Monthly Archives: December 2010

Leadership Lost

Every Mason and practically every Royal Arch Mason knows full well the condition of our bodies, especially on the membership side of things. We are losing more members, typically, then we are taking in a year. It is that simple! … Continue reading

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The Keystone in Royal Arch Masonry

It was a matter of great surprise to me when I was this afternoon informed by the committee of the Grand Chapter that I was to take part in the exercises of the evening. This surprise was increased when I … Continue reading

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Jeshua, Zerubbabel and Haggai

“JESHUA, Zerubbabel and Haggai Those three ancient worthies who formed the First Grand Council and held their meetings in Jerusalem”. As we listen to the opening of a Royal Arch Chapter in Maryland, we hear this repeated over and over, … Continue reading

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Irreligious Libertine

A correspondent writes to us for information relative to the words which are placed at the head of this article. He says: “In the Old Charges I find the following expression: ‘A Mason is obliged by his tenure to obey … Continue reading

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Ineffable Name

The science of Freemasonry revolves around a word of supreme importance, which became lost before those to whom it was promised could receive it. The word was necessary to the very existence of the Craft. A substitute was provided which … Continue reading

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Lesson of the Keystone

One of the richest and most significant symbols in the Mark degree, and in Capitular Masonry, is the Keystone. Its lessons are many and applicable to some phases of life. Let us here deal with one aspect in particular and … Continue reading

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Early Capitular Masonry

The facts concerning the introduction of the Capitular system into this country are a good deal obscure. That the Royal Arch degree has been conferred in the cities on the seaboard for more than a century past there can now … Continue reading

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The Completed Temple: MEM

The M.E.M.°., is comparatively simple in its outline, it is the shortest degree in the series, but so profound and expressive are its symbols that it is of preeminent value in the Masonic system. It has been stated time and … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas he lived all alone in a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone I had come down the chimney with presents to give and to see just who in this house did live. I … Continue reading

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Education and Masonry

Education has always been closely linked with Masonry, and is still a very important part of it. In fact, Masonry and education cannot be separated, one from the other! That the history of Masonry goes back into ‘time immemorial’ is … Continue reading

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