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Moncton Times Article

Fraternity now boasts 3,500 N.B. members More than 200 years ago, there were no automobiles, said W. G. Macx MacNichol of Dorchester, secretary and past master of the Sussex Lodge No. 4 and public relations officer for the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick. In those days, masons in the province had to go by foot…

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N.B. Masons celebrate 225 years

Celebration on Saturday to involve 100 masons from around N.B. and N.S. One of the oldest fraternities in the world, the Masonic Order of Free and Accepted Masons, will celebrate its 225th year in New Brunswick this weekend with a celebration on Saturday afternoon at St. Ed’s Hall in Dorchester. About 100 masons from across…

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City unveils first heritage plaque at historic Masonic Lodge building

The first of 15 plaques designating heritage property in the City of Moncton was unveiled in a brief ceremony yesterday outside the Masonic Temple on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets. The plaque is part of the city’s Heritage Preservation Review Board Plaque Program intended to identify and promote heritage sites within the city.…

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From Refreshment to Labor again

Brethren, the break from our labours is now over and I trust that everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer as we now concentrate on the resumption of Lodge activities—the meetings, the ritual, the initiation of new members and the fellowship of the brethren. In a very short time we will have the opportunity of…

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The Great Challenge

History and Civics Challenge For many years within the fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons there have been discussions on ways to raise the profile of freemasonry and attract new members while staying within the practices of not directly soliciting or advertising. As an organization with an ancient history it would make sense to use…

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District Meetings

Brethren Summer is now history and the golden days of autumn, hurricanes notwithstanding, surround us as we move toward the upcoming District Meetings beginning on Monday, Oct 5, 2008 with District 5 hosted by Victoria Lodge in St Stephen. Ceck the GM’s schedule for other meetings As most of you are aware we are trying…

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Grand Master & PGM Interview on Rogers Cable

The Grand Master seen on Television during one hour program Well, Brethren, we made our debut on TV Wednesday evening, Oct 24 without caving in to hyper active nerve endings. From a personal perspective it seemed rather unstructured; by that I mean the topics sort of bounced around rather than following a natural progression. But then not…

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Looking Ahead

As the golden days of summer start to fade, our thoughts turn toward September and the beginning of a busy Fall schedule. Not that we have been idle during the summer, but not quite so demanding. Jurisprudence, Ritual, Bursary and Public Relations committees are actively pursuing their objectives; the printing of the 2006 and 2007 proceedings…

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Grand Lodge 2007

Brethren, just a quick note to express my sincere thanks for the confidence you have in electing me to command the ship of Masonry over the next year. I will do my utmost to deserve that trust. No Captain, or more formally, Grand Master, can handle the craft all by himself. He must work with…

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Fraternal Greetings

I once had a Brother ask me “what are the benefits of membership?” Has any one ever asked you that question? Well it is my Belief that we should be able to answer the question fairly, truthfully, and completely without doing a whole lot of thinking about it. In order to be able to answer…

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