Blog Archives

Masonic Leadership Training Class


Don Goss who is on R∴W∴ Bryan Eiler’s Committee for MLT is having a class at Jackson Lodge № 1 on July 31st at 8:30 am for Coffee and Sausage Biscuits and the class starting at 9:00 am. We hope that many brothers can attend.

The  Goal of the  Masonic  Leadership  Training  Committee is to hold a  workshop in every  Lodge in the Grand  Jurisdiction of Florida. We will also hold two Zone Workshops in every Zone this year.  The syllabus of Masonic Leadership Training is as follows:

  • Module 01 – Lodge Officers
  • Module 02 – Worshipful Master Duties
  • Module 03 – Planning Your Year
  • Module 04 – Become Worshipful Master
  • Module 05 – Running Your Lodge
  • Module 06 – Lodge Committees
  • Module 07 – Petitions & Investigations
  • Module 08 – Communications
  • Module 09 – Finances & Budget
  • Module 10
Read More

The Art of Masonic Education

Masonic Education

From floor sketches to tracing boards, Masonic artists over the centuries have produced incredible works to serve as lodge teaching aids. In addition to being artifacts of our fraternity, many of these pieces are treasures of the art world. This video explores the history and significance of art in Masonic education from the 18th century to today, as told by historians, Masonic scholars, and the artists themselves.

Read More

Masonic Myths

Masonic Education

“Originally written by the Past Masters at The Ashlar Company”



  1. a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
    synonyms: folk tale, folk story, legend, tale, story, fable, saga, mythos, lore, folklore, mythology
    examples: “ancient Greek myths” traditional stories or legends collectively. “the heroes of Greek myth”
  2. a widely held but false belief or idea.
    “he wants to dispel the myth that sea kayaking is too risky or too strenuous”

The Freemasons are invitation only.
FALSE – Well mostly false… In the United States and most other jurisdictions, invitations to join are never issued by anyone ever...

Read More

Blue Lodge Masonry

Masonic Education

Freemasonry, as we know it today, came into being in the early 1700s, when the first Grand Lodge of England was formed. Masonry prior to that time was a guild or union of stoneworkers, who practiced their trade throughout England and Europe, and was responsible for the beautiful cathedrals and public buildings throughout the continent. Whole masonic families lived and died during the construction of each of those buildings, some of which took over a century to build.

The term Freemason arose because these builders were not bound to a single Lord, Earl, Duke, or King, but instead worked under a contract, and when finished, were free to leave the country to take on another project...

Read More

The Boston Tea Party

Masonic Education

by Edward M. Gair (courtesy of

Amazingly, no one knew who dumped the tea!

Two thousand people stood on Griffin’s Wharf and watched the Boston Tea Party. The crowd was silent as sixty men dumped 340 chests of tea into the saltwater. Some of them put lampblack or paint on their faces. Some came wrapped in blankets. They called themselves “Mohawks”. (Most of the participants actually were not disguised.)

The crews of the tea ships were ordered below. No resistance was made. Some of the crew even helped unload the tea.

The Governor’s Cadet Corps were guarding the tea ships. They never lifted a musket and stood away from the crowd because these people had not forgotten the Boston Massacre.

It took three hours and all done in silence and order...

Read More

So Mote it Be

Masonic Education

SHORT TALK BULLETIN – Vol.V June, 1927 No.6
by: Unknown

How familiar the phrase is. No Lodge is ever opened or closed, in due form, without using it. Yet how few know how old it is, much less what a deep meaning it has in it. Like so many old and lovely things, it is so near to us that we do not see it.

As far back as we can go in the annals of the Craft we find this old phrase. Its form betrays its age. The word MOTE is an Anglo-Saxon word, derived from an anomalous verb, MOTAN. Chaucer uses the exact phrase in the same sense in which we use it, meaning “So May It Be.” It is found in the Regius Poem, the oldest document of the Craft, just as we use it today.

As everyone knows, it is the Masonic form of the ancient AMEN which echoes through the ages, gathering meaning and ...

Read More

Brother Mozart

Masonic Education


Newcomb Condee 33 degree

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was twenty-eight years of age when, in the autumn of 1784, he joined a Masonic Lodge. As a pianist, little Wolfgang had been an infant prodigy, exhibited by his father throughout Europe, but he was now a recognized and admired composer living in Vienna. The very year of his initiation his first great opera, The Marriage of Figaro, had been produced in Paris. This was, however, before the days of copyright law and the earnings of genius were meager.

During the eighteenth century, Freemasonry in Vienna had a political as well as a benevolent side. It counted as its members many highly placed politicians and ecclesiastics whose ideal was the regeneration of humanity by moral means...

Read More

Officers for the year 2021


Worshipful Master

W∴ Gregor M. Berry

Senior Warden

Donald J. Goss

Junior Warden

Harry Smith


W∴ Keiffer Lindsey


W∴ George Schumacher

Senior Deacon

Scott Barker

Junior Deacon

Rhett Pinelo


Eric D. Feliciano

Senior Steward

Josh Brown

Junior Steward

J. Reaney Rushing


W∴ John A. Kraniou


Herman P. (Buddy) Barker Jr.





Read More

A Foundation Stone

Masonic Education

This Short Talk Bulletin has been adapted from a pamphlet published by the Grand Lodge A.F.& A.M. of Illinois, entitled, What Can a Mason tell a Non-Mason About Freemasonry.

The ancient traditions of Freemasonry permit you to influence your qualified sons, friends and co-workers to petition for the degrees. There is absolutely no objection to a neutrally worded approach being made to a man who is considered a suitable candidate for Freemasonry. After the procedure for obtain-ing membership in a Masonic Lodge is explain-ed, there can be no objection to his being reminded once that the approach was made. The potential candidate should then be left to make his own decision and come of his own free will.

One of the most misunderstood of the laws of Freemasonry is the rule that prohi...

Read More

The “47th” Problem

Masonic Education

SHORT TALK BULLETIN – Vol.VIII October, 1930 No.10

by: Unknown

Containing more real food for thought, and impressing on the receptive mind a greater truth than any other of the emblems in the lecture of the Sublime Degree, the 47th problem of Euclid generally gets less attention, and certainly less than all the rest. Just why this grand exception should receive so little explanation in our lecture; just how it has happened, that, although the Fellowcraft’s degree makes so much of Geometry, Geometry’s right hand should be so cavalierly treated, is not for the present inquiry to settle...

Read More