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Freemason History

Freemasonry Pauses Wars: A Masonic Response To Violence In Dallas

The Dallas Police Officer Shootings on July 7th 2016 Prompts A Masonic Response to Violence and the Need for Freemasonry in Today’s Society A Personal, Fraternal, and Societal Tragedy A message from our Worshipful Master, Chris Livingston… As many of you know, I have spent the past decade representing police […]

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What is a Mason? [Video]

“What is a Mason?”  is a question we often get asked by inquirers to the craft. What is a Mason is a simple question that can be a complex answer with many responses.  However below is a great short video from some of those we impact who describe who they […]

How Stone Masons Built Cathedrals [Video]

Building Heaven On Earth Below is a great documentary from the BBC, which details the process and spiritual symbolism of the operative stone masons.  These same understandings are what came to be the foundation of the Freemasons and speculative masonry. Building usually started at the east end, where mass was celebrated. […]

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Hillcrest Masonic Lodge’s Original Building

The Original Hillcrest Masonic Lodge Building Across From SMU Below is an image from the Halls of The Grand Lodge of Texas AF&AM, depicting the original building of Hillcrest Masonic Lodge #1318.  Hillcrest Lodge was named after the street it was founded on.  HIllcrest was located on Hillcrest road across […]

Robert L D Cooper - Freemason & Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland

Masonic Lecture from the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Robert L D Cooper

Dallas Masons were given a treat by the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.  On January 28th,2014, the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, Brother Robert L. D. Cooper presented to the Master Masons of Dallas Texas a masonic lecture at a closed meeting at the Scottish Rite […]

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What It Is To Be A Freemason – 2013 Service Awards

Masons Talk About What It Was Like To Be A Freemason At our Masonic Service Awards Day in April 2013 the members and Past Masters of Hillcrest Lodge reflected on their time in the masonic fraternity.  The theme kept coming back to their days of activity at Hillcrest and what […]

Freemasonry and Religion

The following is adapted from the Grand Lodge of British Columbia’s explanation of Freemasonry and Religion… Our purpose as freemasons is not that of a religion. Freemasonry lacks the basic elements of religion. Freemasonry is not a religion nor is it a substitute for religion. A man does not subscribe […]