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Celebrate George Washington’s Inauguration … 225 years later

georgewashingtonThe National Parks Traveler website has put up a post about the upcoming celebrations of Brother George Washington’s inauguration.

From the post:

It was 225 years ago this April 30 that George Washington was inaugurated as the country’s first president. You can mark that occasion when the National Park Service celebrates it at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City.

It was on April 30, 1789, at 26 Wall Street in New York City that George Washington became the first president of the newly created United States of America. The Park Service is celebrating that event with a wide range of activities appropriate for different ages and interests. All activities are designed to bring history to life and offer a glimpse of the society and pageantry that surrounded the first inauguration. Read more »

Christopher L. Hodapp in California!


The Burlingame Scottish Rite Proudly Presents

An Evening with Christopher L. Hodapp

Author of Freemasons for DummiesSolomon’s Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.CDeciphering The Lost Symbol: Freemasons, Myths and the Mysteries of Washington D. C.

Co-Author with Alice Von Kannon of The Templar Code For Dummies and Conspiracy Theories And Secret Societies For Dummies.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Presentation at 7:00 p.m. 

Burlingame Masonic Center
145 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

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Aug 1, 2011 - Masonic Calendar    No Comments

Masonic Time

Time, in Freemasonry, moves at a pace sometimes best described as “glacial.” The ritual we practice was written in the 18th century – there’s not a whole lot of call for ‘wasteth’ or ‘convocation’ or ‘yea, verily’ or ‘fiat’ in the modern American version of the English Language. Unless, of course, you’re an Italian car company reintroducing your product into the American market.

And do not get me started on how the word ‘fiat’ is pronounced “fee-aht” not “fy-at.” I’ve an English and Latin literature background AND a Sicilian mother.

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Jul 27, 2011 - Masonic Calendar    No Comments

The Holy Saints John

Two celebrations common in American Freemasonry are the Feast of St. John the Baptist and the Festival of St. John the Evangelist.  The Feast of St. John the Baptist is celebrated on June 24th – Midsummer’s Day – which happens just after the Summer Solstice, while the Festival of St. John the Evangelist occurs on December 27th – a few days after the Winter Solstice.

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