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District Deputy Grand Master Saratoga-Warren District 1998-2000; Grand Lodge Leadership Services Committee; Leadership Development Course Coordinator; Vice Chairman Grand Master's Educational Task Force; Vice Chairman Grand Lodge Child ID Committee; District Deputy Grand High Priest 14th Capitular District; Grand Master of the 1st Veil 2010; Grand Master 2nd Veil 2011; Grand Master 3rd Veil 2012 Grand Royal Arch Captain 2013 Grand Principal Sojourner 2014 Grand Captain of the Host 2015 Warren County Historical Society Board of Trustees; Queensbury Masonic Historical Society Charter Member; State Chairman Lodges & Buildings Committee Deputy Grand Master's Advisory Committee

Practive vs. Rehearsal

A paper by Bro. Keith Becker Practice versus Rehearsal There is much confusion at times over the concept of practicing and rehearsing and I hope in this article to bring to light the truth behind each words meaning, how they … Continue reading

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Albert Pike and the 3 World Wars

Albert Pike is probably one of the most colorful Masonic  figures of the 19th Century and one of the most controversial. From his first use of Lucifer the Light Bearer in “Morals and Dogmas” to being falsely accused of forming … Continue reading

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M:. E:. Kenneth J. Fischer Outdoor Degree Festival

A Special Thanks to E:. Gill Raoul Calderon and the Second Capitular District for this great event! The fifth Annual M:.E:. Kenneth J. Fischer, Outdoor Festival Degrees At Pouch Camp was a rip roaring success. Not only the Grand Line … Continue reading

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Masonic Secrets Revealed

Some believe that with  the advent of the internet, all the secrets of Freemasonry have been revealed. They forget that books like Morgan’s Expose and Duncan’s Ritual revealed these secrets long ago. Even the History Channel had a Masonic expose … Continue reading

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Tools For Masonic Writing

Regardless of whether you are writing a blog, a research paper, newsletter or publishing a book, here are some tools and tips that may be quite helpful. Organizing Your Thoughts and Ideas One on the hardest things to do in … Continue reading

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The Rite of Investiture

Another ritualistic symbolism, of still more importance and interest, is the rite of investiture. The rite of investiture, called, in the colloquially technical language of the order, the ceremony of clothing, brings us at once to the consideration of that … Continue reading

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Military Lodges

An address given by R:. W:. Art Palmer at Queensbury Lodge 12/03/2013 Greetings from the Grand Master. It is a great honor to be surrounded by veterans this evening. Freemasonry and the military have gone hand in hand through our … Continue reading

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The Three Supporting Pillars of a Lodge

The Three Supporting Pillars of a Lodge. by H.A. Kingsbury ALTHOUGH it is probably true that there is no Mason, be he ever so unskilled in his Art, who is so ill informed that if he were asked, “What are … Continue reading

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Emblematic Freemasonry

Emblematic Freemasonry  by A E Waite  AS EMBLEMATIC FREEMASONRY is the Craft of Building moralized, it follows that intellectually, at least, our figurative and speculative art has arisen out of the Operative. Here is a first link in any chain … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day and the Washington Bible

Every year on April 30th, the Grand Lodge of New York conducts a reenactment of the Washington Inauguration in New York City but do you know the true story of the Bible used in the original ceremony? The following text … Continue reading

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