Nature, Nurture, or a Little of Both

With recent declines in membership, it becomes easier to notice the different personalities that are entering our fraternity. We, now more than ever, have the ability to focus specialized attention to our new members, and try our best to give them what they need to be involved in the fraternity.  Even though we have this... Continue Reading →

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The Moral Code of Chastity

The Moral Code of Chastity should be familiar to all Pennsylvania Freemasons. We swear that, as Master Masons, we will not violate it, nor allow another person to violate it if we are in the position to prevent it. Having been involved in a fair share of Master Mason degree conferrals in my five years... Continue Reading →

Tolerance

Tolerance, how do we live it, how do we teach it? I have promised to remind him in the most tender manner of his failings and aid his reformation. This is in the closing charge that we hear at every stated meaning. Do we live this in our everyday lives outside of the Lodge?  What... Continue Reading →

Ah-Ha Moments

A general statement that all Masons seem to make to their newly raised Brothers is: "You get out of Freemasonry what you put into it." This statement is so cliche and over used because it is easy to throw out there as words of wisdom. I am personally not a huge fan of this over... Continue Reading →

The Best Night!

"What is this lodge you speak of?", Is a question I have been asked more times than I can count.  The simple answer to this is, "a place where we Masons hold our meetings".  And for the most part that is true.  We go there intermittently to practice ritual, for most of us the night... Continue Reading →

What to Make of it?

By Bro. Brian A. McCollim, P.M. Many good men join Freemasonry to learn. Most times they don’t know what they are seeking to learn, just that a male friend that they likely look up to said that they would get a lot from it. They most likely searched the internet and found 2700 (or more)... Continue Reading →

We Took an Oath

Bro. Ronald S. Townsend, Jr. Hello my Brothers! It's been a long while since my last post and because I have something that has been weighing heavily on my mind I thought I would put it onto paper, or on a blog as the case may be. The many who know me know that I... Continue Reading →

Wonderful Fraternity

Bro. Cody J. Spangler PM To all our readers, I thank you for your patience.  Do to a hectic start to this Masonic year, all of our contributors have been extraordinarily busy.  I'm not sure when we will get back to our more consistent posting but I did want to take this time to talk... Continue Reading →

What’s In A Name?

Bro. Cody J. Spangler Analyzing names is a great place to start when you are looking at an origin pertaining to history, but what's in the name may not be as easy as just tracing it through time.  The term Free and Accepted Mason has its roots with the ancient stone Masons.  In the days... Continue Reading →

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