MASONIC EDUCATION

READING ROOM

A Virtual Home for Masonic Scholars

Too often, too much of our Masonic experience is consumed by the mundane yet necessary work of attending to the business of our Lodges. And while the social and charitable aspects of our Craft are cherished parts of our tradition, they too can command an inordinate share of our time and efforts. But what of improving ourselves as men and Masons? There is an undeniable thirst in modern Freemasonry for the esoteric knowledge entrusted to the care of well-informed brethren.

For as long as the Craft has existed, brethren have gathered together outside of their regular communications to exchange Masonic ideas and insights. Yet for some brothers, whether due to distance or the many demands of modern life, this experience hasn’t been within reach.

Until now.

Seeking more Light

Whether you are a newly made Mason, a Master Mason with a five-year pin, or a dedicated Brother of the Craft you came to this page because you are seeking more Light. Welcome!

Thinkers wanted, apply within.

We proudly present Craftsmen Online’s Reading Room, a Masonic Reading Group open to Master Masons. These quarterly, invitation-only meetings focus on a reading selection from a Masonic book, discussed by a panel of Brothers during a secure ZOOM meeting. Look for updates on our next meeting along with details on how you can request an invitation to virtually attend.

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Fez Friday, Melha Shrine of Springfield, MA

Fez Friday, Melha Shrine of Springfield, MA

Melha Shrine of Springfield, MA. Melha #78 was chartered on June 14, 1898. There are a little over 900 members who are active in a wide variety of Clubs and Units within the Shrine. Melha supports the Shriners Hospitals located in Springfield and Boston. They recently relocated and the new Shrine Center is in Agawam, MA.

Fez Friday, Welcome

Fez Friday, Welcome

Next to Masonic Rings and Aprons, the Fez is one of the most identifiable accessories of a Freemason. We are proud to salute Shriners by highlighting member’s Fezzes and the story behind them.

Masonic Melody

Masonic Melody

This Knights Templar painted apron deals with the symbolic nature of the historic Templars as they exist as an inspiration within some areas of Freemasonry.

Chamber of Reflection

Chamber of Reflection

This Knights Templar painted apron deals with the symbolic nature of the historic Templars as they exist as an inspiration within some areas of Freemasonry.

Knights Templar Apron

Knights Templar Apron

This Knights Templar painted apron deals with the symbolic nature of the historic Templars as they exist as an inspiration within some areas of Freemasonry.

Masonic Charity

Masonic Charity

FAITH. HOPE. CHARITY.Charged With CharityCharity is the brightest jewel in the Masonic crownEditor's note: This article was originally published on The Midnight Freemasons blog and is being republished by permission of the author. This version contains...

Traveling Men – Puerto Vallarta

Traveling Men – Puerto Vallarta

A few years ago, I was invited to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by some close friends to scuba diving. This was one of my favorite Masonic memories, and it would never have happened if I did not travel and take the time to meet Brothers from far and wide.

Remembering September 11

Remembering September 11

Craftsmen Online remembers September 11, 2001 with the words of MW Carl J. Fitje, Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge of New York.

Traveling Men

Traveling Men

As most Masons know we love to refer to ourselves as Traveling Men. But do you travel? Have you really taken advantage of how and what traveling means in our prestigious fraternity?