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Message from the Grand Master

Brethren,

It is hard to believe that the Masonic year is almost three quarters over.  The Grand lodge Officers and I have visited more than half of the Lodges in our jurisdiction the storms of the past few weeks have played havoc with our visiting plans.  Our feelings are that the majority of Lodges are experiencing resurgence and on the whole Freemasonry in Nova Scotia is rebuilding.  We have also been impressed with the ritual work being done in the lodges.  Whether it is degree Work, Educational Lectures, or Installation Work, for the most part it has been superior.  

In the recent past I have heard Brothers say that Ritual Work is important so it is better to read it than try to memorize it.  I would ask you to think back to your first night we all shared upon entering a Lodge.  We were so apprehensive and somewhat confused as to what was going to happen.  Those first words you heard said at the Lodge door, asking questions and wanting answers of you, and how you were treated was only the start of your Masonic life.  For some of us who had to memorize the Degree and Obligations, we share the task of learning and this struggle teaches us what we can all do with hard work and a true desire to accomplish things.  I think our newer Brothers are expecting us to make an impression upon them by being able to portray the true meaning of our Work and not just reading from the Ritual.  

I have listened to the lectures many times and I still find them as fascinating as the first time I heard them.  Every time I hear them I find a new perspective that I have missed before.  For those who give those grand lectures, they learn as well.  They learn how it feels to give that perfect lecture and if the lecture isn’t perfect we should all learn to overlook everyone’s little mistakes that we all make in life.

Let’s continue to practice Brotherly Love and good Ritual Work.

Sicerely & fraternally,
Paul Frank,
Grand Master of Masons in Nova Scotia


 

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February 2015 Nova Scotia Freemason

Vol. 4 Issue 4 of The Nova Scotia Freemason is now available. It can be downloaded from this link.
An archive of all editions of the Nova Scotia Freemason can be found at this link.
The Nova Scotia Freemason is published electronically bi-monthly, June, August, October, December, February, and April. Deadline for submissions is the 15th day of the preceding month. The deadline for the next edition is February 15, 2014. Submissions can be made by contacting the Grand Lodge office or by using the Contact page on the Grand Lodge website.


 

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