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Tomorrow’s Leaders Need You Today

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Youth Orders like DeMolay International rely on lodges and adult leaders for support and mentoring. The role of an advisor is fulfilling and rewarding – and one that is vital today for the future of Masonry.

Celebrate Public Schools in Your Community!

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Join us in supporting local schools and teachers, and help champion the importance of child literacy and college success, by attending a Public Schools Month celebration near you.

A Universal Appeal

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Senior Grand Warden Arthur H. Weiss considers the universal nature of Freemasonry’s lessons, and its appeal to men and women alike.

Symbols of Femininity

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On aprons and teapots, in the first degrees and the virtues and lessons of Freemasonry, feminine symbols are threaded into the very fabric of Freemasonry.

Of Their Own Free Will and Accord

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Freemasonry’s relationship with women evolved during its long history. How has this relationship changed over time, and why are separate streams of Masonry likely to continue?

A Room of One’s Own

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Acacia Creek brings creativity and wellness to one resident who has welcomed us into her apartment-turned-gallery.

Faith of Our Fathers

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At the birth of our country, the Masonic Founding Fathers who signed the U.S. Constitution instilled the values of Freemasonry within our democratic government.

The Bonds Between Us

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Grand Master Bruce R. Galloway reflects upon the father figures and mentors who made a lasting impact upon his personal Masonic experience.

Creating a Culture That Unites

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Junior Grand Warden Arthur H. Weiss explains the beauty and significance of Masonic material culture.

The Broached Thurnel

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It was the late 1970s when Brett Welch, Garrett Chan, and Albert Lawson’s paths crossed for the first time.

The Value of our Brotherhood

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When I first entered a lodge, I was greeted warmly. And although I did not know anyone, I felt immediately comfortable.

Who I Am

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For one 21st Century Club donor, a strong connection to the material culture of Freemasonry has resonated throughout his Masonic experience.

A Friend and Brother

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The initiatic process of becoming a Freemason is one filled with symbols, some of which are easier to interpret than others.

Meaningful Objects

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Freemasonry’s material culture holds deep meaning for its members – and the same can be said for organizations throughout the world. Here, we look at examples of material culture within the fraternity and the wider world that convey emotional and experiential significance.

Our Material Worlds

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Material objects convey culture and reflect shared experiences that span time and geography. Few organizations have as rich a material culture as Freemasonry. Brothers’ lodge attire, jewelry, Masonic gifts, lodge rooms, and ceremonial tools have a profound effect on the member experience – and they do so by design.

The Masons of Jazz

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From Count Basie to Cab Calloway to Duke Ellington, many of the American jazz greats of the early- to mid- 20th century […]

Tips For Managing Masonic Records

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Lodges accumulate a mountain of records over the years, in the form of papers, books, artifacts, and photos. The sheer volume can get overwhelming.

Use these guidelines and tools to get rid of the clutter, and to take proper care of your lodge’s important records.

Standing the Test of Time

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The archives of the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry in San Francisco contain more than 100 years’ worth of significant Masonic artifacts.

The Bonds of a Lifelong Brotherhood

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Albert Keshishian’s office was like his life: full to the point of overflowing. Shelves were crammed with books about rugs beside books about history and horse racing.

True Friendships

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What makes Masonic friendships so special? We talk to California Masons about the Masonic relationships that have transformed their lives – within and outside the fraternity.

Amidst the Glory of Nature

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Dedicated brothers from four lodges built an outdoor degree site at the Union City Masonic Home. It’s a testament to strong relationships, and a joy for those who experience it.

Roads To Masonry

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It was the late 1970s when Brett Welch, Garrett Chan, and Albert Lawson’s paths crossed for the first time.

Leading With Beauty

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The Masonic rods that deacons and stewards use within the ceremonial lodge are imbued with meaning and symbolism.

The Legacy of Objects

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One lodge’s near-casualty inspired a renewed interest in preserving Masonic artifacts, and revealed a treasure trove of California history.

Memorable Moments

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Each year, a brave contingent of past masters from Orange Grove Lodge No. 293 make their way through a sea of Hawaiian shirts […]

Here For Masonic Seniors

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If you, a loved one, or a lodge brother or widow needs support, Masonic Senior Outreach Services (MSOS) may be able to help.

Caregiving and Connection

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Becoming a caregiver for a loved one can be both rewarding and challenging. Learning to navigate this dynamic with patience and grace is essential.

Hope Springs Eternal

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Deputy Grand Master John E. Trauner is moved by DeMolay’s role in shaping the Masonic leaders of tomorrow.

The Warrior Monk

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The historic namesake of the order of DeMolay carries with it a fascinating history that has long piqued curiosity and study.

Generations Connected

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Two senior DeMolays, and current Masons, share their impactful experiences and perspectives of these Masonic fraternal orders.

The Flame Within a Heart

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The Order of DeMolay supports young men in building character and leadership skills that serve them for a lifetime. Its close friendship and enduring values provide vital support, cultivate deep understanding, and nurture emotional intelligence at a pivotal point in life.

From Missouri To The World

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Track DeMolay’s expansion from the United States to Canada, Europe, and beyond.

Mentors in the Field

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One Northern California lodge found that giving back to local DeMolays brought great meaning and purpose to the young men they supported.

A Crown Of Youth

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Written in 1919, the DeMolay ritual is an amalgamation of Masonic traditions and influences.

The Purpose of The Order of DeMolay

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This winning essay by DeMolay member Jake Vermeulen addresses the enduring important of DeMolay.

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