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09.05.2009

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My travels this week took me to Tampa Florida and the surrounding area. I wish that I would have had a chance to visit with some of my brothers in the Tampa area but unfortunately did not have the time. Shown above is a picture of Lodge # 25 in Tampa Florida.The building was completed in 1928, and was designed by a group of architects who were themselves members of the Freemasonic Fraternity. They donated their design to the Lodge. It is reported that they used architectural elements from three different Italian cathedral buildings in designing this edifice.Hillsborough Lodge currently has the largest membership of any Lodge in the State of Florida, with over 1200 subscribing members.  This building is the fourth to house Hillsborough Lodge No. 25, F&AM, since it was founded in 1850. Members of Lodge # 24 wear Masonic Rings similar to those found at Fox Jewelry.

03.05.2009

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Brother Marion Morrison, better known by his stage name “John Wayne” became an American movie icon, starring in over 140 films. Born in Winterset Iowa on May 26, 1907, he was initiated on July 9. 1970, passed July 10 and was raised July 11. On August 27 he returned his Master Mason proficiency and became a member of Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 5 in Tucson Arizona. Examples of Masonic Rings can be found at Fox Jewelry.

The Teachings of Freemasonry

Author: Ringmaster
02.05.2009

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The teachings of Freemasonry are conveyed in several ways.  The primary Masonic way of teaching method is ritual.  Freemasons are usually unwilling to reveal the contents of ritual to non-Masons.   The words in Masonic ritual are controlled very closely by the Grand Lodge in whose jurisdiction the ritual is performed. The Masonic Ring with its Compass and Square is a symbol of Freemasonry.