CraftsmenOur spotlight on operative men of the craft, whose labor and work embody Masonic principles and virtue
“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”
Meet this month’s Craftsman
Bro. Ari Roussimoff
“I started seeking Freemasonry symbols; I wanted to paint these symbols, which led me to become a Mason. These were mystical, abstract spiritual forms. I was attracted to the style of cubism, the geometric patterns, and occasionally use squares as the subject of composition to emphasize a subject in my paintings. My Masonic pictures are part of life; Freemasonry is meant to be a guide in life to build a society.”
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Bro. Nathan Davis
Pipemaker, Wood worker
RW Pat Imbimbo
Men and members of the Craft
Call them artisans, do-ers, a master, skilled and talented; we call them Brother. Every month, we will introduce you to a Craftsman and shine light on his small business, labor, and work.
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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.
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.”
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.