GL Webinar Series: Masonic Research Societies and the Philalethes
February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Presented by MWB Terry Tilton
Description: In our ritual, the first question asked a candidate of our degrees is, What do you most desire? The answer is always light, or more light in Masonry. Masonic light symbolizes the ideal for all Masons of the continuing quest for knowledge and truth which in turn shows us how to walk uprightly in our several stations with God and mankind. It is the most important component in making good men better. “I have often stated that the Masonic well is very deep and every mason is obligated to draw from that well and it’s Light all his life.” To do that, Freemasonry has the Lodge Education Officer program and the Grand Lodge Education Committee. There are also research and education societies. In this presentation, we will discuss the premier research and education groups in America and compare and contrast their masonic education contributions. As able, we will attempt to answer your questions about these societies and their unending quest to be “seekers of truth.”
About MWB Terry Tilton
The Reverend Terry L. Tilton comes from a family with masonic roots going back 9 generations to Dr. James E. Tilton, first Surgeon General of the United States. He was entered, passed, and raised at Eveleth Lodge No. 239 in 1977 and is a 44-year member of the Craft. He has served in numerous positions in the Blue Lodge and York Rite and their Grand bodies. Serving on the Grand Lodge Education Committee, in 1993, he was appointed the first Grand Lodge Education Officer in Minnesota and instrumental in forming our current Lodge Education Officer program. 1n 1997 he was appointed to the progressive line of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota and elected Grand Master in 2002. He has given numerous talks on Freemasonry to constituent lodges and the Grand Lodge of Minnesota and been invited to address many Grand Lodge Education events in the United States. He served as President of the Philalethes Society (the oldest international research and education society in North America) from 2009-2013 and since that time has been Executive Secretary of the Society. He has published many masonic education articles in the Philalthes Journal and other masonic education venues.