Symbolism of the Corner Stone

Symbolism of the Corner Stone

Shared with us by R.W. Bro. Robert Taylor United Grand Lodge of N.S.W. & A.C.T. (Australia) The corner-stone is the stone which lies at the corner of two walls and forms the corner of the foundation of the edifice. In Masonic buildings it is now always placed in the north east; but this rule was not always formally observed. As the foundation on which the entire structure is supposed to rest, it is considered by operative masons as 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 meetings are conducted in peace and harmony. Most often, the Lodge Bible is the original that was Continue reading

Advice to a Potential Candidate

ADVICE TO A POTENTIAL CANDIDATE Taken from "A Masonic Minute" & written by the late M.W. Bro. Raymond Daniels (2014) A Personal Note to a Potential Candidate from an Old Past Master I understand that you would like to explore your interest in Freemasonry.  I was hoping that we might arrange a personal chat, but time and circumstances seem to make that a long-term goal.  And so I will revert to this means.  First let me hope that you Continue reading

Mentoring ; A Possible Solution

Mentoring ;  A possible Solution!! Presented by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy  Haida Lodge No 166 Grand Lodge of BC &Yukon (Canada) Brethren; This paper has been stimulated by a question posed by a Mentor in the U.K. asking WHY Mentorship does not appear, in his opinion, to be have had the success hoped for. The following is my response:- Having been on the Mentorship bandwagon since 1996, I cannot agree with you more. The issue Continue reading

What Freemasonry Stands For !!

WHAT FREEMASONRY STANDS FOR !! No one can dispute the fact that we are living in a disturbed world and this is brought to our attention every day we live by the news we get on the T.V., radio and the newspapers. This unrest should teach us who belong to the masonic fraternity that we have masonic obligations and masonic wages to earn. We must be taught to realize our obligations to our fellow men as well as to our brothers in Continue reading

The Measure of a Man

                                    The Measure of a Man Adapted, very slightly, by Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper compiled by brother J.E. Blackmore, J.W. of Lodge 96. GL NSW (Aust) There is no denying that men are often judged by the amount of worldly wealth they have amassed. We hear of a man described as a poor man; a rich man; a man of substance or property; a man of means or comfortably off. Quite often the measure of a man’s success Continue reading

Masonic Education too often overlooked!

MASONIC EDUCATION: A Subject Too Often Overlooked Adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper by Richard E. Fletcher, PGM, Vermont   (undated) Conrad Hahn, a most distinguished Mason, once observed,  “The lack of educational work in the average lodge is the principal reason for the lack of interest and the consequent poor attendance in Masonry over which spokesmen have been wringing their hands for at least a century”. This quote Continue reading

What Freemasonry Teaches Me

WHAT FREEMASONRY TEACHES ME!! Taken from "The Gavel and Freemasonry's Journal", December, 1870; Re-printed in THE TRACING BOARD, G.R.S.; March, 1976 A few days since, a gentleman outside the Masonic Fraternity asked us what Masonry taught We will answer what it teaches us, and he will tell us whether the lessons be good ones or not. Masonry teaches us the existence of a God as a being of Love, Light and Power. It teaches us that Continue reading

You Called me Brother!!

You Called me Brother! Shared with me by R.W. Bro. Wayne Anderson  The Craft is a society with secrets, but until recently, the public at large thought it was a secret society. The secrets must and will continue to be guarded, but a general understanding of what Masonry stands for and does is now becoming available to the ordinary citizen. As a result, some of the old myths will be exploited, respect for our aims and activities will Continue reading

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