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

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

Advice to a Potential Candidate

ADVICE TO A POTENTIAL CANDIDATE Taken from "A Masonic Minute" & written by the late M.W. Bro. Raymond Daniels (2014) A Personal Note to a Potential Candidate from an Old Past Master I understand that you would like to explore your interest in Freemasonry.  I was hoping that we might arrange a personal chat, but time and circumstances seem to Continue reading

Mentoring ; A Possible Solution

Mentoring ;  A possible Solution!! Presented by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy  Haida Lodge No 166 Grand Lodge of BC &Yukon (Canada) Brethren; This paper has been stimulated by a question posed by a Mentor in the U.K. asking WHY Mentorship does not appear, in his opinion, to be have had the success hoped for. The following is my Continue reading

What Freemasonry Stands For !!

WHAT FREEMASONRY STANDS FOR !! No one can dispute the fact that we are living in a disturbed world and this is brought to our attention every day we live by the news we get on the T.V., radio and the newspapers. This unrest should teach us who belong to the masonic fraternity that we have masonic obligations and masonic wages to earn. We must be Continue reading

The Measure of a Man

                                    The Measure of a Man Adapted, very slightly, by Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper compiled by brother J.E. Blackmore, J.W. of Lodge 96. GL NSW (Aust) There is no denying that men are often judged by the amount of worldly wealth they have amassed. We hear of a man described as a poor man; a rich man; a man of substance Continue reading

Masonic Education too often overlooked!

MASONIC EDUCATION: A Subject Too Often Overlooked Adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper by Richard E. Fletcher, PGM, Vermont   (undated) Conrad Hahn, a most distinguished Mason, once observed,  “The lack of educational work in the average lodge is the principal reason for the lack of interest and the consequent poor attendance in Masonry Continue reading