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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