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The Cheering Section: Masons and Baseball

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An old Masonic baseball jersey is a reminder of the fraternity’s long history with the game.

Why Is St. John the Patron Saint of Freemasonry?

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For centuries, Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist have been the patron saints of Freemasonry. But why?

The Common Denominator

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Examining the divisive issue of religion that’s unified the fraternity.

Traditions in the Trimming

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Exploring the rich cultural traditions of global Masonic attire, Masonic aprons, and other costumes of Freemasonry.

In Their Words

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Examining the relationship of three literary legends with Freemasonry and its impact on their prolific bodies of work

Tales From a Masonic Pen

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Discovering the fraternal life of Mark Twain

Brothers to the Rescue

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During WWI, the Masonic Ambulance Corps was a grassroots effort by Masonic volunteers who were passionate to serve their country.

Wonders of Masonic America

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These colorful Masonic destinations are on the must-see list of every Masonic traveler and admirer of the craft.

Worthy of Being Worn

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More than a symbol of fraternal devotion, the Masonic apron embodies the wearer’s presentation of himself – to his lodge and to the world.

The Perfect Fit

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One Mason’s desire to create something new, beautiful, and impactful carries through to present day.

For Community, For Family

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One Northern California father put his Masonic values into action to unite his community around special-needs kids.

Soul of the Temple

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Sacred geometry has been an important element of sacred architecture for centuries.

A Big Spark

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A lodge in Southern California blends a rich cultural heritage with love for community.

Snapshot

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See fascinating and historic moments in California Freemasonry through our lens in our snapshot archive.

Great Masons: John Whicher

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Longtime Grand Secretary lived the Masonic life—to the very end.

The French Connection

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Check out this 19th century Masonic French antique plate, where east is north and south is west and north is, well, missing! It’s one of the many curiosities housed in the archive of the Grand Lodge, imbued with secret meaning and mystery.

A New Show Bringing Freemasonry into Prime Time

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NBC Peacock Series “The Lost Symbol” picks up on Dan Brown’s Masonic-themed Thriller.

The Masonic Pursuit of Justice

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In celebration of Independence Day, Grand Lodge of California head archivist Joe Evans shares a blue transferware cup plate dated between 1818 and 1836 that suggests Lady Justice a Freemason.

The Portable Masonic Cornerstone Kit

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Yes, they’re gold and silver Masonic flasks. No, they’re not for booze!

Raising the Banner for Brazilian Masonry

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There’s a lot of history wrapped up in one little flag from an obscure Brazilian Masonic lodge. Learn more about it—and other artifacts housed in the Grand Lodge archives—as part of our series on Masonic curios.

Samuel Larison, Freemason and Winemaker

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How one Freemason became a pioneer winemaker for the wine industry and a charter member of Sonoma County’s early Masonic lodge.

How Destiny Chose Walter Wilcox

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A network of Masons assured a young orphan’s future.

A Masonic Mystery—in Miniature

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This miniature, golden metal altar—found in the Henry W. Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry—is undeniably cool. As for what, precisely, it’s for? That’s less clear.

Introducing the Online Masonic Speaker Series

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Beginning in late April, the Masons of California will host an exciting and entirely digital speakers’ series featuring lectures and talks from Masonic experts on a range of topics.

Masonic Online Leadership Course

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Designed for masters and wardens, open to all: Presenting all-new online Masonic leadership training

An Update from Grand Master John Trauner

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Here’s an update on Grand Lodge operations from Grand Master John E. Trauner.

Grand Lodge-Sponsored Event Status Spring 2020

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Status for Grand Lodge-Sponsored Events – Spring 2020

Secretaries Association Webinar

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Join us in an all-digital webinar Monday, May 4 from 4-5 p.m. to discuss current issues facing lodge secretaries. 

Hall Association Directors and Officers Webinar

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In an all-new live online webinar April 30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hall Association directors and officers can get important information and helpful advice on operations impacted by COVID-19.

Speaker Series Archive

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Beginning in late April, the Masons of California will host an exciting and entirely digital speakers’ series featuring lectures and talks from Masonic experts on a range of topics.

How to Have a Virtual Hall Association Board Meeting

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Vice president of clinical operations for the Masonic Homes of California Joseph Pritchard shares five ways to stay safe during the outbreak.

Guidance to Hall Associations on the Cares Act

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Vice president of clinical operations for the Masonic Homes of California Joseph Pritchard shares five ways to stay safe during the outbreak.

Masonic Homes Expert: Best Practices During COVID-19

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Vice president of clinical operations for the Masonic Homes of California Joseph Pritchard shares five ways to stay safe during the outbreak.

Grand Master John Trauner Announces COVID Relief Effort

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Affected by COVID-19? Masonic Relief Is here The Distressed WORTHY Brother Relief Fund is available for Masons experiencing COVID-19-related hardship. … Read more

Dive Deeper Into the Craft

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Stuck at home? Check out these interesting Masonic resources to learn more about the Craft.

Our Fraternity’s Promise to One Another

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Our fraternal bonds are never more important than they are right now, as we grapple with the COVID-19 health emergency.

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