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- Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 02:17:09 -0500 (EST)
Location:: durban - south africa
Message:: i would really like to know what you are about.
RQFC Details: christianity and how masons feel about them.
- Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 13:17:07 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jan Mcpherson
RQFC-topic: Masonary and how it might relate Christianity especialy Pentocostals
- Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 15:01:02 -0500 (EST)
Name:: James Donovan
Location:: Weymouth,Ma., USA
RQFC-topic: Masonic history
RQFC Details: I have studied ancient Egypt on my own for many years and lately I've become interested in the more esoteric side of that study and I've been wondering if there was a connection between Egypt and Masonry
- Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 11:23:12 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Laércio Barbará
Location:: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Lodge:: Lazaro Zamenhof
Lodge Loc'n:: Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
Office:: Past Master
RQFC Details: I`m presently doing a research on Iniciation as a wide meaning word, Not only masonic iniciation
- Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 21:05:44 -0500 (EST)
Name:: kennth b. santos
Location:: manila, philippines
Lodge:: mandaluyong 277
Lodge Loc'n:: capitol masonic temple, quezon city, philippines
RQFC-topic: lifting of the papal bull that excommunicates masonry from the vatican
RQFC Details: is there a body or a group within free masonry that is working on the lifting of the papal bull issued that ex-communicates masons from the catholic church? id really be intrested to be a part or get info. thanks brothers. and may G.A.O.T.U. BE WITH US ALL.
- Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 22:59:27 -0500 (EST)
Name:: David Guerzon
Location:: Vicenza, Italy by way of Lemoore, CA (USA)
Message:: Very informative site. You have aided in my quest for information. Thank you.
RQFC-topic: The difference between 4 letter and 3 letter Masons
RQFC Details: It was suggested that I should learn the difference between 4 letter and 3 letter masons, so, I am seeking that information.
- Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 20:43:33 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Angelo C. David, Jr.
Location:: Angeles City, Philippines
Lodge:: Leonard Wood Lodge No. 105
Lodge Loc'n:: Ural St., Riverside Subdivision, Angeles City, Philippines
Office:: Past Master
RQFC-topic: The importance of being on time for the stated meetings
RQFC Details: Dear Brother,
I was just appointed by the incoming Grand Master to be the District
Grand Lecturer of our District. I recently had meetings with the newly
installed Worshipful Masters of the District and it seems that one of
their concerns is how to encourage the brethren to arrive on time for
their stated meetings.
I would like to give a lecture on this matter during the lodge's
"masonic education hour" and I would appreciate it very much if you
could provide me any material that I could use for my lecture.
Bro. Angelo C. David, Jr. PM, DGL
- Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 00:28:09 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jimmy Stanford
Location:: Stuart, Florida US
Lodge:: Hiram Lodge #564
Lodge Loc'n:: Stuart, Florida
Office:: New Member
Message:: Why do Masons wear Black and White to Lodge meetings? and
is there a history of why they do?
Here in Massachusetts our lodge officers wear formal "dinner jackets"
a/k/a tuxedo with white shirt and black tie, because it is the most
formal kind of evening wear that most people own. (Almost nobody owns
white tie and tails :-)
The other lodge members wear any kind of business suit or even tie and
jacket, not necessarily black and white at all.
For daytime events, the grand lodge officers wear a jacket with tails,
along with striped grey trousers, and a purple necktie (purple is the
color of the grand lodge).
The customs vary from place to place to place, as you can see.]
RQFC-topic: Why do Masons wear Black and White?
RQFC Details: Trying to find out where the Black and White suit that Masons wear came along. Any help or history will be helpful.
- Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 13:45:37 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Art DeBaere
Location:: Riverside, Illinois, USA
Lodge:: Pleiades #478 AF & AM
Lodge Loc'n:: Westchester, Illinois
Message:: Looking for info on Table Lodges.
RQFC-topic: Table Lodges
RQFC Details: Looking for ideas on doing a Table Lodge
- Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 03:35:10 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Anthony Battin
Lodge Loc'n:: Kenya
Message:: I would like to become a freemason and learn about mind control and the occult
RQFC-topic: mind control and occult
- Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 13:34:21 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jennifer Pastor
Location:: Pineville, LA (USA)
RQFC-topic: Masonic Children's Home in Alexandria, LA
RQFC Details: My daughter is doing a school project on the Masonic Children's Home in Alexandria. We are looking for any kind of information about the home, adults who lived there as children, photographs, etc.
- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 17:37:41 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Richard Wickham
Location:: Farnham , England
Lodge:: Fleet River Lodge Number 8107
Lodge Loc'n:: Grt QueenSt, London
Office:: Past Master
RQFC-topic: Masonic Clocks & Memoroblia
RQFC Details: I havwe some clocks , made by Seth Thomas of Thomaston USA.They have masonic emblems on them.Were thay made thus by the factory , or have they been added to by various owners
- Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 15:30:42 -0500 (EST)
Name:: George F. Rimes
Message:: I need input on masonic
law in regards to proposing perspective persons for entry .Please, only those persons with actual knowledge petaining to the actual laws need respond.
RQFC-topic: Laws and process/ Jurisprudence
- Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 10:26:37 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Dave Ingram
Location:: Fredericksburg, VA
Lodge:: Rising Sun Lodge 151
Lodge Loc'n:: Camp Zama, Japan
Message:: Researching (looking for)Rising Sun Lodges worldwide
RQFC-topic: Rising Sun Lodges worldwide
RQFC Details: I am looking for RSL lodges worldwide.
- Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 13:28:12 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Mike King
Location:: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Lodge:: Cedar Lodge #270
Lodge Loc'n:: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Office:: Past Master
Message:: I would like to find some information on the
RQFC-topic: Broken Column
RQFC Details: I am giving a lecture on Charity and wondered if any information is readily available on line that relates to "The Broken Column"
Any input will be appreciated.
- Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 00:38:31 -0500 (EST)
Name:: john cook
Location:: zapata, Texas US
Message:: my father was a mason...just curious to link masons to Christianity
RQFC-topic: Christianity & Free Masons
RQFC Details: just interested in believes in after life
- Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 17:13:57 -0500 (EST)
Name:: veyrat thierry
RQFC-topic: Do A.T. Still and DD palmer were freemasons ?
RQFC Details: It would be important for my thesis to know if A.T.STILL and D.D.PALMER,originators of osteopathic and chiropractic medicine were freemasons.It would be very interesting for the comprehension of these medicine's concepts.Thank youvery much for your help.
- Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 20:38:00 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Rene Baez-Robiou
Location:: Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic
Lodge:: Libertad No. 20
Lodge Loc'n:: Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic
Office:: orator, past-workshipful master
RQFC-topic: protocol and ceremonials in masonry
RQFC Details: Specific way of enterin and going out of the temple. The way to walk inside the temple, the use of gloves, etc.
- Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:49:42 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Scott Gough
Location:: sydney, nsw, australia
Lodge:: deewhy 626
Lodge Loc'n:: deewhy newsouth wales
RQFC-topic: masonic history family trees
- Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 22:09:20 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Diane Van Buren
Location:: Los Alamos, NM USA
RQFC-topic: old records that are available
RQFC Details: My gggggrandfather John Ford was a Mason in Rutherford Co.,TN he died in 1809. I am trying to find out where he was born. Are there any records that could help me.
- Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 15:26:46 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Revd John Waddington-Feather
Location:: Shrewsbury, UK.
RQFC-topic: Hierarchy in the average lodge and terms used
RQFC Details: Hierarchy in a British lodge and titles used when greeting fellow masons. I don't want detailed information.
- Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 14:41:18 -0500 (EST)
Lodge:: Brothers of the Seven Veils
Lodge Loc'n:: Houston, TX
Office:: Worshipful Master
Message:: I am Looking for information concerning John G. Jones.
RQFC-topic: John G. Jones
RQFC Details: Looking for any and information on John G. Jones. His connection to masonry.
- Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 02:43:00 -0500 (EST)
Name:: oliver c requilman
Location:: cebu city, philippines
Message:: the masons or freemasonry has stirred curiosity and interest in me for the past decades. i always thought a candidate has to be of social strata to qualify. please forward me to your nearest lodge. i'm very much interested to join.
RQFC-topic: masonic members who contributed on the philippine economic development
RQFC Details: philippine international and regional trade relationships. philippine economic development. heroes of the philippine independence who are masons.
- Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 20:22:54 -0500 (EST)
Name:: William Boltz
Location:: Hamburg, NY (USA)
Lodge:: Living Stone #255
Lodge Loc'n:: Colden, NY
RQFC-topic: Origin of the term "Blue Lodge"
RQFC Details: I would like the origin of the term "Blue Lodge"
- Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 14:06:01 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Tim Snyder
Location:: Poughkeepsie, NY
RQFC-topic: Old Photo
RQFC Details: I recently found my Great Grandfathers 50 year award - Thomas Snyder, Raised Mar.20, 1877. With it, and I have no idea if there is any corollation, was a photograph labeled Grand Rapid General Synod, dated June 1912. If anyone could explain the photo, and/or , is intereted in the photo I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your consideration to this.
- Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 12:43:24 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Scott Black
Location:: Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
Message:: Looking for information on my ancester Coatsworth Pinckney Black who was possibly a Mason. Born in 1798 lived in Georgia until removing to Marion/Jefferson/Washington Counties Illinois area. Removed to Shannon county in 1842 where he died in 1861. Can anyone help?
RQFC-topic: Genealogy Research on possible member Coatsworth Pinckney Black
RQFC Details: Looking for information on my ancester Coatsworth Pinckney Black who was possibly a Mason. Born in 1798 lived in Georgia until removing to Marion/Jefferson/Washington Counties Illinois area. Removed to Shannon county in 1842 where he died in 1861. Can anyone help?
- Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 23:27:02 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Jack Nelso Hurd
Message:: I would like to meet someone in my area to see rather I would qualify to join.
RQFC-topic: LDS Church
RQFC Details: I am doing research on Joseph Smith. It has been suggested that he was of the Masonry Brotherhood. I have been unsuccesfull as of yet in sheding any light on this matter. Could you help?
- Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 16:43:19 -0500 (EST)
Location:: bowral nsw australia
RQFC-topic: history of religious thought
RQFC Details: seeking origin of freemasonry
- Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 13:41:05 -0500 (EST)
Name:: quincy schlatter
Location:: irving, TX
Message:: im tyring to join the masons in order to join the KNIGHTS OF TEMPLAR if anyone in interersted in helping me please email me.
RQFC-topic: knights of templar
RQFC Details: want to join the knights of templar
- Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 10:09:06 -0500 (EST)
Name:: William D. Wellborn
Location:: Cleveland, Texas
Lodge:: Tarkington Prairie Lodge #498
Lodge Loc'n:: Cleveland, Texas
Message:: This is a great website to learn things going on around the Lodges. Thanks......Doug
RQFC Details: I would like to find out if a man by the name of William H. O'Neal is a Lodge member? He lives in Beaumont, but his membership may not be there.Would you let me know please?
- Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 07:42:31 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Ephraim Elias L. Agcaoili
Location:: Gen. Santos City, Philippines
Lodge:: Dad. Lodge No. 225
Lodge Loc'n:: Gen. Santos City Philippines
Office:: Junior Warden
Message:: Kudos to all masons on this web and future masons. Im Happy to know that we can able to communicate to those who travel in foreign countries to work and receved mm wages to enable to support himself and his family, widow & orpahns & a worthy distress brother. aim
RQFC-topic: Would like to get exemplar masons work during the time of a country was looking for freedom.
RQFC Details: There countries I heard that their flag are of masons influenced and even their National anthems are Masons Hym
- Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 14:21:18 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Chuck Thompson
Location:: Fort Worth, TX
Lodge:: Tabernacle Lodge # 1195
Lodge Loc'n:: 5320 Woodway Dr.
RQFC-topic: Knights Templar
RQFC Details: Influence of Knights Templar on old world architecture
- Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 09:57:17 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Anthony Ayre
Location:: Stockton-on-Tees UK
Lodge:: St Helen's
Lodge Loc'n:: Hartlepool
RQFC Details: Can you tell thae name(s) of the lodge(s) in your building and when they mee.
Past Master of St. Helen's LOdge No 531 in the Province of Durham
- Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 13:19:07 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Duncan McIntosh
Location:: Surrey B.C.
Lodge:: Eureka 103
Lodge Loc'n:: Langley B.C.
RQFC-topic: Due Guard
RQFC Details: Trying to find out where Due guard originated, and why we use the sign.
- Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 14:54:47 -0500 (EST)
Name:: scott reffner
RQFC-topic: freemasonry in world war 2 german pow camps
RQFC Details: I'm researching the overall impact that the Nazi movement in Germany had on masonic activities 1920's-1945. Specifically I'm interested in the pow camp aspect of masonry. Any help will be greatly appriciated.
- Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 13:05:02 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Stephanie Warren
Location:: Panama City, Fl, USA
Message:: This is an excellent site for those interested in Freemasonry and research on the topic.
RQFC-topic: The origins of Freemasonry
RQFC Details: I am doing a term paper on Freemasonry in America, and I could use some help in finding the origins of Freemasonry. I have found several different stories and accounts, and I don't know what is the TRUE story. Thank You!
- Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 12:42:09 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Terry L. Duffy
Location:: Florissant, MO 63031 USA
Lodge:: Wellston Lodge No 613
Lodge Loc'n:: Hazelwood, MO
Office:: Junior Warden
RQFC-topic: Roslyn Chapel & Knights Templar
- Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 23:04:31 -0500 (EST)
Name:: David Garcia
Location:: provo, Utah
RQFC-topic: Masons origin
RQFC Details: I am doing research for a paper dealing with Jerusalem and I am trying to learn about the origins of the Masons. What connections do they have to Jerusalem, Solomon's Temple or the Knoghts Templar.
Thank you very much for your help.
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 18:04:41 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Wor. Bro. Eddie Carey
Location:: Windsor, Ont. Canada
Lodge:: Great Western # 47
Lodge Loc'n:: Windsor
Message:: Great site, well done.
Loads of info.
RQFC-topic: Varied and Rosslyn Chapel
- Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 01:08:51 -0500 (EST)
Name:: John Juul-Andersen
Location:: Vernon,B.C. Canada,V1B 1W3
Lodge:: Kalamalka # 160
Lodge Loc'n:: Vernon,B.C. Canada
Office:: Past Master of Enoch # 99
Message:: Member of Scottish Rite
32nd,and Royal Arch,
RQFC-topic: Scottish Rite
RQFC Details: Particularly,29th Degree
- Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 16:05:52 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Kenneth Billingham
Location:: Feasterville, Pa US
Lodge:: Mercer %0
Lodge Loc'n:: Trenton, NJ
RQFC Details: Looking for information in the hepl of memorization.
- Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 01:37:53 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Wo. Bro. Phillip Rosen
Location:: sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Lodge:: Alpha 970 UGL NSW &ACT
Lodge Loc'n:: Sydney Australia
Office:: Past Master/ Treasurer
Message:: An excellent site involving all Facets of the craft
RQFC-topic: Royal Arch History of 2nd Temple
- Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 13:10:09 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Artice Baraka Grymes
Location:: Washington DC , United States of America
RQFC-topic: History and Influence of Freemasonry
RQFC Details: All information that applies to this topic.
- Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 01:28:58 -0500 (EST)
Name:: Armando Miguel Duran
Location:: Springfield, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Lodge:: Springfield-Hanby Lodge #767, F.& A.M.
Lodge Loc'n:: Sprinfield, Pennsylvania 19064
Office:: Jr.Warden, LODGE #767 / Captain of the Guards, Lodge of Perfection, A.A.S.R. Valley of Philadelphia / Director, Alternate Divan, LU LU SHRINERS / 3rd V.P., Delaware County Shrine Club
Message:: I'm very proud to be an American, a Pennsylvania
Freemason, & of my Cuban
heritage. Due to the last one I'm looking for a book about Jose Marti & the influence & impact Freemasonry had on his life & ideals. If anyone reading this would be able to let me know where I could find such a book or the name & author of this book, I
would be most grateful.
RQFC-topic: The life of Jose Marti as a Mason
RQFC Details: As a member of the Pennsylvania Lodge of Research, I am looking for information to write an essay on the influence Masonry had on the famous Cuban patriot Jose Marti. As I mentioned earlier, I would be grateful if anyone has knowledge of the name & author of such a book please email me. Fraternally,
Armando M. Duran