Friday, October 3, 2014

Where did those words originate?

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

It was written about 1390 and was given the name "Regius" because it was found in the Royal Library of England.  It is now a part of the British Museum.  

Some common Masonic Ritual terms
 in use today are found in it such as

 "So Mote It Be."