Museum of Freemasonry - Masonic Library

Many Tylers, when the proceedings  at the festive board have ended, call upon the Brethren to drink a final toast with the following words:-

Dear Brethren of the Mystic Tie, the night is

The First Grand Lodge was established in London in 1717, followed by the Grand Lodges of Ireland in 1725, and of Scotland in 1736. A number of Masons from elsewhere, mainly Irish, took
For over seven hundred years the Coronation Stone, or Stone of Scone, rested in St. Edward’s Chapel of Westminster Abbey as a sacred symbol of England’s divine and royal rule. It’s theft
On the Square

A point before starting is that all Masonic symbols are positive, none are aimed at anything that is not for the good of the mason as an individual, and through him, for

Respect for the law:

Freemasonry demands from its members a respect for the law of any country in which a man may work and live.

Principles:

The principles of Freemasonry do not in any

Introduction

For the non-Freemason, one common question is to find out whether, as often stated, Freemasonry is a secret society and that question is often further linked with a

Operative Masonry

One of the oldest Masonic documents is the Regius Manuscript written about 1390 AD. At this time all masons were operatives, that is, they were workers engaged in

The patron Saints which were chosen for Masonry were Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist, and their feasts are celebrated  on the days of the summer and the winter

Question.1 Is there any documented account of the date or year when Masonry, as we know it today, was first practiced?

Answer 1. The essences of this question lies in the words "Masonry,

Let us go back in history to the year 965 BCE when Solomon succeeded David as King of the United Israelite Kingdom of the Twelve Tribes. A year later Solomon ordered the start of
Historical Importance

The Historical importance of the action of our Masonic ancestors in creating the “Original Grand Lodge”  may be gauged from the fact that the establishment of all

One of the oldest Masonic documents is the Regius Manuscript written about 1390 AD. At this time all masons were operatives, that is, they were workers engaged in constructing important