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Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine         The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; commonly known as Shriners and abbreviated A.A.O.N.M.S.; established in 1870 is an appendant body to Freemasonry, based in the United States. This organization is best-known…

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Inside the Freemasons DVD available to buy         TO MARK THE TERCENTENARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE PREMIER GRAND LODGE; A SKY TELEVISION CREW WERE GIVEN UNIQUE AND UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS; TO DISCOVER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MODERN-DAY FREEMASON. The five part documentary they made looked to go beyond…

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UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND SEEKS AN ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT FOR A 1 YEAR FIXED TERM POSITION       The duties and responsibilities will be many and varied, but will be to process Registration Forms and issue Membership Certificates as well as assisting in maintaining the…

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St. John the BaptistPatron Saint of Freemasonry     Written by: Phillip G. “Phil” Elam, Grand Orator (1999-2000) Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri By history, custom, tradition and ritualistic requirements, the Craft holds in veneration the Festival Days of…

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Freemasonry in Indonesia       Source: Wikipedia Freemasonry was introduced by the Dutch to what is today Indonesia during the VOC era in the 18th century, and spread throughout the Dutch East Indies during a wave of westernisation in the 19th century. Freemasons originally only included Europeans and…

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Free and accepted       Source: Short Talk Bulletin – Nov. 1931 Masonic Service Association of North America The origin of these terms, descriptive of Speculative Freemasons, goes back into the very beginnings of the history of the Order; indeed, behind the history of the building Craft in Europe.…

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Fraternalism in America (1860 – 1920)             DECORATIONS OF HONOR AND SOCIETY EMBLEMS 1. Order of St. Andrew (Russia) 2. Order of Leopold (Belgium) 3. Order of the Holy Sepulchre (Pontifical) 4. Order of St. Patrick, with collar attachment (Great Britain, Ireland) 5. Guelfic…

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Masonic Podcast: parallels of the Scouts and Freemasonry         Today I speak with Martin Strong about the parallels of Scouting and Freemasonry, and discuss how the two organisation are separate though have many similarities in ethos. Martin got involved in Scouting because of his son and went on…

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