by Jeff Stokes on 01/04/14 at 4:20 am
The historical path backwards to the formation of Freemasonry is like the roots of an ancient tree. They extend deep downwards from that solid trunk in many directions. While we can argue various aspects of our origin from the elite Crusading knightly order the Knights Templar to guilds of expert artisan stone working philosophers, the truth is likely a perfect meshing of influences creating something new which has survived to today across the centuries. When we say “centuries”, we don’t mean back to 1717 when the Grand Lodge of England was created. Masonry was long underground from time immemorial before the official formation of our venerable Order. Shedding more light on the topic of the atmosphere for early Freemasonry and what early Masonic Lodges were like is Bro. Dr. Howard Stewart from Texas in an essay titled “Huts and Sheds”. (more…)
REPRINTED FROM THE DETROIT NEWS. Detroit — The Masons have won their legal battle over who owns Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the largest building of its kind. “We won! All counts related to any claims of ownership of the Masonic is over. It it is clearly owned by the Masons,” said Bradley Dizik, special adviser to the […]
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 […]
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 […]