Tag Archives: masonic

“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 Shriners Hospitals for Children

“While we have spent money for songs and spent money for bands, it is time for the Shriners to spend money for humanity. I want to see this thing started. Let us get rid of all the technical objections. And if there is a Shriner in North America who objects to having paid the two […]

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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 Masonic Gentleman – Dress for Success Pt. II

In the previous article in the Masonic Gentleman series, W.B. Bill Betz profiled an extensive list of tips for dressing for success.  In this article I am going to elaborate on some of the topics he brought up and expound upon others that I will introduce for the first time.  This continuation article while mostly […]

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The Symbolism of the East, South, and West Gates

In the system of Freemasonry, the Temple of Solomon is represented as having a gate on the east, west, and south sides but none on the north.  In reference to the historical Temple of Jerusalem, such a representation is wholly incorrect.  In the walls of the building itself there were no place of entrance except […]

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What is the Difference Between AF&AM and F&AM Lodges?

After the foundation of the first Grand Lodge in England in 1717, a rival Grand Lodge arose less than two decades later, calling itself the Antients (or Ancients), whereby it intended to assert greater authenticity than the rival “modern” Grand Lodge. The Antients were also known as the Athol Masons, from their first Grand Master, […]

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Masonic Times: Dilma Rousseff: Freemasonry or not?

After a presidential election we are always wondering if he (the elected president) is or is not a Freemason ! In Brazil, the greatest Masonic Community in Latin America, with more then 160.000 regular Freemasons, a woman will lead for …

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Honesty and Integrity Awards Given

Four DeRidder High School Juniors received Honor and Integrity Awards Tuesday evening from the DeRidder Masonic Lodge 271.

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Freemasonry – What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is probably the world’s most popular and secretive fraternal organization. It is a society of men who have spiritual and moral values.

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City threatening to shut off electricity at Masonic Temple

The Grand Island Building Department is threatening to shut off the electricity at the Masonic Temple.

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Masonic Temple building is home to many local artists

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Masonic Temple building is an artistic gem in the center of downtown Charleston — and its quickly becoming an artists center, as well. Jeffrey Thomas, an investment adviser and chairman of the board of trustees of the Masoni…

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