8 Jul

Freemasonry is an idea whose time has come

Freemasonry is a product of groups of men who imprint their surrounding culture with the significance of their ideas. It is the “idea” behind an ancient institution that unites its members with a deep sense of fulfillment; a manifestation of a nurtured soul. When we take a broad look at what causes us to feel fulfilled and […]


18 Jun

A Brief History of Lodge Sunneen (Sannine) 969

Lodge Sunneen 969 was established on July 2, 1904 in Shweir just about 30 kilometers northeast of Beirut and was named upon the great mountains of Mount Lebanon ‘Sunneen’. That was the third Lodge chartered by the Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons in Scotland after Lodge Palestine 415 in 1861 and Lodge […]


12 Jun

Brief History of Lodge Palestine No. 415

LODGE PALESTINE No. 415 was chartered in May 6th 1861 by courtesy of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, at a meeting of the Grand Committee held at Freemason’s Hall on March 4th 1861, with the presence of the M. W. Grand Master George Augustus Frederick John, Lord Glenlyn, afterwards sixth Duke of Atholl in the […]


20 May

The Grand Lodge of Scotland’s 3rd International Scottish Masonic Conference

[:en]The Grand Lodge of Scotland’s 3rd International Scottish Masonic Conference (ISMC) was hosted by the District Grand Lodge of the Bahamas on the 15 – 19 of May 2019, in Nassau, at Paradise Island, Atlantis Resort, in the Bahamas. The 3rd ISMC’s theme was “unity from diversity” and included interesting presentation from various speakers. Break […]


2 May

Your Questions About Freemasonry Answered

Who May Become a Freemason? The primary requirement for membership of the Craft is a belief in God, The Supreme Being; and good moral character. Humility, patience, charity and gentleness are among the hallmarks of purity and integrity of character. The essential qualification for admission into and continuing membership is a belief in a Supreme […]


30 Apr

Introduction to Freemasonry

Freemasonry is a said to be a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by signs and symbols: Morality – has been described as ’’Faith in full blossom.’’ Allegory – an Allegory is a story with a lesson, a metaphor, a veiled representation often illustrating exemplary conduct.(the Biblical Parables are perhaps the most familiar […]


9 Apr

The Charge To Our Initiates

‘What do they teach you in Freemasonry?’ We share excerpts of the main “Charge” which is directed at a newly admitted Freemason on his initiation night. A GOOD FOUNDATION No institution can boast a more solid foundation than that on which Freemasonry rests;  the practice of every moral and social virtue. And to so high […]


19 Mar

The St. Andrew’s Cross (Cross Saltier, Crux Decussata)

According to legend, the Christian apostle and martyr Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Our Grand Lodge of Scotland holds its Annual Communication every year at St.Andrew’s festival to mark the importance of St.Andrew not only to Scottish heritage in particular but also to Freemasonry in general. In […]


21 Feb

The “Unbounded Faith” of Mason

“A Real Freemason is distinguished from the rest of Mankind by the uniform unrestricted rectitude of his conduct.  Other men are honest in fear of punishment, which the law might inflict; they are religious in expectation of being rewarded, or in dread of the devil in the next world.  A Freemason would be just if […]


17 Feb

When does a man become a freemason?

The fact that a man has taken the degrees of Freemasonry does not automatically make a person a Freemason. The strength of Freemasonry, lies not in its numbers, but in the extent to which its tenets are put into practice.  “A Man becomes a Freemason when he can look out over the rivers, the hills, […]