Category Archives: History

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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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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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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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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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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Earlier U.S. Masonic Presidents

George Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution we follow today. There were fourteen Presidents, before Washington, who receive so little attention that most … Continue reading

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A Translation of the Chinon Parchment

Investigation carried out by the fathers commissioned by Pope Clement V in the town of Chinon, diocese of Tours. Chinon, August 17-20, 1308 In the name of the Lord, amen. We, Berengar, by the mercy of God cardinal presbyter of … Continue reading

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The Lost Colony

Presented by VSM Martin W. Leukhardt March 1, 2014 Charles Harry Copestake Council 69 AMD During visit to Rosslyn Chapel, its carvings allegedly secret messages. I looked for three things: Stone carving of Templar Initiation: Kneeling Initiate holding Bible, with … Continue reading

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Temperance =/= Prohibition.

By the Rev. Dr. Mark D. Isaacs, Charles Harry Copestake AMD Council, No. 69 March 1, 2014 Moderation in all things.”[1] “Learn to subdue your passions and improve yourself in Freemasonry.”   The recent ignominious needle-still-in-the-arm heroin death of the … 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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