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United States

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Published by the Masonic Service Association since 1923

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English

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207 446 2529


Episodes

Secrecy And Trust V90N8

1/21/2019
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Written by RW Bro David Williamson, Grand Chaplain Emeritus of New York and brought to us by Bro Colin Briton, this Short Talk discusses these elements of the Craft, and reminds us of these essential facets of Brotherhood. Enjoy!

Duration:00:09:29

Our Public Schools V1N4

1/18/2019
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It is not Freemasonry’s job to take political positions, and this Short Talk is not intended as one. At the same time, it IS the job of the Craft to defend and support that upon which our future depends. This episode is dedicated to those among us engaged in and dedicated to such crucial work.

Duration:00:15:12

That Noble Contention V51N6

1/16/2019
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Who best can work, and best agree? If you enjoy this podcast and feel it is worth supporting, consider visiting the website and hitting the “Donate” button. Every dollar donated supports the goals of the Masonic Service Association: disaster relief, hospital visitation, and the spreading of Masonic knowledge. Enjoy!

Duration:00:14:41

Bringing Peace And Harmony To A Troubled World 93N10

1/14/2019
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Today we are joined by Bro S. Joseph Esshagian, Past Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of California, who brings us a story of having dinner in a Lodge in Jerusalem. Among the members present were Jews, Christians and Muslims, demonstrating what true brotherhood is about.

Duration:00:11:18

The Letter G V11N6

1/11/2019
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Written by MW Rev Dr Joseph Fort Newton, this Short Talk explores the meanings that the Craft has attached to the Letter G, and is an excellent listen, especially for those Masons who have passed the FC degree.

Duration:00:12:11

Brotherhood V50N7

1/9/2019
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Originally published in 1972, this short talk explores some of what it means to address another by this sacred appellation. Enjoy!

Duration:00:12:44

Tolerance V95N3

1/7/2019
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We are joined today by Bro Phil Pearce of Dallas #182, Georgia, who brings us this Short Talk originally published in the Rhode Island Freemason, and discusses a topic sorely needed these days. Enjoy!

Duration:00:09:51

Three Distinct Knocks V40N7

1/4/2019
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Written by MW Bro Carl Claudy, this Short Talk explores the symbolism behind that act which brings candidates into the Light of Freemasonry. This is a topic that is rarely discussed outside of the ritual, yet has deep symbolic meaning that is a valuable part of Masonic education. Enjoy!

Duration:00:12:54

As A Man Thinketh V39N7

1/2/2019
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From July of 1961, this Short Talk examines ideas in the book of the same title by James Allen, and discusses how, in his own thought-world, each man holds the key to every condition, good or bad, that enters into his life, and that, by working patiently and intelligently upon his thoughts, he may remake […]

Duration:00:15:05

Inn At Year’s End V02N1

12/31/2018
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Written while the world was still reeling from WWI, this Short Talk is poignant even today, and offers a reassuring look ahead, despite what we now know occurred in the intervening century. We are reminded, heading into 2019, that the benefits of Freemasonry are timeless.

Duration:00:13:23

Men Who Build Bridges, Not Walls V64N3

12/24/2018
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This is just about as timely an episode as possible. Written in 1986 by RW Rev Bro Richard D. Campbell, Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New York, this Short Talk explores our motivations as men and Masons, and is a call for connections of Brotherhood to prevail in all of our relationships.

Duration:00:10:27

Language Of The Heart

12/24/2018
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Written by Exceedingly Worshipful Bro Carl H. Claudy, this Short Talk explores the origins and reasons behind the language found in the Craft. Another timeless and timely lesson, this one written in 1929.

Duration:00:09:36

Celebration Of Christmas V43N12

12/24/2018
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Written by Dr. Joseph L. Blau in 1965, this Short Talk dives into the origins and meanings of our annual holiday traditions, and is both timeless and timely. Merry Christmas!

Duration:00:21:10

The Lambskin Apron V05N11

12/21/2018
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This episode is brought to us by RW Bro Peter Cutler , current DDGM 14th Maine, and discusses the symbolism of the badge of a Mason. Originally written in 1927, these timeless ideas help tell us who we are as Masons.

Duration:00:14:42

Job’s Daughters And Freemasonry V95N12

12/19/2018
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For this Short Talk, we are joined by Elizabeth Meldrum, Miss Job’s Daughter of Virginia 2016-17, who brings us this inspiring Short Talk about Job’s Daughters, and by extension all youth based appendant bodies. Enjoy!

Duration:00:10:07

The Holy Saints John V53N12

12/17/2018
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This episode, written by Rev Bro Oscar Alan Gwyn, explores why these two Christian Saints were taken by the Craft and made our own, as they represent the two great aims of our order: righteousness and love. Enjoy!

Duration:00:25:07

Enlightening The Profane V09N9

12/14/2018
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This episode discusses what we, as Masons, should tell those who are pro-fane, or without the Temple, and is an excellent introduction to the Craft.

Duration:00:17:20

Circumambulation Meditations V77N8

12/12/2018
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Written by WBro Bates LaGrande, this Short Talk discusses the meanings of the Scripture readings from the three degrees.

Duration:00:14:23

Temperance, Fortitude, And Prudence V55N11

12/10/2018
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In this episode we explore the three cardinal virtues taught in the Entered Apprentice degree. Written by Illustrious Brother Alphonse Cerza.

Duration:00:10:32

The Medicine Man And The Senior Deacon V96N7

12/10/2018
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Written by Bro Jim Tressner, this Short Talk explores the mystical role the Senior Deacon plays in the ritual, guiding the candidate through the experiences of the degrees.

Duration:00:09:04