[SCA-AE] Pennsic XXXVI Masonic Gathering announcement
thegeorg at stny.rr.com
Sun Jul 29 08:37:36 EDT 2007
myfanwy at nauticom.net wrote:
> Greetings from Myfanwy!
> My (admittedly somewhat limited) understanding is that traditionally
> Masonic lodges were always on an upper floor. I've run across differing
> reasons for this: one was that they were protecting their "secrets" from
> prying eyes and ears; the other was that -- as a (nominally) Christian
> organization -- they were referring (somewhat) to the "upper room" from
> the Last Supper.
When I was given a tour of the Lodge in Aurora, NY, I was told it was
one of the oldest lodges in NY. It featured "Room within a room"
construction, and only one floor. Fellowship was done in the entryway.
There was a hall all around the inner room, with windows on both sides
of the hall, but not opposite each other. This allowed natural light to
the inner room, yet protected them from prying eyes.
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