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Published on 06-02-13 02:00 AM
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Most Freemasons have probably never heard of Brother John Coustos, and that is not altogether surprising. Born almost 300 years ago in Switzerland, he was a quiet, simple, and unassuming man. He was not a captain of industry, a member of royalty or a great political leader. Brother Coustos was, however, a man of inestimable character, and a shining example of integrity for all Freemasons. If you are not familiar with his story, you may find the following to be quite enlightening
One of the most visible aspects of the Masonic fraternity is its long tradition of ceremonially laying the cornerstones of many public and private buildings. This tradition contains great meaning for Masons, and ties the fraternity closely to many cities around the country, including Washington, DC.
The historic George Washington Gavel was among the Masonic implements used by Worshipful Brother George Washington when he performed the ceremonial cornerstone laying for the United States Capitol building on September 18, 1793
Published on 04-01-13 09:40 PM
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Men come to Masonry from every walk of life and every level of education. They bring with them temperaments of every quality, from stolidity to high imaginativeness. Some have the spirit of genius and while fools are barred from the institution, along with atheists and some others, we must admit that none of us are as brilliant intellectually as other Masons we could name.
Yet each of us finds a message in Masonry. Each of us learns from Masonry what his mind is prepared to learn
Published on 03-26-13 07:19 PM
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Brother Ernest Borgnine, the rugged, stocky actor with a brassy voice and the face of the local butcher, died today in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of renal failure. He was 95.
January 24, 1917 - July 8, 2012
Born Ermes Effron Borgnino in Hamden, Connecticut, Borgnine's career—with appearances in over one hundred feature films and three television series— began with his acting debut on Broadway playing a male nurse in "Harvey"
Published on 03-22-13 12:52 AM
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A young man passed a pawnbroker's shop. The money lender was standing in front of his shop, and the young man noted that he was wearing a large and beautiful Masonic emblem. After going on a whole block, apparently lost in thought, the young man turned back, stepped up to the pawnbroker, and addressed him: "I see you're wearing a Masonic emblem. I'm a Freemason too. It happens that I'm desperately in need of $25 just now
Published on 03-21-13 02:21 AM
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July 2, 1932 - January 7, 2002
American businessman and founder of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Rex David Thomas, was born in Atlantic City and adopted at six weeks. As founder of the Wendy’s restaurant chain, his appearances as spokesperson have made their advertising campaign the longest running in history. Thomas, realizing that his success as a high school dropout might convince other teenagers to quit schoo
Published on 03-21-13 02:08 AM
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July 15, 1789 - May 15, 1883
After he escaped to Canada on 28 October 1830, it is said he aided more than 600 slaves to freedom. Widely considered the inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the Rev. Josiah Henson is buried in the Dresden, Ontario cemetery. On the monument erected to his memory—where "his abused and honoured bones lie"—the square and compasses are engraved in the Fellowcraft position
Published on 03-05-13 01:36 AM
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Know all men by these presents:
Thus were we greeted by the Grand Lodge of England, on the 20th day of September A.L. 5784, A.D. 1784; the following said Greeting and warranted 459, granted by the Grand Lodge of England on petition of Prince Hall, Boston Smith, Thomas Sanderson, and several other Masons, of Boston, constituting them into a regular Lodge for Free and Accepted Masons
Don't expect perfection in a man because he is a Freemason. If you do, you will be disappointed. Masonry makes a man better, but no human agency can make him perfect.
If he is a Mason, you have a right to presume he is a good man, but do not condemn Masonry even if a few Masons turn out bad. Even the Great Teacher Himself had a Judas.
The aim and purpose of Masonry is to receive none but good men, keep them good and make them better. Judge the institution not by a few failures, but by the average of its successes.
That average is high and it consequently gives standing to its members, but it cannot be an infallible guide.