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The real-life stories of operative Freemasons

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PRESERVING OUR ORAL HISTORY

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New York Masonic History

The famous men and places of New York Freemasonry

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Our monthly group discussion on masonic literature

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Our goal is to provide a program that serves as a companion to today’s busy Freemason looking for Masonic Education, life stories told by Brothers across the Craft, and intriguing conversations on Masonic themes and topics. We hope that this is the half-hour of entertainment and enlightenment that you look forward to, every week.

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The Working Tools of Entered Apprentice

The Working Tools of Entered Apprentice

Within each degree, the instruction on the Working Tools is one of the most beautifully written parts of Masonic ritual. We examine how an Entered Apprentice can literally divide their time with the use of the 24-inch gauge.

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The 33 Degrees in Freemasonry

The 33 Degrees in Freemasonry

There are 33 degrees in Freemasonry. Our degrees began in France in the year 1725. The new class of scholarly men (Speculative Masons) had discovered written legends from the old Operative Masons.

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Clandestine Masonry

Clandestine Masonry

Often, when we think of clandestine masons, the idea of someone wearing a masonic ring purchased at an estate sale, possessing an apron that is not their own, or claiming to know “our secrets.”

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1945 Grand Lodge

1945 Grand Lodge

In April 1945, as Most Worshipful Froessel was concluding his first year as Grand Master, he was confronted with a Grand Lodge dilemma – balancing his Masonic obligation by the laws of the land.

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The Last Moon Lodge in New York State

The Last Moon Lodge in New York State

Warren Lodge #32 holds the historical relevance of being the “Last Moon Lodge in New York State.” RW Steven Adam Rubin shares this story and how Masons can support this special institution.

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The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Many theologians look to The Tree of Life to unlock the mysteries of spiritual liberation. Bro. Rene Perez breaks down its meanings for Freemasons.

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Oriental Shrine

Oriental Shrine

RW Anthony Prizza shares the history and work of New York State’s most northern Shrine Temple – the Oriental Shrine.

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