Monthly Archives: October 2010

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini, an American magician, was the son of Jewish parents. His father was a very learned Rabbi. Houdini was born on April 6, 1874 in Appleton, Wisconsin.  His real name was Erich Weiss, but he took the name of … Continue reading

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Golden Fleece – Roman Eagle

A frequent Masonic question is “What is the legend of the Golden Fleece and what is its relation to the lambskin apron and Roman Eagle?” The legend of the Golden Fleece has been handed down from time immemorial. Mythology tells … Continue reading

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The Master’s Hat

A hat is presented to the Worshipful Master during his Investiture as a reminder to the Lodge that it his province, alone, to remain covered, while the rest of the Brethren remain uncovered during Lodge sessions and other ceremonial occasions. … Continue reading

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Masonry in Colonial United States

Masonry arrived in the Colonies in 1682 when John Skene of Aberdeen Lodge, came to Burlington, New Jersey. Nothing much more is known of him. Over the next 50 years Colonial Freemasons exercised the immemorial right of Masons to form … Continue reading

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Moderns, Ancients and Others

The Moderns The Grand Lodge constituted in 1717 was titled’”The Right Worshipful Fraternity of Accepted Free Masons,” and later became “The Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons under the Constitution of England” more generally known as … Continue reading

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Origins of Freemasonry

Without a doubt, Masonry has existed from the time when “the memory of man runneth not to the contrary” – that is from “time immemorial.” Some Masonic writers in the late 190′ Century claimed Noah as our founder. Those of … Continue reading

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The Holy Saints John

St. John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus, was a son of the Jewish priest Zacharias and of Elizabeth, who as a zealous judge of morality and undaunted preacher of repentance, obtained great celebrity, first in his native country, then … Continue reading

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Freemasonry in Our Everyday Lives

Soon after you were born, I expect that you were vaccinated against Smallpox. The discovery of this method of combating this dreadful disease was the work of W. Bro. Edward Jenner.   You may have had a serious accident or illness … Continue reading

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Masonic Trivia

At one time, Golden Lodge #5, Stanstead, Canada occupied a lodge room, which straddled the boundary between Canada and the United States. There were entrances on both sides of the border. Washington Chapter #3 of Portsmouth, NH announced its meetings … Continue reading

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I’m The Guy

I’m the guy who asked to join your organization. I’m the guy who paid his dues to join. I’m the guy who stood up in front of all of you and promised to be faithful and loyal. I’m the guy … Continue reading

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