In the Temple

The Lodge Room

[ Floor Plan ]

Key - Position in Lodge

WM .... Worshipful Master
IPM .... Immediate Past Master
GO .... Grand Officer
SW .... Senior Warden
JW .... Junior Warden
CH .... Chaplain
TRE ... Treasurer
SEC ... Secretary
DC .... Director of Ceremonies
ALM ... Almoner
ChS ... Charity Steward
AsS ... Assistant Secretary
SD .... Senior Deacon
JD .... Junior Deacon
ADC ... Assistant Director of Ceremonies
IG .... Inner Guard
OR ... Organist
ST .... Steward
TY .... Tyler

Q. ‘What is the origin of the black and white pavement?’

A. The squared pavement, now preserved in our carpet almost certainly is derived from the floor pattern. This type of flooring is very evident in art particularly Dutch interiors of both churches and houses of important people. As has happened so often freemasonry has used a common artifact and given it a more esoteric meaning

B. "The pavement, alternately black and white, symbolizes whether so intended or not, the Good and Evil Principles of the Egyptian and Persian creed. It is the warfare of Michael and Satan, of the Gods and Titans, of Balder and Lok ; between light and shadow, which is darkness; day and night ; freedom and despotism ; religious liberty and the Arbitrary dogmas of a church that thinks for its votaires, and whose Pontiff claims to be infallible, and the decretals of its councils to constitute a Gospel."




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