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Practice versus Rehearsal

by Brother Keith Becker There is much confusion at times over the concept of practicing and rehearsing and I hope in this article to bring to light the truth behind each words meaning, how they are separate and different, and … 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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A Message From An Outgoing Master

Van Rensselaer Lodge 87 – East Greenbush NY 12061 May 10, 2012 Talk given to craft by the WM Daniel Valenti My Brother’s, I close this year with bitter sweet feelings. Bitter- because we have the second largest membership in … Continue reading

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A Message From The GM Regarding Lodges Damaged By Irene in NY

Letter from Grand Master September 2, 2011 To the Brethren of New York State wherever situated … My Brothers … From all reports, the devastation in the aftermath of last week’s Hurricane Irene has been the worst we have experienced … Continue reading

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Origin of Thanksgiving Day

The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620. Their destination? The New World. Although filled with uncertainty and peril, it offered both civil and religious liberty. For over two months, the 102 passengers braved the harsh elements of a … Continue reading

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The Holy Saints John

St. John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus, was a son of the Jewish priest Zacharias and of Elizabeth, who as a zealous judge of morality and undaunted preacher of repentance, obtained great celebrity, first in his native country, then … Continue reading

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Edson Fitch

“He was the only American Citizen, retaining his allegiance as such, who ever occupied the Grand East of Masonry in a British Possession.” Edson Fitch was born in Glens Falls New York in 1838, his ancestry included an early Governor … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Masonic Leader

The Masonic Leader is a new site dedicated to the promotion of Masonic education.  Articles are published in 4 Masonic categories: Education, History, Philosophy, and Symbolism.  The site is open to the public so please keep that in mind when … Continue reading

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