Category Archives: Education

The Battle of Salado Creek, and the Dawson Expedition

The Battle of Salado Creek, and the Dawson Expedition After the defeat of  Antonio López de Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, the Mexicans  signed the Treaties of Velasco…  but it didn’t take long for Santa … 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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Mozart and the Austrian Freemasons

MOZART AND THE AUSTRIAN FREEMASONS   His life, works and Masonic initiation. With a short history of the Austrian Freemasonry at his times. by W.Bro. Martin I.McGregor. Master of the Research Lodge of Southland No.415 (2007-08). PM and Secretary The … Continue reading

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Royal Arch Chapter Renewal

  This article by M:. E:. Jeffrey Williamson. Grand High Priest in State of NY, Royal Arch Masons 2010. The Five Stages of a Chapter’s Existence   Dysfunctional – Doesn’t/can’t communicate with its membership – Doesn’t/can’t communicate with Grand Chapter … 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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Short History of Pike Memorial Temple

A Short History of the Albert Pike Memorial Temple in Little Rock, Arkansas by Steven Tiner, Past Grand High Priest Grand Chapter of Arkansas The Albert Pike Memorial Temple is located at 700 Scott Street in Little Rock (Pulaski County). … Continue reading

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Insanity and Membership

The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This quote has been falsely attributed to Albert Einstein and Ben Franklin but regardless of its origin, the quote has some validity. Case in … Continue reading

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Stewards – they don’t really do much, do they?

by Brother Keith Becker, Educational Officer Queensbury Lodge 121, Queensbury NY The Lodge Stewards are exactly what their name implies:  The flight attendants of the Lodge.  They assist Brethren with mobility issues, fetch glasses of water for officers, etc.  During … Continue reading

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Masonic Dates

The ordinary Calendar, or vulgar era, is not generally used by freemasons in dating their official documents. They have one peculiar to themselves, differing according to their various Rites.       ANCIENT CRAFT MASONS in all parts of the … Continue reading

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Snapshot of a General, Patriot and Traitor

One of America’s greatest generals for capturing Fort Ticonderoga with Ethan Allen and leading the charge at Saratoga, he felt unappreciated. In 1761 Benedict Arnold had opened a general store in New Haven, CT.  With the sale of family property … Continue reading

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