MEANDERING THROUGH MASONRY

MEANDERING THROUGH MASONRY

Adapted by V.W. Bro Norman McEvoy from a paper By: R.W.Bro. R. L. Shaw; Published in THE TRACING BOARD, G.R.S.; May 1975 Masonry is a sinuous stairway to the stars. From the very moment I entered the fraternity, I was urged to: “Climb high, climb far, Your goal the sky, your aim the stars.” My winding way was clearly charted for me. I had simply, as Continue reading

THE INITIATE’S CHAIN

THE INITIATE’S CHAIN

This explanation is sometimes used in conjunction with the Entered Apprentice’s song. Brother initiate, you will observe that with open arms we receive you into freemasonry in general, into this, your mother lodge, in particular, and into the hearts of the brethren forming this Masonic circle. You will see that a brothers arms cross the breast of Continue reading

What is in a word?

What is in a word?

What is in a word? Bro. Stephen Godfrey Victoria Council No. 213 (Allied Masonic Degrees) also  a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon. Canada. We hear the work, we present the work and even after many years of saying the same words, we still do not truly hear the words. Then, all of a sudden a word comes to life and Continue reading

Minding our own Business

Minding our own Business

MINDING OUR OWN BUSINESS Before embarking on a consideration of this topic, it might be appropriate to define the business of Freemasonry.  First and foremost, Freemasonry is an initiatic Order in the business of the development, enhancement, and transformation of the individual Mason through a lifelong process of self-discipline, self-discovery and Continue reading

Never Forget Your Friends

Never Forget Your Friends

Never Forget Your Friends Shared with me by a Friend A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a hot, humid day, sipping iced tea with his father. As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities, and obligations, the father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass and cast a clear, sober look on his son. "Never forget Continue reading

The Great Dissesention (or Schism)

The Great Dissesention (or Schism) What follows is the text of an address given by Wor. Bro. E. J. E. McLagan, a member of the Hobart Lodge of Research, on the 21st. July , 1967. I now address the issue of the Great Dissension which occurred in the 18th. Century, culminating in Freemasonry in England being divided into two factions bitterly opposed Continue reading

Masonic Bibles

Masonic Bibles

An example of a dilapidated spine of a Masonic Bible and how they can look when restored by experts. Of all the antiquities within the Lodge, the Volume of The Sacred Law is the most important. The Great Light in Masonry, and The Rule and Guide for Masonic Faith and Practice is placed on the Master’s pedestal when the Lodge is opened, where the Continue reading

Symbolism of the Corner Stone

Symbolism of the Corner Stone

Shared with us by R.W. Bro. Robert Taylor United Grand Lodge of N.S.W. & A.C.T. (Australia) The corner-stone is the stone which lies at the corner of two walls and forms the corner of the foundation of the edifice. In Masonic buildings it is now always placed in the north east; but this rule was not always formally observed. As the foundation on Continue reading

The Blue Slipper

The Blue Slipper (Masonic)   Complied by W Bro Ian MacIntyre The Masonic Blue Slipper is the symbol for the “Masonic Widow”, the slipper is a symbol of promise, and coloured in Masonic Blue of perfection. The colouring of the slipper comes from tekhelet dye which is taken from the Murex snails; whose blood is purple, but when exposed to the Continue reading