From the East – March 2019

Dear Brothers, Spring is fast approaching, my Brothers.  It’s a time of year we start coming out of our shells a bit.  To risk speaking in cliché, it is a time of renewal.  I would like to see a renewal of participation in the Lodge.  Lodge doesn’t have to be only about the monthly communications,... View Article

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From the East – February 2019

Dear Brothers, Another month has flown by Brothers.  It may not seem worthy of mention yet, because it’s early in the year yet, but time has a way of slipping away on all of us.  Playing off of the phrase “early in the year”, I’d like to suggest that we should all think back to... View Article

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From the East – January 2019

Dear Brothers, Our year begins again.  January starts our year both in Lodge, and life in general.  It takes its’ name from the old Roman god “Janus”.  Janus was usually depicted as having two faces, one looking back and one looking forward.  This is a time of year when it is common to look back... View Article

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From the East – December 2018

Dear Brothers, Well, it’s that time of year again. There is holiday music on the radio, holiday movies on the television, both 24/7, and it can only mean one thing to a New Jersey Freemason, Installation time. That time of the year when the incoming Worshipful Master is trying to figure out how he is... View Article

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From the East – November 2018

Dear Brothers, November is a month where we take a day to pay tribute to the men and women who served our country to protect the many freedoms we hold dear. We also take a day to give thanks for the many blessing we have. It is also the month where we elect the leaders... View Article

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From the East – October 2018

Dear Brothers, This was not the message I had originally plan to write. As a matter of fact, I wrestled with whether or not to write this message as I didn’t want to appear preachy or have it come across as an editorial. Several weeks back, I saw an interview on television, by a rather... View Article

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From the East – September 2018

Dear Brothers, “Freemasonry is a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated with symbols.”  This what is explained to the candidate just prior to taking their oath or obligation.  In fact, I have heard several brothers use this phase when explaining Freemasonry to a non-Masons. The original authors of the ritual are not... View Article

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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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