Author Archives: Anthony Mongelli, Jr.

About Anthony Mongelli, Jr.

Brother Anthony Mongelli, Jr. was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on December 7, 2001, in LaGuardia Lodge #1130 on Staten Island, NY. He is currently the Lodge's Junior Warden and Ritual Director. He is also a Royal Arch and Cryptic Mason. Bro. Mongelli writes frequently for his blog, The Blazing Star. He has had his work published in Living Stones Masonic Magazine and The Working Tools Magazine. He is also presently writing a book entitled, "The Three Most Important Symbols of Craft Masonry." His blog is here: http://www.theblazingstart.blogspot.com

The “LPR” and Masonic Knowledge

Before proceeding any further, we must address two things: The acronym “LPR.”  Pronounced “leaper,” it stands for Letter Perfect Ritualist.  A LPR is a Brother who has mastered the memorization and performance of Masonic ritual.  Candidates may have no idea whatever that the ritual they … Continue reading

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The 24″ Gauge – An Emblem of Balance and Harmonization

NOTE: This article was originally published in the December 2012 issue of The Working Tools Masonic Magazine.  It is posted here through the kindness of Bro. Cory Sigler, the magazine’s owner and editor. EACH OF THE THREE DEGREES of Craft … Continue reading

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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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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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