PART ONE: The following quote is from an early charge used by the 18th century Order: “The science of astronomy lifts our minds above the world and its doings, and leads us to exclaim: An undevout astronomer is mad. The sun, the centre of our system, diffusing light and heat to the world. The planetary […]Read More Space Aliens and 18th Century Odd Fellows
There is an old Odd Fellows tradition that has been lost, but we recently decided to bring it back in my lodge. It is the tradition of the Warden’s Axe.
In many lodges it is customary to collect donations for the needy and distressed on the Warden’s axe, which has painted on the side presented for the donation the expressive Heart in Hand -Grosh’s Manual p.104Read More The Warden’s Axe – our 100th post!
This year, on Halloween, I had the pleasure of going to a live performance of the Lore Podcast given by its creator, Aaron Mahnke, at the historic Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia. If you’ve not checked out Lore, I strongly encourage you do. During each episode, Mahnke tells a series of strange, historically accurate stories relating to a common theme. His show has over 97 million downloads and was recently made into an Amazon Prime television series.Read More Telling the Story of Odd Fellowship
Submitted by Seth Anthony Triune Lodge #307 Middletown, PA As I toured some new members around our Lodge room, I pointed to an old Encampment apron and collar on the wall. It was beautifully mounted and displayed. The bullion thread showed nary a bit of tarnish. It looked as if the regalia had been boxed […]Read More Wearing the Pride of the Order- by Seth Anthony
The Corvallis Odd Fellows just sponsored an Odd Fellows themed mural that was painted by artist Alice J Marshall. It is part of a larger downtown project called the Corvallis Mural Project which “seeks to establish a comprehensive network of mural activity and engagement by artists, property owners, and the community.” Creative projects like this are […]Read More Odd Fellows Mural in Corvallis, Oregon
Highlight video for interview with Andy Don Emmons for the Tropic Pictures documentary about fraternal society art titled “As Above, So Below.” Enlarge the video to enjoy!Read More As Above, So Below: Andy Don Emmons!
Michael Greenzeiger http://www.siliconvalleyoddfellows.org/ Music has historically played a major role in human culture. We use it to help set the mood for all sorts of occasions, be they happy, sad, solemn, or joyous. Music has also played a major role in the history of Odd Fellowship to the point where we even have provisions for […]Read More Music in the Lodge by Michael Greenzeiger
Don’t be like Sister Brown or Sister Grey! As appeared in the October, 1913 issue of “Odd Fellows Talisman”. The words are still true today. In FL&T Ainslie Heilich Tuscola 316Read More Is This Your Lodge? A Poem
Here is a new motivational/inspirational image I made. Please feel free to share it in anyway you like! In FL&T Ainslie Heilich Tuscola #316Read More Carry the Light of Friendship, Love, and Truth- by Ainslie Heilich
We cannot forget our brothers and sisters.Read More ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY
You could the Match that ignites passion for Odd Fellowship in your Lodge!Read More Be the Match