Thursday, January 31, 2008

One for the Ladies!

As I was bouncing around the web site of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, I was delighted to find that they too get oddball questions. So many of these have come from women interested in Freemasonry that they now have links to the British International Order of Co-Masonry and the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons

Both of these are long-standing, respectable organizations promoting the Craft among women. By all accounts the Masonry they practice would be considered "regular", but they are not recognized by mainstream Freemasonry.

As far as we know, there are no female Masons or related organizations operating in Thailand at this time. But if there they have Gentlemen's Nights?


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Light of Siam Stated Meeting

Brethren all,

Light of Siam Lodge will hold their stated meeting on Saturday, 26th January 2008 at 3:30pm in Phuket. The harmony following costs THB 2000 and includes refreshments.

Please contact Bro. Junior Warden if you intend to visit.


QCCC on the DaVinci Code

Brethren all,

In Volume 116 of the transactions, Bro. R. A. Gilbert wrote an intersting review of this nearly five year old book. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown remains an international bestseller, that despite its inaccuracies has generated significant interest in Freemasonry.

The review picks apart Brown's errant theology and history to reveal many of the inaccuracies at the heart of the novel. Bro. Gilbert is quick, accurate and to the point.

Why bring this up now? Well, with Brown's upcoming novel focusing on Freemasonry, I'm sure we'll see many of the same canards and falsehoods reused. It would be useful for the brethren to be knowledgeable enough to respond effectively!

The article is available on the QCCC website. Just click the da Vinci Code once you get there.


Monday, January 7, 2008

Erasmus Anniversary

Congratulations to the brethren of Loge Erasmus, No. 297 NC on this their second anniversary. The brethren have worked exceedingly hard to establish the loge and develop new Masonic traditions in Bangkok.

Brethren will celebrate at their meeting on 12th January where they will have a special guest.

The brethren will also pass the Chalice of Hope on to Lodge Baden Powell in Melbourne, Australia.


Sunday, January 6, 2008

Masonic Symbolism in the Magic Flute

Brethren looking for an excuse to visit Singapore might consider heading down over on Saturday, 26th January. Lodge Saint Michael, No. 2933 EC will conduct a seminar on "Masonic Symbolism in Mozart's Magic Flute." The seminar will be held at Freemasons Hall, 23 A Coleman Street, Singapore at 14:00.

Please contact your lodge secretary for details.