Monday, July 28, 2014

‘High Degrees discussion in Maryland’

Unfortunately the deadline for reservations was Friday, but I’ll announce just FYI that the Maryland Masonic Research Society will host its 11th Annual Festive Board next Monday in Columbia, Maryland. The speakers for the evening will be S. Brent Morris and Arturo de Hoyos, presenting “The First Two Exposures of the High Degrees of Masonry.” From the publicity:

The first alleged exposure of Masonic degrees was published in 1723, and the first alleged exposure of the Master Mason Degree was in 1730. It was 33 years later that Conversations Allegoriques revealed the catechisms of ten degrees after Master Mason, and in 1766 Les Plus Secrets Mysteres des Hauts Grades de la Maçonnerie Dévoilés gave the full rituals (with costumes, scenery, props, and stage directions) for seven high degrees. Arturo de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris translated these books in 2011 and 2012 for the Scottish Rite Research Society. Their talk will discuss the evolution of high degrees and the significance of these two books.

These renowned scholars and authors will be available for book-signings after the program.

The Maryland Masonic Research Society is an independent group consisting of Masons from a variety of jurisdictions united for Masonic education and fellowship.

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