Catalog of Masonic Television
THE NORTHEAST CORNER Lively illustrated lecture by noted author Dr. S. Brent Morris. Find out how the northeast corner became significant in the Masonic ritual, and why its importance has increased in recent times, especially in cornerstone ceremonies. Makes a great Lodge program!
TOUR OF THE INTERNATIONAL EASTERN STAR TEMPLE Tour the elegant and historic Belmont Mansion, headquarters of the General Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. The magnificent building was the Washington, D.C. home of wealthy New York congressman Perry Belmont. Now the General Grand Chapter maintains the mansion in impeccable form, using it for meetings, formal affairs, and the working headquarters of this world-wide group. Right Worthy Grand Secretary Betty Briggs narrates the tour of the French mansion, featuring Italian marble, German woodwork, Tiffany vases, and furnishings from around the world. A dazzling look at upper class life in the early 1900's.
CLEOPATRAS NEEDLE: THE MISSING LINK IN MASONRY An ancient Egyptian obelisk in Central Park contains hidden Masonic symbols. The 69-foot high solid stone monument was a gift from Egypt to the United States in the 1870's. It stood where Cleopatra and Marc Antony had their famous love affair. Watch as members of Springfield, Va. Lodge 217 dismantle and re-assemble a one-fifteenth scale wooden replica, uncovering the Masonic symbols hidden inside.
GEORGE WASHINGTON VISITS HIS MASONIC LODGE Travel back in time as George Washington visits his Lodge! A lively, humorous and very personal program. Gen. Washington, as interpreted by actor William A. Sommerfield, spends time with the members of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22, discussing his political and military career with the Grand Masters.
THE HISTORY OF THE BLUE LODGE RITUAL One of our most popular videos! Presented by Robert G. Davis, FPS at the 1996 Minneapolis Masonic Expo. Includes how Thomas Smith Webb and William Preston influenced the American Masonic ritual that is now used by the majority of U.S. Grand Lodges. Perfect for a Lodge program!
WHITE HOUSE CORNERSTONE BICENTENNIAL A 2-part program on one tape. First a 20-minute narrated history of the Masonic cornerstone of the White House, including an explanation of the Masonic Bicentennial cornerstone laying ceremonies in 1992. Followed by the full cornerstone ritual presented by the Grand Lodge of D.C. An important historical record!
U.S. CAPITOL BICENTENNIAL CORNERSTONE CEREMONY Sept. 18, 1993 The cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol was laid by Pres. George Washington and fellow Masons on Sept. 18, 1793. Exactly 200 years later, Masons from the Grand Lodge of D.C. re-enacted the entire ceremony. Five cameras follow this colorful re-enactment of the most famous cornerstone ceremony in history.
THE CORNERSTONE OF DEMOCRACY For years, amateurs and officials have probed the stone foundations of the U.S. Capitol, searching for the cornerstone laid by George Washington in 1793. Was it finally found in August of 1993? See the actual search for the "George Washington cornerstone" and the long-lost silver plate. Learn how Capitol Hills first scandal started this mystery.
THE HERITAGE OF AMERICAN PATRIOTISM This colorful program tells the history of the National Sojourners, the military arm of Freemasonry. See a military Lodge staged in Colonial attire. Visit the Sojourners headquarters on a historic property once owned by George Washington. Learn the philosophy of the ancient Masonic fraternity. Produced by Capstone Productions and Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism.
GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE TEMPLE OF DEMOCRACY An exciting and colorful re-enactment, produced in 1993 with pageantry and historical accuracy! Come along as George Washington journeys from his home at Mount Vernon, across the Potomac by boat, and joins a Masonic procession in period costume along Pennsylvania Avenue. Watch Washington lay the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. Then get a front row seat as a helicopter returns the Statue of Freedom to the Capitol Dome.
A TOUR OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL An insiders tour of the Memorials magnificent architecture and beautiful museum rooms. Narrated by Donald M. Robey, PGM-Virginia. This program focuses on the Memorial as Freemasonrys tribute to George Washington, both as President and as a Mason. See a full size replica of George Washingtons Lodge room. Produced by GWMNMA and Capstone Productions.
1932 RE-ENACTMENT OF THE LAYING OF THE CORNERSTONE OF THE U.S. CAPITOL - Sept. 17, 1932 A rare look at American history, now preserved for the future! This unique 1932 silent movie shows 10,000 Freemasons celebrating the bicentennial of George Washingtons birth. They re-enact the 1793 Capitol cornerstone ceremony. Title cards describe the action of this rare archival film. A special addition to your video library!
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