From the East – January 2016

In your present condition of darkness, what do you most desire? Light! This is a question every Master Mason is asked after he takes each obligation. This answer has many meanings.

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From the East – December

This month is always a busy one. It is the end of the year. A time that often has work pressures as business close their financial books and we may struggle to meet professional commitments. It is a time of social obligations with end of year and holiday gatherings, parties and celebrations.

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From the East – December

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” By: Tom Hiddleston

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From the East- November

Brethren, One of the things that sets our fraternity apart from many organization is our ritual. Whether you are proficient in it or not it has remained unchanged over hundreds of years.

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From the East – October

It is often difficult to distinguish between Masonry and the Enlightenment. The lofty ideas of brotherly love, charity, truth, religious tolerance fidelity, and uprightness of the philosophers and scientists of the time were the ideas of freemasons. Preeminent thinkers like Sir Francis Bacon, John Locke, Sir Isaac Newton, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Voltaire and our founding fathers were by in large intensely religious men who showed by studying nature and using our god given reasoning power we could see God’s work around us. They argued for education, religious tolerance and belief in a Supreme Being.

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From the East – June

As we start the month of June and begin thoughts of summer and vacation it is worth a brief reflection on what this month means in the history of our fraternity and country. On June 5, 1730 the Grand Lodge of England issue an edict for Daniel Coxe to act as Provincial Grand Master of the Provinces of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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