Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York

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Страница 2 - Concerning God and Religion. A mason is obliged, by his tenure, to obey the moral law; and if he rightly understands the art, he will never be a stupid atheist, nor an irreligious libertine. But though in ancient times, masons were charged in every country to be of the religion of that country or nation, whatever it was, yet 'tis now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular opinions to themselves...
Страница 141 - Finally, all these Charges you are to observe, and also those that shall be communicated to you in another way ; cultivating brotherly love, the foundation and capestone, the cement and glory of this ancient Fraternity...
Страница 15 - It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts...
Страница 140 - But though in ancient times masons were charged in every country to be of the religion of that country or nation, whatever it was, yet it is now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular opinions to themselves...
Страница 140 - tis now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that Religion in which all Men agree, leaving their particular Opinions to themselves; that is, to be good Men and true, or Men of Honour and Honesty, by whatever Denominations or Persuasions they may be distinguished ; whereby Masonry becomes the Center of Union, and the Means of conciliating true Friendship among Persons that must have remain'd at a perpetual Distance.
Страница 20 - Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.
Страница 141 - But if you discover him to be a true and Genuine Brother, you are to respect him accordingly ; and if he is in want, you must relieve him if you can, or else direct him how he may be reliev'd You must employ him some Days, or else recommend him to be employed.
Страница 141 - You are to salute one another in a courteous manner, as you will be instructed, calling each other brother, freely giving mutual instruction as shall be thought expedient, without being overseen or overheard, and without encroaching upon each other, or...
Страница 141 - ... or quarrels must be brought within the door of the lodge, far less any quarrels about religion, or nations, or state policy, we being only, as masons, of the...
Страница 11 - IT is not death to die ; To leave this weary road. And 'midst the brotherhood on high To be at home with God.

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