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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Changes and Controversy in Pennsylvania

On the Palmetto Mason, I try to avoid broadcasting this type of news from other Grand Jurisdictions. However, this one is rather publicly available elsewhere on the Internet and in at least one newspaper. It may be of some interest to South Carolina Masons in that the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania is very much responsible for putting the “Ancient” in the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina. Pennsylvania and South Carolina are also – to the best of my knowledge – the only Ahiman Rezon Grand Lodges.

I will not attempt to summarize what is going on in Pennsylvania here but will, instead, direct you to the following links.

21st Century Masonic Renaissance on the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania web site.

One Day Masonic Journey on the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania web site.

Big Changes at the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania at the Freemasons for Dummies blog.

Pennsylvania Masonic Restoration: a site dedicated to resisting many of the Masonic Renaissance changes.

The Not-So-Secrets of the Temple: an op-ed piece from The New York Times dated 7 January 2010.

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