The next sound of the gavel

“The Lodge will recess until the next sound of the gavel.” You may have heard a phrase like this at a meeting of your Lodge or Masonic body. In some jurisdictions it is a phrase from ritual, while in others it is not—but in fact, the phrase “the sound of …

Rough Ashlars

Masons hear much about rough and perfect ashlars. We know what use was made of rough and perfect ashlars in the old operative days; but in Speculative Masonry we often refer to our lodge Brothers figuratively as rough and perfect ashlars, although we never had anyone who would fully qualify for …

Masonic Blue

From The Canadian Caftsman, 1898 Author: Wm. W. Vickers Blue is the symbol of truth and universality, and we have seen how it was therefore much used by Divine command, and in the vestments of the Jewish priests. It is the color appropriate to the First Three Degrees, or Ancient Craft …

Unfortunate news

Brethren, I have the sad duty to report that our storage unit at Silo XL Storage, which housed some of our Lodge property, was involved in a fire over the weekend. This unit, containing a few pieces of furniture from downtown and things from both lodges to be gone through, …

From the East: December

Greetings Brethren, we had a great installation on the 9th of November.  I would like to thank everyone who attended, the Installation Team who led us through this in good form, and all of the Brothers who helped clean and prepare the Lodge for the installation.  We had a great …