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

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

“Our Mission” From Example and Through Leadership.

“Our Mission” From Example and Through Leadership.

"OUR MISSION" FROM EXAMPLE AND THROUGH LEADERSHIP R.W. Bro. V. Burnie Kyle, S.G.W.Grand Lodge of British Columbia My Thanks to M.W.Bro Stephen Godfrey for allowing me access to his personal library. Our mission and responsibilities within the Craft and how we relate to them in our daily affairs, is very indicative to the principles of sound leadership 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