March 4, 2017 Clark No comments exist

 The Origin of the Lewis – by WB Bill Douglas, Kenilworth Lodge #29   To find the origin of the Lewis in Freemasonry we have to go back to operative masonry in 12th century Scotland. Sometime in the middle of the 12th century, Kilwinning Abbey was built in the west of Scotland, and as the Scottish…

February 19, 2017 Clark No comments exist

I Am The Guardian Kenneth B. deMoss, PM – Hope Lodge #145 Lafayette, Louisiana   I am the gatekeeper and silent guardian of the inner door.  I sit quietly within the confines of your lodge mostly ignored and unnoticed by its members.  Non-members who visit your lodge seldom if ever see me or me give…

February 11, 2017 Clark 1 comment

Women in Freemasonry The Beehive By Fred Milliken The following article originally ran in the September 2005 issue of Masonic Magazine.   It was somewhere around two years ago that I read some material on the changing direction of men’s and women’s career paths.  It seems more and more guys are stopping at a High…

February 11, 2017 Clark No comments exist

Internet Lodge 9659 United Grand Lodge of England Province of East Lancashire. Title: I Am Regular Author: Bro Karen Kidd – United States of America This paper won the World Award in 2007, for the best short paper submitted by a Mason who was not a member of a Lodge in the United Grand Lodge…

February 4, 2017 Clark No comments exist

 How fortunate our lodge is that you are a member.   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…

January 28, 2017 Clark No comments exist

Just for something different, here is a link to back issues of an extinct Masonic Magazine.  It was published by Bro. Robert Herd from 2011 to 2016.   LIVING STONES MASONIC MAGAZINE ​ “Living Stones Masonic Magazine was a monthly magazine that I published for nearly 6 years.   Like many publications before it, the dwindling number of…

January 21, 2017 Clark No comments exist

THE FOUNDATION STONE   By Bro. N. Vallely; Published in SELECTED PAPERS            September 1962 Vol. 3; United Masters Lodge, No. 167; Auckland, New Zealand. It has been edited by V.Wor. Bro. Barry D. Thom P.M. Lodge McLeod #27 Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador         March 2007   (12 mins.)   While customs continue on, the…

January 14, 2017 Clark No comments exist

What does a Mason Build? – From an address given by R.W. Bro. Myron Lusk, Grand Lodge of Alberta (date unknown) What does a Mason build, and when will the building be completed?   Although, of course, our heritage is that of the Operative Masons who built the magnificent cathedrals we now marvel at as…

January 7, 2017 Clark No comments exist

What is meant by ‘Travel In Foreign Countries?’   Our ancient operative Brethren desired to become Masters so, when they traveled in foreign countries, they could still practice their craft.   Speculative Freemasons still desire to “travel in foreign countries” and study their Craft that they may receive such instruction as will enable them to…

December 31, 2016 Clark No comments exist

Fidelity, Masonry and Christmas   A Story There it sat, wrapped in green paper with drawings of little candy canes, surrounded by a carefully-tied broad red ribbon. The smell of the cookies inside the package lingered in the air. The Master’s wife had baked several dozen of the Christmas treats and put them into little…