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The Masonic Third Degree

The Masonic third degree is the Master Mason degree. There is no degree that is higher than this in Freemasonry. The Masonic third degree is not a college degree that can be obtained via the internet. It is not an accredited degree. It can only be gotten at Masonic Lodges. Even though you can’t get the Masonic third degree via the internet, you can read up information relating to it on the internet through blogs and websites like this one. The Masonic third degree or Master Mason degree is the start of continuing education. The source of this knowledge is majorly from Masonic books as there are not many Masonic courses that you can find around. Programs that will be...

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Ostby Barton Masonic Ring

The Ostby Barton Masonic Ring is a ring with a lot of history. The Ostby & Barton Company was a jewelry company founded by Nathan B. Barton and Engelhart C. Ostby in Providence, Rhode Island.    Engelhart C. Ostby is a goldsmith that came to the United States from Norway and then co-founded the Ostby Barton Company which became the largest producer of gold rings in the USA. Ostby and his 22-year-old daughter, Helen usually traveled to buy gemstones for the jewelry company and view the latest designs from jewelers in Europe yearly. In 1912, Ostby and his daughter sailed on the ill-fated Titanic where he died. He and his daughter were about to enter a lifeboat when he returned...

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