Welcome to Doric Lodge No. 316
Welcome to Doric Lodge No. 316
Welcome to Doric Lodge No. 316
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Message from the East

Greetings esteemed brethren and visitors

It is with the utmost reverence and boundless joy that I humbly extend a heartfelt welcome to the digital home of Doric Lodge 316. As the Worshipful Master entrusted with the stewardship of our cherished lodge, I am honored to stand before you, representing a lineage of tradition, enlightenment, and unwavering dedication to the principles of Freemasonry.

Within these sacred virtual walls, you will find not merely a website, but a repository of wisdom, a sanctuary of fellowship, and a bastion of timeless values. Forged in the crucible of history and fortified by the collective efforts of generations past and present, Doric Lodge No. 316 stands as a beacon of light in a world often shrouded in darkness.

Our journey as Freemasons is one of continuous exploration, discovery, and growth. We come together to honor the sacred bonds of brotherhood, to alleviate the burdens of those in need, and to pursue truth with unwavering resolve.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the craft, a curious seeker treading the threshold of enlightenment, or a kindred spirit drawn to our noble cause, know that you are embraced with open arms and welcomed into our fold. Let us journey together, hand in hand, as we traverse the winding paths of Masonic knowledge, guided by the light of wisdom and the compass of virtue.

As you navigate through the digital corridors of our website, may you find inspiration, may you find solace, and may you find a sense of belonging amongst brethren united by a common purpose. Together, let us strive to embody the timeless principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth, both online and in the world.

On behalf of the officers, and brethren of Doric Lodge No. 316, I extend my deepest gratitude for your presence here today. May your journey with us be filled with wonder, enlightenment, and the boundless blessings of Freemasonry.

Fraternally yours,

W.Bro Kassra Parsa
W.M Doric Lodge No.316

"Wishing to set up columns in that temple, but not having rules for their symmetry, and being in search of some way by which they could render them fit to bear a load and also of a satisfactory beauty of appearance, they measured the imprint of a man's foot and compared this with his height. On finding that, in a man, the foot was one sixth of the height, they applied the same principle to the column, and reared the shaft, including the capital, to a height six times its thickness at its base. Thus the Doric column, as used in buildings, began to exhibit the proportions, strength, and beauty of the body of a man."

- Vitruvius

Ante scientia, sapientia

An veritas, an nihil

De Labore Solis

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The Doric Order

The Doric order is the earliest of the three Classical orders of architecture and represents an important moment in Mediterranean architecture when monumental construction made the transition from impermanent materials—like wood—to permanent materials, namely stone. The Doric order is characterized by a plain, unadorned column capital and a column that rests directly on the stylobate of the temple without a base. The Doric entablature includes a frieze composed of trigylphs—vertical plaques with three divisions—and metopes—square spaces for either painted or sculpted decoration. The columns are fluted and are of sturdy, if not stocky, proportions. source

We meet on the Third (3rd) Wednesday of each Month, except July and August, at 7:30 P.M. at Thornhill Masonic Hall.

Doric 316 is over 146 years old! In 1874, a group of Masonic Brethren gathered to discuss the formation of a new lodge which led to a petition to the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master William Mercer Wilson and the Grand Lodge of Canada West for dispensation to form Doric Lodge Toronto.