Selected aphorisms from “The Book of the Lodge” by George Oliver (1782-1867)
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For every Freemason, the call of unification is strong. It is challenging. It is like breathing new air. It is our purpose to erase the lines that divide – in all things. There is one humanity, one country, one earth, one everything. If it is all made of one Logos, it is one. Single. The sum of all the parts. Solidarity.
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Few figures in American history can match Roosevelt’s archetypal status as a hero, adventurer, statesman, and visionary. He was a many things in his life time, including a Freemason and President of the United States. How did Freemasonry shape Brother Theodore Roosevelt ?
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Such, my brethren, is the subject on which I have been requested to address you. Some who have the interests of Masonry at heart, have thought it was possible to say something upon this subject that might tend to remove erroneous impressions, to increase… Continue Reading “The Meaning of Masonry”
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Poet, politician, and playwright, Victor Marie Hugo [1802 – 1885] believed in the inherit beauty and worth of all mankind. He sought to lift the masses out of the darkness of ignorance and vanquish injustice by promoting the virtues of liberty, equality, and fraternity.… Continue Reading “Was Victor Hugo a Freemason?”
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Posted on 11 Nov 2018
by Pamela McDown
Freemasons are taught that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Recently, I was faced with the unexpected death of a dear brother in my Lodge which left me feeling hopeless for a time. And so, the virtue of hope became an object of… Continue Reading “Why Must a Freemason Ever Have Hope?”
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