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The Matthew Cooke Manuscript       Source: Wikipedia The Matthew Cooke Manuscript is the oldest of a class of about one hundred early documents known as Freemasonry’s Gothic Constitutions, and the second oldest known manuscript in Masonic history. Typically, the Gothic Constitutions included an…

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The Coming Men of America or C.M.A. (1894-1907)       Source: Masonic Life Members of the McNeil, Arkansas, CMA (Coming Men of America) Lodge, c. 1904. Front row, L to R: Frank Key, Floyd Carraway, Claude Runyan, Will Carraway, Winfrey Smith, Clyde Smith. Back row, L to R: Eddy Gordon, Lovett Horton,…

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Freemasonry in Colorado         Masonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternity for men. Although the details of Masonry’s beginnings are lost, it is certain that in 1717 four lodges met in a London coffeehouse and formed the first Grand Lodge or association of lodges. Masonry…

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The Art of Masonic Education       From floor sketches to tracing boards, Masonic artists over the centuries have produced incredible works to serve as lodge teaching aids. In addition to being artifacts of our fraternity, many of these pieces are treasures of the art world. This video explores the…

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Collabergh-Radium Lodge       Source: http://crl859.org/wordpress/ Collabergh-Radium Lodge In 1906, 14 Brothers petitioned Grand Lodge for dispensation to form a Masonic Lodge in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. There were 19 Charter members of this Lodge, named Collabergh Lodge. The name Collabergh is derived…

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Video: Codex Copiale       Source: youtube, University of California USC’s Professor Kevin Knight is part of an international team that finally cracked the “Copiale Cipher,” a strange, 105-page message handwritten in abstract symbols and Latin letters revealing the rituals and political…

Clothes Make The Man and the Mason

Clothes Make The Man and the Mason         Originally published as – A PROPER APPRECIATION Source – The Canadian Craftsman, March 1898 Masonry in many respects is the same the world over. The language of symbols, the legend of signs, and the tenets are alike everywhere, so that a man may…

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Clausen’s commentaries on “Morals and Dogma”           Illustrations for the Commentaries were conceived and designed by Brother Robert E. Bartlett, 33º. Preface   There is need for a more modern discussion of the actions and thoughts of Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike’s…

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The Circuit of Service Lodges       The Circuit of Service Lodges, formed in 1993 and currently comprising 29 lodges, exists to promote comradeship and fraternal contact between military masons. The Lodges and the Arm or Service affiliation are listed below. To qualify as a member of the circuit a lodge…

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