Category Archives: Philosophy

On Masonic Conduct

“If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and … Continue reading

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I Am Freemasonry

Author: Ray V. Denslow I was born in antiquity, in the ancient days when men first dreamed of God. I have been tried through the ages, and found true. The crossroads of the world bear the imprint of my feet, … Continue reading

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What Makes A Mason?

What makes you a Mason, O brother of mine? It isn’t the due-guard, nor is it the sign, It isn’t the jewel which hangs on your breast, It isn’t the apron in which you are dressed, It isn’t the step, … Continue reading

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The Old Master’s Wages

I met a dear old man today Who wore a Masonic pin It was old and faded like the man It’s edges worn and thin… …I approached the park bench where he sat To give the old Brother his due … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Freemasonry

What do you say when people ask, “What is Freemasonry?”  “ Masonry is more than social good fellowship, more than ritual, more than organized charity. It is a way of living; a philosophy of life. ” Another definition says: “ … Continue reading

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Nine Reasons For Being Loyal To Freemasonry

This article was written by the late George Peter, Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of NY.  Originally authored in the 80’s and reprinted in the 1990 revision of the Officers Training Guide, it still holds true today for Masons, … Continue reading

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Definition of a Freemason

This article was taken from the the Officers’ Training Guide, revised in 1990 and original written by Bruce D. Hunt, Past Grand Master of Missouri. The real Freemason is distinguished from the rest of mankind by the uniform unrestrained rectitude … Continue reading

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