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History of The Knights Templar

History of The Knights Templar The Knights Templar were an ancient military order associate with the Catholic Church; founded in 1119 CE. Despite the fact that the Order was founded in 1119 CE, it did not receive ecclesiastical recognition until 1129 CE. The Knights Templar were established to protect travelers and Christian holy sites in the Middle East and other parts of the world. History of The Knights Templar The Knights Templar's central command was initially located in Jerusalem before being relocated...

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The Struggle for Freedom

The Struggle for Freedom Albert Pike                The Struggle for Freedom by Albert Pike The Ancient Wrong rules many a land, whose groans Rise to swarm to the stars by day and night, Thronging with mournful clamor around the thrones Where the Archangels sit in God's great light, And, pitying, mourn to see that Wrong still reigns, And tortured Nations writhe in galling chains. From Hungary and France, fierce cries go up And beat against the portals of the skies Lashed Italy still drinks...

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Rainbow Girls

Rainbow Girls Tiffany Wagner Over the hills and across the sky Where eagles and birds love to fly Lies a secret to behold Of many stories, never told That is the bow in the sky Held by GOD, up ever so high At the end lays a pot of gold None of which is ever sold For the gold is more than meets the eye Deep within, Futures lie The souls of young girls you see That gold belongs to you and me As we learn each lesson taught Teachers are ladies who care...

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Three Candles

Three Candles Walter Marshall MacDougall Three candles burning in a darkened room, Three candles lighting the Sacred Book; The square and compasses, the level and the plum. While round about the neophyte, The brethren stand and vow to keep; Him company upon the journey East; In quest of wisdom and a caring heart. For the call is out for builders by the line and rule, To build on earth a house of light Adorned with love and human dignity. Walter Marshall MacDougall Walter Marshall Macdougall; an enthusiastic tourist; investigative researcher, and spirited...

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When is a Man a Mason?

When is a Man a Mason? Joseph Fort Newton When he can look out over the rivers, the hills, and the far horizon with a profound sense of his own littleness. In the vast scheme of things, and yet have faith, hope, and courage which is the root of every virtue. When he knows that down in his heart every man is as noble. As vile, as divine, as diabolic, and as lonely as himself, and seeks to know, to forgive, and to...

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Did I help or hurt today Lord

Did I help or hurt today Lord Unknown Author Did I help or hurt today Lord, is anyone happier that I passed this way, Will anyone remember that I spoke to them today And when the day is over and toiling time is through Will someone say a kindly word, for me- for you. I wonder can I say in parting from a day that is slipping fast, did I help a single brother from the many that I passed, Is a single heart rejoicing over what I...

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The Masonic Anchor and Ark

The Masonic Anchor and Ark Masonic anchors and arks represent a deep hope for the future and a well lived life. The Masonic anchor is a symbol of trust in Masonry. It discovers in burial places among the tombs of Rome for the first time. It's possible that the anchor was first used as a symbol of trust by Apostle Paul, who discussed it in the Biblical book of Hebrews. Hebrews 6:19: “Our anchor of hope in Christ is both sure and...

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Masonic Cable Tow Rope

Masonic Cable Tow Rope The Masonic Cable Tow rope is essential for the dressing of a Masonic competitor that consents to assist a Brother with his power. The length of the Masonic Cable Tow Rope is an image of the capacities of the contender to help his Brother. The up and comer helps the Brother 'assuming it be inside the length of his two rope'. The length of the link tow rope is characterized as a link's length. It estimates as...

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Masonic Bible Presentation Ceremony

Masonic Bible Presentation Ceremony After completing the Master Mason certification, the Worshipful Master of the Lodge or other Lodge officials presents the new Masonic Fraternity member with a Bible. During a Masonic Bible Presentation Ceremony, he is presented with this Bible. Being given this Master Mason book of scriptures is a huge advantage for any Master Mason. The service represents a new beginning for Master Mason on the Trestle Board of life within the Masonic clique.            ...

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Masonic Funeral Committee

Masonic Funeral Committee Masonic Funeral Committee The Masonic Funeral Committee comprises three men who are appointed by the Worshipful Master of the Lodge. They are in charge of the following: Location of Jewels and Aprons: The Masonic Funeral Committee must be aware of the location of all Masonic jewels and Masonic Funeral aprons. Maintain Jewels and Aprons in good condition: The Funeral Committee should take care to know the state of every single Masonic gem and cover and guarantee that they are in great...

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