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Contains research papers delivered at Virginia Research Lodge or elsewhere.

  
  
  
  
  
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The First American Citizen.pdf
  
Norfolk Valley Scottish Rite8/16/2018Wor. Michael D. Johnstone
Wor. Johnstone, Valley Americanism Chairman, presents a history of our most famous Mason and President, George Washington.
Zoroaster and the Symbolism of the 32nd Degree.pdf
  
Norfolk Valley Scottish Rite7/19/2018Wor. Christopher Winston Douglas
Details the history and philosophy of Zoroastrianism and how it is an integral part of the 32nd degree. Describes the meanings of many of the symbols depicted in this degree.
Masonry, A Well Spent Life.pdf
  
Norfolk Valley Scottish Rite9/15/2016Wor. Christopher Winston Douglas
Discusses how to plan your Masonic career over the course of several decades.
Rudyard Kipling.pdf
  
Ocean View Lodge No. 3359/2/2016Wor. Christopher Winston Douglas
A short biography of Brother Rudyard Kipling, and his most famous Masonic Poem, "The Mother-Lodge".
Social Media and Masonry.pdf
  
South Norfolk Lodge No. 3398/2/2016Wor. Christopher Winston Douglas
Describes in detail the various types of social media and how to use them to create an outreach program for a Lodge.
Remember now thy Creator.pdf
  
Ocean View Lodge No. 3356/10/2016Wor. Christopher Winston Douglas
An explanation of Ecclesiastes 12, verse 1 through 7, recited by the Chaplain during the Master Mason degree.
Rights of Visitation.pdf
  
Ocean View Lodge No. 3354/15/2016Wor. Christopher Winston Douglas
This paper was based on numerous conversations with new members, explaining what a Lodge and Grand Lodge are, some of our history, as well as explaining how to visit other Lodges.
Research Lodges.pdf
  
Ocean View Lodge No. 3352/19/2016Wor. Christopher Winston Douglas
Describes what a Research Lodge is, and how to find more information about attending one.
Faith Hope and Charity.pdf
  
Ocean View Lodge No. 3359/11/2015Wor. Christopher Winston Douglas
Discusses the concepts of Faith, Hope, and Charity from the lectures, what the meaning of these terms are, and how we can apply them in our daily lives as men and as Masons.
Tabernacle, Temple, Self.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 177712/12/1998Bro. Joseph P. Gardner
A detailed description of the tabernacle, or tent, used by Moses to house the Ark of the Covenant while in the desert; and the rich designs of Solomon's Temple which was built as it's permanent home.
Freemasonry in England.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 17779/26/1998Mt. Ex. George B. Yeates
An explanation of how Freemasonry increased dramatically in England during the 18th and 19th centuries and the attraction it held for the middle class.
Anti-Masonry and our Response.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 17776/27/1998Bro. Wallace McLeod
Describes in depth the charges leveled against Masonry by various religious organizations and handily refutes them.  Recommends that Brothers should speak out and defend the craft.
The Rise and Decline of Masonic Flasks.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 177712/13/1997Wor. Jeffrey G. Burcham
A history of Masonic flasks manufactured by glass works and popular in the early 1800s. Also provides details about the Anti-Masonic party and it's possible cause of the decline of their use.
Opportunities.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 17779/27/1997Bro. Robert D. Springer
Brother Robert Springer, a career Air Force Officer, recounts the numerous opportunities that Masonry and military service offered him in his life, and calls on all Masons to provide that opportunity to those who should join us.
A Little Bit O'Allen.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 17776/28/1997Mt. Wor. Richard E. Fletcher
Mt. Wor. Fletcher, Past Grand Master of Vermont, recounts selected works from the prolific writer Allen E. Roberts following his untimely death. He speaks of the efforts of the Masonic Information Center to keep Masons informed about our history.
A Memorial Tribute To Allen Earl Roberts.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 17773/22/1997Mt. Wor. Lloyd Ulrich Jefferson
A fond tribute to the life and work of Allen E. Roberts, a prolific Masonic author and long time Secretary of Virginia Research Lodge.
Benjamin Franklin - Mason.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 177712/14/1996Rt. Wor. Clarence E. Whitley
A biography of one of our most famous Masons, Benjamin Franklin, his early years, his service to our country, and his Masonic career.
Another Look at the Trestleboard.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 17779/23/1995Mt. Wor. Ralph L. Haltquist
Using the Trestleboard to build Solomon's Temple, to form the Grand Lodge of England, and in our Lodges today. Enumerating the Ancient Landmarks, whether they should be enumerated or still considered Landmarks at all.
Why There's Confusion Among The Workmen.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 17776/24/1995Mt. Wor. John A. Anagnostis
The author compares Northern and Southern English with humorous results, explains the importance of reaching younger Masons and ensuring we bring about necessary change together, and provides several examples of Masons living up to their obligations.
The Mounties and Masonry.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 17773/25/1995Wor. Nelson King, FPS
Wor. King, a Canadian Mason, gives a detailed history of the ties between Masonry and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, including his lifetime fascination with the RCMP.
Addressing the Membership Crisis in Virginia.pdf
  
Virginia Research Lodge No. 177712/10/1994Mt. Wor. Thomas F. May
The Grand Master of Masons in Virginia spoke on the membership crisis we are experiencing and described the twenty three point plan he instituted to address it.