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James Anderson’s 1723 “The Charges of a Freemason”

CHARGES OF A FREE-MASON, EXTRACTED FROM The Ancient RECORDS of LODGES beyond Sea, and of those in England, Scotland, and Ireland, for the Use of the Lodges in LONDON: TO BE READ At The Making of NEW BRETHREN, or when the MASTER shall order it. The General Heads, viz.: I. Of God and Religion. II. [...]

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Formally recognizing a Masonic lodge

Great care must be taken when joining a Masonic lodge in order to determine whether the lodge you intend to receive membership into is truly a recognized and “regular” Masonic lodge or whether it may, in fact, be “clandestine”. The Secretary of your chosen lodge will be able to provide you with a printed directory [...]

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Guarding the West Gate

The following entry is courtesy of Worshipful Brother Justin Jones and his blog lonestarmason which can be found online here: https://lonestarmason.wordpress.com/. Putting Quantity Before Quality: The Open West Gate The West Gate is a term many Masons may be unfamiliar with. I know here in Texas I had never heard of it until I began actively [...]

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Albert Mackey’s Twenty-five Ancient Landmarks of Freemasonry

Dr. Albert Gallatin Mackey (1807-1881) set forth his Twenty-five Ancient Landmarks in 1858 to establish a universally-recognized method by which Masons across the globe could operate. Mackey’s Landmarks have been studied and debated, yet remain the standard by which Freemasons meet and work. In his Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Mackey makes the claim that, “Until the [...]

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Cerrillos Lodge No. 19 receives Tradtional Observance Lodge recognition

Cerrillos Lodge No. 19, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, has received recognition as the first (and only) Traditional Observance Lodge in the Grand Jurisdiction of New Mexico! Thanks to the dedication and perseverance of Worshipful Brother Steve Chappelle, PM, the Masonic Restoration Foundation (http://masonicrestorationfoundation.org/index.html) has recognized Cerrillos Lodge No. 19 as a Traditional Observance Lodge [...]

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May regular communication

May regular communication: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm During the month of May’s regular communication we will be discussing the Four Cardinal Virtues and the accompanying Four Points. Our outstanding meal will be organized by Brother Junior Warden José Montaño and served at 6:30 pm. A Master Mason degree [...]

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