Commitment

Commitment

Shared with me by M.W. Bro, Stephen Godfrey, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon (Canada)   The story of Bill Toomey’s commitment to winning the Olympic Decathlon is a classic.  In 1964, at the age of 25, Bill was competing in the Olympic Trials for the Decathlon, the most grueling event of the Olympics.  The Continue reading

Our Attitudes

Our Attitudes

Our attitudes are like our shadows, they follow every thinking individual in his total activities. They are impelling forces in action, they shape our purposes & they largely determine our policies and practices. They are the very foundation of our many decisions, decisions which affect us personally, our families, our relations to others in Continue reading

The Real Object of Masonic Education

The Real Object of Masonic Education

The Real Object of Masonic Education Adapted by V.W. Bro, Norman McEvoy from a paper presented by Bro. Reynold E. Blight Executive Director, Committee on Masonic Education, California From New Jersey Editor “Masonic Mason” Published by The Masonic Service Association of USA Vol. II January 1927. No. 7 Masonic education is the most talked of Continue reading

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

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

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

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