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From The East June 2015

My Brothers, I bring you fraternal greetings. My time has come and gone and I will now pass the gavel to our next Master, W:.Bill Arnold. Where did the time go? Being the Master of the Lodge taught me many things but the one thing I’ve learned is to respect each and every one of […]

Social Media Is Killing Freemasonry?

[callout font_size=”12px” style=”coolblue”] Brothers as you all know I do a bit of reading when I can about Freemasonry. I scan many blogs and have a news/blog reader that does it form me and delivers results right to my inbox each morning. Well one of those blogs I read on occasion is The Midnight Freemasons. […]

Livingston Masonic Library’s digital archives

Believe it or not I just ran across this today. From the Magpie Mind Blog: I’ve been sworn to secrecy since January, but with the Grand Lodge Communication behind us, I feel free to share this great news from the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library. Actually this announcement comes from R:.W:. Bruce Renner, President of […]

The Eternal Remembrance of the Brave From Pericles’ Funeral Oration

Editor’s note: The ancient Greeks held a public funeral each year to honor all those who had fallen in war. After the first year of the Peloponnesian War, the renowned statesman and general Pericles was chosen to give the annual funeral oration. These were some of the words, as recorded by Thucydides in his History of the Peloponnesian War, which Pericles spoke. […]

Transistor Freemasonry

Are we keeping pace with society and the men we wish to attract? The date: May 12, 2015 The time: 11:50 AM Time was that during the height of the middle class boom, post WWII America, men worked outside the home and enjoyed their leisure time at home after work. They did the yard work […]

Freemasonry in Holland

A while back ago I had been in contact with a Brother who is a Freemason in Holland, Amsterdam. As I was due to travel back to Amsterdam end of April to early May 2015, I recontacted this Brother and asked if there was any Masonic activities that I might attend or join in. Lucky […]

From the East – May 2015

Brethren I bring you fraternal greetings. Traveling around to other lodges and events in the district or elsewhere are always great things to do. You get to meet new Brothers and reacquaint with those you haven’t see in quite some time. The District dinner at the Riverhead Polish Hall was well attended and as usual […]