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Freemasons celebrate milestone in Newfoundland and Labrador

Freemasons celebrate milestone in Newfoundland and Labrador

District Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador marks 150th anniversary You might not have noticed, but Freemasonry has been alive and well in this province for quite some time. The fraternity, steeped in history and tradition with connections all over the world, has been quietly going about its work away from the public eye for …

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Secret History Of The Freemasons In Scotland

Secret History Of The Freemasons In Scotland

Conspiracy theories abound about the Freemasons. But Scotland’s true Masonic history, while forgotten by many for centuries, remains hidden in plain sight. With its cobblestone paving and Georgian façades, tranquil Hill Street is a haven in Edinburgh’s busy New Town. Compared to the Scottish capital’s looming castle or eerie closes, it doesn’t seem like a …

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Brother William Dawes and Samuel Prescott – Footnotes of History

In February I presented an article entitled M.W. Paul Revere – Maven and Connector. With the celebration of Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts earlier this month it is appropriate to learn more about two of Revere’s riding companions, Brother William Dawes and Samuel Prescott. William Dawes was a Freemason, who, like Revere, deserves to be recognized …

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Freemasons celebrate 250 years in Musselburgh

Freemasons celebrate 250 years in Musselburgh

THE 250th anniversary of Freemasonry in Musselburgh was celebrated last month. A Masonic procession, service of thanksgiving and rededication dinner were held to mark the long history of the Lodge St John Fisherrow No 112. Originally situated near the harbour, the lodge was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of …

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Robert Burns paintings found to contain “hidden’ Masonic signs

Robert Burns paintings found to contain "hidden' Masonic signs

The series of Masonic signs have been found “hidden” in paintings of Scotland’s bard Robert Burns by one of the nation’s greatest painters. A series of Masonic signs have been found “hidden” in paintings of Scotland’s bard Robert Burns by one of the nation’s greatest painters. Tiny letters and symbols – such as a comet …

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