From the East – February 2018

Dear Brothers, One of the things you are charged with when you become Worshipful Master is providing and spreading masonic light and/or knowledge to the craft.  This can be done in many ways and takes many forms.  The most common is though the monthly message in the trestleboard and any programs that might be done... View Article

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From the East – January 2018

Dear Brothers, In writing my first message from the East, I cannot help but think of the night when I was first made a Mason.  What most impressed me that night, was the ritual and the time and effort that must have been exerted by the members of the lodge.  To this day, I can... View Article

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From the East – December 2017

My Brother, As I contemplated what topic to discuss in this my final message as Worshipful Master I could not help but think about what great plans I had for the year and then how everything was tossed aside due to some life-changing decisions I had made. In reflecting on the year one thing became... View Article

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From the East – November 2017

My Brother, As this Veterans Day approaches I would like to take the time to look back at our history as a country and one of, if not the most, famous battles of our history. The Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. While trying to determine how to tie Veterans to Masonry I recalled... View Article

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From the East – October 2017

My Brother, Table lodges, or feasts, date far beyond our written history of Masonry. When the United Grand Lodge of England was formed it not only was to cement the fraternity in its communications but also to hold an annual feast. Feasts are an important traditional amongst men. They provided the necessary sustenance for the... View Article

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From the East – September 2017

My Brother, Where were you on September 11, 2001? I was beginning my journey at MCRD Parris Island in Beaufort, South Carolina sitting in a squad bay unaware of the events that were unfolding against our country.  It was my first full day on the Island, I had stood on the infamous “yellow footprints” the... View Article

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From the East – June 2017

My Brother, We are about to quick this sacred retreat of friendship and virtue to mix again with the world. This phrase is spoken at the closing of every meeting and usually lasts one month until we are all together again. However; we must be diligent, prudent, temperate, and discreet over the next couple months.... View Article

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From the East – May 2017

My Brother, During the Fellow Craft & Master Mason Degrees we are taught to “relieve all poor and distressed Brother Masons, so far as their necessities may seem to require…” This portion of the degrees pays special meaning during this time in the Lodge both operatively and speculatively. This last month has been an adjustment... View Article

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From the East – April 2017

My Brother, History shows us that the term Fellowcraft had a different but similar meaning in Operative Masonry. The term “fellow” meant one belonged to a group, guild or “craft.” In this craft, there were officers and subordinates, or Apprentices. There was only one Master who led the craft. Operative Masonry clearly had defined roles... View Article

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From the East – March 2017

My Brother, Our Fraternity is about Making Good Men Better. This is not a fancy marketing slogan or sales pitch but is simply a statement of fact. In each of our degrees our character is tested, our trust is reaffirmed, and our faith is on display for all to see. The Entered Apprentice Degree is... View Article

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