Pajarito Lodge #66 Performs Masonic Cornerstone Ceremony At New Unitarian Church Of Los Alamos

Members of Pajarito Lodge #66 march from their building to the new Unitarian Church. The Lodge performed a Cornerstone Dedication Ceremony Sunday at the Church. Many cornerstones in public buildings across the U.S. and the world have been laid by Freemasons. The cornerstone at the base of the United States Capitol was laid in 1793 by President George Washington, Acting Grand Master of Masons. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons, Dennis Anderson, left, and members of Pajarito Lodge #66 prepare to perform the Cornerstone Laying Ceremony. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Cornerstone Ceremony dates from the 18th century, a time when members of the Masons were actual stone masons. The stone is declared “well formed, true, and trusty” after being measured with a level, square and, as pictured here, a plumb. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The stone is annointed with corn, oil and wine, all of which are Masonic symbols of prosperity, health, and peace. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons, Dennis Anderson, left, looks on as Grand Orator Alex Cosby gives his presentation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Past Master Jake Turin welcomes the audience. Turin coordinated the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons, Dennis Anderson, ceremonially taps in the cornerstone of the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons, Dennis Anderson, shakes hands with a member of the Unitarian congregation after the ceremony. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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