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1 Facilitating Masonic Education R.W. Dale Morrow DSM Grand Senior Deacon

2 Why Do We Need Masonic Education? It s part of what we do

3 Teaching Our Brothers Our ritual is of an allegorical nature The meanings are not immediately clear Subdue our passions Open, read the minutes, pay the bills, talk about a couple of business items, close lodge, drink some coffee and visit for a few minutes and go home. The same ole same ole It s killing us.

4 Masonic Education Committee Every Lodge needs to make use of the Masonic Education Committee One of the standing committees the Master must appoint each year

5 Masonic Education Should be Part of Most Lodge Meetings Get Masonic Education put on the Agenda with consent of the Master

6 But we don t have time for Masonic Education! Consent Agenda: Minutes of last meeting. Normal bills. Treasurers report. Communications (other than Grand Lodge) All published and provided prior to the meeting. Now you have 15 to 20 minutes for Masonic Education!

7 What can be used for Masonic Education? Masonic Topic No Politics or Religion

8 Good Topics Famous Masons

9 Masons In The Revolution

10 Ritual as Masonic Education

11 Monitor and Ceremonies Many insights into our past ritual can be taken from the current and older versions of the Monitor

12 The Building of The Temple 1 Kings Chapter 5 (Preparation for Building the Temple) 1 Kings Chapter 6 (Temple Construction) Some New International Versions are almost ready made Masonic Ed. Programs!

13 More Good Topics Historical Masonic publications Book reports on Masonic books Masonic symbolism Philosophy of a Masonic nature

14 Resources

15 Your Own Copy of The Encyclopedia of Freemasonry AG_EncylopediaofFreemasonryVols1and2.pdf

16 All the regional libraries in Kansas also list having copies of The Encyclopedia of Freemasonry which can be borrowed by your local library. Many local libraries have these also.

17 Lexicon of Freemasonry Albert Mackey A LEXICON Or FREEMASONRY: CONTAINING A DEFINITION OF ALL ITS COMMUNICABLE TERMS, NOTICES OF ITS HISTORY, TRADITIONS, AND ANTIQUITIES, AND AN ACCOUNT OF ALL THE RITES AND MYSTERIES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD. BY ALBERT G. MACKEY, M.D.

18 Resources Short Talk Bulletins (Masonic Service Association Published since 1923 many online) These are ready made Masonic Education, and there are over 1000 of them Complete Idiots Guide to Freemasonry Freemasonry for Dummies.

19 The Laws of Kansas Masonry 25 Recognized Landmarks of Kansas Masonry (Mackey Landmarks) KANSAS FREEMASONS ON THE LEVEL The Laws of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Kansas The Morris Landmarks The Lockwood Landmarks The Pound Landmarks (Roscoe Pound) The Ancient Charges

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21 Video Resources

22 Easiest Way To Download YouTube Videos

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24 Downloading Videos Select the version Click the color balloons

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26 Our Lodge Does Not Have a Projector! Bring the spare TV and DVD player from home!

27 Lodge Plays The Masonic Service Association of North America 8120 Fenton Street Silver Spring, Maryland

28 Lodge Plays Scripts $2.00 Each (MSANA) "THE GREATEST OF THESE" "HE THAT BELIEVETH" "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN" "JUDGE NOT!" "THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS" "TREASURES OF DARKNESS" "HE WHICH IS ACCUSED" "IF A MAN DIE..." "...AND NOT FORSAKE THEM" "A GIFT IN SECRET" "TO ENTERTAIN STRANGERS" "THE FIGHT." "AFTER THE STORM."

29 Presentation Handouts Flip Chart PowerPoint presentation Demonstrations with props Spoken or acted presentations should be well practiced

30 Presenters Try not to use the same presenter every time Enlist brothers from other lodges as presenters on occasion Area and District Deputy Grand Masters may be able to assist Grand Lodge Officers Brothers from other lodges

31 Questions and Discussion

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