From the title of this paper it is obvious that it is paraphrasing a well known passage contained in the Volume of the Sacred Law, Book of Genesis, Chapter 4, Verse 9, in which the Lord calls Cain to account for his brother Abel’s whereabouts. The answer, as we know, is one of defiance. In the words of the King James version of the Holy Bible it is the familiar response: “I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?” The more modern Living Bible puts it into these words: “How should I know?… Am I supposed to keep track of him wherever he goes?”
The first degree lecture tells us that the E- A- degree is intended symbolically to represent the entrance of man into the world in which he is afterwards to become a living and thinking factor. It is not until the ( ?) receives the second degree lecture that he is told of the second of the two great Ps – one on the left of the entrance of the T – and one on the right, and he learns of the W-S, consisting of three, five and seven steps.
Symbolically, he leaves the outer world of ignorance and darkness when he passes those Ps and begins his Masonic life by ascending the first three steps of the W -So. In all three degrees the (?) is instructed how to advance to the altar. These steps are full of symbolism.
In the first degree, the (?) is instructed to advance to the altar by three irregular steps of about 15, 12 and 9 inches respectively. Later he is told that these steps were necessarily irregular, he not knowing where he was going. To the thoughtful Mason, these three steps have great depth of meaning.
Photo taken at Toronto on the 23rd November, 1998 on the occasion of the Officers of the High Council, S.R.I.C., receiving their Ninth Grade from M.W. Dr. Claude Brodeur, Honorary Immediate Past Supreme Magus of the S.R.I.C.
Addressed to the Learned Europe HERE GENTLE READER, YOU shall find incorporated in our Confession thirty-seven reasons of purpose and intention, the which according to thy pleasure thou mayest seek out and compare together, considering within thyself if they be sufficient to allure thee. Verily, it requires no small pains to induce any one to … Read more
by Wm. Wynn Westcott, P.S.M., S.R.I.A., XI It is well at certain times to consider our status as Rosicrucians, and to remind ourselves of the origin of the Society to which we belong, to notice how far we moderns have strayed from the original paths laid down by our Founder, C.R., and to take a … Read more
Masonic Service Association – Short Talk Bulletin – February 1947 Freemasonry uses many common English words in a sense other than that of their usual definition -profane, heal, carpet, accepted, landmark, etc. For the benefit of the new Mason – and perhaps for some who are older but less attentive to Masonic instruction than they … Read more
(14th January, 1810 – April 1890)
Colonel William James McLeod Moore was the founder and first Supreme Magus of S.R.I.C. The College named after him , McLeod Moore College, continue to meet quarterly at West Toronto Masonic Temple, Annette Street, Toronto. Membership is by invitation and is open to all Master Masons. For more information contact the Secretary General at email@example.com
W.Bro. Colonel William James Bury MacLeod Moore
By Bro. Robert Proctor, Lebanon Lodge No. 139 G.R.C.
Published in The Newsletter of the Committee on Masonic Education, Spring 1995 (2nd Quarter) Vol. 14 No. 4.
Colonel Moore was born on 14th January, 1810 in Kildare, Ireland, the eldest son of Captain N. J. Moore.
Colonel Moore received his early education in Aberdeen, Scotland, graduated in 1825 and attended the Military School at Sandhurst On his graduation in 1831, he received an Ensign’s commission in the 69th Regiment of Foot, in which he served for twenty years
Societas Rosicruciana In Canada October 15, 2016 10:00 A.M. Rosicrucian Order of the Freemasons LVX IN OCCIDENT COLLEGE Cari Fraters: I am directed by the Celebrant to summon you to assist in the forming of the M….. C….. for the regular convocation of the College, to be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at 10:00 … Read more
Manitoba’s Legislative Building, principal among public buildings in the province, accommodates the legislative assembly, its committees and staff, as well as offices for the ministers and deputy ministers of all government departments. When this building was planned just after the turn of the 20th century, members were unanimous in their desire to build an imposing … Read more