Thursday, November 5, 2009

American Lodge of Research Meeting Report (Oct. 29, 2009)

Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending my first meeting at the American Lodge of Research (ARL), held at Masonic Hall in New York City. ARL is the oldest research lodge in the United States, and its venerable traditions were in full evidence in the meeting on Thursday, October 29, when we were regaled by a presentation by W. Bro. Gilbert Ferrer regarding logical errors that are frequently found in anti-Masonic rhetoric.

I would be honored to give you a full accounting of this meeting. However, the fact of the matter is that Bro. Jay Hochberg has already done that on his blog, "The Magpie Mason" (read the post here); Bro. Hochberg's professional background is in journalism, and he has written a superior report, upon which I could not hope to improve. I recommend his report to the readers of this blog. (Incidentally, I suggest you take a look at "The Magpie Mason"; I highly recommend that blog, as well.)

Kudos to the leaders of the American Lodge of Research for upholding the finest traditions of Masonic scholarship. May your tribe increase.

[The image of a multivolume Latin dictionary is a photo taken by Dr. Marcus Gossler at the University of Graz in 2005. It was obtained from Wikipedia and appears here under the GNU Free Documentation License.]


  1. I figure out that attending to the American Lodge of Research should be really interesting, I've always ask to myself: What is that related to? actually I's like to attend to one of those conferences because I like the new experiences.


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