Extending Charity… To Yourself

Faith, Hope, and Charity. These are the three Masonic Graces most commonly displayed to the Public. Of these three, the greatest is Charity. Often, when we think of charity, our many philanthropic associations come to mind, or the lessons learned in the Entered Apprentice degree are what we focus on. Within this article, I’m going to recommend to you another kind of Charity. A charity is often one of the most difficult to give. Charity to yourself.

The Educational

The Educational, by Ed Mortensen, Secretary of Damascus Lodge #10

What goes into an educational? Well, a speaker can talk on any interesting topic, but here are a few ideas and my thoughts:

The Master’s Message

As we start into the Masonic year, and the holidays of 2019, I’d like to say a couple things about what I hope for our Lodge for the coming year.

The Past Master

May we all continue to come together in brotherly love and unity while supporting each other on our own individual journeys through Masonry.

Further Discourse on Freemasonry and Stoicism

Do Freemasons practice Stoicism? Is the ancient Greek philosophy a cemented foundation of the teachings of our ancient and honorable society? Or, is it…

The Good Mason

The Good Mason – Our public claim is that we make good men better. This is an interesting concept that Masonry, in and of itself, makes good men better. Such a claim is false…

5 Ways to Perform Masonic Work

As you involve yourself in a Masonic life, you’ll come across many references to performing Masonic work and receiving Masonic…

The Backbone of a Masonic Lodge

It is argued that the backbone of a Lodge isn’t the Worshipful Master, who typically serves for only one year, but is instead…

The Line of Officers in a Masonic Lodge

But what do you do if a member’s skills don’t progress from year to year and you find someone in an office they are not suited to? This will be a disservice to that member, and this happens no matter what method you use.