June 17, 2018 Clark 2 comments

THE AGED AND INFIRM BRETHREN Our lodge has many members who are unable to attend regularly as their bodies are failing them now. Know that your many years of service are not forgotten my brother. And know that you are not forgotten. We will now come to your home as brothers and as friends for…

June 10, 2018 Clark No comments exist

There was once a stonecutter, who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life.   One day, he passed a wealthy merchant’s house, and through the open gateway, saw many fine possessions and important visitors. “How powerful that merchant must be!” thought the stonecutter. He became very envious, and wished that he could…

June 3, 2018 Clark No comments exist

Being A Lodge Officer Is More Than Just A Title Author: Unknown It’s a privilege to be asked to take a chair in the lodge, and not a responsibility that should be taken lightly. It’s a leadership position and with it comes responsibility. It’s not just a title. First of all, if you’re going to…

April 15, 2018 Clark No comments exist

Why do We Move Clockwise in Lodge? V.W. Bro. John Bower North West Mounted Police Lodge, Regina Swift Current Lodge, Swift Current Craven Lodge, Craven Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan 2016   While it only seems natural to move clockwise around the Lodge room why do we, in fact, move in that direction?   Historically, time…

April 8, 2018 Clark No comments exist

Reputation and Role Models: R.W. Bro. N. Nagrodski, D. D. G. M. Ottawa 2 (the following paper, extracted from various on-line sources, was presented to Cobden Masonic Lodge on the occasion of the DDGM’s Official Visit, March 13, 2018 – and reprinted in the Beacon Blog from the Sunday Masonic Papers, April 1, 2018)  …

April 1, 2018 Clark No comments exist

Written by Bro. Ryan Longpre, Beacon #190 (Red Deer, AB), and presented at Eureka #10 (Lacombe, AB) as part of the 2018 District Education / Visitation program, and  at Beacon #190 March meeting   The 6 Most Prolific & Ignored Words in Masonry We all know that masonry consists of many words, symbols, phrases and…

March 25, 2018 Clark No comments exist

Studies in Blue Lodge Symbolism Bro. H.L. Haywood, Iowa (Copied from Wayne D Anderson’s Sunday Masonic Paper NO. 875, March 25, 2018)   What are symbols? The simplest answer is to say that they are the storehouses in which wise men of the past have accumulated their wisdom. The assemblage of many symbols in our…

March 18, 2018 Clark No comments exist

“Men of good reputation and solid character used to be more common than they are today. We don’t teach the value of it anymore. Our society is so focused inward on ourselves, and our own selfish needs. We are a society of grown children, fighting and arguing on social media just like children used to…

March 11, 2018 Clark No comments exist

The wages of a Fellowcraft Mason — Corn, Wine, and Oil. We should all be relatively familiar with these concepts. But what are the wages of a Master Mason?   In almost every jurisdiction I’ve traveled to, there is a line spoken during the Opening and Closing ritual that passes by with little or no consequence….