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  1. Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 02:17:09 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: shaun
    E-mail:: shaunzn2003@yahoo.com
    Location:: durban - south africa
    Message:: i would really like to know what you are about.
    RQFC-topic: religion
    RQFC Details: christianity and how masons feel about them.

  2. Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 13:17:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jan Mcpherson
    E-mail:: jrmac@absamail.co.za
    Location:: Alberton

    RQFC-topic: Masonary and how it might relate Christianity especialy Pentocostals

  3. Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 15:01:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: James Donovan
    E-mail:: sheshonk2@earthlink.net
    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

  4. Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 11:23:12 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Laércio Barbará
    E-mail:: laerciobarbara@yahoo.com.br
    Location:: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Lodge:: Lazaro Zamenhof
    Lodge Loc'n:: Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
    Office:: Past Master

    RQFC-topic: Iniciation
    RQFC Details: I`m presently doing a research on Iniciation as a wide meaning word, Not only masonic iniciation

  5. Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 21:05:44 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: kennth b. santos
    E-mail:: riot_ken@yahoo.com
    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.

  6. Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 22:59:27 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: David Guerzon
    E-mail:: david.guerzon@us.army.mil
    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.

  7. Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 20:43:33 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Angelo C. David, Jr.
    E-mail:: startree@mozcom.com
    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. Thank you. Fraternally yours, Bro. Angelo C. David, Jr. PM, DGL

  8. Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 00:28:09 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jimmy Stanford
    E-mail:: nekum312@yahoo.com
    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?

    [Web-master's note: 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.

  9. Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 13:45:37 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Art DeBaere
    E-mail:: ndebaere@megsinet.net
    Location:: Riverside, Illinois, USA
    Lodge:: Pleiades #478 AF & AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Westchester, Illinois
    Office:: WM
    Message:: Looking for info on Table Lodges.
    RQFC-topic: Table Lodges
    RQFC Details: Looking for ideas on doing a Table Lodge

  10. Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 03:35:10 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Anthony Battin
    E-mail:: anthonybattin@hotmail.com
    Location:: Seychelles
    Lodge:: Anthony
    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

  11. Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 13:34:21 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jennifer Pastor
    E-mail:: pastorjen@msn.com
    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.

  12. Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 17:37:41 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Richard Wickham
    E-mail:: richardwickham2@hotmail.com
    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

  13. Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 15:30:42 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: George F. Rimes
    E-mail:: Rlightbearer@aol.com
    Location:: Eastlake,Ohio,U.S.A.
    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

  14. Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 10:26:37 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dave Ingram
    E-mail:: milpoldave@hotmail.com
    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.

  15. Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 13:28:12 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Mike King
    E-mail:: luvshavin2@aol.com
    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 "Broken Column"
    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. Mike

  16. Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 00:38:31 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: john cook
    E-mail:: jdcoyote@msn.com
    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

  17. Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 17:13:57 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: veyrat thierry
    E-mail:: veyrat.thierry@wanadoo.fr
    Location:: paris.france

    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.

  18. Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 20:38:00 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Rene Baez-Robiou
    E-mail:: rmbaezrobiou@codetel.net.do
    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.

  19. Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:49:42 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Scott Gough
    E-mail:: gough.family@optusnet.com.au
    Location:: sydney, nsw, australia
    Lodge:: deewhy 626
    Lodge Loc'n:: deewhy newsouth wales

    RQFC-topic: masonic history family trees

  20. Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 22:09:20 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Diane Van Buren
    E-mail:: vanburen@hubwest.com
    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.

  21. Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 15:26:46 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Revd John Waddington-Feather
    E-mail:: john@waddysweb.freeuk.com
    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.

  22. Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 14:41:18 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Frederick
    E-mail:: Dungeon_Master_357@hotmail.com
    Location:: Houston
    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.

  23. Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 02:43:00 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: oliver c requilman
    E-mail:: kindredhurt@yahoo.com
    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.

  24. Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 20:22:54 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: William Boltz
    E-mail:: wnboltz@adelphia.net
    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"

  25. Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 14:06:01 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Tim Snyder
    E-mail:: tsnyder@pnramerica.com
    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.

  26. Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 12:43:24 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Scott Black
    E-mail:: scotty_black@hotmail.com
    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?

  27. Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 23:27:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jack Nelso Hurd
    E-mail:: three2054@yahoo.com
    Location:: Anaheim,CA,USA
    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?

  28. Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 16:43:19 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: a.f.jenner
    E-mail:: ajenner1@bigpond.com
    Location:: bowral nsw australia
    Lodge:: unattached

    RQFC-topic: history of religious thought
    RQFC Details: seeking origin of freemasonry

  29. Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 13:41:05 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: quincy schlatter
    E-mail:: venomous35@verizon.net
    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

  30. Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 10:09:06 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: William D. Wellborn
    E-mail:: wwellbo@entergy.com
    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-topic: Member
    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?

  31. Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 07:42:31 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Ephraim Elias L. Agcaoili
    E-mail:: e_agcaoili@yahoo.com
    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

  32. Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 14:21:18 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Chuck Thompson
    E-mail:: chuck.j.thompson@usps.gov
    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

  33. Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 09:57:17 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Anthony Ayre
    E-mail:: anthony_ayre@ntlworld.com
    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. Regards Anthony Ayre Past Master of St. Helen's LOdge No 531 in the Province of Durham

  34. Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 13:19:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Duncan McIntosh
    E-mail:: dmacinto@telus.net
    Location:: Surrey B.C.
    Lodge:: Eureka 103
    Lodge Loc'n:: Langley B.C.
    Message:: Welcome.
    RQFC-topic: Due Guard
    RQFC Details: Trying to find out where Due guard originated, and why we use the sign.

  35. Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 14:54:47 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: scott reffner
    E-mail:: s188877r@edinboro.edu
    Location:: erie

    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.

  36. Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 13:05:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Stephanie Warren
    E-mail:: Sunny0703@knology.net
    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!

  37. Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 12:42:09 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Terry L. Duffy
    E-mail:: terryusa@peoplepc.com
    Location:: Florissant, MO 63031 USA
    Lodge:: Wellston Lodge No 613
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hazelwood, MO
    Office:: Junior Warden

    RQFC-topic: Roslyn Chapel & Knights Templar

  38. Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 23:04:31 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: David Garcia
    E-mail:: theboulevardier@hotmail.com
    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.

  39. Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 18:04:41 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Wor. Bro. Eddie Carey
    E-mail:: eddie-carey@cogeco.ca
    Location:: Windsor, Ont. Canada
    Lodge:: Great Western # 47
    Lodge Loc'n:: Windsor
    Office:: I.P.M.
    Message:: Great site, well done. Loads of info.
    RQFC-topic: Varied and Rosslyn Chapel

  40. Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 01:08:51 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: John Juul-Andersen
    E-mail:: ve7dtx@telus.net
    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

  41. Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 16:05:52 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Kenneth Billingham
    E-mail:: khb137@msn.com
    Location:: Feasterville, Pa US
    Lodge:: Mercer %0
    Lodge Loc'n:: Trenton, NJ

    RQFC-topic: memorization.
    RQFC Details: Looking for information in the hepl of memorization.

  42. 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

  43. Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 13:10:09 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Artice Baraka Grymes
    E-mail:: Ticemo@netscape.net
    Location:: Washington DC , United States of America

    RQFC-topic: History and Influence of Freemasonry
    RQFC Details: All information that applies to this topic.

  44. Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 01:28:58 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Armando Miguel Duran
    E-mail:: cubanpamason@comcast.net
    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