Tuesday , 20 February 2018

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Masonic Lodge awards scholarships


On June 18, Lucasville Masonic Lodge No. 465 awarded four scholarships to area high school seniors planning to attend college. Each year a scholarship for $500 is awarded to a senior from Clay, Minford, Northwest, and Valley school districts. This year’s recipients were treated to a dinner in their honor. Receiving the scholarships for 2015 were Cassandra Shumaker (Clay), Julia Lynn Blevins (Minford), Sarah Nicole Howard (Northwest), and Jordyn Baker (Valley). The members of Lucasville Masonic Lodge No. 465 would like to wish these worthy scholars the best of luck on their life’s journey and hope that our token of ... Read More »

Grand Orange Lodge behind ‘secret’ bid for Boyne musket


THE Orange Order has been revealed as the mystery owner of the antique ‘Boyne musket’ almost a week after the artefact was sold to an “anonymous” telephone bidder for £20,000. Now taking centre stage among other historical memorabilia, the purchase was kept under wraps until yesterday’s official opening of the organisation’s new Museum of Orange Heritage at Schomberg House on the Cregagh Road. Following its sale at public auction at Ross’s Auctioneers in Belfast last Thursday, there had been some speculation that the 17th Century gun might not go on public display after both the Ulster Museum and the Boyne ... Read More »

Freemasons mark 150 years in Banchory

The new Lodge histiry book.

On Saturday July 4 Banchory Freemasons of Lodge St Ternan No 443 will be celebrating 150 years of Freemasonry in the town at the Masonic Temple. A delegation from the Grand Lodge of Scotland will perform a re-dedication ceremony to mark the occasion, the Deputation will be led by the Depute Grand Master Bro. Ramsay McGhee as the Grand Master Mason Bro. Charles Woolridge Gordon of Esslemont is unable to attend the meeting, the Lodge will tyle at 1pm. The celebrations will continue after the Lodge meeting with a Dinner at the Ravenswood British Legion Club which will also be ... Read More »

United we stand, divided we fall


It seems that since the beginning of our history, mankind has felt the need to live in relationship with others, to provide security, comfort and mutual support. If I asked you which tribe you belong to, you would probably think I was severely mistaken. Unless, of course, you happened to be from a society that still operates with a tribal structure, such as Native Americans, or some parts of the Middle East. But, since Michel Maffesoli coined the phrase in 1985, sociologists have identified many urban tribes. We may think of Western culture as individualistic, but in reality often we ... Read More »

New Grandmaster for English Freemasons

District Grand Officers

The tenth annual Communication of the District Grand Lodge of Bermuda, English Constitution, was held on May 15. It was well attended by brethren of the three Constitutions in Bermuda. It was a special meeting as Wor Bro Michael Edward Smith, the new Deputy District Grand Master, was invested and Installed by Rt Wor Bro Robert William Rego JP, District Grand Master of Bermuda. Wor Bro Smith was initiated in Atlantic Lodge on October 26, 1993. He has served as Master on two occasions, also as Assistant Secretary, Almoner and the last five years as Director of Ceremonies. He also ... Read More »