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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From the East – February 2017

My Brother, The 3rd Monday in each February is a day to celebrate the President’s of our nation. It is also the birth month of our First President, George Washington. George Washington was not only our First President and the General of the Continental Army but was also Master Mason. General Washington was afforded, and... View Article

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From the East – January 2017

  My Brother, Masonry for many is another thing we have added to our daily lives. With many, the New Year is often filled with joy, reservations, and resolutions. While many of us may make new year resolutions, I would like to speak about a phrase in our closing charge that every Mason should follow... View Article

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