Tuesday , 20 February 2018

News

Musician Jack White saves Detroit Masonic Temple, paying off concert venue’s $142K tax bill

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The Detroit Masonic Temple has announced that musician Jack White is the anonymous person who stepped forward to pay off their $142,000 outstanding tax bill. The revelation last month that an anonymous donor had paid off the mammoth tax bill, and saved the Masonic Temple from foreclosure, touched off a media firestorm. In a news release announcing that White was the donor, Masonic Temple officials say he stepped forward because he had played numerous shows at the theater and because his mother was employed at the Masonic Temple as an usher while he was growing up. The news release also says ... Read More »

The Freemasons’ Code: Dan Brown reveals the message that told him the door to the lodge is open

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His best-selling novels illuminate the shadowy organisations that supposedly run the world. But Dan Brown was “honoured” to receive an invitation to join the Freemasons, the arcane fraternity whose tentacles are said to extend into the highest echelons of power. Tonight the Da Vinci Code author made a rare public appearance, discussing his latest Dante-inspired blockbuster, Inferno, in front of 1,500 fans in London. The choice of venue, Freemason’s Hall, the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, reflects the author’s fascination with the male-dominated medieval society, founded in London, which has long been the centre of conspiracy theories ... Read More »

The summer issue of Freemasonry Today

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The summer issue of Freemasonry Today is now available to read online! Check it out here: http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/magazine   Read More »

A building full of stories

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Troy’s Masonic Temple, which was built in 1892, has been named to Alabama’s 2013 “Places in Peril” list. The Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation announced the list of “Places in Peril” on Thursday. The list is released annually during National Historic Preservation Month and calls attention to some of Alabama’s most significant endangered landmarks. Although, the “Places in Peril” list carries no formal protection, it does build awareness in local communities about endangered sites and can help generate support to preserve these places. Frank W. White, Commission executive director, said among those listed are places that “make ... Read More »

Orange Grand Master congratulates The Queen

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The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland has offered its congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on the 60th anniversary of her Coronation. Grand Master Edward Stevenson said: “The 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation provides an opportunity for us to congratulate the Queen and pay homage to her selfless service over the past six decades. “As illustrated by the momentous Diamond Jubilee celebrations last year, the whole nation and the entire Commonwealth came together as one to pay tribute to a remarkable person and towering figure in British history. “The unrivalled love and affection displayed by members of the public – none more ... Read More »