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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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The Mother Grand Lodge Pt. III

FEBRUARY 1929 THE MOTHER GRAND LODGE III   There is a reason for everything, even for a superstition, if we seek far enough to find it. There was a reason, both in the spirit of the age and the state of the Craft, for the “revival” of Masonry in 1717.  It was the fad of the day to form […]

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The Mother Grand Lodge Pt. II

JANUARY 1929 THE MOTHER GRAND LODGE II   Of “the few Lodges at London,” as the record puts it, who constituted themselves a Grand Lodge in 1717, only four are named.  If other lodges were invited, it may be surmised that they either had not been notified of the purpose of the meeting, or if so that they had […]

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The Mother Grand Lodge Pt. I

This summer stay cool with some important Masonic history. Before we come back to light this website will feature a series of articles dealing with our storied history. First up will be a short talk bulletin presented by the Masonic Service Assn. in 1928. We will learn about the early days of organized Masonry at […]

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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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Robert Burns

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 […]

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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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Auld Lang Syne

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 […]

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“Whence Came You?”

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 […]

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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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