Tuesday, May 30, 2017

‘Register now for the 2017 MRF Symposium’

Registration for the Eighth Annual Masonic Restoration Foundation Symposium, to be hosted August 18-20 in Vancouver, is open now.

MRF President Andrew Hammer says (with links added by me):

Our host Lodge will be Duke of Connaught Lodge No. 64, and the venue is the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and the Yukon, AF&AM. As usual, the event will begin with a Harmony (Festive Board) held in the Dining Hall on Friday evening, conducted by the host lodge, and featuring comments from our keynote speaker, M.W. Brother Philip Durell, PGM. Along with our usual line-up of interesting speakers, brothers will have the opportunity to see a Master Mason degree using the Canadian Working.

Registration for the Symposium is $125.00 USD, and $75.00 USD for the Saturday session only. Brothers who wish to attend only the Friday night Harmony will pay $50 USD.

We are hoping that this will be an opportunity for an exchange of different perspectives and methods of Masonic practice in Canada and the United States. All the information you need to participate is found here on this website. We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium!

I am happy to see that most of the speakers this year are new to MRF symposia. Their topics are:

  • The Chief Point of Freemasonry
  • The Flower of Life: An Examination of Masonic Geometry
  • Restoring the Masonic Ethos of Our Founders
  • Observant Masonry in Canada
  • The Art of Memory in Masonic Ritual
  • The Question of Intention in the Three Degrees
  • The Importance of Initiation: Rites of Passage
  • Dining in the Observant Lodge
  • Time, Patience, and Perseverance: Challenges in an Observant Lodge
  • The Future of Freemasonry

Click here to find their bios.

Click here for the program in PDF.

Click here for hotel information.

Click here for registration.

One of these days, for a Flashback Friday post, I’ll have to finally remember to write about the 2015 symposium in Philadelphia.

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