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

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

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

Planting your Seed

Planting your Seed

Planting your Seed Author Unknown A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors, or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. He said:- "It is time for me to step Continue reading

The Concept of Observance

The Concept of Observance

The Concept of Observance Presented by W.Bro. Andrew Hammer. Alexandria-Washington Lodge #22 (excerpted in part from "Observing the Craft"   In 1772, William Preston wrote: ‘Were the privileges of Masonry to be common, or indiscriminately bestowed, the design of the institution would be subverted; for being familiar, like many Continue reading

Why I became a Mason!

Why I became a Mason!

Why I became a Mason R.W. Bro. Chris Reid, DDGM 2015-16 Prince Edward District GRC (Canada)   I was sitting in Lodge one night watching two Brothers (Candidates) receiving the Junior Warden’s Lecture. I took a close look at both of them. Their mannerisms were so different to each other. One was very interested in everything going on Continue reading

Whither are we Travelling?

Whither are we Travelling?

Whither Are We Travelling? An article written by brother Dwight L. Smith, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Indiana and reproduced in the Transactions of the Masters’ and Past Masters’ Lodge (NZ) issue 130 in November, 1964 & shared with “The Educator” by V.W.Bro. Robert Taylor. United Grand Lodge of N.S.W.& and A.C.T.(Australia) At the 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

Freemasonry, a View

FREEMASONRY Author unknown: Published in THE TRACING BOARD: GRS; July, 1969. Masonry has a great tradition, but it is not enough to sit complacently in contemplation of that fact.  Whatever has had merit in the past and can be made applicable to present day condition is, of course, desirable to be preserved and utilized. However, if Masonry, of Continue reading