Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jewish Shekel

We hear of the Jewish Shekel and Half Shekel mentioned many times during King Solomon’s reign and the building of the Temple. During King Solomon’s time the Shekel and Half Shekel were used as a weight or measure. It was … Continue reading

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The Royal Arch Banners

Much difficulty has been experienced by ritualists in reference to the true colors and proper arrangements of the banners used in an American Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. It is admitted that they are four in number, and that their … Continue reading

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The Mysteries

The Mysteries existed for a simple reason: to satisfy the desire of those who wished to know the truth of who we are, what happens at death and what Divinity is. Certain Mysteries achieved widespread fame: those of Demeter and … Continue reading

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The Mark Degree And It’s Origin

Writing is comparatively speaking, of recent origin. A painter, artist, author, columnist or sculptor attaches his signature to the finished product, indeed all works either bear the signature of the author or some distinguishing trade mark. In olden times however, … Continue reading

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The Contents of the Scroll

This gives us the key to the Vault in which the Principal Sojourner is about to descend. The whole scene is changed; it is no longer the Hell, whether of the “After death” or of the “Mystic,” but the abyss … Continue reading

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The Captivity

The Lodge in which we as M.E.M. now work, and in which we confer the Degree of M.E.M. on those who are found worthy, is presumed to represent the Grand Lodge of Excellent Master which existed In Babylon during “the … Continue reading

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The Ark and the Aprons in the MEM Degree

The central events commemorated in the Degree of Most Excellent Master are the completion and the dedication of the Temple that King Solomon erected in Jerusalem to God’s Holy Service. In order to reenact its completion, the Brethren, who of … Continue reading

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The 133rd Psalm

The Reverend Billy Graham tells me the story that early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town for a preaching engagement, he wanted to mail a letter and asked a young boy the way to the post … Continue reading

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Symbolism of the Veils

The symbolism of the veils must be considered in two aspects. First in, reference to the symbolism of the veils as a whole and next as to the symbolism of each veil separately. As a whole the four veils consisting … Continue reading

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So The Last Shall Be First

So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, … Continue reading

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