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February 22, 2023-Hiram Council No. 1 Cryptic Mason Roundtable

Hiram Council No. 1 Logo Join the Companions of Hiram Council in February for our 2nd Cryptic Masonry Roundtable as we invite various leaders from the Grand Council of Missouri to share their knowledge, insight, and perspective as they take questions on the direction, meaning, future, & possibilities of Cryptic Masonry and York Rite Masonry. …

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Consider Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation (CMMRF)

Consider Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation (CMMRF) By Alan F. Rhody CMMRF Logo Consider; if you will, the family members, friends and perhaps even yourself, who have been afflicted with such illnesses as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), or diabetes, or arthritis, or Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) for which there is a 75% mortality rate, or …

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Veteran’s Jewel Presented to Sixteen Lodge Members

Submitted by Illustrious Companion Jonathon Ferguson, Illustrious Master, Jackson Council No. 32, Grand Council of Michigan Veteran’s Medals On Thursday, Novemeber 10, 2022, a fitting day as it was the USMC Birthday and the day before our National Verteran’s Day Observance; Jackson Lodge #17 in cooperation with the Royal & Select Masters of Jackson Council …

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Historical Lecture of the Select Master

Historical Lecture of the Select MasterProvided by the Oklahoma Chapter and Council Education E-Newsletter (https://okyorkrite.com/)Extracted from the Articles and Papers in the November 2022 Issue The Cryptic Vault The following is a supplement to the “Historical Lecture” traditionally given during the conferral of the Select Master degree and may be found on pp. 25-33 of …

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Passing of MIC Loren E. Schrock, 1941-2022

Submitted by MIC Dale Imbleau, Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council of Oregon Loren E. Schrock, 1941-2022Most Illustrious Grand Master of Oregon, 2013-2014 Loren Elwood Schrock was born May 14, 1941 and died December 3, 2022. He served as Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Oregon from 2013-2014. BIOGRAPHYLOREN ELWOOD SCHROCKBorn: May …

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The Circle of Perfection & the Charge to the New Select Master

The Circle of Perfection & the Charge to the New Select MasterProvided by the Oklahoma Chapter and Council Education E-Newsletter (https://okyorkrite.com/)Extracted from the It’s Monitorial Column in the November 2022 Issue Albert Mackey (Public Domain) The following monitorial instructions on the Select Master degree appear on pp. 44-47 and pp. 71-72 of “Cryptic Masonry: A …

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February 18, 2023-George Washington Birthday Celebration, Marysville, Michigan

George Washington St. Clair Chapter No. 12 is again hosting the George Washington Birthday Celebration. The dinner will be held Saturday February 18, 2023 at 6:30pm at the Marysville Masonic Temple, 1569 Michigan Ave., Marysville, Michigan. The dinner is to honor Brother Washington on his 291st birthday and a brief program will follow. The cost …

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Passing of MIC Jack C. Wade, 1944-2022

Submitted by MIC Jim McGee, Grand Recorder, Grand Council of Alabama Jack C. Wade, 1944-2022Most Illustrious Grand Master of Alabama, 2008-2009 Jack Colin Wade of Pelham, Alabama, born May 12, 2022, passed away November 29, 2022. Most Illustrious Companion Wade served as Most Illustrious Grand Master from 2008-2009, Most Excellent Grand High Priest from 2013-2014, …

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Albert G. Mackey on the Ineffable Name, Part 5

The Ineffable Name Part 5Provided by the Oklahoma Chapter and Council Education E-Newsletter (https://okyorkrite.com/)Extracted from the According to Mackey Column in the November 2022 Issue Albert Mackey (Public Domain) The following appears as Chapter XXIV on pp. 176-197 of the 1869 edition of “The Symbolism of Freemasonry” by Albert G. Mackey. In the mediaeval history of the …

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