Articles and information from our former MasonicDictionary.com website which ran from 2000 – 2022.
Thomas Smith Webb (right) was a key player in the development of American ritual. The Masonic Ritual in the United States: History vs. Tradition By Bro. A.L. Kress, Pennsylvania For a long time now Bro. […]
By Bro. Charles H. Callahan, Virginia GENERAL Washington, having resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the American army, arrived at his home, after an absence of several years, on Christmas eve, 1783, and two days […]
The Book of Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of England (Antients), named by Dermott. The book was created in the mid-18th Century. Also the name used by many American Grand Lodges today for their Book […]
Elizabeth St. Leger (right) was one of the first women initiated into Freemasonry. The Rite of Adoption as practiced on the continent of Europe, and especially in France, has never been introduced into America. The […]
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “How do I become a Masonic Knights Templar?” Masonic Templarism is one branch of what is commonly called The York Rite. Freemasonry has, since its […]