Monthly Archives: August 2010

Aholiab

Son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen, appointed to the work of preparing materials for the tabernacle (Ex. 31:6; … Continue reading

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The History of Glens Falls Lodge 121 F. & A. M.

Glens Falls was the first Lodge organized in Warren County after the Morgan Affair.  Area Masons petitioned Grand Lodge to form a new Lodge on January 16, 1847.  Charter was granted on June 8th of that same year. Charter members … Continue reading

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Anno Inventionis

Royal Arch Masons date their year from the date of Discovery, Inventionis Inv. [Edited by Richard Eades, from Ray V. Denslow’s Anno. It is found by adding 530 to the current year. Thus, 2005 plus 530 = 2535 A.I. or … Continue reading

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The History of Hamilton Lodge 144 F. & A. M.

A few short months before submitting a petition to form a new Lodge, a duel occurred between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, resulting in the death of Hamilton (July 12 1804).  Hamilton Lodge 144 was named for Alexander Hamilton. Grand … Continue reading

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Ark of the Covenant

The principal article of furniture in the Temple of Solomon at Jerusalem was the Ark of the Covenant. It was a small coffer or box which contained certain symbolic articles. It was surmounted by the cherubim and between the wings … Continue reading

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General Grand Chapter

The governing body for the Capitular Rite is referred to as the General Grand Chapter R.A.M. It is true that every Grand Chapter in the U.S.A. ‘has not seen fit to affiliate with the great Capitular family, but these are … Continue reading

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The History of Senate Lodge 456 F. & A. M.

In 1857 there was much confusion in the craft.  Brothers Enoch Rosekrans and Orange Ferriss demitted from Glens Falls Lodge 121.  At the 121 Annual Communication held on December 16, 1857, Austin Holden also requested a dimit, which was denied … Continue reading

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The History of Queensbury Lodge 121 F. & A. M.

On February 29, 2000 M:. W:. Stewart C. McCloud, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York, issued a dispensation to allow Glens Falls Lodge 121 and Senate Lodge 456 to consolidate into Queensbury Lodge 121. The Charter … Continue reading

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Chapter Penny

Prior to 1797, in the United States, the Mark Degree was conferred in Craft lodges operating under a grand lodge warrant. After that date, the majority of Mark lodges were warranted by a number of Grand Chapters and occasionally by … Continue reading

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Is Homosexuality Compatible With Freemasonry?

In this article, the author does not attempt to take a position on one side or the other, but rather to present the facts as they currently exist.  Your comments will add to the discussion of this important issue. Same … Continue reading

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