George Washington's Masonic Bible

George Washington's Masonic Bible. He took the oath of office as President of the United States on this Bible. As did other US Presidents, most recently George HW Bush. On display at the Columbus Convention Center during the 199th Annual Meeting of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, October 17, 2008. It was very impressive being several feet away from the Bible where the father of our Country laid his hand and became the first US President!

  • Joseph Perrin 7y

    What a great experience that must have been!
    Thank you for sharing it with us!
  • Rick Giordano PRO 7y

    The first and only time I saw the bible was at the Installation of the Grand Master and the Grand Line here in NYC.

    The Brethren of St. John's Lodge No. 1, the caretakers of the bible, do a fine job of preserving and guarding this most treasured relic of both Masonic and American history. Even cooler still, I saw it without the glass box.
  • Christopher Brocious 7y

    @Joe - Thanks. It was really cool!

    @Rick - The Brethren from St. John's were there, it was cool talking to them about the Bible. The glass wasn't coming off this time, and there were about four CPD officers guarding the display. But it was cool just getting that close to it, especially with the Brethren from St. John's there to talk about it in person too.
  • Christopher Brocious 7y

    I wondered why my stats spiked, this photo is linked to on a story on "Why Doesn't Every President Use the Lincoln Bible?And other tidbits about the Inauguration Day scripture." By Noreen Malone. Posted Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at 5:26 PM ET . Thanks!
  • Nick Koch Weiler 6y

    Too cool!
  • Christopher Brocious 6y

  • Charles 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Bibles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Christopher Brocious 6y

    Thank you for the invite!
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Taken on October 17, 2008
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