Why is Masonry so Secret in Britain?

  Why is Freemasonry so Secret in Britain? By Mike Martin, July 2001. “So why do you belong to that secret society?” is a question I get asked once in a while. When I reply “which secret society” is that then?” You get the “you know, the Masons” accompanied by twitching and “over the shoulder” looks. Sometimes it seems that every one who isn’t a Continue reading

The Cab Ride

The Cab Ride

The Cab Ride Shared with me by M.W.Bro. Stephen Godfrey. Haida Lodge #166  Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon. I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door 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

MEANDERING THROUGH MASONRY

MEANDERING THROUGH MASONRY

Adapted by V.W. Bro Norman McEvoy from a paper By: R.W.Bro. R. L. Shaw; Published in THE TRACING BOARD, G.R.S.; May 1975 Masonry is a sinuous stairway to the stars. From the very moment I entered the fraternity, I was urged to: “Climb high, climb far, Your goal the sky, your aim the stars.” My winding way was clearly charted for me. I had simply, as Continue reading

THE INITIATE’S CHAIN

THE INITIATE’S CHAIN

This explanation is sometimes used in conjunction with the Entered Apprentice’s song. Brother initiate, you will observe that with open arms we receive you into freemasonry in general, into this, your mother lodge, in particular, and into the hearts of the brethren forming this Masonic circle. You will see that a brothers arms cross the breast of 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

Minding our own Business

Minding our own Business

MINDING OUR OWN BUSINESS Before embarking on a consideration of this topic, it might be appropriate to define the business of Freemasonry.  First and foremost, Freemasonry is an initiatic Order in the business of the development, enhancement, and transformation of the individual Mason through a lifelong process of self-discipline, self-discovery and Continue reading

Never Forget Your Friends

Never Forget Your Friends

Never Forget Your Friends Shared with me by a Friend A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a hot, humid day, sipping iced tea with his father. As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities, and obligations, the father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass and cast a clear, sober look on his son. "Never forget Continue reading

The Great Dissesention  (or Schism)

The Great Dissesention (or Schism)

The Great Dissesention (or Schism) What follows is the text of an address given by Wor. Bro. E. J. E. McLagan, a member of the Hobart Lodge of Research, on the 21st. July , 1967. I now address the issue of the Great Dissension which occurred in the 18th. Century, culminating in Freemasonry in England being divided into two factions bitterly opposed Continue reading