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….

March 4, 2018 Clark 1 comment

Today in Masonic History we present Freemasonry: A Journey of One. Freemasonry is a platform of moral teaching and fraternity. “A Journey of One,” may be causing some who read this to say the concept of a single person on a journey conflicts with the fact that Freemasonry is a fraternity. In my opinion it…

February 25, 2018 Clark No comments exist

(Book Review copied from the internet) Last June, I had the rare treat of locking a large group of America’s various grand lodge officers in a room for the Northeast Conference of Grand Masters and browbeating them for 25 minutes or so. They actually took it pretty well, and the North Carolina contingent got so…

February 18, 2018 Clark No comments exist

Written by a 90 year old columnist of the Plain Dealer, a local newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio.    Life isn’t fair, but it’s good. When in doubt, just take the next small step. Life is too short – enjoy it. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends and family…

February 11, 2018 Clark No comments exist

The Secrets Are Within You By W. Bro. Rob Lund For a long time, the public has been told that Freemasonry is a secret organization. This, obviously, is not true. The fact that Masonic Temples are on display to the public, and Lodge websites abound on the Internet, is proof of that. How did this…

February 4, 2018 Clark No comments exist

by Midnight Freemason Guest Contributor WB Robert Jackson   I’ve heard before that our job as Masons is to make more Masons. What does that mean? How do we successfully do that job? In one light, we can think that it’s just the degree work. Open the doors, get them through, either through one day…