Brethren, I have recently received a couple of Masonic enquiries from Irish Brethren wishing to learn about the form of The Masonic Funeral service, that used to be conducted under the auspices of The Grand Lodge of Ireland. Having now had a look into the background and history of the Funeral Service, I thought that it might be of interest to you all, to have some details on this important aspect of Irish tradition from our earliest days.
The Masonic Funeral Service Originally published in The Missouri Freemason “Nuggets From The Quarry” column by RWB Phil Elam, MMBBFMN #408 Regarding Masonic Funerals, Article 24 of the Missouri Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws reads thusly: “Masonic Funeral Services may be conducted for a Master Mason in good standing or for a Fellow Craft or … Read more
Brother John Paul Jones, Revolutionary War father of the United States Navy, will be honored on Sunday by Maryland Freemasons. From today’s edition of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland: Several hundred Freemasons will honor famed naval leader John Paul Jones Sunday with a belated memorial service at the Naval Academy. While it has been … Read more