Monday, April 8, 2013

Written by Pen & Quill in 1390

What was the oldest known writing related to Freemasonry?

The Regius Manuscript or
"Poem of Moral Duties,"
discovered in 1839 to be a Masonic document
by a non-Mason, J. O. Halliwell.

Written about 1390 and given the name "Regius".

Discovered in the Royal Library of England.

Some common Masonic Ritual terms heard today
in Lodges around the world are found in it.

One such term is "So Mote It Be."

Share trivia like this with a new Brother the next time you come to say it.
It is our duty to pass The Fraternal history to the next generation.

(Left is picture of the Original Handwritten Page
Right is another handwritten copy for study)