Dr. Jessica Harland-Jacobs of the University of Florida Dept. of History is set to speak this coming Friday in Jamaica during what will be the 2nd day of celebrations of the tercentenary of modern day Freemasonry (Founding of the United Grand Lodge of England). Dr. Harland-Jacobs is a world class author and lecturer and we are sure that her talk will provide much insight into the Fraternity and all that it has stood for over theses last centuries. Continue reading
Few Masonic Structures are known the world over, whether it be to Masonic or Secular groups, as is the famed Masonic Temple of Detroit, Michigan. When it was completed at 500 Temple St. in 1926, it was indeed an architectural marvel. Since then, the Temple has held the distinction (since the demolition of the Temple at Chicago in 1939), as the World’s largest Masonic Temple. Continue reading
In a bizarre occurrence in Monrovia, Liberia on this last Saturday, 5 people were taken to a local hospital after fighting broke out- over WHO should bury a deceased Pastor! The melee broke out while parishioners were transporting the corpse of Pastor Washington. Washington, who must have been dearly beloved by his congregation and his Masonic Lodge, ended up having his casket pulled from the cemetery bound hearse by members of the Bernard Farm Masonic Craft- who claimed they had an Obligation to provide Masonic burial for their deceased Brother. Continue reading
The failed coup attempt in Turkey of last year is still wreaking political and civil fallout for those who might have been involved. Released today, are documents from a government computer detailing those who may have been a part of, or sympathetic to the lead up to the anti-government coup, including Freemasons. Continue reading
Our dear friend and Bro. Al McClelland shared with this Site some finishing touches on a project that he has had considerable involvement with- Terra Masonica: Around The World In 80 Lodges. This Work was conceived and produced by Bro. Tristan Bourlard– an extremely accomplished Filmmaker and Author. At first glance, the project seems like a multitude of other films about Freemasonry. But, it is MUCH more than that… more than you might imagine! Continue reading
We found a news item that is kind of neat, and since everyone seems to love Irish Freemasonry, thought a short write up was in order. What better posting could there be on a Saturday afternoon, than one including a description of the very awesome private bar (they have BOOKS and comfortable looking chairs), along with a tour of the Lodge in general. Continue reading
While many differ in opinion on the actual founding; whether it be 1717, 1721, or some may say much earlier, the “Official” Tri-Centennial Celebration is gearing up among many Lodges, and they couldn’t be happier about it. Really, why shouldn’t they be? Let’s all join and celebrate! After all, we all love the Freemasonry, right? Continue reading
Episode 3 of “Inside the Freemasons” will air on May 2nd on Sky 1 TV. We were fortunate enough to see the first two episodes, if only for a short while, and then the links were disabled, due to obvious proprietary issues. Even still, the buzz around the series continues, and we would like to offer congratulations and appreciation to the producers of this documentary.
Inside The Freemasons, made in concert with the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), has proven to be fair and balanced, with a healthy and I would say reverent representation of the Fraternity. I am hopeful that this continues through the complete 5 part series. With what we’ve seen thus far, I am sure that it will. Continue reading
Following is the brief story of the stone statues that were carved, placed, and eventually dedicated by The Grand Lodge of Indiana, with M.W.B. Mark Genung presiding. The ceremony and accompanying video, was created nearly 3 years ago, I think it must have been in May of 2014. I do remember the day of the filming and Work by our Grand Lodge, a beautiful early summer day in South-Central Indiana. Continue reading
On this coming May 2nd, the increasingly popular and ever talked about series on Sky 1 TV “Inside The Freemasons”, will feature the “Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association”, and in particular, Northumberland Freemason Peter Younger.
Peter is the founding President of the Northumberland Chapter of the Widows Son’s Masonic Bikers Association and national chairman. But, at the heart of it all, he is an active Freemason! Continue reading