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Challenges of Electronic Communication in Freemasonry

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Challenges of Electronic Communication in Freemasonry

The information age, fueled by advances in technology, is dramatically changing the way people live. More to the point, it impacts the way Freemasons maintain their membership and run their lodges. For our communications and our programs, timeliness of content is not enough. In, 2012 as a result of the continuing information revolution, our audiences have well defined preferences for the manner and mode of communications generally, and electronic communications especially.

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Master’s Message: Those Who Have Gone Before

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Master’s Message: Those Who Have Gone Before

“When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window,”  a friend reminded me this week.  Endings and beginnings touch each other in ways that highlight the energies that drive and guide our lives.  Sometimes life seems to move too quickly or too slowly.  Other times we wonder why certain events happen in the timing and sequence they do.  Nothing recently has so dramatically underscored this mysterious hint at the grand design than this lodge’s preparation for the end of one Masonic year and the beginning of a new one. Last Sunday, December 4, Ol’ Federal installed a new...

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Admiral Richard E. Byrd: The Hero

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Admiral Richard E. Byrd: The Hero

Copied from previous version of FederalLoge.org Born in 1888 to one of the oldest and most distinguished families in the history of Virginia, Richard Byrd seemed destined for fame. First, Byrd sought a career in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. However, a series of injuries made it difficult for Byrd to serve as a naval officer at sea, where long watches were required. In 1916, Byrd retired from the Navy, but the advent of World War I returned him into active service. Byrd was particularly interested in the new technology of airplanes and earned his wings as a pilot...

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Flight 93 Memorial Concert

Posted on Oct 10, 2011 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

Flight 93 Memorial Concert

Alessandra Marc and the IBIS Chamber Music Society performed Friday night to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience in Alexandria, VA, to honor the heroes of Flight 93. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial amphitheater provided a graceful and intimate setting for those gathered for the concert to recognize and pay tribute to the ultimate courage and amazing actions that make for the stories and lives of those closest to September 11th’s Flight 93.

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A Witness to the Craft

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 in Federal Blog | Comments Off

A Witness to the Craft

The Federal Lodge No. 1 blog is intended to be many things, but certainly it is a witness to the craft of Freemasonry. We are an extremely active group within our fraternity, as well as in the wider communities in which we live. Or stories should be told. The blog looks to provide readers short, relevant, and information-rich postings about issues, activities, events in our fraternal community for an audience of Masons and non-Masons. Contributions are widely sought by the web site committee, in fact, and a team of regular writers will hopefully provide readers a view of the best our labors have to offer.

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