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Today we uploaded our newest creation with the help of some test lodges. These videos are a new working tool for lodges to use to reach out to their community.

Click the lodge name below to view each of our test lodge videos:

• Big Bear
• Chino
• Corona
• Evergreen
• Rim of the World


In addition please check out the Cornerstone tutorial video we have made:

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  • August 20, 2018 7:00 pmGuest Speaker Allan Casalou
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  • August 25, 2018 5:00 pmAl Malaikah Shrine Cigars Under The Stairs
  • September 4, 2018 7:30 pmYorba Linda Chapter #347 Brother's Night Family Picnic
  • September 8, 2018 8:00 amFall 2018 York Rite Festival Chapter Degrees
  • September 8, 2018 8:30 amAl Malaikah Hot Sands Ceremonial
  • September 15, 2018 8:00 amFall 2018 York Rite Festival Council Degrees
  • September 25, 2018 5:30 pmFuchsia Chapter #425 O.E.S. Round the World Dinner
  • September 28, 2018 7:00 pmDistrict 806 OSI at Chino
  • September 29, 2018 5:00 pmReception Dinner In Honor of Worshipful John Channon
  • October 6, 2018 8:00 amFall 2018 York Rite Festival Commanders Orders
  • October 16, 2018 7:00 pmDistrict 806 OSI at Ontario
  • November 11, 2018 11:00 amSAVE THE DATE
  • November 15, 2018 7:00 pmDistrict 806 OSI at Upland Mt Baldy
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Have You Had Your Educational D-8 Today?

posted by admin
April 6, 2012

 

Each one of our degrees has a special value in helping us to understand what it means to be a Mason. And each of us may have a special degree that we like more than others. Some the First, others the Second, and still others the Third Degree.

 I would like us to take a short look at the Fellowcraft. Degree. The Staircase lecture, in part, addresses many aspects of education. It discusses the degrees of Masonry, the human senses, architecture, and the seven liberal arts and sciences.

My question to you is this? Have you made a daily advancement in Masonry? Weekly? Monthly? When was the last time you read a serious book on the Craft, or an article? When did you attend a lecture discussing some aspect of Masonic education, philosophy or history?

Probably one of the best bargains in Masonic Education is the Southern California Research Lodge. http://www.theresearchlodge.org/ For a mere $20.00 a year you will receive a monthly mailing filling with gleanings of Masonic Education. You will find there excellent material for Stated meeting talks. Members also receive the Short Talk Bulletins, from the Masonic Service Bureau of North America.

But one of the best hidden secrets of the SCRL is their project for Candidate Awareness and Education. If you are a member of the SCRL, you can request a copy of Allen Robert’s book, The Craft and It’s Symbols, to be given, free of charge to the Entered Apprentice on the night of his degree. If you would do this once or twice this would more than pay for your membership. And what a great gift you have given the new Entered Apprentice; not only have you given him what might be his first book in his Masonic Library, but you have started him on the path of the Mason’s quest for Knowledge and Truth.

A visit to the SCRL website will give you a listing of dozens of quality books on Masonry at a discount price.

Have you ever attended one of the Masonic Symposiums sponsored by our Grand Lodge? The 2012 California Masonic Symposium, “The Emergence of Speculative Masonry,” will be held on June 30 in San Francisco and July 1 in Pasadena. For questions, please contact Kim Hegg, program services manager, at khegg@freemason.org or 415/292-9111.

Are you a member of The Philalethes society (freemasonry.org) or The Masonic Society (themasonicsociety.com)? Membership fees run between $39-50 annually. Both provide excellent journals.

Now you might say that it is too costly, in time or money, to do this. Allen Roberts used to say, “If you think Education is expensive, try ignorance.”

So, I ask you again: Have you had your Educational D-8 Today? Have you made your daily advancement in Freemasonry?

Mark R. Sandstrom, Inspector at Large, Division 8

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