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Hello to my Mainiac Brothers! My grandfather and great grandfather were masons in Lewiston (Rabboni Lodge). I've been trying for two years to find out about their masonic history but so far, "official channels" haven't gotten anything done. My dad, who is not a mason, but very happy I joined...
With the understanding, at least in the US, that we do not "recruit" and being mindful of the slogan "To be one, ask one," what advice do you have on encouraging an upright man of good character to learn more and develop an interest in our brotherhood?
Good evening Brothers!
I wish you all a good start to your week. Just spreading the word that the charitable foundation for our lodge (Ionic #145, Reisterstown, Maryland, USA) is up and running. We support local schools, community crisis centers, and sponsor limited college scholarships to...
Wishing you all a great start to your week. I am a recently (this year) raised AF & AM Master Mason in Maryland. What is the protocol for visiting a PHA lodge? DO I go through my lodge or the state grand lodge? I'd really like to connect with my PHA brothers.
Brothers. Hope all of you and your families are well. Our lodge just approved three petitions and we will have new Entered Apprentices soon! It's very exciting. Our lodge seems to be doing well. Others in my state, not so much. I've heard tales of lodges where the average age is well over...
My lodge brother and I were raised to the sublime degree last night. What a great experience. Due to COVID, we are postponing a festive board until the spring, which is fine with me. My journey is just beginning.
Mike Mendelson, MM
To all my brothers around the world, I wish you a happy, healthy, successful New Year grounded in the principles and tenets of our profession. The world needs us now more than ever.
Best regards, Mike (FC)
Are there any good, accurate documentaries on the historical Knights Templar? I'm particularly interested in the organization, culture (and cultural influences), and structure of the order, as well as the architecture of its castles, churches, and commanderies. I don't trust NatGeo or the...
This question is asked with all due respect. I read recently that Freemasonry is outlawed in most countries in the Middle East, save Israel, Morocco, and Lebanon. Perhaps sharia law countries, Freemasonry might be considered heresy, similar to the Papal Bull still in force (even if...
Passed to Fellowcraft last night along with my lodge brother (we were initiated together) and four brothers from a neighboring lodge. Great experience and the journey continues. I'm looking forward to the next phase of study. Be well and stay safe!
As a youth, I was fascinated by heraldry and am pleased to see the armorial bearings of different grand lodges, individual lodges, and appendant bodies. As an EA, I'm trying not to get to ahead of myself and am mainly focusing on learning my catechism.
However, I am curious to know...
I became an Entered Apprentice at my lodge last night. What an amazing experience! Great group of men across several generations. So glad to be here and looking forward to, well, everything!
Ionic Lodge # 145