Lodge St Andrew No: 1437 S.C.  Singapore
Regular Lodge Meeting: 3rd Monday of each month - Dress Code Black Tie Formal - Tyle @ 6:30pm
The Past Master Jewel The   Past   Master's   Jewel   is   presented   to   a   Past   Master   as   a   token   for   of   the   members'   esteem   and   a   memento   of his   year   in   office.      It   is   an   award   given   to   a   Master   who   has   rendered   outstanding   service   to   the   Lodge   during his year in office. In recent years it has been presented to all Immediate Past Masters of our Lodge. Past   Master's   jewels   are   often   the   most   ornate   because   they   indicate   the   recognition   that   Lodge   members   have for   the   individual   who   lead   the   Lodge   for   a   certain   period   of   time.   It   can   be   seen   therefore   that   this   kind   of   jewel can only be worn by a certain kind of Freemason - those who have been Masters of a Lodge. The   Past   Masters   Jewel   of   Lodge   St. Andrew,   comprises   the   crest   of   the   Lodge   on   a   blue   ribbon   suspending   the Compasses, Square, and Quadrant surrounded by a wreath of Scottish thistles. The   colour   of   the   ribbon   is   blue   (pantone   300)   which   is   the   official   colour   adopted   by   the   Scottish   Parliament   for the   Saltire   (cross)   of   St. Andrew. The   Lodge   crest   was   proposed   by   Bro   J.H.M.   Summers,   the   Charter   Director   of Ceremony of the Lodge. No documents in our records were found to indicate the choice of the design. From   the   design   elements   it   can   be   surmised   that   the   following   guiding   principles   were   adopted.   The   St. Andrew   Saltire   (cross)   signifies   the   origin   of   the   name   of   the   Lodge,   Saint   Andrew   being   the   patron   saint   of Scotland   (amongst   others).   The   VSL,   Square   and   Compasses,   are   the   three   Great   Lights   of   Freemasonry.   They signify   the   Masonic   origin   and   objectives   of   the   Lodge. The   Lion   Rampant   (standing   erect   with   forepaws   raised) is   drawn   from   the   Royal   Standard   of   Scotland   being   the   Royal   Standard   of   the   King   of      the   Scots.   It   signifies   the Scottish   origin   of   the   Lodge.   The   lion   passant   guardant   (one   paw   raised)   with   a   coconut   palm   tree,   is   most likely   taken   from   the   coat   of   arms   of   the   Singapore   Municipal   Commission   (1948)   and   later   the   new   City   of Singapore in 1951, is symbolic of Singapore, the Lion City. This   symbolism   of   the   jewel   suspended   from   the   ribbon   includes   the   Square   to   remind   us   that   it   is   by   the Square   that   the   wearer   has   governed   his   lodge   as   Master.   The   Compasses   being   the   chief   instrument   made   use of   in   all   architectural   plans   and   designs   are   an   emblem   of   the   Master’s   dignity.   The   Quadrant   shows   what   angle the Compasses are opened at. This   is   an   appropriate   symbol   for   a   Past   Master,   because   it   is   by   the   Compasses   that   the   Freemason   keeps himself   within   due   bounds   of   all   mankind.   It   is   the   role   of   the   Right   Worshipful   Master   to   ensure   that   all members   of   his   lodge,   and   all   Regular   Masons   living   within   his   lodge’s   jurisdiction   are   making   proper   use   of their   moral   compasses.   It   also   generally   shows   that   the   Compass   is   opened   to   the   angle   of   60   degrees.   This   is significant   because   60   degrees   is   the   angle   of   an   equilateral   triangle. The   equilateral   triangle   represents   perfect balance,   as   all   sides   are   of   equal   length,   and   the   triangle   appears   the   same   from   all   directions.   It   therefore teaches   that   the   man   who   wears   this   jewel   has   learned   the   lessons   of   Freemasonry,   and   lives   a   balanced   life. The   Scottish   Thistle   entwined   around   the   Compasses,   Square   and   Quadrant   further   reinforces   the   Scottish heritage of the Lodge.
The 50th Anniversary Jewel Anniversary   jewels   are   permitted   by   Grand   Lodge   of   Scotland   to   celebrate   lodge   members   who   took   part   in   a significant Anniversary of the Lodge. The   ribbon   of   the   jewel   is   the   clan   Murray   of   Tullibardine   tartan,   which   reflects   the   adopted   tartan   of   Lodge   St. Andrew aprons, when the original tartan (Murray of Athol) proved too difficult to source. The anniversary years 1949-1999 are reflected below the ribbon and the jewel itself depicts St. Andrew the apostle carrying his cross on the way to martyrdom on the city of Patras (Greece).
The Lodge Jewels
The Mark Mason Jewel The Mark Masters jewel is relatively standard throughout Masonry worldwide. The   jewel   of   a   Mark   Master   is   in   the   design   of   a   keystone   with   specific   letters   around   the   keystone   on   one   side, and   repeated   in   Hebrew   on   the   obverse   side. The   ribbon   of   the   jewel   is   of   light   blue   and   crimson. Attached   to   the ribbon are symbols of the order – being the mallet and chisel. The   Mallet   morally   teaches   us   to   correct   irregularities,   and   to   reduce   man   to   a   proper   level;   so   that,   by   quiet deportment, he may, in the school of discipline, learn to be content. What   the   Mallet   is   to   the   workmen,   enlightened   reason   is   to   the   passions;   it   curbs   ambition,   depresses   envy, moderates   anger,   and   encourages   good   dispositions;   whence   arises   among   good   Freemasons,   that   comely order, Which nothing earthly gives, or can destroy; The soul's calm sunshine, and the heartfelt joy. The   Chisel   morally   demonstrates   the   advantages   of   discipline   and   education.   The   mind,   like   the   diamond   in   its original   state,   is   rude   and   unpolished;   but   as   the   effect   of   the   Chisel   on   the   external   coat   soon   presents   to   view the   latent   beauties   of   the   diamond,   so   education   discovers   the   latent   virtues   of   the   mind,   and   draws   them   forth to   range   the   large   field   of   matter   and   space,   to   display   the   summit   of   human   knowledge,   our   duty   to   God   and   to man.
Lodge St Andrew’s Jewels Freemasonry is more than the art of learning the ritual. it is the science of living The above article and research was done by Bro Brent Allocok of Lodge St Andrew.
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