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The Masonic Rose

The rose is a flower that has been used in the traditions, folklore, and symbolism of several cultures and religions all through the ages. The rose has represented romance, wisdom, duality and other concepts. It is a complex symbol that means more than meets the eye. The dictionary definition of the rose plant states that it is a prickly shrub with showy flowers and pinnate leaves. According to Greek mythology, the rose was created by Chloris, the goddess of flowers. Chloris found the body of a nymph and turned the body into a flower. Chloris called Dionysus, who added nectar to the flower to give it a sweet fragrance. Aphrodite was invited to give the flower beauty. The god of...

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Royal Arch Masonry Symbols

The Royal Arch Degree is one with several esoteric meanings and symbolism. The Royal Arch degree is an additional degree that Master Masons can go through. It completes the story of the 3rd Degree Master Mason.    Symbols of the High Priest First, we’ll look at symbols associated with the High Priest, which is the title of the presiding officer in the American Royal Arch. Image credit: www.biblestudy.org  Exo 28:4  And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. The...

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The Crown and The Cross

The Crown and the Cross is a logo of the Knights Templar within the York Rite Appendage body. The Crown and the Cross is also a popular symbol in Christianity. This shows how the Knights Templar is founded on Christian principles and symbolism. The logo unites the Crown and the Cross symbols. When the two symbols are united, they form a unique meaning. But separately, each symbol has a vast history and symbolic interpretation. James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”       Revelations 2:10 “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil...

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Masonic Knights Templar

The Masonic Knights Templar is a Masonic Order that offers more opportunities for friendship, growth, and development in Freemasonry. We’ll answer some frequently asked questions about the Knights Templar in this blog post.   When was the Masonic Knights Templar established? There is no specific date for when the Masonic Knights Templar was established, but the earliest records that exist are the minutes of the Chapter of Friendship in Portsmouth in 1778. In that period, the degree was under chapters and lodges that were warranted by the Antient Grand Lodge using various rituals. There were various encampments or Preceptories as they are called today. When did the Masonic Knights Templar gain popularity? In 1791, the first Grand Conclave or Great...

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Masonic World Grand Lodges

This blog post will show you links to Masonic Grand Lodges around the world. If you would like to become a Freemason or contact a Masonic lodge near you, you’ll find this information helpful. But you must note that some subordinate lodges whose Grand Lodges are in other countries.   Grand Lodge Websites Most Grand Lodges have a website that contains links to their subordinate lodges. You can use these links to find subordinate lodges in your locality. If the subordinate lodge does not have a website, you can contact the Grand Lodge and request for more information on Masonic lodges close to you. Here is a guide on how you can use the Grand Lodge websites listed here to...

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