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Amen - So Mote It Be
Wed, 11/30/2011
             The proceedings of the lodge are always closed by the Worshipful Master with the curiously archaic words, "Amen. So mote it be". The full expression has a value of 517, which is identical to that of the Greek words, Η Ρητρα - 'The Law' and...
THE LODGE MAN
Sat, 01/10/2009
"THE LODGE MAN"-by-W.Bro. J.R. Cleland, M.A., D.D., P.P.Gr; ChaplainMy last paper was intended to introduce the subject of "EVOLUTIONARY SYMBOLISM", and I then attempted to give you some idea of a few of the fundamentals upon which students may set to work and build up an appreciation of the inner...
MASONIC APRONS
Thu, 09/03/2015
The Entered Apprentice Apron.   The apron is a perfect square, its four right angles teach us that Purity, Truth, Sincerity and Honesty are the foundations of morality. Its four sides remind us to practice the four cardinal virtues - Temperance in word and deed; Fortitude in a noble purpose;...
THE CANDIDATE...
Thu, 07/22/2010
THE CANDIDATE by RW Alan R. Heath, Grand Lodge of Maine                      It was his dream to become a Mason,Though he wasn't sure quite why.So he made an application,Then waited months for a reply.No committee came to pay a call,To...
MASONIC HOODWINK
Sun, 03/23/2014
Masonic Hoodwink The Candidate's Blindfold   A Masonic hoodwink is a type of blindfold used in Masonic rituals of initiation. The image, above is of a man in a Masonic hoodwink which dates from the early 1800's to the early 1900s and were sold by DeMoulin, a Masonic lodge supplies...
MASONIC DEGREE VERSE
Tue, 07/12/2011
Masonic Degree Verse Freemason Degrees and Biblical Meaning Which pages of the Holy Book are opened during degree work?   Freemasons who wish to actively participate in degree work will have to memorize passages of scripture for proficiency.  Sponsored Links   With a true...
Masonic Eye
Tue, 09/03/2013
Masonic Eye Masonic All Seeing Eye The Masonic Eye is symbolic of the Eye of God. It is the symbol of His Divine watchfulness and His ever present care of the universe.   The All Seeing Eye, like many other Masonic symbols, has been borrowed from the past from the nations of antiquity....
MASONIC LAMB
Sun, 06/15/2014
Masonic Lamb What is the significance of the Masonic lamb?   The lamb is a symbol of innocence and purity.     White Masonic Lambskin Apron Operative Freemasonry:  In operative Freemasonry, an apron was worn by operative masons to preserve their garments from stain....
SQUARE & COMPASSES
Thu, 12/01/2011
Square and Compasses   Freemasonry's Universal Logo   The Square and Compasses (or, more definitively,...a Square and a set of Compasses which are joined together...each leg of the compass pointing in opposite directions) is the single most universally identifiable symbol of...
MASONIC TRACING BOARD
Wed, 10/06/2010
What Is A Masonic Trestle Board? Masonic Tracing Board   Why Freemasons "Square" The Lodge Room. A Masonic trestle board is a design board for the Master Workman (Architect) to draw his plans and designs upon to give the workmen an outline of the work to be performed.  In today's terms...