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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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If – written by Rudyard Kipling

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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To Sympathize

Author Unknown “To relieve the distressed is a duty incumbent on all, but particularly on Masons, who are linked together buy an indissoluble chain of sincere affection. To soothe the unhappy, to sympathize with their misfortunes, to compassionate their miseries … Continue reading

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Creating Interest in Masonry

The following is a lightly edited short talk which speaks to Creating Interest in new and current members alike. CREATING INTEREST Written by R.W. Brother Edward L. Bennett, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Washington. Originally presented at the … Continue reading

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Quality Masonry

Masonry is quality. Be proud that you belong to an organization which has stood for quality in its lodges longer than this country has existed. Be glad that the rest of the world is catching up. Use this chapter with … Continue reading

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An Explanation of The Allied Masonic Degrees

The Allied Masonic Degrees are detached degrees some of which, many years ago, were conferred under Craft warrants and formed part of the then loosely governed Freemasonry of the period. Many of these detached degrees became dormant in some places; … Continue reading

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Introduction To The Allied Masonic Degrees

The Allied Masonic Degrees are detached degrees, which, many years ago, were conferred under Craft Warrants and formed a part of the loosely governed Freemasonry, which afterward eliminated all save the three Craft degrees and the Royal Arch. All old … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Order of the Eastern Star in New York

Facts presented in this section were derived from a pamphlet entitled, “Interesting Historical Data” by MW Annie M. Pond published in 1950 by the Order of the Eastern Star of the State of New York.  Early historical Information in this … 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 Objective of Freemasonry

As you travel around from jurisdiction to jurisdiction you hear members expound on the objectives of Freemasonry.  The general consensus of members is that the main objective of the fraternity is to “Make Good Men Better“.  Of course in conspiracy … Continue reading

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