Topic: A Timeline of High-Degree Masonry
A Timeline of High-Degree Masonry focuses on the remarkably complex and interconnected group of Masonic organizations. We will begin our exploration from the base, where the Craft Degrees are controlled by Grand Lodges, and grafted onto these are “High Degrees” that expand and amplify the basic Craft ceremonies. This talk traces the first appearance and growth of high degrees from the formation of the Premier Grand Lodge to the creation of the first Supreme Council in 1801.
Presenter: S. Brent Morris, P.P. and Ph.D.
Brother Morris 33⁰ is Past President of the Maryland Masonic Research Society, Past Master of Patmos Lodge No. 70 (Ellicott City, MD) and the Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076 (London), current managing editor of The Scottish Rite Journal, Past Grand Abbot of the Society of Blue Friars, and author and editor of numerous books and articles on Freemasonry. He is a Fellow of the Philalethes Society and an honorary Fellow of the Phylaxis Society, the recipient of the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour. He is a mathematician by training and a magician by inclination.
Meeting Location:Grand Lodge of Maryland, Freemasons Hall
304 International Circle
Cockeysville, MD 21030
**(Located in Freemasons Hall in the Gothic Room)
Directions are available by clicking this link. Parking is available on the premises.
Light Breakfast: $12 payable at the door at 9:15 a.m.
Meeting and Presentation: Donation entrance fee of $5 at 10:15 a.m.
*All proceeds go towards facility rental and food.
Grand Lodge Tour: Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr. Memorial Library & Museum with Curator, Edward Heimiller.
RSVP: Please contact the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-242-3403 to confirm your attendance Tuesday, December 3, 2019.