Category: Freemasonry

May 27, 2019 Clark 1 comment

Almost every masonic writer, podcast, or pundit seems to be obsessed with fixing Freemasonry. I include myself in this group. It seems like there’s always a reason that we’re blaming for our decline in membership, or the state of the Craft. I’ve read that we’ve become too bloated after the membership surge of the post-World…

March 30, 2019 Clark No comments exist

Greetings Brothers today’s Sunday Masonic Paper is from the well known Masonic Author R.W. Bro. Author Unknown, enjoy. Brethren, Tonight I want to leverage the writings and concepts of Steven Covey to discuss the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Masons. Covey believes that an individual’s character, basically, is a composite of his habits. Because they…

February 24, 2019 Clark 1 comment

Great Lights – The Square W Bro Steve Lourey (2019) The builder’s square, used as a Craft symbol, is an approximation of a triangle with its apex downwards and base upwards, which is a very ancient symbol of the soul and psychic constitution of man and is known as the water triangle. The Square is…

January 27, 2019 Clark No comments exist

The Masonic Apron By; Bro. Mike Doucette One the most iconic symbols of Freemasonry worldwide is the apron. It is the one item required to be worn by Masons in Lodge, as not all brothers around the world are required to wear suits or rings, however; even if a brother forgets his apron, the symbol…

January 7, 2019 Clark No comments exist

(I may have posted this before, but Its a fun look at how the past influences the future – how does it affect your Lodge?) The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?  Because that’s the way they built…

December 2, 2018 Clark No comments exist

Paper to be presented at Templum Fidelis Lodge, Bath Ontario 15 September 2018 by Very Worshipful Brother Dan Andrews, Past Grand Steward, Grand Lodge of Canada, Province of Ontario 2016-2017.    In operative masonry the rough ashlar could be a newly quarried, unfinished stone in need of much improvement. A very carefully chosen stone by a…

November 18, 2018 Clark No comments exist

Masonry in Cuba Bro John Bower (copied from the “Sunday Masonic Papers #900, Nov 18/18”) While travelling in Havana in early 2017 my wife pointed out a prominent building in the city.  What had caught her eye was the square and compasses of Masonry.  The building itself is very large and impressive and houses the…

October 8, 2018 Clark No comments exist

For those of you who have a Netflix account, check out the series “Inside The Freemasons”.  This is a 5 part series (each about 44 min. long) which recently aired on Sky TV  in the UK. It was filmed with co-operation of the United Grand Lodge of England. I have only watched 2 episodes so far, but it brings…

September 16, 2018 Clark No comments exist

(Copied from”The Sunday Masonic Paper – September 16, 2018) 47th Problem of Euclid W.Bro. Shawn Belanger, Rideau Minden No. 253, GRC Brethren, I wanted to give a brief bit of education this evening. At least I hope it’s educational – I’m assuming that if I didn’t know something, then at least some of you will find this…