From the East – March 2020

Greetings Brethren, This month Medford Lodge is fortunate to have two candidates passing to the Fellow Craft Degree. One of the most popular sections on that degree seems to be the middle chamber lecture. Consisting of three, five and seven steps. While a staircase needs every step to function, my favorite steps are the five... View Article

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From the East – February 2020

Greetings Brethren, In the beginning… So starts one of the most famous quotes in history.  Certainly one of the most famous in the bible. “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” Those famous words are repeated at every degree during the candidates’ last moments of darkness.   Why? I have heard or read... View Article

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From the East – January 2020

Greetings Brethren, January marks the start of our new Masonic year and new positions and stations for our officer line.  I for one certainly feel a little bit like a new entered apprentice standing in the North-East corner of the Lodge wondering what lies ahead. We are told in our Entered Apprentice lecture that the... View Article

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From the East – December 2019

Greetings Brethren,            The month of December contains a celebration of two historical figures who some consider being the Patron Saints of Freemasonry, Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist.  We hear of them in one of our first pieces of ritual, the Lodge being dedicated to the “Holy Saints John at Jerusalem.” ... View Article

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From the East – November 2019

Dear Brothers,                As the year starts winding down, we still have a few tasks ahead of us in our “Quarry”.  One of these is the Master Mason degree for our new Brothers.  While thinking on the degree, I gave some thought to the meanings in the degree, and in Masonry in general.  In the... View Article

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From the East – October 2019

Dear Brothers,                Another month has slipped by us.  October brings us to our Annual Table Lodge, with our Brothers from Central Lodge, and other invited guests.  That is always an enjoyable time of fellowship.  Our speaker this year will be RW Andy Churney, the Grand Almoner, who will speak about the Masonic Charity Foundation.... View Article

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From the East – September 2019

Welcome back Brethren,         We’re starting the second half of our Masonic year.  I’m a bit surprised at how fast the first half passed, although someone smarter than me (large field there) once said, “When you get over the hill, you pick up speed.”.  We still have much to do in our “Quarry”.  We have... View Article

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From the East – June 2019

Dear Brothers,         We have reached the time of year when our Masonic schedule slows down a bit.  I don’t care to use the term, “the Lodge goes dark”, because we really don’t.  We may not have formal meetings, but we do have social activities and get together for the benefit of the Brothers and... View Article

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From the East – May 2019

Dear Brothers,         May 27th is Memorial Day this year.  Originally known as Decoration Day, it was a day to honor the fallen from the Civil War by decorating their graves.  The Civil War was one of the darkest (if not the darkest) periods in our nation’s history.  And yet, amidst the horrors of war,... View Article

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