The Blazing Star

The Blazing Star

adapted by V.W.Bro. Norman McEvoy  from a paper shared by R.W. Bro Robert Taylor. The Blazing Star, which is not, however, to be confounded with the Five-Pointed Star, is one of the most important symbols of Freemasonry, and makes its appearance in several of the Degrees. Hutchinson says "It is the first and most exalted object that demands our Continue reading

Spirituality  and Masonry

Spirituality and Masonry

Adapted by V.W .Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper presented by Keith V. Godfrey Prince of Wales Lodge No. I00          (Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon) October 17, 2007   At a recent meeting of a Lodge here in B.C. Bro. Kent Henderson offered the following definition of Freemasonry as a "Moral. Ethical Education society" (his emphasis). To that I would Continue reading

How Should Masons Act?

How Should Masons Act?

Adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper presented by Morris Goldstein, Grand Orator 1946  Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of California In preparation for this evening I have searched within myself and asked, "What can I say to this impressive assembly of men and Masons, men who know their Masonry; what message can I give in the time allotted that 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

What is in a word?

What is in a word?

What is in a word? Bro. Stephen Godfrey Victoria Council No. 213 (Allied Masonic Degrees) also  a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon. Canada. We hear the work, we present the work and even after many years of saying the same words, we still do not truly hear the words. Then, all of a sudden a word comes to life and 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

The North is Dark (Why)?

THE NORTH IS DARK  (WHY) ? An Age Old Tradition Examined It is one of our old-time traditions that the North side of the Lodge Room, as explained in the Monitor, "has always been termed a place of darkness," in imitation of King Solomon's Temple, "of which every Lodge is a representation."  In further explanation, it is stated that the Temple Continue reading

The North East Corner

THE NORTH EAST CORNER By Bro. C. H. Pirie Published in The Tracing Board, GRS, 1979 No doubt many newly made Masons including newly raised Master Masons, will, during their period of initiation into the workings of a Lodge and the peculiarities of the stations at which various parts of the degrees are unfolded, wonder why the candidates are so Continue reading

The Unity of our Masonic System

"THE UNITY OF OUR MASONIC SYSTEM" By M. Ex Comp. Rev, C.T.F. Goy. One of the greatest aids to human thought is the use of symbolism. It reveals itself to us every day of our existence - it is engraved into our ordinary life. We know that the right place for a sceptre is in the hands of a monarch, for it is the emblem of regal power and Continue reading