by Jeff Stokes on 01/03/14 at 4:20 am
THE IRISH CONNECTION
By R.W. Bro. Michael W. Walker
Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Ireland
This Short Talk Bulletin has been adapted from remarks given at the 200th Anniversary of Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. We thank R.W. Bro. Walker for permitting us to share them with us and the rest of our American Brethren.
The Grand Lodge of Ireland was five years old, at least, when the first record exists of a Time Immemorial Lodge—St. John’s Lodge-in Philadelphia. This was, of course, followed by the first Regular Warranted Lodge in America, three years later, in Boston. I say the Grand Lodge of Ireland was at least five years old in 1730, because we date our Constitution from the first record, in 1725, of a Grand Lodge Meeting “June 26th, St. John,s Day: More than ‘100 gentlemen ‘ met in the ‘Yellow Lion in Warbrough Street’ and later went to King’s Arms. (more…)
Freemasons, Born in Blood. Reprinted and edited from the Summer ’91 edition of the Missouri “The Freemason” By John C. Allen Past Master, Pleasant Grove Lodge #42 Otterville, MO. In the summer issue of this year’s “The Freemason” appeared a review by Zel Eaton of the book Born in Blood, by John J. Robinson. […]
Brethren, the Entered Apprentice degree scheduled for tonight is postponed. The weather has been deemed too hazardous for safe travel. The degree will instead take place on Tue, February 11th at the regularly scheduled time of 7pm. We are sorry if this inconveniences anyone. Stay warm and drive safe!
A Look From Within: A Look at Prince Hall Freemasonry by Reverend Jan L. Beaderstadt, E.P., P.C., P.M. This paper was presented to the Michigan Lodge of Research and Information No. 1 on Saturday September 16, 5995 A.L. and was published from Point-to-Pointe, the official publication of the Grand Lodge of Michigan. It was a […]
It’s 2014 and we welcome our new Worshipful Master Curtis Linker! He is of course the brother of now Past Master Warren Steven Linker II. With back to back Linker’s in the East, this year is sure to follow in the footsteps of greatness laid down this past year. Further congratulations is extended to the […]
Have a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year Brethren! Thank you for making this year so successful. There is a huge amount of excitement for our new Worshipful Master Curt Linker. He does not believe he could have a better line of officers going forward, and he would be right. Our accolades are […]
Brothers, another year has nearly arrived upon us. We want you to be a part of another year in the storied history of Detroit No. 2. This year’s Installation ceremony and Christmas Party are events not to be missed.
This year, the Past Master’s dinner and awards ceremony will be Tuesday October 15th. Come join us at DeLuca’s Restaurant as we give a tip of the top hat in honor of this great Lodge’s Past Master’s and present our scholarship awards to the gifted young people who have worked so hard, with diligence […]
EDIT – This month’s Master Degree is postponed until October. We hope everyone had a great summer! As always, it seems it went by too fast but that’s an old story. Now the Lodge is called back to labor and there are new stories to come. Our work is already underway this year as we […]
The world’s largest Masonic Temple entered an agreement Thursday with Wayne County officials to get out of tax foreclosure and Temple officials also said downtown titan Dan Gilbert is exploring the idea of investing in the historic neo-Gothic building. The Masonic Temple Association and the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office agreed on a payment plan on the $152,000 […]
The Most Worshipful Grand Master of the State of Michigan Dean Barr held a Grand Lodge town hall style meeting for the regional districts. The turnout of this event was impressive as Masons from the area as well as some who have traveled were in attendance. The Grand Master as well as a couple guest […]
The 1927 German expressionist silent film classic ‘Metropolis’, featuring an original score adaptation by legendary motion picture organist Clark Wilson is coming to Detroit! Masonic Lodge Detroit #2 is bringing this film event to the city and are proud to present this one time exhibition at the beautiful historic Detroit Masonic Temple.
Daily this question is asked by Masons without the slightest thought as to its real meaning. It is fitting that the answer we make to it in the lodge is well nigh unintelligible, for it is about as intelligible as any ever given it or as probably ever will be given it. Who can answer […]