From the East – May 2018

Dear Brothers, Recently I was searching various masonic podcast on YouTube and ran across videos from The Academy of Masonic Knowledge of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, which led me to their website and eventually, Facebook.  Over the last several weeks they have had several posts which I found interesting and thought I would share... View Article

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From The East – April 2018

  Dear Brothers, On my daily travels to work I have the opportunity to go through large sections of farmland and pastures.  During the spring months, there is a flower by the side of the road which always catches my attention when I go by, known as Myosotis sylvatica.  It is more commonly called “The... View Article

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From the East – March 2018

  Dear Brothers,   An important principal of Freemasonry and a duty of a Mason is charity.  Charity not only towards our brothers, but charity towards all mankind.  The notion of charity is mentioned throughout our ceremonies and is one of the first lessons taught when we are initiated as a Mason.  We are also... View Article

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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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