Museum of Freemasonry - Masonic Library
The word goes back to operative days. The Freemasons of middle ages were a select group; they were the highest class of artisans of their time. It required sound health, moral character

Q. Why are discussions on political and religious topics not permitted in Masonic Lodges?


A. Freemasons, being men of mature age and sound judgement will avoid these topics from

By the end of the 12th Century seven Universities had been established in Europe

(Italy) by Charlemagne in 774, Oxford by King Alfred in 872, followed by Paris, Rome, Milan, Bologna and

"The problem with the Antient Landmarks is the most Gilbertian of Masonic subjects, for although we have all sworn faithfully to uphold them, not one of us knows what they are!" So said

Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophelus was born on 27th January 1756 at Salzburg and christened with that name, but he is more well known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozar.

He played the

The Admiralty Courts had treason penalties from very early times. There is recorded a punishment from the reign of Henry V] (1422‑1461) in the Court of the Admiralty for the Humber. The
In the early years of Freemasonry there were many secret groups or societies working against the Crown of England. Parliament enacted the "Unlawful Societies Act” of 1799 banning all

The GOLDEN FLEECE referred to here is not that which was sought by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. But an English [London] Wool Merchants Guild symbol recognized all over

Lecture delivered by Bro. Rabbi H.M. Sanger, O.B.E., Ph.D., D.D.

When in Jerusalem, two years ago, I saw the deep excavations at the edge of the paved area surrounding the Dome of the

It seems that the word has come to us from the Scottish operative masonry of long ago. In Scotland, the word "cowan" denoted "Dry-dyker" -a man who built walls of stones held in position

The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales was formed in 1888 by the union of all Constitutions then exercising in N.S.W. The Coat of Arms adopted is a variation of that used by the


FREEMASONS IN NEW ZEALAND are fortunate in that besides the Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of New Zealand, they have Lodges working under the English,