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Monday, May 09, 2011
For the first time, the Library’s primary fundraiser will be held outside of the Metro-New York area. Please join us in honoring Past Grand Master M.W. Edward R. Trosin, for his years of dedication and leadership to Freemasonry.
Cost for the Dinner will be $40.00. Meal choices include Prime Rib, Poached Salmon, Chicken Francaise or Vegetable Lasagna. Cut-off date for dinner reservations is July 1st.
For those who wish to stay close to the dinner-venue, we have a block of rooms set aside at the Holiday Inn Buffalo-Amherst, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228. We have rooms set aside for Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th. Cost is: $119.00 (plus taxes) per night if staying both Friday & Saturday; $129.00 (plus taxes) if staying only Saturday. Check-in is 2:00 PM or later, and checkout is by Noon. For reservations, please call the Holiday Inn at 716-691-8181. Please note that cut-off date for room reservations is June 24th.
If you cannot attend the dinner, we invite you to consider taking out an ad in the dinner-journal to show your support for M.W. Edward R. Trosin. Pricing for journal ads are: Gold Page is $250.00; Silver Page is $200.00; Full White Page is $100.00; Half White Page is $65.00 and a Quarter White Page is $30.00.
A Dinner Reservation/Journal Ad form can be emailed as a PDF to you upon request. Please send an email to email@example.com
Please consider supporting YOUR Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library!
Monday, April 04, 2011
Due to unforeseen heart surgery, Brother W. Kirk MacNulty is postponing his lecture scheduled for April 15 at Masonic Hall. The dinner lecture will be re-scheduled for a date to be determined, once Brother MacNulty is fully recuperated. He is doing fine, and in good spirits, but after discussion it is felt that his time is best served resting and regaining full strength.
The Livingston Masonic Library apologizes for any inconvenience. We will announce the new date once it is set.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
MacNulty’s writing focuses on the impact of Masonic history, philosophy and symbolism on the psychological and spiritual development of the individual. MacNulty’s presentation speaks to Mason and non-Mason alike, bringing personal meaning to the universal principles of Freemasonry, and opening the participant’s vision to a deep and profound interpretation of the centuries-old traditions.
The speaker will have limited copies of his books available for cash purchase.
The lecture: The Secret Identity of Masons
When: Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 6:00 PM
Where: Masonic Hall
71 West 23rd Street
2nd Floor Banquet Room
The event is open to the general public
Dinner and Lecture: $60.00
Reservation and prepayment required to:
Livingston Masonic Library
71 West 23rd Street, 14th fl
New York, NY 10010
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
The event will include a display of the bound volume containing the transcription of the testimony taken from the captive Knights Templar in the year 1308. The display includes facsimile reproductions of the original documents, which reproduce the handwriting of medieval Inquisitors, along with signs of eight hundred years of age, including artificial tears and mold stains. A half-hour presentation from Thomas M. Savini, Director of the Livingston Masonic Library, provides an overview of the Knights Templar, describes their place in history, and discusses their interest to scholars of contemporary Freemasonry. The program includes an opportunity for questions and comments from the audience.
Presented to the world in October 2007, the 700th anniversary of the arrest of the Templars, Processus Contra Templarios is a joint project of the Vatican Secret Archives and Italy’s Scrinium cultural foundation. This unique work includes faithful replicas of the original parchments closely guarded at the Secret Archive, along with exclusive critical commentary on the minutes of the inquiry. The most exciting manuscript in the document collection is the “Chinon Parchment,” which contains Pope Clement V’s absolution of the Templars on charges of heresy, which had been the backbone of King Philip of France’s attempts to eliminate them.
Original documents of the trials of the Templars have never before been offered to scholars. The epic work of Scrinium is presented in a soft leather case that contains a large-format book with scholarly commentary in Italian and English, reproductions of original parchments in Latin, and replicas of the wax seals used by 14th-century inquisitors. One parchment measuring about a foot and a half wide by more than six feet long is so detailed that it includes reproductions of stains and imperfections seen on the originals. The precise reproduction of the parchments will allow scholars to study them, touch them, and admire them as if they were dealing with the real thing.
The Knights Templar have been a subject of both scholarly research and popular fiction for centuries, but never as popular as in recent decades. Legends of their hidden treasures, secret rituals and political power have figured over the years in medieval romances, Victorian novels, modern bestsellers such as The Da Vinci Code, and action films like National Treasure. The Knights have also been portrayed as guardians of the legendary Holy Grail. One theory says that Templars who went underground to escape the persecutions of the inquisitors in the early 14th century evolved as an organization and emerged in Scotland almost two centuries later as early modern Freemasonry. The Livingston Library makes no claim that Freemasonry is descended from the Templars.
The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with a Cocktail Reception followed by the presentation at 7:30 PM. Admission to the event will be $10 per person at the door. All money raised will go the Skaneateles Historical Society.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TIM GANNON at 727-5142 or by email Lodge522@ymail.com