Bulletproof Freemasonry

Bulletproof Freemasonry

What I Learned about the Craft in Afghanistan By Bro. Lieutenant Joseph F. Curry, Intelligence Officer, Canadian Armed Forces; The Beaches Lodge No. 473 and Canada Lodge UD (Kandahar), both of the GL of Canada.   This is an edited version of a first-person account by a Mason in a military lodge deployed in the field and presented 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

Ceremonial Preparation

CEREMONIAL PREPARATION ORIGINS OF THE RITE Ceremonial preparation is an ancient rite that has its origins shrouded in the mists of time. In every period, from the primeval ages of the most primitive races to this modern era of diverse and sophisticated peoples, some form of preparation has been required and continues to be required of candidates for Continue reading

Reflections on the E/A Degree

Reflections on the EA Degree Shared from the Sunday Morning Paper Nothing in Freemasonry is more beautiful in form or more eloquent in meaning than the First Degree. Its simplicity and dignity, its blend of solemnity and surprise, as well as its beauty of moral truth, mark it as a little masterpiece. Nowhere may one hope to find nobler appeal to the Continue reading

Five Points of Fellowship

FIVE POINTS OF FELLOWSHIP Adapted from a paper shared by R.W. Bro. Robert Taylor Sidney Australia. The communication of the Five Points of Fellowship is one of the most moving and meaningful passages in the Masonic Ritual. The Five Points are an integral and essential part of the secrets of the third degree. They are both a series of actions and a Continue reading

Amos ; What seeest Thou?

AMOS, WHAT SEEST THOU? by Ray W. Burgess, Past Grand Master of Louisiana In all the Lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana (and many other Grand Jurisdictions) the VOSL is open at the Seventh Chapter of Amos in the FC Degree. Why do we do this? This practice is not universal, but ours has the sanctity of long Continue reading

The Ritual is not the main Thing.

The Ritual is not the Main Thing       By Rabbi E. Geffen, 32d, F.P.S. Masonic Light - 1949 There are many Masons who know nothing about the morality of Masonry, or what their duties are, for the reason that they are only interested in the ritual. The ritual is only a small part of Masonry; and steps should be taken to call the attention of the Continue reading

Masonic Ritual History

History of Masonic Ritual dating back to the Establishment of The United Grand Lodge of England 1n 1813. a paper presented by Jacques Huyghebaert Past Master Lodge #2991 UGLE and refers to work conducted by W.Bro. John Hamill. In its nearly 300 year old history the successive Grand Lodges in England have never officially sanctioned,  approved or Continue reading

The Point Within a Circle

The Point Within a Circle taken and adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from "The Freemason at Work " by Harry Carr in answer to the Question as to how he would explain this piece of Symbolism.  Page 247 The ideal Symbolism is that which is simple and immediately obvious, so that the word or picture instantly conveys its own interpretations e.g. the Continue reading