MOZART AND THE AUSTRIAN FREEMASONS by W.Bro. Martin I.McGregor

Reading Time: 20 minutes Born in Salzburg on 27th January 1756, he was baptized the following day at St. Ruperts Cathedral as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Theophilus means ‘beloved of God’ and Mozart later used the Latin form Amadeus, -stylized sometimes as Amade or Amadeo- or the German form Gottlieb. His father, Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was born in Augsburg in Bavaria, where the Mozart family can be traced back to the 14thCentury

Vespasian Lodge celebrates their 50th anniversary – Dorset Freemasonry

Reading Time: < 1 minute This week Vespasian Lodge celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends and partners invited along to enjoy the experience and the sumptuous festive board! It was a really well supported and fun evening talking over memories from times past and plans for the future of the Lodge. The Lodge was consecrated by the then Provincial Grand … Read more

A.G.Mackey – Selected Writings – Royal and Select

Reading Time: 67 minutes During research I was doing into the Holy Royal Arch of Jerusalem I came across a book in the George Holden library at the Solent Masonic Centre at Freshwater, Isle of Wight called the Book of the Chapter and printed in the United States in 1856, the Author being the famous American Masonic historian Albert Mackey MD. The book had been part of the collection of the Bombay Masonic Library in the latter half of the 19th century.