2018

Greetings from the East!

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Where does the time go? I hope this Trestleboard finds you and yours well and preparing for the holiday season with your loved ones. As I write this article, I am humbled and awed that my year as Master of the Lodge is coming to a close. It has truly been a rewarding experience and […]

2018

Greetings from the East!

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When I first started my Masonic adventure, little did I realize how strong my bonds would be for my Brothers; some that I know well and some I have not yet met. A Masonic trestleboard is a design board for the master workman (Architect) to draw his plans and designs upon to give the workmen […]

2018

Fraternity and the White Apron

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It is my intention in this article to stress the importance of the Masonic foundations upon which we are built. Obviously, as a man who has chosen the ways of religion as his career and has taken an oath to preach God’s word and care for God’s less fortunate, it has been easy for me […]

2018

Corn, Wine and Oil

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Corn, wine and oil are the Masonic elements of consecration. The adoption of these symbols is supported by the highest antiquity. Corn, wine and oil were the most important productions of Eastern countries; they constituted the wealth of the people, and were esteemed as the supports of life and the means of refreshment.

2018

What Is Your “Work?

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Greetings from the East! First and foremost, I want to give recognition to two deserving Brothers in our Lodge who have been installed as Grand Chaplains under MW Roger B. Quintana, Grand Master of the State of NJ: Congratulations to RW Nic Compitello and RW Dan Xavier. We could not be more proud of you! […]

2018

Greetings from the East!

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To become a Mason in the ancient world, you had to go through three different stages of education: Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and then Master Mason. Becoming a Mason afforded the individual significant advantages not easily acquired in the ancient world. Becoming a Master Mason meant the opportunity to gain wealth and status as a common […]

2018

Greetings from the East!

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The goal of Masonry is to take good men and make them better. This sounds like a “bumper sticker” but it is true. The fraternity of Freemasonry, when actively pursued, does produce better men. With an investment of time to learn the foundations of Freemasonry from learned Brothers, to meet and be with other like-minded […]

Masters Messages 2018

Greetings from the East!

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It is truly an honor for me to have been elected as your Worshipful Master for 2018, and I pledge to do my very best to carry on the great tradition of leadership that has been so faithfully maintained by all of the great men who have had this privilege before me. I am humbled […]