Dec 7, 2013 - Masonry in the News    No Comments

Coming up on CBS Sunday, December 8: Mo Rocca on Freemasonry

moroccafreemasonryMo Rocca parts the veil of secrecy on the fraternal order to learn about the history and rituals of the Freemasons.

Barring any major news (Mandela’s passing may change the show), Mo Rocca’s piece on Freemasonry will be aired this Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning.

The piece was put together between January and April of this year, and showcases members of the Grand Lodge of New York as well as the House of the Temple.

Check your local station and times!

Nov 29, 2013 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Masonic Week 2014

AMDMasonicWeek2014The schedule for Masonic Week 2014 is up!

The 2014 Masonic week beings February 12 with the the Masonic Order of Athelstan, Province of USA and runs through February 16, concluding with the Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons,Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisteres and Bricklayers Bull Run Quarry Assemblage (VA).  This year the hotel is the Hyatt Hotel located in Reston, Virginia.  According the Christopher Hodapp’s blog, Freemasons for Dummies, there are many choices for breakfast, lunch, and dining within easy walking distance of the hotel. There is also shopping for the ladies.

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History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

WashingtonFreemasonCharles Morgan and Hubert Walker recently posted an article about Masonic coins and history on CoinWeek:

According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have questioned the organization’s spiritual views

For those initiated into the fraternity, Masonry is said to offer a path to self-improvement and lifelong friendships.

Historically, public suspicion of the group has its peaks and valleys. Thanks to a certain strain in American cultural life, fueled by the internet but with roots much older, we seem to be climbing towards another peak.

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Freemasons celebrate 175 years in New Glasgow

The News is reporting that Albion Lodge No. 5 will be celebrating 175 years of Freemasonry in Nova Scotia:

For 175 years Freemasonry has flourished in New Glasgow, and in recognition of this long period of history, Albion Lodge No. 5 on the Register of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia will be observing this landmark event with a formal dinner and ceremony on Saturday at SSI.

The Grand Master of Masons in Nova Scotia, MWBro. George A. Grant will be in attendance as well as may other Grand Lodge Officers, Distinguished guests, along with other Brothers of the Masonic Fraternity from Pictou County and beyond. This night will also mark the time of the year when we as Masons recognize the efforts of our Ladies in supporting us in our Masonic Labours. With most marriages it is a team effort, and Freemasonry does take the man out of the house some evenings, so this is our way to say thank you to the women in our lives, that although they may not take the masonic journey with us, their support, encouragement and understanding is appreciated.

You can read the rest of the article HERE.

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