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St. John the Baptist:

In Articles, Education by Jason Nardi

St. John the Baptist holds a place of high honor in Masonic tradition, celebrated for his moral integrity and dedication to truth. His feast day on June 24th, marking the summer solstice, is a significant event for both operative and speculative Masons. This article explores the historical and symbolic importance of St. John the Baptist, detailing the traditions and celebrations associated with his day, and reflecting on his enduring relevance to modern Masons. Join us in honoring the light and teachings of St. John the Baptist, a guiding beacon in our Masonic journey.

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Exploring the Summer Equinox: Masonic Symbolism and Celestial Harmony

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As the days grow longer and the warmth of the sun envelops the earth, we find ourselves on the cusp of the summer equinox, a celestial event steeped in symbolism and significance across cultures and esoteric traditions. Among these, Freemasonry holds a particularly profound interpretation of this celestial phenomenon, intertwined with its teachings and rituals. The summer equinox, marking the …

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The Essential Landmarks of Freemasonry: A Pillar of Masonic Tradition

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Freemasonry, one of the oldest fraternal organizations, is guided by principles known as the Landmarks of Masonry. These include belief in a Supreme Being, the presence of a sacred text, the Hiram Abiff legend, symbolic teachings, secrecy of rituals, the three degrees of education, lodge autonomy, prohibition of political-religious discussions, and equality among members.

The Four Cardinal Virtues

In News by Jason Nardi

This post explores the significance of the Four Cardinal Virtues—Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, and Justice—in Masonic tradition, linking them to both ancient philosophy and the teachings of Freemasonry. These virtues act as moral guides for Masons, enhancing decision-making (Prudence), balancing desires (Temperance), enduring adversity (Fortitude), and ensuring fairness (Justice). The piece underscores their foundational role, particularly highlighted in the Entered Apprentice Mason degree, and their practical relevance in advancing personal and communal harmony.

Why Orthodox Christian Easter Differs from Catholic Easter

In Articles by Jason Nardi

May 5th, 2024 was the Eastern Churches’, or Orthodox, Easter. The Western Churches celebrated Easter on March 31st this year. So why the difference? Let’s Unravel the Mystery! The celebration of Easter, the most significant event in the Christian calendar, marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, while the majority of Christians celebrate Easter on a date determined by the …

Easter Reflection

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Easter is traditionally associated with themes of resurrection, renewal, and spiritual awakening. In Freemasonry, similar symbolism is found in the allegorical journey of the candidate through the degrees, representing a journey from darkness to light, from ignorance to enlightenment. The Easter season serves as a reminder for Freemasons to reflect on their own journey of self-improvement and strive for personal …

🔹🕊️ Observing Maundy Thursday 🕊️🔹

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As we approach the solemn occasion of Maundy Thursday, let us reflect on the significance of this day within our Masonic tradition. Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, marks the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples before his crucifixion. On this day, we are reminded of the importance of brotherly love, compassion, and service …

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The Stewards

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The Meaning of the Stewards An essay by Very Illus ….. Bro. Kristine Wilson-Slack 33° Recently, I stumbled upon a website for Universal Co-Masonry. This “co-ed” form of our fraternity was a bit of a mystery to me, and I dove into the info to see what this was all about. I came across Bro. Kristine Wilson-Slack and her many excellent …