“Freemasonry is a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” Here’s a few of our basic principles:
01. THE SUPREME BEING.
No atheist can become a member of a Freemasonry Lodge. Masons do not care what your individual faith is – that is a question between you and your God – but we do require that a man believe in a Supreme Being.
Masons see brotherhood as a form of wisdom, a sort of bond that holds men together – a private friendship that tells us we owe it to each other to be just in our dealings and to refuse to speak evil of each other.
Masons are involved with the problems and needs of others because we know it gives each of us a good feeling – unlike any other – to help.
“Freemasonry is a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” Here are a few of our basic principles:
The Warrant of Lodge 524 was first granted in Borris, Co. Offaly, in the year 1775 and continued in use until 1793. It reappeared again in 1800 in Carlow until 1815. From this time it appears to have been held in abeyance until 1921 when it was granted as a Travel Warrant to the 1st Battalion The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry who were serving in Ireland at that time during “The Troubles,” and was known as Lodge No. 524 “One & All” 1st D.C.L.I. In 1937 with the impending advent of World War II the Warrant was again held in abeyance with the possible intention of taking it up after the war. Events decreed otherwise. In 1963 serving Brethren at the Army Workshop and Stores Depot at The Kinnegar, Hollywood, decided to from a Masonic Lodge as they considered themselves as “Masonic Gypsies.” Eventually Grand Lodge of Ireland contacted R.W. Bro. Colonel E.N. Willyamas, DSO, DL, JP, Grand Master of Cornwall and believed to be the sole surviving Foundation Member of Lodge “One & All” who agreed that the Warrant was unlikely to be used again by the Regiment.
In consequence permission was sought by the Brethren working at The Kinnegar and in view of Lodge 524 having Military connections – it was then re-issued as “SERVIAMUS MASONIC LODGE No. 524.” Serviamus roughly taken from the Latin means, “We Have Served” and was duly constituted by the R.W. The Provincial G.M. of Down at The Mount Masonic Hall on a Saturday in February 1964, comprising 64 Foundation Members from the Irish, English and Scottish Constitutions and from various parts of the World, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Bermuda, Florida, and the West Indies. The Lodge Seal consists of the Compass & Squares on the V.S.L., the Anchor representing the Royal Navy, the Lion. the Army, the Eagle, the Royal Air Force and C.S. the Civil Service M.O.D.
I would like to take the opportunity on behalf of the Brethren of Serviamus Masonic Lodge to welcome you to our new website.
I hope that you enjoy the content and find something of interest.
If you are not currently a member of a Masonic Lodge but have considered joining, I would like to extend to you my personal invitation to register your interest in becoming a member of Serviamus. We have strong historic military links dating back to the issue of our original warrant in the 18th century, with the current lodge forming in the Holywood area in 1964. As our name suggests we view ourselves as here ‘to serve’.
I can assure you that there is nothing in masonry which conflicts with a mans civil, moral or religious duties and our membership is open to all men of any race, religion, political belief or status.
Please be reassured that all registers of interest will be dealt with confidentially a and I will be happy to arrange for a member of our Lodge to meet and discuss with you further.