Scottish Rite NMJ touts increased membership numbers

Today the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction announced in an email that Membership numbers in the jurisdiction are increasing, thanks in part to the Path forward program. The email stated that as of May 7, 2017, 2112 had taken the fourth degree, and 1645 Brothers have become thirty-second degree Masons. This was a modest increase […]

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Peoria Scottish Rite temple sold

The Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria, Illinois has sold their building to a California real estate developer according to a news report and the valley’s website. The landmark which was built in 1925 is on the National Register of Historic Places will be used to create  “a “theater district” in Peoria, modeled after Galesburg’s (Illinois) […]

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Masonic relief for Nebraska

The Grand Lodge of Nebraska has issued an appeal for Masonic relief through the Masonic Service Association of North Ameria. As we see in the news much of the state was devastated by the recent floodings leaving many people killed or homeless in March.  While Nebraskans are strong people, they could use a helping hand […]

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Seminole Lodge AF&am #476

Mark your calendars! I have the honor of presenting my new lecture “Ten Upright, regular paces-Dueling in Freemasonry” at Seminole City freemason Lodge AF&am #476  in Seminole, Oklahoma on April 18th.  at 6:30 pm. Admission is open to all regular Masons. You can RSVP by visiting the event’s Facebook event page.   I hope to see […]

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AEG Presents assumes operations of the Detroit Masonic Temple auditorium

The Detroit Free Press has reported that concert promotion company AEG Presents will assume day to day operations of the auditorium and theatre of the Detroit Masonic Temple. AEG and the temple have entered into a multi-year agreement in which AEG will devote up to two million dollars over the next two years to renovate […]

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Rise and Shrine Coffee

In today’s Freemasonry, the old ways of fundraising like fish fries or pancake breakfasts just don’t seem to be the money makers they once were. (If they actually ever were actual money makers) From low carb dieting to the lack of interest in spending weekends battering or frying fish or flipping a flapjack just don’t […]

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Have apron will travel

Does your lodge or Masonic group invite Masonic speakers to speak as part of your Masonic education program? Now there’s a site for that! I have been invited to include my provide my profile to a new website called MasonicInstruction.com a site for booking Masonic speakers and scholars. The site created by R.W. Brother Robert […]

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Is Masonry a progressive science?

My latest article Masonry is a progressive science? Has been published on the Midnight Freemasons website! I hope you will take the time to read it. Recently I was listening to the new Scottish Rite podcast.  The installment was a piece entitled  The Purple of our Fraternity: Caring for our Material Culture Heather Calloway wrote […]

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A new Scottish Rite Podcast

The Scottish Rite Southern Masonic Jurisdiction has produced a new weekly podcast entitled The  Scottish Rite Journal Podcast. A weekly show hosted by Illustrious Brother Bob Chase, 33° and features excerpts of the bodies magazine “The Scottish Rite Journal”.   The podcast will is produced in conjunction with  The Tyler’s Place Podcast the long-running Scottish […]

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Thank you Brother Brady McNulty!

Recently, as many of you know, I said something (I’m still not sure what) got me placed in the well-populated Facebook jail recently.  Apparently, my absence was noticed by at least a couple of people. I would like to thank cartoonist Brother Brady McNulty for the cartoon of me after my parole from my recent “unfortunate […]

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