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

Freemasonry, a View

FREEMASONRY Author unknown: Published in THE TRACING BOARD: GRS; July, 1969. Masonry has a great tradition, but it is not enough to sit complacently in contemplation of that fact.  Whatever has had merit in the past and can be made applicable to present day condition is, of course, desirable to be preserved and utilized. However, if Masonry, of the present, is to keep abreast of the best in its past, then its membership must be selected Continue reading

I Believe

I BELIEVE Birth Certificates show that we were born, A Death Certificate shows that we died. Have a seat==Relax==And read this slowly!!!!! 1   I believe that just because two people argue. It doesn't mean that they don't love each other, and just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other. 2   I believe that we don't have to change friends if We understand that friends change. 3   I believe Continue reading

What is Freemasonry – its Aims & Objectives

What Is Freemasonry, its Aims and Objectives? A paper prepared by the Committee of Masonic Education of the United Grand Lodge of NSW and the ACT for presentation at Open Nights or for the information of non-Masons. In recent years, we have witnessed dramatic social change, when the educational system, the influence of World War Two, Korea and Vietnam, have stimulated students and young people generally to question the speculative theory of Continue reading


 CHARACTER by R.W.Bro. J.R. (Jim) Crawford Senior Grand Warden, Grand Lodge of Alberta, A.F. & A.M. (Canada)  "Character", the topic of my address, is really the fabric of which our whole Masonic Fraternity is built. We are all aware that our Masonic Philosophy calls upon us to take good men, one at a time, and make them better - not better than everyone else but better than themselves. The building of Character is one of the greatest Continue reading

Freemasonry & Christmas

FREEMASONRY AND CHRISTMAS R.W. Bro Jim Bennie, Southern Cross Lodge No. 44, Vancouver B.C.(Canada) The observance of Christmas doesn't seem to bring satisfaction to some people. On one hand, many say it's too religious, and thus don't want Christmas trees in public buildings and nativity scenes within a shepherd's-crook length of government lawns. On the other hand, many say it's not religious enough; it's too commercial. They've Continue reading

What does a Mason Build?

What does a Mason Build? from an address given by R.W. Bro. Myron Lusk, Grand Lodge of Alberta (date unknown) What does a Mason build, and when will the building be completed?                                                          Although, of course, our heritage is that of the Operative Masons who built the magnificent cathedrals we now marvel at as tourists or students of architecture. Freemasonry has from the time of the operative Continue reading

Am I a Master Mason

Am I a Master Mason? C. Hull, Jr., MPS (Membership or Location not known) Have you, at any time, been inclined to ask yourself these questions, "Am I a Master Mason?" "Dare I call myself a Master Mason?" -      Did you question your conscience in this respect? And if you did, "What were your answers?" Only you can answer such questions in true response to your heart and soul. Just what is a Master Mason? The answer can only be Continue reading

What does it Mean to be a Spiritual Person??

What does it mean to be a Spiritual Person ?? adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper contained in  "Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and its meaning to you" by Joan Chittister. Religion and Spirituality are not the same thing. They are, however, commonly confused. "She goes to church every week" we say "She's a very spiritual person" or that "He's a staunch member of the Parish Finance Committee, he's a very spiritual Continue reading

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