My (rough) Masonic ride

My (rough)  Masonic ride by Brother A.B.   Editors note:  This piece was written by a friend and Brother of mine for almost two decades.  His purpose for writing this piece was not to point fingers, or criticize anyone or even to slander his Grand Lodge.  The Brother just felt that maybe his experience might […]

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NMJ Virtual reunions?

As we all know too well the Covid-19 virus has made lodges and Grand lodges cancel many of the events we have grown accustomed to attending through the years.  Masonic Appendant and concordant bodies haven’t been immune to such cancellations either. Many of the bodies like the Imperial Shrine sessions and the General Grand Council […]

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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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