Liberté Cherie – a Masonic Melodrama by Richard Simmons and Dafydd Bullock

Reading Time: 3 minutes Liberté chérie was one of the very few Masonic lodges founded within a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. On November 15, 1943, seven Belgian Freemasons and resistance fighters founded the Masonic Lodge Loge Liberté chérie (French: Cherished Liberty Lodge) inside Hut 6 of Emslandlager VII (Esterwegen). The name of the lodge was derived from La Marseillaise. The original seven Freemasons of Loge Liberté chérie were: … Read more

Following in Noah’s Footsteps – Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariner

Reading Time: 12 minutes To many Masons who do not know much about it, even to many Mark Master Masons who have not gone on to become Ark Mariners, the Royal Ark Mariner can seem to be just a quaint, short little degree about Noah’s Flood whose members wear rainbow coloured aprons. It may be attached to the Mark degree, but it is often dismissed as being of very little ritual significance.