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From The East

Greetings from the East. 

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season.

I would like to start by thanking the brethren of Hiram Lodge No. 1 for electing me as their Worshipful Master for the ensuing year.  It's truly an honor to hold such an office.  Thank you for your support and confidence,

I promise to preform my duties to the best of my abilities.

I'd like to take a moment to talk about my plans for this year.  Besides having fun and getting the work done, here are a few highlights that we as a lodge will be concentrating on this year.  Working with the leaders of the charities we support such as Life Haven, Columbus House and their amazing programs. For the Tommy Fund and Daughters of the Nile, we would like a better understanding those organizations and for them to get a better understanding of us.  We will have a few events that are open to our ladies, family and friends so we can not only help our sister groups but youth groups as well.  It will also give everyone an opportunity to see that we aren't just trying to get out of the house a few times a month to hang with the guys, but see the wonderful charity work we do too.  I'm also lining up a few programs that you'll hopefully find interesting to add onto our regular business meeting.  I plan on getting our lodge to travel more especially on LOI nights. Lets get further education, no matter if you're a seasoned MM or an EA.  We're also hoping to have a few events outside of lodge so we can get to know our lodge Brothers and their families better. Before I close out my first master’s message, I would be remiss if I didn’t give the following individuals my gratitude and recognition from the bottom of my heart; Brother & Reverend Bruce R. Bellmore MWGM,

RW Brother Sal Ferrigno, RW Brother Bob Moon , WB Adam Plotnick and WB Scott Atkins for being part of my installation team. Brother Jerry Nero and my lady Cindy Sorrentino for all they did and especially for making sure all our guests were fed on the night of installation.  I could not have done it without either of you. WB Pete Thomlinson for my gavel, it is truly awesome and I love it! WB Scott Atkins  for the mentorship and good counsel throughout the year getting me ready to lead our lodge in 2023.

To the 2022 & 2023 Officer lines for their support and help making the night of installation go smoothly, we truly worked in the quarries as one.  Many hands make light work. To my son Maximus and daughter Birgetta for their support and to Birgetta for some great pictures.

Lady Cindy Sorrentino for her constant support year after year in every step of the way on my Masonic journey.  I am truly thankful for all you do for me and the fraternity. Finally, to all the brethren, friends and family that came out to support and celebrate the Installation of the 2023 Officers of Hiram Lodge No. 1.  Speaking for myself and on behalf of the lodge, I am truly and deeply honored that each one of you are part of my life and this journey. That’s it for now from the East.  Wishing everyone safe, healthy and happy days ahead.


W.B. Albert Ralph Reinholt Johnson


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EA Degree

May 25th 7:30pm

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Hiram Lodge No. 1

Hiram Lodge #1 AF & AM meets in the Lodge Building at 285 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Chartered in 1750, we have been a part of the New Haven community for 272 years. We are the oldest lodge in the state and are proud to be a member of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of Connecticut. We, along with over Ninety other lodges in our state are part of the estimated Six Million members of Free Masonry, world wide. Hiram Lodge #1 is a proud member of our New Haven community. 

Welcome to New Haven, Connecticut USA! We've been citizens of New Haven and the surrounding towns for 272 years. Most of our members live and work in the area and we're proud of our City. If you're a Freemason and plan to be in town, we'd love to welcome you to our lodge. New Haven has excellent museums, shows, parks and Long Island Sound shore line. Shopping and food are tops on the list. Want to know more about New Haven? Click Here!

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Welcome to our website. Hiram Lodge No.1 is a Masonic Lodge in New Haven, Connecticut. The information on this website is meant to inform our members and the public of what is currently happening around our Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. Freemasonry is an organization of men who are interested in self improvement, service to our community and the well being of our fellow brothers and their families. Our Lodge dates back to the time of the founding of our nation and we try to live our lives by the traditions and ideals of our fraternity. We welcome inquiries to our Lodge and Freemasonry in general. Our fraternity is world wide and spans ethnic, religious and political beliefs by welcoming all good men who show an interest in learning and living the ancient teachings. These teachings include a belief in a supreme being, a commitment to good citizenship, moral living and a desire to be a better person.

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