Monthly Archives: November 2012

On Brotherhood: A Few Brief Words

The word “obligation” comes from the Latin word obligatus, meaning “bound.”  In obligatus we find a form of the root word, ligare, a verb, which means “to bind.”  When I obligate myself, therefore, I am being bound to something or … Continue reading

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Membership Retention

The young men seeking admission and being accepted into our lodges today are not joining the Craft simply to discover the ‘quaint and curious stuff’ – passwords, odd gestures, or peculiar handshakes. They seek, expect, and deserve more – much … Continue reading

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Some Words to Newly Made Masons

As mentioned in a previous post (http://www.theblazingstart.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-am-happy-to-report-that-i-on-friday.html), the Masonic District of which I am a part raised a large number of Masons last year, and it seems likely that this district will make a large number of Masons in this … Continue reading

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Lucifer and the Craft

This post was originally published as an article in the November 2012 issue of Living Stones Masonic Magazine.  It is published here with the kind permission of the owner and editor Living Stones Magazine, Brother Robert Herd. Let us begin … Continue reading

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