We believe that Freemasonry provides a genuine initiatory experience and a pathway to mature masculinity. The Gentle Craft brings together men who might have otherwise been divided by class, race, religion, or sectarian opinion and allows them to become friends and Brothers. It provides important moral instruction and non-dogmatic support for faith in the Divine. It gives men a sense of their place in society, in history, and in the universe. Freemasonry is not only relevant for men in our modern age, but essential.
** We believe candidates should be provided the best possible experience in joining the Fraternity. The experience of being Entered, Passed and Raised should be deeply moving, impressive, and memorable. But these experiences are essential but insufficient for a truly good candidate experience. The traditional education for candidates consisting of memorization of catechisms or lectures provides an excellent opportunity to introduce candidates to the philosophy, history, and traditions of the Fraternity. Mere memorization isn’t education. It is imperative that candidates be provided with the opportunity to begin to develop a real understanding of the degrees and the Craft.
* We believe in the tradition of making “daily progress in Freemasonry.” Freemasonry is a progressive science — that is to say, it is a body of knowledge that requires study and effort. Only through such study does a man progress in his understanding of the Mysteries of Masonry and begin to improve himself and, thereby, his community. It is our hope that as we build more resources on our website we can become a resource for those in the Craft seeking to make daily progress.
– Worshipful Brother David Riley and Brother Nicholas Harvey
Episode 25 - The Grumpy Past Masters Are Here (with Jonathan Sriberg and Geoffrey Kromer)
Worshipful Jonathan Sriberg and Worshipful Geoffrey Kromer join us to talk about The Grumpy Past Master's Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/harrumph/
Episode 24 - "Native American Masons" with Bro. T.S. Akers
Joining Three Distinct Knocks this week is Brother T.S. Akers, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, is the Curator of Collections for the McAlester Valley of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He has written extensively on the history of Freemasonry in Oklahoma, including the essential volume Knights on the Prairie: A History of Templary in Oklahoma. Akers’ paper “The Legacy of Regimental Lodges” was recently published in Philalethes: The Journal of Masonic Research & Letters.
Episode 22 - "The Condition of Freemasonry in Oklahoma" with Robert G Davis
The Illustrious Bob Davis joins us to speak about the condition of Freemasonry in Oklahoma.
More info can be found here: www.RobertGDavis.net
Episode 21 - The Art of Memory with Martin Faulks
Learn more about Martin Faulks:
"A Mosaic Palace Freemasonry and the Art of Memory"
Episode 20 - Tattooing Masons and Masons who tattoo
David's rant: https://threedistinctknocks.org/of-rings-and-things/
Bro. Joseph Boo, Wor. David Norton, and Bro. Ian Adams join us to talk about:
Masons with Tattoos
Masons who Tattoo
Episode 19 - "Find More" Campaign with Wor. H. Robert Huke
Wor. H. Robert Huke joins us to talk about the new "Find More" marketing campaign with the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.