Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Philosophy of Freemasonry

What do you say when people ask, “What is Freemasonry?”  “ Masonry is more than social good fellowship, more than ritual, more than organized charity. It is a way of living; a philosophy of life. ” Another definition says: “ … Continue reading

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Nine Reasons For Being Loyal To Freemasonry

This article was written by the late George Peter, Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of NY.  Originally authored in the 80’s and reprinted in the 1990 revision of the Officers Training Guide, it still holds true today for Masons, … Continue reading

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Definition of a Freemason

This article was taken from the the Officers’ Training Guide, revised in 1990 and original written by Bruce D. Hunt, Past Grand Master of Missouri. The real Freemason is distinguished from the rest of mankind by the uniform unrestrained rectitude … Continue reading

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Lodge System of Masonic Education (LSOME)

The Grand Lodge of NY offers a course for candidates to help them advance through the degrees.  Originally, the course was offered in text form and was presented before each degree and after the 3rd degree.  A DVD is now … Continue reading

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Henry Crandall: Benefactor or Slum Lord

To the Glens Falls area, Henry Crandall is remembered fondly as a benefactor; Crandall Library, Crandall Street, and Crandall Park are but a few reminders of his legacy. But in the 19th Century, Crandall owned numerous buildings some of which were in disrepair. Continue reading

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Welcome To The Masonic Leader

The Masonic Leader is a new site dedicated to the promotion of Masonic education.  Articles are published in 4 Masonic categories: Education, History, Philosophy, and Symbolism.  The site is open to the public so please keep that in mind when … Continue reading

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