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INTRODUCTION TO FREEMASONRY: MASTER MASON

By CARL H. CLAUDY

THE ROAD

So many men before thy Altars kneel
Unthinkingly, to promise brotherhood;

There is no character in the annals of Freemasonry whose life is so dependent on tradition as the celebrated architect of King Solomon's Temple. To fill up the space between his life an
What you have just heard was taken from Mackey’s Enclopedia of Freemasonry, with only a small number of amendments, which were made for the purpose of clarity. This Masonic tome is a
It is highly significant for all Masons to reflect, every once in a while, upon a realistic evaluation of the present condition of our individual characters in order to truly see where
What follows is the text of an address given by Wor. Bro. E. J. E. McLagan, a member of the Hobart Lodge of Research, on the 21st. July, 1967.

I now address the issue of the Great

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O God, we praise thy gracious care,
Which does our daily bread prepare;


O bless the earthly food we take,
and feed our souls for thine own sake.
So mote it be

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For what we are about to

Extracted from 'Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia'

These old documents are also known under several other names. Some prefer York Constitutions and that is fairly descriptive, since some of

Being an Address or Lecture suitable for presentation in a Craft Lodge and with the participation of a  Narrator and six Brethren.
Time required
:  Around 20 to 25  minutes

The values, traditions, and principles that are so strong in Freemasonry and so vital in our lives today have existed "from time immemorial." We harken to Craft Masonry with its guilds
Attacks on Freemasonry by outside sources are nothing new. We reprint hereunder an excerpt from an address delivered to the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts USA by the then Grand

THE FOUR CARDINAL VIRTUES AND TASSELS IN THE LODGEROOM:
IS THERE AN APPROPRIATE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TWO?

It is without question that in Masonry, the four Cardinal Virtues are

The Final Charge in the First Degree encapsulates so much of what we believe about Freemasonry that it could be used as a summary of the craft. It can be one of the most impressive parts