Tag Archives: Freemasonry

The Templar Tradition Yesterday and Today

We present for your further summer reading this in depth article about the Templar traditions and how they arc from the past to the present.  The arguments for Masonic foundations being firmly laid by the Order of the Knights Templar in antiquity are numerous.  In the previous articles in our summer series on Masonic history […]

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William Preston

William Preston   This is the final installment in our summer series on famous Freemasons.  William Preston may be lesser known in the Masonic world than the likes of Pike or Burns, but he none-the-less has left a positive ripple through the Order which is still experienced today. When we hear the name of William […]

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Albert Pike

ALBERT PIKE   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 […]

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The Irish in Freemasonry

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 […]

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Modes of Recognition

Brethren, I hope this finds you all still enjoying this beautiful if not muggy and record breaking hot summer.  It won’t be long now until the cooler weather is returning and with it our Lodge activities for autumn.  Last month I presented an article about the Signs of Recognition which dealt with the subject of […]

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Signs of Recognition

I hope you are all enjoying this hot summer, Brothers.  Cool off for a second and sit down to read a little bit about our signs of recognition.  Now, again this discussion is about the Masonic signs of recognition, which is not to be confused with our modes of recognition, which I will discuss next […]

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The Holy Saints John

DEDICATION OF LODGES Lodges were anciently dedicated to King Solomon because he is said to have been our first most excellent Grand Master, but in this country Masons dedicate their Lodges to Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist who are said to have been two eminent patrons of Masonry. There is represented […]

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The Knights Templar and the History of the Craft

Most historians once agreed that Freemasonry, in its current form, probably developed as an adjunct from medieval stonemasons through the ages leading up to the Operative Stone Masons Guilds.  Just how or when the transition took place from Operative Guild Free-Stone Masonry to Speculative intellectual Freemasonry (using stonemasons tools, clothing and customs as allegorical aids to teach their […]

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History of the Order of the Eastern Star

The history of the Order of the Eastern Star is divided into three Eras: 1. The First Era extended from 1850 to 1866, under the leadership of Dr. Rob Morris, Poet Laureate of Masonry. 2. The Second Era extended from 1866 to 1876, under the leadership of Robert Macoy of New York. 3. The Third […]

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Kufour's Knighthood causing confusion — The Ghanaian Journal

The Catholic Church has been a persistent critic of Freemasonry .

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Be There. Do.

With the passing of elections I look to the west at the setting sun on this year for Detroit 2. You will often hear from the man in that chair in the west of our wages  and his payment of them to us. You will also often hear brothers say that you get out of […]

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Freemasonry – Making Good Men Better: The Grand Lodge of Ireland

Freemasonry has no dogma or theology. It offers no sacraments. It teaches that it is important for every man to have a religion of his own choice and to be faithful to it in thought and action

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Freemasonry – Making Good Men Better: Cryptic Masonry

Freemasonry has no dogma or theology. It offers no sacraments.

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