In mid-2016 the Grand Lodge of Scotland warned that the increasing number of people turning backs on religion could affect the future of Freemasonry1 – since it is requiring belief in a Supreme Being. The reference to “Godless” population brought
I should have written about this way earlier: the Templum Lucis (“temple of the light”) Lodge No. 747, a new Observant Lodge, has been instituted on September 21, 2016, and constituted by the Grand Lodge on September 21, 2017. Unfortunately,
It is really difficult to define the importance of grammar in a society that created a school system where you can graduate from the high school without ever having one single grammar class. (That’s what I was told by my
We all hear during our passing ceremony about the famous seven liberal arts and sciences and most of us remain with what the Senior Warden told them (at least in my present jurisdiction) during the second degree lecture. Despite the
One of our Masonic Districts (in Ontario) published last year a sad statistics: the average attendance of the members in their lodges is about 20-25%. I can attest that in my present lodge (in a different district) it is the
As far as I know there is only one single “traditional observance” (TO) lodge in the province of Ontario under the jurisdiction of GLoCPO: Templum Fidelis in Bath – Frontenac district. They had the last meeting before going into the
How to modernize today’s Freemasonry? Is there a need for modernization or we cannot modernize Masonry to cater to the wimps of every new(er) generation. Because it worked well for ages… or did it? Read in details about the “proletarianization” of the American and Canadian Freemasonry!
I grew up in a place where Masonry was illegal – forbidden. It could have meant even jail time. Sometimes it was cautiously whispered that this great poet or that writer, philosopher or outstanding figure in history was a member of a lodge, without going into details what that meant. It made my young mind, curious – although there was no place where to turn for answers. Furthermore, I didn’t come from a family with the usual background to be a Mason.
Ferenc Kazinczy joined a Masonic lodge years before he was sentenced to death, later commuted to imprisonment for the participation in the Martinovics conspiracy. When it comes about brethren from my mother lodge in Budapest and from the Hungarian Symbolic Grand Lodge in general, there is one rule and promise I’ve made that I take very, very seriously…