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(From) The Ashlar, the voice of Scottish Freemasonry

posted Aug 1, 2017, 7:43 AM by John Ferguson

The Ashlar
a Window into the World of Scottish Freemasonry

 Learn about Scottish Freemasonry

 The Beginnings of Freemasonry

 Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest fraternal societies, it evolved in part from Medieval stone masons guilds mainly in Scotland, after spreading to to England with King James II and his court in the early 1600, the craft greatly expanded in part thanks to events such as the Great Fire of London, which raised the Masons profile immensely.

After the Glorious Revolution in 1688 Freemasonry spread to Europe with Jacobite exiles before travelling to every part of the world. Freemasonry's lessons of moral values (governing relations between people) and its acknowledgement, without crossing the boundaries of religion, that all depends on the providence of God, apply today with as much force as it did when the order began.

The First Grand Lodges

 The first Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of London, was founded on the 24th, June, 1717 when four London lodges met for a joint dinner, proclaiming themselves pre-eminent and assuming regulatory control over Freemasonry in London (and later the whole of England). This apparently spontaneous formation of the Grand Lodge understandably caused resentment amongst the other existing lodges of the time and ultimately lead to a schism in English Freemasonry that was not fully resolved until 1813 when the two rival groups formed the United Grand Lodge of England – the body which exists and co-ordinates English Freemasonry to this day.

In the mean time, the popularity of Freemasonry was spreading internationally. Grand Lodges were formed in Ireland in 1725 and Scotland in 1736. By the 1730’s Freemasonry had also been exported to the British Colonies in North America and, after the American Revolution, Grand Lodges began to form in each of the American states.


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Grand Master Reception Invitation

posted Jul 24, 2017, 10:43 AM by John Ferguson

4th Monday Degree Practice

posted Jul 22, 2017, 7:38 AM by John Ferguson

Brethren,

Monday the 24th at 7:00 pm we will have the second installment of our Master Mason degree practice led by Bro Steven Moyer designed to help us be more effective ritualists and deliver better lectures and other speaking parts as well as more effective floor work. See you there.

 

John F Ferguson, PM

      Secretary

 Redmond Lodge

 #154, AF&AM

       Square & Compasses

secretary@redmondlodge.org

(541) 280-0847

MM DEGREE PRACTICE - 7PM MONDAY the 26th

posted Jun 25, 2017, 8:55 AM by John Ferguson

Brethren,

 

Our 4th Monday training is fast approaching! The purpose of this message is to detail what we will be covering. As the Central Oregon degree team continues to strengthen, there is still always room for improvement. With one of MWB McMillan's goals being on ritual work improvement and a return to traditions, it's only fitting that we follow suit. With that said, we will be performing sections of the MM Degree under the direction of our own Award Winning Brother Moyer! He will be leading us through line delivery, blocking and Body Language. This will be an exciting evening full of variety and improvement. No matter how many times we have seen this degree, it is always important to see it performed in multiple ways. Please join us at Redmond Lodge June, 26th at 7pm to participate. Any and all Master Masons in the Central Oregon area are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there! 

John Ferguson, Secretary

OES Installation

posted Jun 25, 2017, 8:47 AM by John Ferguson   [ updated Jun 25, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

The Order of the Eastern Start will hold it's installation today at the Redmond Masonic center at 2:00 pm.

167th Annual Comm. of the Grand Lodge of AF&AM

posted Jun 14, 2017, 5:45 PM by John Ferguson


Here are a few photos from the 167th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of AF&AM of Oregon on June 1st & 2nd.


Barbara pining on MWB John Turner's 70 year Jewel, Bro Steven Moyer with his ritual winner's certificate from MWB Borland and John & Barbara Turner. Photos by Mark Posler

GRANDMASTER VISITS BEND LODGE

posted May 12, 2017, 3:04 PM by John Ferguson

MWB Art Borland, Grand Master of Masons of Oregon visits Bend Lodge #139 at their meeting on May 11th. Here He is with WM Lee Ransdall, other Grand Lodge officers and local members of Bend #139 and Redmond #154.


FC DEGREE DOUBLEHEADER

posted Apr 23, 2017, 6:47 AM by John Ferguson

REDMOND LODGE WILL EXEMPLIFY THE FC DEGREE TWICE TONIGHT FOR Bro. FC DOUG M AND Bro FC JASON B (from Prineville lodge) STARTING AT 7 PM. PLEASE JOIN US TO SUPPORT THESE NEW MASONS AND SEE SOME EXCELLENT DEGREE WORK.

OFFICER'S PRACTICE TONIGHT!

posted Mar 27, 2017, 10:13 AM by John Ferguson

Brethren,

WM Bryan asked me to remind everyone of our practice tonight (March 27th) on the EA degree. Some brethren might say “why do we need to practice opening on the EA degree, we know if forwards and backwards” but WM Bryan has an interesting (and hopefully entertaining) twist to tonight’s practice that should challenge us a bit. It should be fun. This practice is for everybody (especially our officers) EA and above so please join us for an entertaining evening and bring your ritual book.

BLUE LODGE TRAINING

posted Mar 18, 2017, 6:24 PM by John Ferguson

BLUE LODGE TRAINING - Bend Masonic center hosted a Blue Lodge training session ably taught by MWB Ed Bousquet and RWB Mike McGuyer. Students were from Bend & Redmond lodges and, given the expertise of the instructors, were enlightened well beyond expectations. Among the topics covered were lodge ritual, floor work and pitfalls, conflict resolution and how to relate to the younger generation and vice-versa. It was a great day of Masonic Education.

             RWB Mike MvGuyer                                                MWB Ed Bousquet

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