The term “York Rite” has been established for well over 150 years, and is generally recognized as consisting of three constituent and indispensable bodies: the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, the Council of Royal and Select Masters, and the Commandery of Knights Templars.
Bro. Robert T Goff, Grand Tall Cedar
Beginning in 1826, Freemasonry in America experienced its darkest period as a result of the incident known as the "Morgan Affair".
By: M.W.Dennis W. Pothier, PGM
On April 8th and 9th, Scottish Rite Freemasonry was a showcase of the hard work and dedication of the works of the Lodge of Perfection from many parts of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Brethren traveled from as far as Rochester, New York and most of the New England States to participate, at the invitation of Boston Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, Valley of Boston, to provide the drama of the 4th to the 14th degree.
A renewed version of The Next Great Mason, produced during 2014
Bro. Roy F. Pruett
One of the most important symbols in Freemasonry is the ineffable, or incommunicable name of God.
By: Robert Lyle, Prophet Monarch
Moslem Grotto is the playground of Freemasonry in Rhode Island. We value our Masonic obligations but we also have fun. We encourage our ladies to attend our meetings. They are welcome for the meeting meal and the camaraderie after the regular Grotto Meeting, which is always short. We always start our meetings nights with an "attitude-adjustment" period followed by some very fine dining, a short meeting and collation.
Veterans who visit Providence’s VA Medical Center usually have to park a good distance from the front door entrance. For those with walking disabilities, this could mean a tough walk up hill or a long trek from the back parking lots. The VA has a shuttle service made up of two golf carts to look for and pick up Veterans to bring them to the entrance. Over the years the vehicles have worn down and faced many, many repairs to keep them going. Both are now in desperate need of replacement.
When last I wrote of Marie-Paul-Joseph-Roch-Yves-Gilbert-Motier de Lafayette, he was escaping the trappings of a court life to which he did not fit and a change in climate for the noble born military officer with little prospect of work.