Internet Lodges

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by MRichard, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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  2. Matt L

    Matt L Site Benefactor

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    Ireland lodge 2000 and Castle Island vertual
    Lodge no. 190.

    I checked out all three before petitioning 9659. It's been a great experience so far.
     
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  3. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    To my knowledge Castle Island is the only one that actually meets online.
     
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  4. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    Yes according to the article. Never heard of that. Sounds interesting.
     
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  5. vangoedenaam

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    I have visited, well, yeah, visited Castle Island Virtual Lodge. Its great. The feeling of fraternal ties across oceans. I love it. If it was more friendly to my timezone i'ld be there, well, there regularly.


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  6. Brother JC

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    It's only a couple hours off my time zone, but it's just enough that I'd have to leave work early to attend.
     
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  8. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Jacket, tie, and apron over pajamas?
     
  9. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    If you are a member of a Internet Lodge, such as the one under UGLE, what jurisdictions are you allowed to visit if you hold plural membership with another jurisdiction? Example: If you are a member of the Grand Lodge of Georgia or South Carolina you can't visit a prince hall lodge, but if you're a member of UGLE you could. So is it just a matter of what dues card you choose to show at the meeting?
     
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  10. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    Better ask @Glen Cook for that one.
     
  11. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    UGLE isn’t in amity with the PHAGLs of Georgia or South Carolina, so you still couldn’t visit in that specific example.
     
  12. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    That's true.
     
  13. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    The UGLE will only recognize newer grand lodges in amity with the older grand lodge. So the only grand lodges in states that would apply would be the one where there was recognition without visitation.

    Oklahoma PHA is in amity with the state grand lodge but either hasn't applied or is still going through the process of getting recognized by the UGLE. I would think it's the former since the grand lodges have been in amity for years. Not sure about Kentucky, they approved visitation recently if I am not mistaken.
     
  14. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    That’s a question for GA and SC. When KY was not in amity, they disciplined a member who visited a PHA lodge, even though his other GL allowed such.
     
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  15. Bloke

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    That's interesting. A common sort of thing Glen ?
     
  16. MarkR

    MarkR Premium Member

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    Yep, that's a risk in being a member in more than one Grand Jurisdiction. Something perfectly legal in one could get you in trouble with the other, and the first might very well honor any suspensions or expulsions.
     
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  17. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    I decline invitations from the Italian grand lodges as UGLE and UT/OK recognize different groups. Would I get into trouble? It’s possible no one would ever know, but as an officer in both, I would not wish to reflect poorly on my Grand Lodge
     
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  18. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

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    Hold on??Is the internet lodge something fratenal over the internet for already masons or is there a group of only online masons doing their degrees only online?
     
  19. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    No. Seehttp://internet.lodge.org.uk/
     
  20. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

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    Good.
    In martial arts the online grading ahs done alot of damage to many styles and organizations. I would of been really bummed to find out masonry would of follow the same path.
    I have always been an active internet forum member in various forums around my intrests (martial arts, dogs and now masonry) and I would think in a way this forum as well is a extension to lodge room. Kind of like world wide fraternal dinner. :)
    I might look into that internet lodge in more depth later.
     

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