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 […]

2017

Remembering Our Past

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    As we become better acquainted with our Ritual work and ceremonies it should be clear that what we study is from a time long ago. I am not referring to our use of an archaic form of our English language. Although, one can’t help but admire the feeling of being placed in a […]

2017

The Temple Spiritualized

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             King Solomon’s Temple has always been at the forefront of our ritual symbolism. Aside from its mathematical applications and the secret work that went into the building itself, we see a path laid before us. As neophytes we are placed between the pillars of J and B standing on […]

2017

October

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Masonic Education         Some of you may not be familiar with his name but ALL of you are familiar with his work. William Preston was an 18th century Masonic scholar and responsible for a lot of the context for our lectures! I am going to avoid a history surrounding him to save […]

2017

September

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    Typically my messages are filled with esoteric information and a dive into my interpretation of Symbolic Masonry. I want to take this time to write about a bit of history.     The time I will refer to is 1930-1939, when the world was feeling major unrest. This was an important time for the evolution of American […]

2017

June

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Hidden in our allegories there is a lesson about the spiritual death of man. We will be forever bound by the elements unless we learn to master them. Have we not been taught to sever those passions that bind us to this world? There is an allusion of the severing of those ties in our […]