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4th Quarter, 2004

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  1. Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 17:02:48 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Dale Pfaff
    E-mail:: d.pfaff@shaw.ca
    Location:: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
    Lodge:: Dormer Lodge #191
    Lodge Loc'n:: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
    Office:: Secretary

    RQFC-topic: The three steps to the alter
    RQFC Details: I would like to know why the three steps to the altar, in the Entered Apprentice Degree, Canadian Ritual, are 15 inches, 12 inches and the last 9 inches.

  2. Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 12:57:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Kalyan Goutham
    E-mail:: klyngtm@yahoo.com
    Location:: Vijayawada,Andhra Pradesh,India
    Lodge:: Lodge Ananda (The Eastern Order of International Co-Freemasonry)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Guntur ,India
    Message:: I would love to correspond and learn from masonic brethern around the globe .I study about various religions ,faiths and philosophies .
    RQFC-topic: Hand Signs/Mudras in Acient Rituals and practices
    RQFC Details: I am looking for information on Hand Signs/Mudras used in various religions and ancient rituals .I would love to get some inputs from everywhere . Thank you .

  3. Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 05:57:42 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Caron Neal
    E-mail:: caron@neal1799.fsnet.co.uk
    Location:: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    Lodge:: Eastgate
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hertfordshire, England

    RQFC-topic: Ladies Replies
    RQFC Details: I have to do the reply for the ladies at an LOI Ladies night and would like some ideas.

  4. Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 12:20:13 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Derek Groves
    E-mail:: dgcasc@yahoo.co.uk
    Location:: Beverley England
    Lodge:: Constitutional 294
    Lodge Loc'n:: Beverley,England
    Office:: Inner Guard &charity steward

    RQFC-topic: The York rite 4thdegree
    RQFC Details: TO establish the date and location of masonic lodges in York England

  5. Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 04:58:17 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Brook Clevenger Phillips
    E-mail:: minimonkee@tahoo.com
    Location:: Burlingame, CA USA
    Lodge:: Burlingame Lodge No. 400 F. & A. M.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Burlingame CA USA
    Office:: Master Robert Hunter, 145 Park Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
    Message:: God bless our troops and may they be return to the place whence the came safely.
    RQFC-topic: Family History
    RQFC Details: My Great Grandfather's name was George M. Clevenger and I have a certificate stating that he was a member of Masonic Lodge 342 Manilia, entering the Blue Lodge in 1912. My research has led me to believe that Lodge 342 was the first Grand Lodge of Manilia and is now Mt. Lebanon No. 1. I am now an Enterd Apprentice Mason and since my first degree in September I have been finding out more and more information about my Great Grandfather. Any information you can provide about him would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.

  6. Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 14:22:12 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Ronald A. Philpot ,32
    E-mail:: ronnyland52@hotmail.com
    Location:: Chicago ,il
    Lodge:: Alpha Lodge No.5
    Lodge Loc'n:: Chicago IL
    Office:: Sr. Warden

    RQFC-topic: The Shrine

  7. Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 18:09:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: J.R.Lopez
    E-mail:: taal44@earthlink.net

    RQFC-topic: 33degree medallion
    RQFC Details: My grandfather I'm told was a Mason.I found a rather heavy medallion.It is a two headed eagle with a crown above it.Below the crown is the number 33 on a black field.The eagle is on a sword with a I guess a ribbon with the words.DEUS MEUMQUE JUS.On the back where the 33 is is my grandfathers name and a date die 6 52.I would appreciate any information on this medallion.I don't know when he got the medallion.

  8. Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 19:16:37 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Virgilius L. DiBiase
    E-mail:: Virgilius.DiBiase@verizon.net
    Location:: Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
    Message:: I am looking for source material on the establisment of Masonic Lodges primarily attracting Italians such as the Garibali and Roma Lodges in New York.
    RQFC-topic: History of the children guests at the Masonic Home in Utica, NY
    RQFC Details: I am the Historian for the Masonic Home Kids Alumni Association and I am writing the history of the Masonic Home Kids from the historical perspective of the economy,politics, religious aspects from the inception of the Masonic Hall and Asylum Fund to the separation of the last child guest at the Masonic Home at Utica. I was a guest of the Masonic Home and my father was a member of Garibaldi Lodge #542.

  9. Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:59:32 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Robert Fullerton
    E-mail:: rgfullerton@hotmail.com
    Location:: Pittsburgh, PA USA

    RQFC-topic: My grandfathers history in the masons
    RQFC Details: I would like to find out more about my grandfather (a 32nd degree mason)

  10. Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:59:32 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Robert Fullerton
    E-mail:: rgfullerton@hotmail.com
    Location:: Pittsburgh, PA USA

    RQFC-topic: My grandfathers history in the masons
    RQFC Details: I would like to find out more about my grandfather (a 32nd degree mason)

  11. Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 20:16:43 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Andy
    E-mail:: apapson@hot.rr.com
    Location:: Copperas Cove
    Message:: In an old Mason Bible in the commintary section I read about a white throne. Would you please explain. Thank you Andy Papson
    RQFC-topic: The White Throne
    RQFC Details: I read about a white throne in a Mason's Bible once. He is dead now and I do not where the Bible is. It was not part of the Scriptures it was part of the Commintary in the front and middle os the Bible.

  12. Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 23:13:59 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Brook Clevenger Phillips
    E-mail:: minimonkee@yahoo.com
    Location:: Burlingame CA USA
    Lodge:: Burlingame Lodge 400 F & A.M.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Burlingame CA USA
    Message:: I had posted a message on Oct 15 and provided the rong e mail address. Oops!
    RQFC-topic: Family History
    RQFC Details: I requested information concerning my Great Grandfather and his associatin with Manila Lodge 342 A.F. & A.M. of Manila P.I. his name was George M. Clevenger and was raised March 9, 1912. I have learned that Lodge 342 was the first Grand Lodge of Manila. Any information would be greatfully appreciated.

  13. Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 06:12:42 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Tom Bookless
    E-mail:: tom.bookless@debeersgroup.com
    Location:: Johannesburg RSA
    Lodge:: Civil Service 3118EC
    Lodge Loc'n:: Johannesburg
    Office:: JW

    RQFC-topic: History of Civil Service Lodge
    RQFC Details: Looking at ANY interesting topics related to Civil Service Lodge that can be used in my history.

  14. Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 14:59:04 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Robert J Elford
    E-mail:: robbie@premixthermoplastics.com
    Location:: Fort Atkinson,Wi.,USA
    Lodge:: Jefferson#9
    Lodge Loc'n:: Jefferson,Wi.,USA
    Message:: Gretings to the all breatheran
    RQFC-topic: History
    RQFC Details: Researching origins of Masonry

  15. Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 15:30:54 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Stan Butterworth
    E-mail:: stanbutterworth@hotmail.com
    Location:: Wythall, Worcestershire, U.K.
    Lodge:: Compass Rose Lodge, No.9420
    Lodge Loc'n:: Birmingham, U.K.
    Office:: Chaplain

    RQFC-topic: Craft and Royal Arch - History and Details.
    RQFC Details: I have already prepared several papers on the Craft, and have prepared three on the Royal Arch. I have delivered these in the form of lectures to various Lodges and Chapters over the past eighteen years, (I was initiated into Freemasonry on the 13th. November, 1965), and will be delivering my next one to a Lodge on the 9th., of this month

  16. Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 15:31:23 -0500 (EST)
    E-mail:: J.LEMONS@MED.VA.GOV
    Location:: MEMPHIS,TENN
    Lodge:: ZECHARIAH#11
    Lodge Loc'n:: MEMPHIS, TN
    Office:: TYLER


  17. Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 11:20:19 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: William Lore
    E-mail:: lorebill@hotmail.com
    Location:: Nairobi, Kenya
    Lodge:: The Progress No3727 E.C.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Nairobi
    Office:: Director of Ceremonies

    RQFC-topic: History, Religion
    RQFC Details: History of Freemasonry Freemasonry and Religion Symbolisim in Freemasonry Jurisprudence in Freemasonry

  18. Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 18:01:22 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Philip Bemison
    E-mail:: blind_pugh@yahoo.com
    Lodge:: OE
    Lodge Loc'n:: London
    Office:: Secretary

    RQFC-topic: History of Grand Lodge Certificates
    RQFC Details: Dear all, I am trying to find out research on the history of grand lodge certificates, when they were first produced (@ 1755?) and what they looked like etc. I see that Qccc had an article in 1965 by Bro Haunch but cannot get hold of a copy. Can anyone help me on this?

  19. Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 19:31:29 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: John James Gamel
    E-mail:: johnjgamel@hotmail.com
    Location:: Elmer, NJ USA
    Lodge:: Elmer Lodge # 160
    Lodge Loc'n:: Elmer, NJ USA
    Office:: None at Present.
    Message:: I am seeking information about a Mason who lived in England by the name of Arthur Barlow Almond, born 1906 and died in 1978. Please respond with his former lodge name and number in England and its location. Bro. John J. Gamel
    RQFC-topic: Seeking information on a deceased Mosonic Brother who was my cousin and lived in England.
    RQFC Details: I amd seeking information about a Mason who lived in England by the name of Arthur Barlow Almond, born 1906 and died in 1978. Please respond with his former lodge name and number in England and its location. Bro. John . Gamel

  20. Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 23:27:12 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Robert J. Marks
    E-mail:: rkmdogs@ij.net
    Location:: Lakeland, Florida
    Lodge:: Dundee Lodge 190 AF&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Carpentersville, Illinois
    Office:: WPM, 1976

    RQFC-topic: American History
    RQFC Details: What parts of the plot story of the movie,National Treasure,starring Nicolas Cage, if any are true?

  21. Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 16:54:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Bro.Antonio Jones
    E-mail:: goatryer@yahoo.com
    Location:: Detroit. Michigan
    Lodge:: Pride Of Michigan #1

    RQFC-topic: A.Y.M
    RQFC Details: I came from M.F.A.M

  22. Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:48:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jason Hautala
    E-mail:: JEDRN67@aol.com
    Location:: Olympia, WA
    Lodge:: Harmony18.org
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tumwater, WA
    Office:: Tyler
    Message:: Thanks for the great page!
    RQFC-topic: Cane and balls emblem RQFC Details: I'm trying to find the

  23. Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 21:25:59 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Robert H McFarland
    E-mail:: rhmcfarland@att.net
    Location:: Carlock, IL
    Lodge:: Bloomington Lodge # 43
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bloomington, IL USA
    Office:: Chaplain
    Message:: Wonderful site, it's nice to have honest and unbiased information to counter much of the trash being perpetrated in the world.
    RQFC-topic: Anti-Masonic Movement: Then and Now
    RQFC Details: Writing a paper for a class (Modern Western Civilization)at a local Community College

  24. Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 11:51:10 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Patricia Ives
    E-mail:: patricia_ives@yahoo.com
    Location:: Palm City, Florida USA
    Message:: Three generations of Masons in my family (as far as I know). Thank you for all the information on the web site!
    RQFC-topic: General
    RQFC Details: Womens place in the Masonry

  25. Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 06:21:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Elaine
    E-mail:: espann@wcc.net
    Location:: Eden, Tx, United States

    RQFC-topic: Genealogy
    RQFC Details: looking for father of George W or G W Wilcox b. 1827 in NY.

  26. Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 07:40:52 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Subbarao V Tipirneni
    E-mail:: subbarao_tipirneni@yahoo.co.in
    Location:: Hyderabad, AP, India
    Lodge:: Lodge Ekram No.45 GLI
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hyderabad, AP, India
    Office:: Worshipful Master 2005
    Message:: I am proud to be a Mason and to belong to a fraternity that has such strong bonds of friendship! May the work of the Freemasons world over grow from strength to strength, to make life better for us all! Cheers.
    RQFC-topic: Meaning of the Rituals in Craft Lodges
    RQFC Details: I would like to hear from Brethren who can point to resources or share ideas on the true meaning and intent behind the various rituals in the Temple.

  27. Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 18:56:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Greg Percifield
    E-mail:: Greg@Percifield.com
    Location:: North Fort Myers, FL USA
    Lodge:: Noah 357
    Lodge Loc'n:: North Fort Myers, FL USA
    Office:: Senior Steward
    Message:: No more one day classes. Saved only for Active Millitary!
    RQFC-topic: American Revolution & 1314
    RQFC Details: Noah Lodge #357, North Fort Myers, FL, USA Senior DeMolay, www.Okaloa.org DeMolay of South West Florida Poinciana Chapter No. 50, Royal Arch Masons Fort Myers Council No. 25, Royal & Select Masters Fort Myers Commandery No. 32, Knights Templar

  28. Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 15:53:35 -0500 (EST)
    Location:: TAMPA, FLORIDA
    Lodge:: ELIJAH 596
    Lodge Loc'n:: TAMPA, FLA
    Office:: TREASURER

    RQFC-topic: ST. JOHNS DAY

  29. Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 22:58:50 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Brian Goodwin
    E-mail:: TIMBERWOLFCUB@peoplepc.com
    Location:: San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Message:: I am not a Mason but I am very interested in the Craft(have been for 5+yrs.)and am looking for a Mason in the San Antonio Area to contact and discuss the Craft with. If u can help, please contact. thank you!
    RQFC-topic: history, rituals, and Albert Pike
    RQFC Details: would like to hopefully establish myself as a historian in these areas as i feel that Masonic should be preserved at all costs. thank you for any help.

  30. Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 10:31:01 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: MWBro Rod Ponech
    Location:: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Lodge:: Grand Lodge
    Lodge Loc'n:: Alberta, Canada
    Office:: Grand Master

    RQFC-topic: Varied for Papers presented nearly every evening

  31. Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 18:04:21 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Albert F. Harris
    E-mail:: aljud@aol.com
    Location:: Zionsville, Ind. USA
    Lodge:: Charles F. Frank #760
    Lodge Loc'n:: Zionsville, Indiana

    RQFC-topic: Feast of Saints John
    RQFC Details: Appreciate the origin and history of the feast for a lecture

  32. Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 19:45:04 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: paula lee anderson
    E-mail:: plandr07@aol.com
    Location:: long beach, ca. u.s.a.
    Message:: my great grandfather Dr. John Young 32nd degree mason in oklahoma about 1902-1910,I forget. he was mayor of pauls valley, ok twice and my grandmother allie youngs marrage announcement printed as married in her fathers home spencervill, oklahoma 1907. he was born in Arkansas,wrote a paper published in the Indian pioneer papers historical web of oklahoma. If any one knows any more info and would like to e-mail,i'd appreaciate it. some very unsual things have happened which has lead me to this research, and its starting to make things much clearer,but I need a bit more info. thank-you for your time in reading this. paula
    RQFC-topic: spirtual and psychic connections to the masons
    RQFC Details: at this point,I'm gathering information and by some strange personal experiences found that my great grandfather knew some things that connects my personal experiences with the research I'm doing. I have been in contact with a very close friend Dr. Barry Taff whose research and our experiences of the paranormal over the years has lead me to this point.

  33. Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 13:10:28 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: jacqueline bilbruck
    E-mail:: luckyangel1979@yahoo.com
    Location:: westminster,co,united states of america
    Message:: I have happened to come across this site twice now while I was doing research and I wanted to say that I respect the way you present your information and replies to people who speak and therefore cannot hear and those who listen and guided to what is already known.
    RQFC-topic: freemasons and amen/amon preists
    RQFC Details: I research a lot of ancient cultures (before the so called "known beginning of mankind" and I found in one of my egyptian books the mention of the preisthood of Amen/amon and the freemasons. I've been researching them both extensively ever since. But what I'm looking for is just hinted at here and there and if I didnt know what I was looking for I wouldnt have even seen that it was ever there.

  34. Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 12:02:30 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Mohamad Ghaleb Birani
    E-mail:: mbirani@melim.com.br
    Location:: Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil
    Message:: I´m a senior DeMolay and I researching about Masonry, just for educational purpouses, about ancient history, occultism and hermetism.
    RQFC-topic: ancient history, occultism, hermetism, history of freemasonry
    RQFC Details: My name is Mohamad Ghaleb Birani, senior DeMolay iniciated in 04/24/1993. My relative are Masons and I just resarching for myself - illustration and education porpouses - about this honorable brotherhood. Thank in advnace, MG Birani.

  35. Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 23:20:22 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Francis jr
    E-mail:: cascadou@hotmail.com
    Location:: Trinidad
    Lodge:: Hesperus
    Lodge Loc'n:: Port of Spain
    Office:: Past Master-Asst Dir of Ceremonies
    Message:: Tell me please about the Closing Charge ie the Closing of the Volume of the Sacred law after the Lodge has completed its business
    RQFC-topic: The origin use and background to The Charge at the Closing of the Lodge and the VSL

  36. Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 23:31:00 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Jerry Warren
    E-mail:: magus1@rocketmail.com
    Location:: Yokota AB, Japan
    Message:: I'm doing info research on the activities of my Grandfather who was a Shriner in the Nemesis Temple in West Virginia. I'm also requesting to be contacted by someome in my area for possible acceptance into the Masonry and the Blue Lodge. Thank you for your assistance.
    RQFC-topic: History of family member
    RQFC Details: I'm doing info research on the activities of my Grandfather who was a Shriner in the Nemesis Temple in West Virginia. I'm also requesting to be contacted by someome in my area for possible acceptance into the Masonry and the Blue Lodge. Thank you for your assistance.

  37. Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 04:48:45 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Herbert Smolt
    E-mail:: hsmolt@yahoo.co.uk
    Location:: Cape Town / South Africa
    Lodge:: Alfred Milner 2833 EC
    Lodge Loc'n:: Pinelands Masonic Centre/ Cape Town
    Office:: Senior Warden / Secretary of Cape Masonic Research Association

    RQFC-topic: Priore de Sion / Knight Templar