Category: Masonic Education

Masonic Time

by Shawn Bell Time, in Freemasonry, moves at a pace sometimes best described as “glacial.” The ritual we practice was written in the 18th century – there’s not a whole lot of call for ‘wasteth’ or ‘convocation’ or ‘yea, verily’ or ‘fiat’ in the modern American version of the English Language. Unless, of course, you’re …

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Teamwork in the Lodge

by Shawn Bell We all came to the Freemasonry with some vague idea of what the Fraternity was. Maybe our fathers or our grandfathers had been members. Maybe we knew a neighbor or a friend who had joined. Or maybe our own interest and curiosity initiated our knocking on the door. On our first step, …

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Brother Frank Buckles, WWI Veteran, Freemason

On February 27, 2011, Frank Woodruff Buckles passed away. At the time of his death, he was one of three surviving World War I veterans in the world, and the only American of the group of veterans. He was 110 years old. Buckles enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917 at the age of 17. …

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