Update 12/02/2020

Attention Brothers

Urgent News Below

Greetings From The Members


Genesis #88 Masonic Lodge

Activities from 12/02/2020 to 12/31/2020 are TBD

As of September 1, 2020 Masonic Lodges may open

in accordance with CDC, State Guidelines,

an Any Executive Orders (State/Federal)

Current Limit for indoor Gatherings are 10 as of

November 27, 2020



We are .............


Pompton Lodge #246

(Dated April 18, 1927)


Alexander Hamilton Lodge #222 (Dated April 21, 1921)

Ivanhoe Lodge #88

(Dated January 23, 1868)


Haledon Lodge #169 (Dated January 24, 1895)

Hope Lodge #124

(Dated January 18, 1872).


Together we are
Genesis Lodge #88


Free and Accepted Masons
Warrant Dated April 28, 1994.


Our Mission


The Mission of the Freemasons is to engage and inspire good men, who believe in a Supreme Being, to live according to the Masonic tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.


Value Statements:

  • Freedom - Freemasons champion the liberties and values outlined in the founding documents of the United States.  

  • Integrity - Freemasons strive to be honest, truthful and reliable, living in an honorable and upright manner.

  • Tolerance - Freemasons embrace diversity of opinion, religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences. 

Urgent News


Attention All Members:

1. Please register and update your personal on Grand View ASAP. It takes only 5 minutes.

2. All Past Masters MUST register for Off-site Voting. Voting will be limited at the Annual Communication 11/9/2020.

3. If you plan to attend the Annual Communication you must pre-register ASAP

ALL Communications have been sent through Grand View and our Lodge Secretary.

Contact the Secretary for any Questions.



Please visit our event page for events at Genesis Masonic Lodge, District, and Grand Lodge.







Meeting Times and Location


Regular Communications


Second and Fourth Wednesdays

at 7:30pm


Genesis Masonic Hall

15 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442



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On This Day


December 4


On this date in 1807, Most Worshipful Brother Prince Hall, the first African American known to have received the Masonic degrees in America, died.

December 5


On this date in 1730, Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette included news about several Lodges of Free-Masons meeting in that "province." Franklin was not yet a Freemason when his newspaper printed this item.


December 8


On this date in 1858, the Grand Lodge of Washington State was formed.

December 9


On this date in 1999, the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of D.C. voted to recognize the Grand Lodge of D.C.


December 12


On this date in 1787, the Grand Lodge of North Carolina was organized.


December 14


On this date in 1994, the United Grand Lodge of England issued a statement that it found the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, the source of all Prince Hall Masonry in the United States, to be regular and deserving of recognition.

December 15


On this date in 1779, American Union Lodge, a traveling lodge under the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, met and proposed that George Washington become the General Grand Master of Masons in the United States. There is no evidence that Washington ever heard about this, and no evidence that he ever held any Masonic position other than Master of a lodge (and no evidence that he attended this lodge while he was Master, or possibly ever).

On this date in 1874, the Grand Lodge of Wyoming was formed.

December 16


On this date in 1786, the Grand Lodge of Georgia was organized.

December 17


On this date in 1867, the Grand Lodge of Idaho was formed.

December 18


On this date in 1786, the Grand Lodge of New Jersey was organized.

On this date in 1799, George Washington's funeral was conducted in Masonic fashion, at Mount Vernon, Virginia.

On this date in 1843, the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin was formed.


December 22


On this date in 1753, the Royal Arch degree was conferred in Fredericksburg Lodge in Virginia. This is the first unquestioned evidence of the conferral of this degree.


December 26


On this date in 1972, Harry S. Truman, former President of the United States, Past Grand Master of Missouri, and a very active Freemason, died. He had requested a Masonic funeral, but instead the government, which handled the details, permitted a short Masonic ceremony during the funeral service

December 27.


On this date in 1783, the Grand Lodge of South Carolina was organized.

On this date in 1813, the Grand Lodge of Louisiana was formed.

On this date in 1813, Grand Officers and Brethren of the United Grand Lodge of England consummated the union of the Moderns and Ancients into the UGLE.


December 30

On this date in 1837, the Grand Lodge of Texas was formed.

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