texas and was a member of Palestine Lodge #31 in Palestine, Texas – thus … Read More about Why the name Palestine?
The Symbol of the Beehive Humanity has always had a close relationship with bees, whose honey has have been a food staple since before the dawn of civilization. As a symbol, the bees’ lifestyle mimics that of the human social order- a cooperative, productive social hierarchy. In fact, beekeeping … Read More about The Symbol of the Beehive
The Meaning of Freemasonry and its Expectations There have been a great number of definitions of Freemasonry. Perhaps the best, and certainly the simplest, is Freemasonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. The idea of teaching by allegories and symbols is not … Read More about What is Freemasonry?