Drafting Successful Masonic Education (Cover design: Elizabeth A. W. McCarthy, The Scottish Rite Journal)
Only when we believe we have completed the initiatory experience, have arrived, and are “in,” do the twin dangers of sloth and self-sufficiency present themselves.
Masonic research organizations are the first place to begin your quest for more light.
Blue Lodges with University affiliations are an old tradition rather than a new fad. Beginning in England in 1730, this concept has picked up steam in America almost 300 years later.
The College of the Consistory: A Journey of Self-study and Knowledge through the Degrees of the Rite
In 2003, the Valley of Guthrie, Oklahoma, established the College of the Consistory to enhance the Rite’s position as the “University of Freemasonry.”
Masonic Education, and specifically the Master Craftsman Program, has been incredibly successful in the Orients of Washington and Utah. The keys to their success are leadership and energy—not only of the SGIGs but also of the local leadership.
The road to Masonic knowledge is not easy, simple, or a sure thing and requires commitment, effort, and a desire to learn. But then that’s the true nature of the fraternity itself.
Social networks, like Facebook and MySpace, are a great way to stimulate and encourage participation, and Masons now have there own unique, social network: the Freemason Network, http://www.freemasonnetwork.net.
Congratulations to the winners of the First Annual Scottish Rite Photography Contest.
It is a grave error, however, to mix Mezcal with syrups, cherries, tonic water or handguns….
We first learn about the importance of charity in the symbolic lodge where we are taught that as a Master Mason we ought to be charitable toward our fellow brethren, their widows and orphans. In the Scottish Rite we expand on this concept through the 8th, 18th, 26th, 29th, 30th and 32nd Degrees in particular.
We asked some of the most respected and best qualified Masonic Librarians to recommend up to five books as their top picks for general Masonic information, and another five books for deeper study.
The Valley of Tampa, Florida, held their annual Flag Day celebration on June 14, 2010. It was a fine day of fellowship, celebration, and patriotic enthusiasm.
Ill. Hoyt O. Samples, 33°, SGIG in Tennessee, issued a challenge to the elected line of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee for 2009: Take and complete the Master Craftsman Program.
This summer 80 children participated in the “Friendly Faces, Far Away Places” Autism Camp, part of the annual Radford University Summer RiteCare Clinic, sponsored by the Scottish Rite Foundation. During a special ceremony that followed in the university’s Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Ill. James D. Cole, 33°, SGIG in Virginia, presented Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle with $33,000 to help sustain a program that has improved the lives of thousands.
The 2010 Masonic research conference of the Canonbury Masonic Research Centre, London, will focus on Anti-Masonry.
The 32° was conferred on Dr. Roeinton B. Khambatta of London, England, in the Valley of Washington, D.C., on May 20, 2010.
On July 31 and August 1 the Scottish Rite Masons of Texas assembled in the Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library and Museum in Waco for the 2010 State-Wide Philip Crosby Tucker Legacy Scottish Rite Convocation.
You might think this was Thomas Smith Webb, who organized and regularized the American York Rite, but he primarily “edited” what already existed.
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