by Jeff Stokes on 21/07/14 at 4:20 am
This summer is rolling along and so is our series on famous Freemasons. With few exceptions, like Robert Burns, there are rare few Freemasons who’s name commands as much attention as that of Albert Pike. Albert Pike found Freemasonry in a log cabin and left it in a Temple. He was the master genius of Masonry in America, both as scholar and artist. No other mind of equal power ever toiled so long in the service of the Craft in the New World. No other has left a nobler fame in our annals.
A great American and a great Mason, the life of Pike is a part of the romance of his country. Outside the Craft he was known as a poet, journalist, soldier, jurist, orator, and his ability in so many fields fills one with amazement. Apart from the chief work of his life in Masonry, he merits honor as a philosopher and a scholar. Indeed, he was one of the richest minds of his age, resembling the sages of the ancient world in his appearance and in the quality of his mind. Those who do not know Masonry often think of him as a man whom history passed by and forgot. (more…)
ROBERT BURNS Across from the Detroit Masonic Temple in Cass park stands the proud statue of Bro. Robert Burns. Many people ask why a poet from Scotland has a statue in Cass Park when Louis Cass doesn’t have a statue of himself there? What is the significance of that statue across from our Temple as […]
Brethren, this year is already hot and I’m not just talking about the weather. We’ve had a very busy first half of the year. Our accolades for being among the busiest Lodges in our jurisdiction have earned us recognition for our hard work. Our work is not done but we have a couple months to […]
Brethren once again it is summer and that means one thing. Baseball. As we have in the past, this year Detroit No. 2 will be hosting a Tigers baseball game complete with food and refreshment at the park. Be sure to R.S.V.P. by June 3 for your tickets! More information below: DATE: August 3, 2014TIME: 11:30 […]
The Chamber of Reflection is one of Freemasonry’s most alluring, provoking, and truly esoteric of symbols. From simple to more complex variations on the theme, the Chamber of Reflection forces each candidate to recognize that they are mortal, and from this moment forward, a new life awaits them, […]
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 […]
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 […]