Lodge will "Go Dark" (Close) for the month of July and August, unless a Special Communication is announced.
Next Regular Meeting will be on September 7, 2017
At this meeting we will have a 1st degree catechism and possibly a 2nd degree. Check this site over the Summer for Updates. Have a safe and happy summer. May the Blessing of Heaven rest upon you and your family!
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Meetings held in the Roman Room of the Grand Lodge Building, 302 International Circle, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030. We meet formally the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. In the event of bad weather check out this website for announcements regarding cancellations. Families looking for Masonic funeral service information should request here.
Special Notice - July 4th fireworks and picnic at the Grand Lodge of Maryland Cockeysville Md.
The July 4th picnic and celebration at the Grand Lodge of Maryland has been canceled. There will be no event at the Grand lodge on the 4th. However, the Grand Lodge grounds will be open on July 3rd for Brethren and their guests. July 3rd is the scheduled evening for the Oregon Ridge fireworks display along with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's performance.
Our Lodge History
Amicable Lodge # 25, now known as Amicable ~ St. John’s Lodge #25, was granted a Maryland Freemason lodge charter from the Grand Lodge of Maryland in 1797 the same year Baltimore City was formed. Making Amicable ~ St. John’s one of the oldest Freemason Lodges in Maryland. During the 215 years the Lodge has been very active in the history of our country. During World War II Amicable Lodge raised $5,647,800 during the War Bond drives leading all Lodges of the State. A Heavy Bomber was christened “Amicable Lodge” in our honor. During the last few years Amicable Lodge has merged with Cassia Lodge # 45 on March 1, 2001, Centre Lodge #108 on November 6, 2002 and St. Johns Lodge # 34, December 1, 2006. The name of the Lodge was changed to Amicable ~ St. Johns Lodge # 25. We are a very active and growing lodge within the Maryland Freemasons, with over 410 brothers. We look forward to the future of the Lodge and the many new brothers whom will join and keep with Its long and historic traditions. Become a part of this Lodge - Ask A Maryland Mason.
Amicable Lodge #25
Chartered June 21, 1797
Became Amicable-St. John's Lodge #25
on December 1, 2006
St. John's Lodge
Chartered November 8, 1802
Merged December 1, 2006
Chartered May 6, 1811
Merged March 1, 2001
Chartered May 9, 1859
Merged November 6, 2002
AT OUR LAST MEETING (June 15st 2017 - IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
220 LODGE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
At this meeting we did not open lodge. It started with the ASJ #25 Alive Choir's rendition of America the Beautiful. We had toasts to all four lodges that make up ASJ#25, then a wonderful dinner by Secretary Adler. Followed by a digital presentation of some lodge history by the W.M. and Bro Vetters. The evening end with special historical presentations from Past Masters of each lodge. The W.M. closed the event with plans presented for our 225th birthday celebration. Click To See Pics
Fraternally, W.M. Michael Grossblatt
Summer School Calendar at the Grand Lodge in Cockeysville, Maryland.
All Masons are welcomed, must be of the degree being exemplified or higher to attend. Proper attire is business casual.
July 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Open full form EA Degree
Exemplify EA degree
July 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Open full form Fellowcraft Degree
Exemplify EA degree
July 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Open full form Master Mason Degree, Receive GI, take up GMW
Exemplify MM Degree
August 1,2017 at 7:00 pm
Open full form MM Degree
Receive MWGM, Call-off open short form, other items.
As many of you know this is our 220 year and we would like to celebrate that milestone. W.B. Rascovar (email@example.com) has volunteered to head the 220 celebration committee. We have a great plan for the evening. There will be a spaghetti dinner, a lodge history presentation and a 225 (bicenquasquigenary anniversary) in 2022 celebration planning presentation. In addition, we will have a commemorative champagne flute and a toast to the lodge’s past and present brethren. We have only ordered 72 of these commemorative flutes, if you would like to ensure you receive a flute at no additional charge RSVP by May 4th. We will accept reservation for dinner until June 8th but no guarantee for a flute after May 4th. $10 donation requested for dinner. RSVP to W.B. Rascovar
2017 Master’s Roast of W.B. Harvey Davidoff. Brethren, Freemason's family and friends (adults) are invited to Amicable - St. John’s #25 2017 Master’s Roast of W.B. Harvey Davidoff. Roast Master for the evening will be W.B. Mark Edward Pearlstein. Date: May 4, 2017 , Time: 7:00 pm Location: Common Room Lower Level Grand Lodge. Our plan is to NOT open lodge this evening, we will go right to dinner and the Roast. Dress is business casual for guests but officers in Tuxedos. We will have a 50/50 raffle for charity. $8 (or more) donation requested for dinner (collected at the door) - Kosher Chinese buffet. Please RSVP by April 15th for dinner, contact - W.B. Paul Adler firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's Charity is http://keeppunching.org
charity. Keep Punching, Inc., a Baltimore-based 501c(3) non-profit organization that strives to support patients, healthcare providers and researchers in their fight to prevent and eradicate brain cancer. We will be having several events this year to raise funds for this charity. In the second half of the year we will have a Bingo Night and a Table Lodge to help raise funds for this charity.
ASJ EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST We are developing an ASJ Maryland mason lodge email membership roster and need your help. We are moving faster into the digital age. In doing so we will be using an email management system to manage the lodge’s digital communications. If you have not done so yet, please go and sign up. You will be able to manage/update your email address all online. Once you sign-up you will get a confirmation email from the lodge. You must confirm by clicking the link in the email before you can receive emails from our lodge.