White Gloves

Presented by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy Director of Masonic Education Victoria Columbia Lodge No1 Grand Lodge of BC&Yukon (Canada) Over the years, and in particular over the last few months, I have encountered a number of occasions where the subject of WHY, WHEN  & WHERE to wear white gloves has surfaced. In an effort to add light to this Continue reading

The Evergreen

Presented by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy Past Master (1998) Victoria Columbia Lodge No1 Grand Lodge of BC&Y (Canada) Memorial Services It seems, with the arrival of winter, we find ourselves attending more Memorial Services than usual for Brethren who have passed to the GLA, remembering the wonderful times we have had together, and offering our Continue reading

Bible Openings

Adapted from  "Freemason at Work" by Harry Carr  (1977) By V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy Director of Masonic Education Victoria Columbia Lodge No1 Grand Lodge of BC&Yukon (Canada) Customs vary considerably in different parts of the World, and the following notes are designed to show some of the best-known procedures. I have added a brief note, in each Continue reading

Symbols & Does Evil Exist?

Symbols “Symbols” as stated in our response to “What is Masonry” i.e. “It is a System of Morality, Veiled in Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols This I intend to approach from both an Exoteric (outward & apparent) and Esoteric (inward & hidden) perspective and in doing so I am leaning very heavily on the “Freemasons’ Guide and Compendium” Continue reading

Allegory & Does God Exist?

Allegory “Allegory” as stated in our response to “What is Masonry” i.e. “It is a System of Morality, Veiled in Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols This I intend to approach from both an Exoteric (outward & apparent) and Esoteric (inward & hidden) perspective Let me begin by giving you the definition of the word “Allegory” Webster’s Continue reading

Ritual Things we say & Mandela

Ritual Things we Say!! There are a great number of things we SAY in our Rituals, and in and about Freemasonry, that seem to mean many different things to many different people, and in fact may even have been heard once or twice and never thought of again. With this thought in mind I have decided to tackle some of these words and phrases and with your Continue reading