Lov., my sergeants have done the legwork for me (thanks lads), but to reiterate, my question to you was your assertation regarding SCOTTISH RITE FREEMASONRY......to which Pilrig has refuted, and which you have sidestepped.
I didn't mean to side step you here RS ...because you have a good point
I'm writing as fast as I can
I'm not a mason so all these organizations do get confusing and I like the questions so I can be accurate
I can edit my articles to correct them so hey give me a good argument here
I think I know where your heading here
Your arguing my saying Scottish Rite Freemasonry
would it make everybody happy if I said Freemasonry in America verses Scottish Rite
as I read up on Scottish Rite there is no connection to the Lodge of Killwinning to Scottish Rite
your point is there is a difference between Scottish Rite Freemasonry and Scottish Freemasonry
I can correct that by editing it and appreciate the insight
This charter is of importance
A French trader, by the name of Estienne Morin, had been involved in high degree Masonry in Bordeaux since 1744 and, in 1747, founded an "Ecossais" lodge (Scots Masters Lodge) in the city of Le Cap Français, on the north coast of the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). Over the next decade, high degree Freemasonry continued to spread to the Western hemisphere as the high degree lodge at Bordeaux warranted or recognized seven Ecossais lodges there. In Paris in the year 1761, a Patent was issued to Estienne Morin, dated 27 August, creating him "Grand Inspector for all parts of the New World." This Patent was signed by officials of the Grand Lodge at Paris and appears to have originally granted him power over the craft lodges only, and not over the high, or "Ecossais", degree lodges. Later copies of this Patent appear to have been embellished, probably by Morin, to improve his position over the high degree lodges in the West Indies.
Does anybody know why Morin called his lodge "Scots Masters Lodge"?
perhaps he did it in reference to Scotland's history of Freemasonry of which the St Clair's participated
Turnbull says St Clair and their ancestors had been hereditary masons of Scotland
by charters 1601 and 1628 by the "Freemasons of Scotland"
"Sir William's descendants remained close relationship with Scottish freemasonry"
In the year 1736 The Grand Lodge of Scottish Freemasonry was formed the members of Canongate Lodge Kilwinning decided to invite Sir William St Clair
Offa was a Christian king, but came into conflict with the Church, and in particular with Jaenberht, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Offa managed to persuade Pope Adrian I to divide the archdiocese of Canterbury in two, creating a new archdiocese of Lichfield
isn't that where Shurbough Monument is Lichfield
Lichfield ....that is home of St Chad
Chad's early life is that he was a student of Aidan at the Celtic monastery at Lindisfarne.
Chad died on 2 March 672, and was buried at the Church of Saint Mary which later became part of the cathedral at Lichfield.
there are lots of stories about Offa and Charlemagne and Pope Adrian I
there is the
The Vitae duorum Offarum "The lives of the two Offas" is a literary history written in the mid-thirteenth century, apparently by the St Albans monk Matthew Paris.
I just thought it interesting Offa used the Cross Crosslet on his coin