The Tylers Toast – Long Version – by Rudyard Kipling

Reading Time: < 1 minute ‘Are your glasses all charged in the West and the South?’ the Worshipful Master cried! ‘All charged in the West’ ‘All charged in the South’ Came the Wardens’ prompt reply. Then to our final toast tonight, our glasses freely drain, Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again. The mason’s social brotherhood around … Read more

Masonic Etiquette

Reading Time: 18 minutes The multiple uses and diversity in meanings of words have made it customary in academic papers to give a definition of key words or terms of the reference topic in order that the audience may better be enabled to distinguish, comprehend and appreciate the ‘whence-from’ and ‘whither-to’ of the speaker. Given the time at our disposal, I will restrict this to just a single definition of the terms ‘etiquette’ and ‘masonic’.