The Square Magazine - June 2011
THE SQUARE IS PUBLISHED EVERY FOUR MONTHS Contents include:
The Square - The Independent Magazine for Freemasons
It's what all Masons are talking about. The Square magazine now has a new look and is in a larger format, bringing you more interesting and thought provoking articles, from an independent point of view. Plus, a chance for you to contribute and see your lodge highlighted, plenty of special features, a humorous look at masonic life and even a strip cartoon and a caption competition, where YOU can win a prize!
Editor: Richard Gan
THE SQUARE IS PUBLISHED EVERY FOUR MONTHS
The Royal Arch
David Williamson - An edited version of a recent address by the Third Grand Principal, encapsulating a number of ideas to move the Royal Arch
Leslie Felgate Dring
Steve Chadburn - A new series of Caricatures of leading Freemasons
One of my other interests is...
Gordon Bourne - Salmon Fishing is just one of the other interests of one of our most senior masons
The Revd. Dr. John Theophilus Desaguliers
- the third Grand Master
Alan Wondzinski - Concluding the story of The Revd. Dr. John Theophilus Desaguliers; one of the most influential figures in the history of Grand Lodge who has been described as the Father of Modern freemasonry
Freemasonry and Youth
Ralph Wheeler - Links between Scouting, Freemasonry and other youth groups are explored.
Freemasonry and Family History
Diane Clements - Freemasonry can provide details and links that can provide family historians with a wider view of their ancestors
A Journey from Merthyr to Sydney:
A Talented Portrait Painter
Graham John Wilcox - A fascinating example showing exactly how Freemasonry can provide family historians with a wider view of their ancestors
The Masonic Order of Athelstan
Paul Johnstone - An update on the progress of one of the less well known, but rapidly expanding, Orders of Freemasonry
'Energy irresistible': Laurence Dermott
Ann Pilcher-Dayton - Laurence Dermott, first Grand Secretary of the Antient Grand Lodge, and his contribution to Freemasonry
The making of a jewel
The making of a Past Master's jewel is more complex than you think.
Some Eighteenth Century Newspapers Yasha Beresiner - Newspapers may be considered the most classical of all ephemeral items. Coincidentally, the earliest recorded use of the word 'ephemera' refers to newspapers
The Volume of the Sacred Law
Fred Lomax - One of a Series of 5 Minute Talks
Brother Brother's Journal
Michael Halleran - A Cowan, by G-d - The recollections of a nineteenth-century American gentleman of the Craft
Some Thoughts on Masonic Ritual
Chris Oversby - Masonic misunderstandings, in the ritual or perhaps just pure Masonic sloppiness?
The Square Debate
Dr. Revd. Peter Blackwell-Smyth - Pat Streams - Should membership of the Craft be limited to those professing a belief in a Supreme Being?
The Allied Masonic Degrees
John Paternoster - The inter-connection of the five Allied Masonic Degrees form a mirror for our Path of Life
Strength in Poverty
Julian Rees - In misfortune and adversity we begin to see the truth
Your Masonic Questions Answered
Graham Redman - Some interesting questions on Masonic procedure and protocol answered by the acknowledged expert in the field
Point of View
Pat Streams - Pat Streams challenges the conventional views on both the use of charitable funds and the organisation of Ladies' Festivals
Peter Panic - Peter Panic explores the concept of Freemasonry and the 'shared-experience'
...fugit inreparabile tempus
John Acaster - A birthday reflection upon mortality
The QC Column
Jim Daniel - News from the premier lodge of research
Sprig of Acacia
Canon Richard Tydeman and Henry Lee are remembered
Letters to the Editor
Square Humour and Cannon's Corner
The funny side of Freemasonry
Maurice Beazley - Masonry embraces philately
News and Forthcoming Events