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Oct 24, 2014

Steadfast Masonic Lodge Turns 51

Oscar Ramos

On Thursday, the Steadfast Masonic Lodge in Belize turned fifty-one years old.  While many describe the lodge as a secret and mysterious society, numerous high profile personalities are members. The organization has been in Belize since 1963 and remains active in the area surrounding the Mayflower Community where its building currently sits. Two members from the Steadfast Masonic Lodge 683 came to our studios to demystify the false perceptions and to make a public plea for more understanding and respect for their code and ethics.


Oscar Ramos, Steadfast Masonic Lodge 683

“We are a community minded people, we are a group of people who actually do business and we have meetings every two weeks and we report back to our headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida on a regular basis. And we do community based engagements. Just last year, we were instrumental in getting donations from our brothers and sisters in the United States to redistribute to the more indigent and the more poor people in the area where we find ourselves. I think you know that we are located at the corner of Lake View Street and Vernon Street.”


Ashton Longsworth, Junior Warden, Steadfast Masonic Lodge 683

Ashton Longsworth

“There are many things that have been done by us and there is much to do. What we do is that we concentrate a lot in the area where the lodge is. So the people of that area benefit the most. We have our Christmas program where the kids come to get their meals and their gifts…and that is annual headed by our senior warden and other brothers of the lodge. We do our education summer program headed by the worthy matron of the sister chapter and that is every summer from standard one to standard six where she prepares the students for the upcoming year. It is free of cost and all utensils for schools are provided. We do lot more by helping families, but we don’t come out and boast on what we do. But there are lots more that we will be doing.”


Oscar Ramos

“We do solicit membership first and foremost. We will accept an application from anybody who would like to become a part of us; however, we don’t countenance an application coming from an atheist. You have to satisfy us that you believe in god, the Supreme Being.”


The Lodge will hold a jubilee anniversary celebration on Saturday with a banquet.

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1 Response for “Steadfast Masonic Lodge Turns 51”

  1. Stand Up says:

    “demystify the false perception?” like weh d Bible say “satan masquerades as an angel of light!” This is a demonic cultic group with cultic rituals & secrecy, secret signs, secret handshakes so that masons know masons so that court cases fall apart, that’s the truth! these guys are the small fish at the lower levels, do they actually believe that masonic lodge is a community service organization? cho! they have different levels of advancement, the 33rd level is called a LUCIFERIC initiation! if you no know, lucifer is the devil! i dare you, open one ah fuh dey casket at wah masonic funeral and you wah see! we decree an end to their deceptive corrupt rule by the blood of JESUS CHRIST! watch weh ah happen to uno. no matta weh uno seh, God is against uno! deceivers!

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