The modern incarnation of Freemasonry dates to around 1717, but, was that truly the beginning of the "ancient" and honorable fraternity? The history of modern Freemasonry is fairly understood, going back to roughly the 1700’s. Beyond that point in time, information starts to become less … [Read more...] about How Old is Freemasonry?
“When you have a million dollar vision you don’t surround yourself with one cent minds.” Once again I am pleased to present R. Lucille Samuel, Grand Princess Captain of the Lone Star Grand Guild, Heroines of the Templars Crusade of Texas, PHA Texas, with her annual (2017) Allocution. This … [Read more...] about ARE YOU INTERESTED OR COMMITTED!
Phoenixmasonry is thrilled to have had the opportunity to interview the multi-talented artist, Ari Roussimoff. His Masonic themed paintings are phenomenal, as are his painted Masonic Aprons through which he hopes to revive an interest in the largely lost art form. It is our hope that Masons and … [Read more...] about The Art, Masonic Aprons, and Magic of Ari Roussimoff
A book review by Frederic L. Milliken From the day I was raised 26 years ago I have always heard that Freemasonry was an outgrowth of the Medieval Stone Masons Guilds that gradually took on speculative members as church building waned. Then along came historian John J. Robinson who wrote in Born in … [Read more...] about The Craft Unmasked
First-of-its-kind online medical resource to provide ophthalmologists globally with the latest clinical information for treating children's eye diseases and disorders The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a new partnership with the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) to … [Read more...] about American Academy of Ophthalmology to Develop Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center
A recent story in the Scottish Rite Research bulletin newsletter, “The Plumbline,” titled “A Scottish Lodge in the Grand Jurisdiction of Massachusetts” intrigued me. Written by old friend Michael Kaulback and Richard Van Doren it chronicles the early growth of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts with … [Read more...] about GM Joseph Warren Offered A Masonic Warrant To Prince Hall
Once again the Beehive is indebted to Brother Wayne Anderson of Ontario, Canada for a great article. Every Sunday Brother Anderson sends out an article to “his list.” If you would like to be on his list please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of the origins of Freemasonry is a … [Read more...] about Knights Templar – Freemasonry Connections
“We’re the best in Texas, yes we are.” “They come to watch us from afar.” (or something like that) Left, left, left, right, left…to the right – MARCH…Halt, one, two...Right face…about face…forward march… to the rear march… Such was a tiny micro example of the precision marching of the Lone … [Read more...] about Don’t Mess With Texas!
2012 York Rite Grand Commandery - PHA I attended my first York Rite Grand Conclave recently. It was held in Dallas so I didn't have to travel to all ends of Texas, a big state. Grand Sessions in Prince Hall Texas are great gatherings of celebration. Business is done but the emphasis is on … [Read more...] about Will Our Organizations Sustain? ~ A Wake-Up Call
Why should Freemasonry take all the hits? Let's demean someone else, what say you? Time the Knights Templar got besmirched Would you believe that a Mexican Drug cartel is the new champion of truth, justice and the Mexican way? That's right! They are the new Knights Templars dedicated to … [Read more...] about Knights Templar Turn To Be Degraded