November 5, 2016 Clark No comments exist

Did you ever wonder what came before the Grand Lodge of Alberta, A.F.& A.M. and what influenced the Lodge we know today? Copied from the “History of the Grand Lodge of Alberta 1905 – 1980”

October 29, 2016 Clark No comments exist

THE VISITING BROTHER by: Unknown The Lodge of Antiquity (England) possesses an old Masonic document written during the reign of James II between 1685 and 1688; in it appears the following: “that every Mason receive and cherish strange fellows, when they come over the country, and set the mon to work, if they will work,…

October 23, 2016 Clark No comments exist

More Light!  Number 280 – May 31, 2010  What is meant by ‘Travel In Foreign Countries?’   -Excerpts from “Foreign Countries” by Carl H. Claudy Our ancient operative Brethren desired to become Masters so, when they travelled in foreign countries, they could still practice their craft.   Speculative Freemasons still desire to “travel in foreign…

October 15, 2016 Clark 1 comment

Mediocrity in Masonry . . . Shame on us! BY: ROBERT G. DAVIS, 33*, GRAND CROSS   One of the questions that occasionally eats at me when I am driving home from a Masonic event, degree, or function that has been woefully mediocre is how our members can sit through such Masonic happenings month after…

October 8, 2016 Clark 2 comments

This article originated from www.thefremason.com and has been previously presented in Beacon #190. I was reminded of it while sitting at Festive Board after a lodge meeting when a new MM said he wanted to tell an off colour joke. A PM commented that it was OK because we were not sitting in a tyled…

October 1, 2016 Clark No comments exist

An Ideal Lodge KING SOLOMON’s YACHT CLUB By: Pete Normand, College Station, Tx This is the story of a young man who, not unlike many young men today, being fairly new in town and having settled into his new job, was told by a friend about a club, The King Solomon’s Yacht Club, and decided to…

September 23, 2016 Clark No comments exist

CALL TO REFRESHMENT OR FESTIVE BOARD. The call to refreshment is another instance where the student of Freemasonry must be aware of the history of early speculative Lodge practices in order to understand it. Early Lodges met chiefly in two circumstances, in Ale Houses or taverns, and in private homes. Ale Houses and taverns of…

September 18, 2016 Clark 1 comment

Beacon Blog Travel – Visit – Have Some Fun   One of the great privileges of Freemasonry is the ability to travel and visit Brethren in other Lodges through the world. We often think we have to travel great distances to accomplish this, forgetting the visiting starts right here in our own back yard. A…

September 11, 2016 Clark 1 comment

The Moon in Masonic History by Bro. James P.W. Goss, Grand Historian – Grand Lodge of Vermont There is no more spectacular reminder of our Masonic historical and ritualistic heritage than the moon at its height of fullness. While astronomers view the moon with the analytical eye of science, the moon has been a focal…

September 4, 2016 Clark No comments exist

Brotherhood: My Brother by R. W. Bro. Len Wyllie I wish to convey various thoughts I have regarding some strengths that we have and must use to nurture, and propagate our gentle Craft in order to not only survive but to flourish in this 21st century.   Firstly, it is important to acknowledge that like most…