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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 Interviewing Committee

Suggestions for Interviewing Candidates AKA Investigating Committee 1 . First and foremost, take the responsibility seriously and be thoroughly prepared to represent Freemasonry and its tenets. Business dress is recommended. Remember that you are representing the Craft. Make the appointment … Continue reading

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The Ritual Renaissance Committee

The Ritual Renaissance Committee is the newest Special Committee of Grand Lodge  The mission of the Ritual Renaissance Program, now in its third year, is to assist every Lodge in our jurisdiction to be well rehearsed and knowledgeable in our … Continue reading

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History Being Made in Massena

For a number of years, Massena Chapter 300 Royal Arch Masons in New York has been struggling. It is unclear why since there are at least 15 Lodges within a 25 mile radius but the Chapter was dead for all … Continue reading

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On Transience

Not really a Masonic post but appropriate. By Sigmund Freud Translation by James Strachey Not long ago I went on a summer walk through a smiling countryside in the company of a taciturn friend and of a young but already … Continue reading

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Politics in Freemasonry – Then and Now

In the not so distant past, Grand Masters, Grand Wardens and other elected officials were selected by Past Grand Masters and then revealed at the Grand Communication.  In recent years, that process has become more transparent and the membership has … Continue reading

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Reflections on 9-11

I took this photo from the Liberty Island Ferry.  You can see that the World Financial Center was just beginning to go up on the left. But I’m getting ahead of myself.  I was born in NYC in Bellevue Hospital … Continue reading

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Should Your Lodge Own Its Building?

The last 5 months on the Lodges and Buildings Committee (Grand Lodge NY) have been an eyeopening experience.  It is a sobering thought that many lodges that have declining membership cannot afford to own and operate a building. Take my … 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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