On The Level Podcast

Christopher Burns

Some people think Freemasonry is on the decline, not if we have anything to say about it! Join On the Level Podcast as we explore that Esoteric side of Freemasonry. We talk about the inner workings of our Fraternity, how to apply it's teachings to your every day life to become a better man, and general current events. Join our host and guests as we explore Freemasonry together and bring our ancient craft into the modern age!

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Interview with Brother Jonathan Greene: Washington DC Trip
Jan 10 2024
Interview with Brother Jonathan Greene: Washington DC Trip
Embark with us on a profound exploration of the hidden ties that Freemasonry weaves through America's canvas, from the towering Washington Memorial to the cornerstone of our nation's capital. Our special guest, Brother Jonathan Greene, joins us in dissecting the often overlooked impact of Masonic philosophy on the very framework of our society, and why this isn't a staple in our educational curriculum. We'll unravel the enigmatic influence of the Freemasons on the founders, and how their legacy continues to shape the discourse in realms of religion, science, and politics.Venture further into a candid reveal of personal transformation and the strength found within self-discipline. My own battle and triumph over diabetes and hormonal imbalances showcases the sheer potency of diet and critical thinking. Together with Brother Green, we tackle the compelling allure of Masonic rituals and the esoteric, contemplating the opportune moments one should seek to deepen their Masonic journey, like the pursuit of the Scottish Rite.As we gaze into Freemasonry's horizon, we discuss the vital strides necessary to ensure its enduring legacy. Learn about the innovative marketing reimbursement program from the Grand Lodge and how it's setting the stage for Freemasonry's leap into the digital age, with smart strategies that resonate with the next generation. We close with a heartfelt reflection on personal legacies, and the poignant reminder of our duty to impart wisdom to future generations, a philosophy deeply rooted in Masonic tradition.#podcast #freemasonry #bluelodge #freemasonSupport the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Binding Together Heritage and Honor: The Enduring Influence of Masonry on American Values
Jan 3 2024
Binding Together Heritage and Honor: The Enduring Influence of Masonry on American Values
Have you ever wondered how Masonry has woven itself into the fabric of American history? Join Chris and me as we share tales from our Masonic journey, including a heartfelt look at life transitions within the brotherhood and the impact of our rituals and governance on the nation's founding. From a memorable trip to the Masonic hotspots of Washington DC to the inspiring ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, we offer a firsthand account of the fraternity's enduring legacy and its contemplative influence on our democracy.Technology may have given us a run for our money, but it didn't stop us from unpacking the challenges and triumphs of Masonic life. We tackle the parallels between Masonic leadership and the accountability we yearn for in modern governance while addressing the need for lodges to flourish internally as a prelude to community engagement. The discussion turns introspective as we reflect on the moral compass Masonry provides young men, the revitalization of our lodges, and the continual cycle of leadership that promotes personal growth and integrity.As our conversation steers towards the future, we're excited about the potential for Masonic bus tours and the dissemination of our rich heritage. A fundraiser for Liberty Lodge 31 brings our focus back to the present, where we blend our passion for Masonry with a cause close to our hearts. We round off with an invitation to upcoming events and the anticipation of a strong New Year, encouraging listeners to engage with their local lodges and discover the extended family that the brotherhood offers. Join us for a journey through the cornerstone of American principles and the promise of what can be achieved when we live by the values that Masonry instills.Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Honoring Tradition and Service: A Masonic Voyage with Alan Cox
Dec 27 2023
Honoring Tradition and Service: A Masonic Voyage with Alan Cox
Join the ranks of the curious as we sit down with Alan Cox, an esteemed past district deputy grandmaster and a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, to celebrate the storied traditions of Freemasonry and its salute to our nation's servicemen and women. Feel the reverence as Alan recounts the solemn honor of accompanying the Grandmaster to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and sense the excitement that buzzes in the air with the upcoming installation of Potomac Lodge number five. Our conversation ventures into personal territory, with Alan reflecting on his own Masonic path and military service, giving us a glimpse into the fraternity's deep-seated camaraderie. And for a bit of levity, we share a laugh over a comedic mix-up between military branches that even our Masonic brethren sometimes can't escape.Venture further into the heart of Freemasonry as we discuss the demanding and rewarding roles within the Masonic District, from Fred Packwood’s unexpected journey in an international apprentice competition to the art of guiding fellow members. Reminisce with us about the captivating moments that unfold following Grand Master Official Visits, where cigars and profound conversations create an atmosphere unlike any other. Our guest Alan shares his 12-year Masonic adventure, declaring it the wisest choice of his life, and leaves us with a cliffhanger about the time actor Richard Dreyfuss was raised—a story we promise to reveal in upcoming episodes. This is a gathering of Masonic wisdom and heartfelt tales you won't want to miss.Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Interview with Steve Silvers : Washington DC Trip
Dec 20 2023
Interview with Steve Silvers : Washington DC Trip
Embark on a journey through the pillars of Freemasonry as Chris and I, alongside our esteemed guest Steve Silvers from Hillsborough Lodge No. 25, commemorate the fellowship and historical reverence encapsulated in the annual Hudson's Heroes pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. Initiated by Grandmaster Stan Hudson in 2016, this episode unfolds the poignant moments of laying wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and paying homage at George Washington's grave, all while weaving the past into the present for an enlightening Masonic experience. Feel the weight of history and the warmth of brotherhood as we reveal plans for upcoming visits to Capitol Hill and the George Washington National Masonic Memorial, underscoring our commitment to honor and educate.As we share tales from the heart of the Masonic family, you'll be transported to our cherished annual gatherings, where the joy of maintaining our heritage prevails over any quest for accolades. The episode culminates with the palpable anticipation of the selection process for an upcoming event, a tradition that Steve elucidates with both passion and reverence. This isn't just a retelling of rituals; it's a celebration of the individuals who knit the fabric of our fraternity's legacy. Join us for an intimate look at the rituals that fortify the Masonic community and ensure its enduring influence on society.Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
On Location Washington DC Interviews with John Schafer (The 3 Ruffians) and W:. Jeremy Barnes (Amity App)
Dec 6 2023
On Location Washington DC Interviews with John Schafer (The 3 Ruffians) and W:. Jeremy Barnes (Amity App)
Welcome to a world where cigars meet Masonic mysteries, where the smell of fine whiskey mingles with the intriguing tales of Freemasonry. Today, we're joined by Johnny Schaeff from the Three Ruffians cigar company, and we're cracking open conversations around their unique product range, including the mysterious JA cigar and their Cuban seed wonder. As we sit in the grand lobby of a Washington DC hotel, we delve into the world of Freemasonry, unraveling its deep-rooted traditions and the fascinating world of recognition between Grand Lodges. Ever wondered how technology is bridging gaps and making global connections in an ancient brotherhood like Freemasonry? Our guest, Jeremy, the creator of the innovative Amity app, spills the beans about the inception of this tool that's making Masonic travel a breeze, replacing physical recognition books, and connecting Freemasons across borders. As we probe the potential of this app, we also touch upon some exciting future plans, including its expansion for the Grand Lodge of Florida and possibilities of worldwide outreach. Today's podcast is not just a deep dive into Freemasonry and cigars, but it's also an exploration of forgotten histories and intriguing tales. From the fascinating story of the George Washington gavel to the mystery behind Dan Brown's symbolic severed hand, we've got it all covered. We'll also share a few laughs over the thoughts of creating a "Clandestine Lodge" and the mysterious disappearance of Chris's wife. It's a captivating, humorous, and enlightening discussion that you wouldn't want to miss! So, sit back, light up a cigar, pour yourself a glass of whiskey, and let's journey into the captivating world of Freemasonry.#freemasonry #pocast #bluelodge #amityapp #the3ruffians #masoniccigars Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
A Tale of Secrecy and Intrigue: The William Morgan Affair
Nov 29 2023
A Tale of Secrecy and Intrigue: The William Morgan Affair
What happened to William Morgan, the man who threatened to spill the secrets of Freemasonry, resulting in his mysterious disappearance in 1826? Join us in our jaw-dropping exploration of this perplexing tale with our guest, Chris, who adds an extra layer of intrigue with his personal insights. We dive into the murky waters of the consequences of this event, including the birth of the Anti-Masonic party and its effect on the political landscape of a nation shadowed by the specter of slavery.As we unravel the enigma of Freemasonry and its influence on politics and society, we also shed light on the principles of Masonry and the role it played in local politics and social mobility. The fear it invoked among the public offers a fascinating glimpse into the societal norms of the time. Woven into our historical narrative are personal anecdotes from Chris and me, shedding light on our own experiences as Masons. We emphasize the importance of accountability and our commitment to providing genuine Masonic education, hoping this episode serves as a valuable resource for all listeners.As we near the end of our intriguing journey into the world of Freemasonry, we delve into the organization's structure, obligations, and values. The mysterious tale of William Morgan does cast a shadow over the fraternity's history, yet we stress that this incident should not define the organization as a whole. Finishing on a note of camaraderie and connection, we share messages from brothers worldwide and encourage our listeners to continue sharing their thoughts. Our conversation offers an authentic, insightful, and thrilling view into Masonry's past, present, and future—creating an episode you won't want to miss.#podcast #freemasonry #bluelodgeSupport the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Interview with W:. Daniel Molina | An Elite Masonic Speaker!
Nov 15 2023
Interview with W:. Daniel Molina | An Elite Masonic Speaker!
Have you ever pondered the mysteries of Freemasonry, or felt a chill when someone mentions the Chamber of Reflection? We've got you covered in this rich, engaging episode, where we strip away the myths and misconceptions that surround the craft. With the insightful Warshawville Daniel Molina as our special guest, we examine what it means to be a Mason - and trust us, it's more profound than secret handshakes and elaborate rituals.We journey into the heart of Freemasonry, discussing its significance to young men in the face of daunting social issues like drug abuse and suicide rates. Masonry, as we reveal, offers an identity crisis solution, fosters leadership skills, and helps young men articulate their thoughts, beliefs, and passions. We then shift gears to uncover the perks of public speaking and journaling in Freemasonry, skills that offer personal growth and play a crucial role in promoting the craft.Rounding off our illuminating conversation, we share a unique twist on initiation ceremonies courtesy of the Three Ruffians group, and reflect on our journey through the multifaceted world of Masonry. We delve into our personal experiences with overcoming fears through Freemasonry and underscore the importance of making a positive impression as representatives of the fraternity. So, ready to debunk some Masonic myths and get enlightened? Join us on this journey - we promise, it's worth every minute.Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Interview with R:. W:. Barry D. Hart: From Frisbees to Freemasonry
Oct 30 2023
Interview with R:. W:. Barry D. Hart: From Frisbees to Freemasonry
Strap yourself in and prepare for a thrilling journey that seamlessly interweaves the profound world of Freemasonry with the adrenaline-pumping realm of Ultimate Frisbee. What's the rebel yell got to do with a Master Mason Association meeting, you ask? And just how does a national champion of ultimate frisbee handle the physical demands of such a sport? Listen on as we unravel these mysteries with riveting conversations and insights from our special guest.Get ready to traverse the intricate labyrinth of Freemasonry as we divulge our experiences with different degrees and chairmanship. Hear firsthand accounts of the journeys we undertook as masters of the lodge, and the instrumental role past masters played in our progress. Curious about the responsibilities of a District Deputy Grand Master? We shed light on their critical role in representing the Grandmaster to the district, while also navigating the challenges of our craft.Finally, we contemplate the value of Masonry and its inherent responsibilities, exploring the pillars of unity and accountability. We wrap up with a heartfelt nod to our listeners, and discuss varying approaches to mastering the work of Freemasonry. From the seasoned Mason to the curious observer, this episode holds rewarding insights and engaging discussions for all. So sit back, tune in, and embark on this enlightening adventure with us.Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
From Star Trek to Dress Codes: A Riveting Journey through Modern Freemasonry and its Timeless Challenges
Oct 25 2023
From Star Trek to Dress Codes: A Riveting Journey through Modern Freemasonry and its Timeless Challenges
Are you ready to embark on a voyage that bridges the past with the present? Our conversation today offers a rich exploration of Freemasonry, from its ancient roots to its current evolution. We begin our journey with a nostalgic look back at the early days of Star Trek and the 80s-era tech that shaped our childhoods. This trip down memory lane serves as an intriguing springboard into a deeper exploration of the timeless craft of Freemasonry. We discuss the behind-the-scenes preparation that goes into a competition degree team and the importance of understanding the "why" in our practices.From there, we venture into the heart of contemporary Freemasonry, touching on the tensions between the old and new guards in Texas and the debates within the Florida Mason's Facebook group. The conversation gets real as we discuss recent controversies and the potential role of Masonry in helping young men navigate modern crises. We also face head-on the challenging conversations happening within our ranks, such as the transgender policy in Ohio Freemasonry and the responses from Grand Lodges across the country.Diving deeper, we reflect on the role of District Deputy Grandmasters, the importance of dress code and presentation, and the broader implications of recent rulings on transgender Freemasons. We debate the wisdom of requiring formal attire and examine the different approaches lodges take to dress. We unpack the emotions stirred by these issues and consider how these debates reflect on our fraternity's core values. Our talk concludes on a thoughtful note, as we explore the role of leadership within Freemasonry and the importance of promoting the fraternity's values. We trust you will leave this conversation with a fresh perspective on our ancient craft and its place in the modern world. Join us on this fascinating journey!Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Unveiling the Masonic World: Nonprofit Leadership, Chaplaincy, and Etiquette
Oct 11 2023
Unveiling the Masonic World: Nonprofit Leadership, Chaplaincy, and Etiquette
Ever wonder how it feels to lead a non-profit organization or navigate the responsibilities of a chaplain in Freemasonry? Look no further, as we share our insights on these topics, busting myths about Masonry and highlighting the essential role of etiquette in this fraternity. Kicking off the conversation with a mix of Masonry and current affairs, we share our thoughts on the war's distressing impact on innocent civilians and the struggle to access reliable information in such times. Plus, stay tuned for a special interview with our wives—offering a fresh and unique perspective on Masonry from their viewpoint.Moving on, we dive into the world of non-profit organizations and the challenges that come with leading them. We explore how to build a team that shares your vision and create an atmosphere of respect and mutual understanding. As we debunk misconceptions about Masonry, we underscore its significance in our community and how it transcends religion. Further, we discuss the importance of etiquette in Freemasonry, the respectful use of religious books, and the importance of titles within the fraternity. Wrapping up our discussion, we delve into the role of a chaplain, their responsibilities, and the nuances of Masonic etiquette. We emphasize the significance of respectful dialogue within Freemasonry and the paramount importance of efficient communication within Masonic lodges. As we share our future plans and express gratitude for our listeners' unwavering support, we invite you to join us on this enriching journey through the world of Freemasonry. Remember, every conversation, every debate should be enveloped in respect and courtesy as this is the Masonry way. Tune in, and let's make this voyage together.#podcast #freemasonry #bluelodgeSupport the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Understanding Masonic Etiquette: A Deep Dive into the Brotherhood's Core Principles
Oct 4 2023
Understanding Masonic Etiquette: A Deep Dive into the Brotherhood's Core Principles
Have you ever wondered about the intricacies of Masonic etiquette, and how it builds a sense of respect and courtesy within the fraternity? Join us as we decode the official GL 208 Revised 2010 version of the Masonic etiquette booklet, shedding light on the appropriate usage of Masonic tools, and highlighting the exemplary mentoring work of our brother, Wade Botkin. We delve into the core of Masonic principles, emphasizing the need to protect the honor of the fraternity, and reminding ourselves to always think before we speak. We also underscore the fraternity's commitment to taking care of our elderly members, discussing ideas like a Patriarch's Night or providing transportation to those unable to attend lodge. We talk about the importance of visiting our aged and infirm brothers, remembering them on special occasions, and gifting appropriately. Journey with us as we talk about the importance of revering the Masonic ritual, the precedence of the altar over the east, and delve into the significance of the ballot box and the master's responsibility to uphold the integrity of the fraternity.Amidst all these enlightening discussions, we also confront some sensitive issues, including racism within the fraternity. We firmly believe that active racists have no place in Masonry and broach the controversial issue of a blackball being thrown due to a brother's race. We leave no stone unturned as we explore the master's power to overturn it if they suspect racism, and stress the importance of taking action against any discrimination based on race or religion. As we conclude our engaging conversation, we remind ourselves of the core tenants of Masonic fraternity: Education, Brotherly Love and Affection, Relief to the Community and Fellow Mason, and Truth. Tune in for an enlightening journey through the world of Masonic etiquette and customs.Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
An Exploration of the Entered Apprentice Charge Part 2
Sep 27 2023
An Exploration of the Entered Apprentice Charge Part 2
Ever wondered what it's like to be part of one of the world's oldest and most mysterious fraternities? Buckle up and immerse yourself in our journey to unlock the enigma of Freemasonry. We kick off with drawing back the curtains on the Master Mason Association and dive deep into the significance of Freemasonry. We'll take you through a whirlwind of our lively District Fundraiser and share anecdotes from our adventures in North Carolina and Miami.Ready yourself for a stimulating debate as we dissect the left versus right narrative and underline the importance of embracing diverse lifestyles in our evolving nation. We'll debunk some of the widely held myths about Freemasonry while illuminating the essence of Masonic brotherhood and secrets. Soak up insights on managing issues within the fraternity and the transformative impact it can have on an individual's life.As we circle towards the end, we venture into the seldom-explored interplay of faith, science, and Freemasonry, and discuss how to foster future growth in lodge planning. We'll throw light on the significance of Masonic education and the role of Masonic rituals. From discussing the aftereffects of civil war on our communities to presenting Masonic values, we leave no stone unturned. Come, join us in our enlightening conversation on this age-old fraternity and its modern-day implications.#freemasonry #bluelodge #enteredapprentice #podcast Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Exploring the Entered Apprentice Charge: Time-Honored Traditions and Contemporary Leadership
Sep 13 2023
Exploring the Entered Apprentice Charge: Time-Honored Traditions and Contemporary Leadership
Are you prepared for a journey through time and tradition as we embark on a voyage into the world of Freemasonry? We, Chris and Fred, will guide you through the labyrinth of ancient customs, values, and sacred rites that make up the fabric of this centuries-old institution. We'll also throw light on our bustling lodge activities, including the high-stakes district competition at Liberty Lodge and the District 23 fundraiser, which are as engaging as they are enlightening.Delving into the realm of leadership, we share a riveting story about the Worshipful Master of a Lodge that beautifully illustrates the power of humility. We weigh in on the delicate equilibrium between discipline and motivation, especially within volunteer-led organizations. The dialogue gets even more interesting as we explore the Entered Apprentice Charge and underscore the importance of its memorization and the value of having a written version in a lodge. In the latter half of our episode, brace yourself for a profound discussion on the second commandment, its contemporary relevance, and the ways Masonic teachings can guide us to honor the Lord's name. We will also share an inspiring narrative about man's stand against bullying, underscoring the virtues of loyalty and courage. As we tackle topics ranging from political discourse to local politics' transformative power, we will cap it all off with an exploration of love, humility, and understanding, using Daryl Davis's extraordinary story to illustrate their transformative power.#freemasonry #podcast #bluelodge #freemason #enteredapprenticeSupport the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Master Mason Lecture Part 2 : Navigating the symbols of this degree
Sep 6 2023
Master Mason Lecture Part 2 : Navigating the symbols of this degree
What does it take to be a lodge master juggling countless responsibilities while navigating the intricate world of Freemasonry and its symbolism? We keep things light-hearted with a few chuckles about the pressures of being a Worshipful Master and pay our respects to the ever-amazing Jimmy Kamastro at Sound Lounge.Our conversations stretch far and wide, deep into the realms of anti-Masonry, the misconceptions about Free Masons and what the 'All-Seeing Eye' truly signifies. We venture back in time, tracing the influence of the Protestant Reformation, the Christian faith that guided many of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and the birth of the separation of church and state. As we traverse through time and the vast expanse of Freemasonry, we never lose sight of the virtues that hold us together - silence, circumspection, justice, and the perpetual quest of spreading light.In this journey, we take a moment to acknowledge the Grand Lodge's marketing reimbursement program and its potential to shape the future of Masonry. Symbols of time and life, the power of appreciation, and the importance of Masonic virtues in our daily lives are also given their due focus. As we wrap up this enlightening conversation with our guest, we reflect on the growth experienced throughout his Masonic journey and express gratitude for the opportunity to discuss Freemasonry. Join us on this fascinating exploration, and let's continue to spread the light together.#freemasonry #podcast #mastermasondegree #mastermason #bluelodgeSupport the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Journey into the Heart of the Master Mason Lecture
Aug 28 2023
Journey into the Heart of the Master Mason Lecture
Ready to journey into the heart of Freemasonry? You don't want to miss this deep dive into the craft of masonry, as we explore symbolic rituals and share insights for a healthier life. We kick off with a recap of the Master Mason Association meeting and a reflection on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We also acknowledge the leadership of Paul Beckinhouse, who stepped up to the challenge at the Sarasota Sahib Shrine.In this podcast, we examine the significance of the Master Mason degree lecture, its symbols, and the importance of keeping these symbols private. We also delve into the symbolism of the pot of incense, connecting it to spiritual beliefs and the concept of a pure heart. Our journey through Freemasonry symbolism continues as we discuss the emblem of industry represented by the beehive, highlighting its lesson on rationality and industriousness. As we wrap up, we emphasize the importance of community involvement and the role of elder Masons in the Grand Lodge of Florida. We reflect on the power of prayer, wisdom drawn from Ecclesiastes, and the teachings of Solomon. We express our gratitude to our listeners, and conclude with a discussion on the future potential of the Freemasonry community in Florida. Get ready to have your perspectives broadened and your understanding of Freemasonry deepened. You won't want to miss this enlightening journey into the world of masonry.Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Interview with M:. W:. Jefferey Foster, Past Grand Master of Masons in FL
Aug 23 2023
Interview with M:. W:. Jefferey Foster, Past Grand Master of Masons in FL
Ever wondered how Freemasonry has evolved in the age of social media? Join us in this episode as we dive into this intriguing topic with none other than the Most Worshipful Jeffrey Foster. We apologize to him for a previous recording mishap and express our gratitude for his grace and the wealth of wisdom he brings. Our conversation unfolds into unexpected territories, from the power of brotherhood in Masonry to the peculiar journey from aviation to military computers.As the talk progresses, we gain a deeper understanding of the cycles of Freemasonry and the impact of discipline, particularly for young men becoming husbands and fathers. Our esteemed guest, Most Worshipful Foster, shares valuable insights on planning and continuity in Masonic lodges, shining a light on the importance of these elements in ensuring a smooth transition between lodge years. The discussion also touches on the perception of Freemasonry, conspiracy theories, and the critical nature of self-reflection when passion seems to wane.This episode serves as a compendium of Freemasonry's essence and values, beautifully articulated by our guest. The narrative journey fosters a deeper understanding of brotherhood, unity, and respectful communication within the lodge. We wrap up this episode with heartfelt thanks to those who have supported us and a reflection on the impact of our duties. Our candid conversation with Most Worshipful Foster leaves us enriched and enlightened, ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities that Freemasonry presents. Tune in to our insightful dialogue and delve into the captivating world of Freemasonry. It's not just an episode, it's a journey into the heart of a timeless fraternity, made alive by centuries-old traditions and the indomitable spirit of brotherhood.Support the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris
Exploring the World of Masonry: Brotherhood, Tradition, and Leadership with R:. W:. Bill Catsulis
Aug 17 2023
Exploring the World of Masonry: Brotherhood, Tradition, and Leadership with R:. W:. Bill Catsulis
Ever wondered about the inner workings of Masonry? Buckle up for a deep dive into this fascinating world with our guest, Bill Catsulis. As the current State Chairman of the Masonic Leadership Training Program and a Past District Deputy Grandmaster, Bill is uniquely positioned to guide us through the symbolic and practical aspects of Masonic life. We peel back the layers of Masonic rites and rituals, examining everything from the symbolic importance of the common gavel to the practicalities of the trowel. Bill also offers an insider's perspective on the leadership training program and how making it mandatory caused a stir among the officers.Bill doesn't hold back on sharing his personal journey within Freemasonry, and trust us, it's a story you won't want to miss. From his early days in EA to his almost quitting experience, Bill's road hasn't always been smooth sailing. But it's been a transformative journey, one that has seen him rise to leadership and inspire others along the way. The importance of having mentors, the art of recruitment, and the essence of brotherhood and fellowship in the Masonic fraternity are all touched upon in this candid conversation.One of the highlights of our chat is the captivating tale of the Washington Memorial Gavel's journey, an artifact of immense symbolic significance in Masonic rites. From its discovery in a Georgetown lodge to its trip to Florida arranged by Bill's friend Glenn Garner, the Gavel's journey mirrors the values of the Masonic brotherhood - unity, honor, and diligence. We also discuss the Masonic trip to DC, the potency of Lodge Renewal, and the essence of Masonic brotherhood. Each story, each anecdote weaves a multi-faceted picture of Masonry, a tapestry of tradition, honor, and camaraderie. Join us on this journey and discover the world of Masonry like never before.#freemasonry #podcast #freemasonSupport the Show.Connect with us on: FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin Email us directly! FredChris