Freemasonry Matters Blog

Paul Revere Charge to Officers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The following charge is used by some lodges at the Annual Installation. It is dated from 1775 and is supposed to have been written by Bro. Paul Revere, famous for his night ride during...

The Spanish Persecution

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s never too late. That was the spirit in which Spain’s freemasons held their recent annual assembly in Madrid, welcoming representatives of lodges from all over the world. The meeting came after a number...

A Modern Examination of the Landmarks of Freemasonry

Reading Time: 20 minutes Few subjects in Masonic Jurisprudence generate more interest and debate than the Landmarks of Freemasonry. Every new Brother is charged to protect and preserve them, but there is much conflicting information about what the Landmarks of Masonry actually are. Considering that the proper observation of the Landmarks is a primary factor in the decision of whether a Grand Lodge is recognized or not and the preservation of them one of the most important considerations in making any Masonic policy, it is important that the Landmarks of the order be well understood.