Manila-Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 1 F. & A.M.
Under the Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines
Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth
WHO WE ARE
The history of Manila-Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 1 had been traced to a Masonic society known as the Sojourners Club. Owning to their Masonic origin, the brethren of the said club sought to organize a lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of California.
In October 10, 1901, the Manila Lodge No. 342 was granted the charter and became the first lodge established in the Philippines by the Grand Lodge of California. Thus, for the first eleven years, the Manila Lodge conducted its Masonic Labors under the jurisdiction of the said Grand Lodge.
What is Freemasonry?
Masonry is a system of Morality, illustrated by Symbols, and veiled in Allegory. In a world in which change seems to be the only constant, Masonry clings to and teachers the unchangeable truths of justice, morality and friendship.
Freemasonry, more than anything else, is a way of life, a philosophy, that is founded upon the eternal truth that since all men are descended from one Almighty Parents, they are necessarily brothers, who should love and respect one another. Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its member are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms and use stonemasons’ custom and tool as allegorical guides.
THE THREE GREAT PRINCIPLES
Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own
lives. Freemasons believe that these principle represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.
Freemasons are taught to practice charity, and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community
as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individual.
Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others behave with kindness
and understanding to his fellow creatures.
Since the time of its organization, Manila-Mt. Lebanon Lodge No.1 had undertaken so many charity works which were mostly funded by voluntary contributions from its members. Among its various projects, three charity works have been sustained up to the present, namely, the Educational Assistance Program, Cataract Operations, and Harelip/Cleft Palate Program. Currently, the emphasis of the charity works is on the Educational Assistance Program. The Objective of the Program is to assist underprivileged but deserving students to pursue a chosen college course, be professionals in their chose fields of endeavors and be responsible citizens in their communities.
Currently, the emphasis of the charity works is on the Educational Assistance Program. The Objective of the Program is to assist underprivileged but deserving students to pursue a chosen college course, be professionals in their chose fields of endeavors and be responsible citizens in their communities. The selection of these students-scholars will be based purely on their own merits without any political or financial considerations. The Lodge ardently hopes that in the years to come, when the Grantees graduated and be financially stable, they would reciprocate the generosity of the Lodge by extending the same assistance to other underprivileged but deserving students.
Past Master's Night.
115th Charter Anniversary of Manila-Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 1.
Freemasonry is kindness in the home, Honesty in Business, Courtesy in society, Fairness in work, Pity and Concern for the Unfortunate, Resistance toward evil, Help for the weak, Forgiveness for the petinent, Love for one another and, above all, Reverence and Love for God.
1828 Scottish Rite Temple
Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila
P.O. Box 369 Manila
Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.