Mason dating system
Warren County is “Ohio’s Largest Playground” and Mason is the anchor. Regional attractions include The Golf Center, Great Wolf Lodge and Conference Center, Kings Island amusement park, and the annual Western & Southern Open.
Local attractions include the Mason Community Center and Mason Historical Society’s Alverta Green Museum.
The historical dates are symbolic of new beginnings, and should not be misconstrued as Freemasons believing that there was a Masonic lodge in the Garden of Eden.
Symbolically, they connect the creation of physical light in the universe with the birth of Masonic spiritual and intellectual light in the candidate. Historical Significance: This date is used by the brethren of the Order of High Priesthood to signify the elapsed period of time calculated from the year of the blessing of Abraham by the High Priest, Melchizedek as referenced in Genesis -20.
This calendar system is not exclusive to Freemasonry. (approximately 6013 years ago) as the date of the biblical creation of the Earth. (I say "assumed", here because not all religions embrace his birth in their religious belief system and because biblical scholars are not completely sure of the exact date of his birth.) C. D.: Anno Domini: "In the Year of our Lord" Some people remember "A. In Latin, the base word, "domus" means house, so, technically Anno Domini means In the Year of our House in the Lord".
It was designed as a simplification of the Anno Mundi calendar by an Irish cleric, James Ussher (1581-1656) nearly a century before the formation of the United Grand Lodge of England in 1717. Due to the obvious Christian overtones associated with the term "A. M.: Anno Mundi: "In the Year of the World" Based on rabbinic calculations, A. (Anno Mundi) is the date of the year of God's creation of the world.
Historical Significance: The Year of Light signifies the date of the creation of the world (approximately 4000 years before the Common Era), as we read in the third verse from the Book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible as well as in the Torah. (Common Era), 9 French knights, followers of King Baldwyn, the King of Jerusalem, and at his behest and in his presence, took vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
D., many scholars prefer to use more non-secular abbreviations like C. Since about the 9th century, various dates have been advanced by Jewish scholars.
Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients.
The degrees of freemasonry retain the three grades of medieval craft guilds, those of Apprentice, Journeyman or fellow (now called Fellowcraft), and Master Mason.
Each 4th year is called a Leap Year because we add one more day in February.
Craft Masons and different appendant bodies within Freemasonry utilize different Masonic calendars to celebrate an historical inception date such as the creation of the world or an historical event specific to that Masonic order or body.