The Masonic Messenger

In the pursuit of shameless self promotion I wanted to mention that recently I was honored by Grand Lodge of Georgia  by having one of my installments of the 50 Year member entitled “Masonry-A cut above” published in the June 2020 issue of their Grand Lodge magazine The Masonic Messenger . It is always an […]

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General Grand Council goes virtual

The old saw “We’ve never done it this way before” has been tossed aside (At least temporarily).  The General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International has decided to forgo their nonperson triennial meeting scheduled for September in Louisville, Kentucky and replace it with a virtual online session. In a statement released on July 1st  in […]

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Masonic week 2021 preliminary schedule posted

The Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees has posted a preliminary schedule for Masonic week 2021  which will be held February 10-14th at Hyatt Recency Crystal City in Arlington Virginia. Since the details are just preliminary registration forms and links for the hotel reservations have not been posted as of yet.  To view a schedule […]

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Shriners rebranding explained

In an effort to clarify the rebranding Shriners Hospitals for Children The Public Relations Department of Shriners International sent out the following email today ( June 4, 2020) to the membership: Dear Nobles, Our great Fraternity has seen many changes in our nearly 150-year history, from world wars to the rise of industry and technology. Our […]

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Shriners announce hospital rebranding

For 98 years Shriners have provided care for children care for 1.4 million children starting with orthopedic needs later expanding to children suffering burn care  cleft pallets and speech therapy for children all over the world.  Since it;s inception the “Hospitals for crippled children” became Shriners Hospitals for children” now the to move forward with […]

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Scottish Rite NMJ announces Initiative in response to COVID-19

As I said recently on the podcast Meet, Act and Part Freemasonry doesn’t just survive during times of adversity, it THRIVES!.  This terrible virus has affected us in so many ways, from the loss of a loved one to the loss of one’s livelihood.   No matter what happens it is easy to say none […]

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Grand Master of Oklahoma issues edict regarding COVID-19

The Grand Master of Oklahoma, Most Worshipful Brother Bobby J. Peters, has issued a new edict addressing during the pandemic within the jurisdiction of Oklahoma. The edict   that stated meetings will be held on the Entered Apprentice degree only.  and meetings are to be held for necessary business only.   No degree work, district […]

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Grand Master of Texas’s Proclamation – Texas Masonic Lodges are authorized to resume some activities

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has began the process to slowly open the state of Texas and lift many of the restrictions on businesses and groups put in place to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus pandemic Grand Master of Texas Masons Paul D. Underwood has amended his previous edict to suspend Masonic labors within […]

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Who was that masked Mason?

With the outbreak of The  Covid-19 virus organized Freemasonry’s labors in person have pretty much came to a standstill all over the world.  Zoom meetings and Webex “meet-ups” are the new way Masons are spreading The cement” of brotherly love until the present danger passes. Since area majority of our membership fits the “most vulnerable” […]

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Shriners 2020 Imperial session CANCELLED

In an email today Imperial Potentate Jeff Siwder announced the cancellation of the 2020 Imperial session in Kansas City, Missouri due to the Covid 19 virus,  The email reads: Dear Nobles, Based on data and opinions of public health experts and community officials, Shriners International has cancelled its 2020 Imperial Session, scheduled for July 2020, […]

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