TF Archives

This is a library of the papers presented at Templum Fidelis or papers relating to the Lodge. These presentations are comprised of a wide range of topics presented both in Lodge and afterwards at the Agape. Here you will find the title of the paper, the author and presenter of the paper as well as the date of the presentation.

*Papers presented in Lodge by candidates as part of their advancement through the degrees will usually not be posted in the archives as they often contain descriptive details from those degrees that would detract from the experience of other candidates. These papers also often contain personal information not appropriate for public viewing. Papers presented in Lodge by members may at times also contain information not appropriate for a public website and only be available to members.

Master Mason Paper* (Dec 12, 2015)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. David Sutherland

A Matter of Balance (Dec 12, 2015)
Written and presented at the agape by R.W. Bro Wayne Anderson

The Left Hand Pillar* (Sept 19, 2015)
Written and presented in Lodge by V.W. Bro. Graeme McDonald

Questions Posed To The New Candidate (Sept 19, 2015)
Written and presented at the asap by W. Bro. Oscar Alleyne

Why Am I Still A Mason? (June 20, 2015)
Written and presented in Lodge by W. Bro. David Wright

The Importance of Music In Masonry (June 20, 2015)
Written and presented at the agape by W. Bro. Paul Smith

Master Mason Paper* (March 21st, 2015)
Written and presented in Lodge by Brother Chris Mackey

A Dickinson Guide To Discovering Astronomy (March 21st, 2015)
Presented at the agape by Mr Terence Dickinson (C.M.)

The Retrofit (Jan 17th, 2015)
Written and resented in Lodge by V.W. Bro. Sean Peré

Masonic Charity (Jan 17th, 2015)
Written and presented at the agape by R.W. Bro. Paul Todd

Entered Apprentice Paper*(Dec 13th, 2014)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. John Mooney

A Perfect World (Dec 13th, 2014)
Written and presented in Lodge by R.W. Bro. Peter Byer

Master Mason paper* (Sept 20th, 2014)
Written and presented in Lodge by Brother Phil Deveau

Maple Leaf Speaker Series Keynote Address (Sept 20th, 2014)
Written and presented at the agape by W. Bro. Christopher Hodapp

Templum Fidelis, Five Years Later (June 21st, 2014)
Written and Presented in Lodge by R.W. Bro. Cliff Farber

The Mechanics of Freemasonry (June 21st, 2014)
Written and presented at the agape by Bro. John Kent

Fellowcraft Paper* (March 15, 2014)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. David Sutherland

A paper by  Renée N. Lafferty  (March 15, 2014)
Written and presented at the agape by R.N. Lafferty

A Purpose of Masonry (Jan 18, 2014)
Written and presented in Lodge by W. Bro. Steve Hampton, WM

Visit To Scottish Lodges (Jan 18, 2014)
Written and presented at the agape by M.W. Bro. Allan Petrisor, PGM

Reflections Of A Fellowcraft Mason* (Sept 21, 2013)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. Chris Mackey

The Alchemical Keys to Masonic Ritual (Sept 21, 2013)
Written and presented at the agape by W. Bro. Tim Hogan

A lesson from Judges* (June 15th, 2013)
Written and presented in Lodge by V.W. Bro Graeme McDonald

Don’t Get Trapped by Literalism: The Beauty of Myths and Symbols (June 15th, 2013)
Written and presented at the agape by R.W. Bro Andrew Graham

Fellowcraft Paper* (March 16, 2013)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. Phil Deveau

A Perspective on the Entered Apprentice Lecture (March 16th, 2013)
Written and presented at the agape by M.W. Bro. Donald Mumby

A Look Back: A Year as an Entered Apprentice Mason* (Dec 8th, 2012)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. David Sutherland

Stories of Rosslyn Chapel (Dec 8th, 2012)
Written and presented at the agape by R.W. Bro. Hugh Goldie

Reflections of an Entered Apprentice* (Sept 15th, 2012)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. Chris Mackey

Freemasonry’s Dilemma (Sept 15th, 2012)
Written and presented at the agape by R.W. Bro. Tom Jackson

Thoughts Of An Entered Apprentice Mason* (June 16th, 2012)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. Phil Deveau

Forging Identity With Food (June 16th, 2012)
Written and presented at the agape by Prof. Richard Ascough

A Leader Amongst Leaders (March 17th, 2012)
Written and presented in Lodge by R.W. Bro. Tom Hogeboom

Logos-Crossing The Ancient Boundaries (March 17th, 2012)
Written and presented at the agape by W. Bro. Stuart Howard

An Examination of The Use Of Ritual (Jan 21st, 2012)
Written and presented in Lodge by W. Bro. Tim Barber

The Ottawa Valley – Meeting The Needs Of Masons For The Last Two-And-A-Half Centuries (Jan 21st, 2012)
Written and presented at the agape by R.W. Bro. Ron Campbell

Runnymede Lodge Presentation (Dec 14th, 2011)
Written and presented by R.W. Bro. Tom Hogeboom at the agape at Runnymede Lodge in Toronto

The Working Tools Of A Mason (Dec 10th, 2011)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. John Kent

Shackleton Paper (Dec 10th, 2011)
Written and presented at the agape by R.W. Bro. Roland Morrow

Fellowcraft Paper* (Sept 17th, 2011)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. Jan Kahlen

Ancients & Moderns – Two Pillars of Conflict in Masonic Observance (Sept 17th, 2011)
Written and presented at the agape by W. Bro. Pete Normand

Fellowcraft Paper* (June 18th 2011)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. Mark Elkins

The Impact of Freemasonry (June 18th, 2011)
Written and presented at the agape by V.W. Bro. Dale Graham

The 47th Problem of Euclid (March 19th, 2011)
Written and presented in Lodge by R.W. Bro. Tom Hogeboom

Agape Presentation (March 19th, 2011)
Written and presented at the agape by W. Bro. Kristopher Stevens

Why is this night different from all other nights (Jan 15, 2011)
Written and presented in Lodge by W. Bro. Ian troyer

Three Perspectives of Leadership (Jan 15, 2011)
Written and presented at the agape by R.W. Bro. Bill Lewis

Symbolism of the Master Mason’s apron and the Book of Ruth (Dec 11, 2010)
Written and presented in Lodge by W. Bro. Joe Demello

The three Grand Masters and the Traditional Observance Lodge (Dec 11, 2010)
Written and presented at the agape by R.W. Bro. Wayne Martin

Entered Apprentice Paper* (Sept 18, 2010)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. Jan Kahlen

John, Paul, George and Ben (Sept 18, 2010)
Written and presented at the agape by W. Bro. Mark Tabbert

A Response to- “Can a Buddhist become a Mason?”
Written by Bro. Todd Michalak from Harmonie Lodge No 699.
Amherst, New York. The Grand Lodge of New York
(This paper was not presented at TF, but is a response to a paper that was on June 21st, 2008)

Entered Apprentice Paper* (June 19th, 2010)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. Mark Elkins

Freemasonry in Upper Canada in The War of 1812 (June 19th, 2010)
Written and presented at the Agape by V.W. Bro. Daniel Glenney

The Jacobites, Catholics and The Formation of The Grand Lodge of England (March 20th, 2010)
Written and presented in Lodge by W. Bro. Steven Hampton

An Exploration of the Relationship Between The United Empire Loyalists And Freemasonry in Upper Canada, now Ontario (March 20th, 2010)
Written and presented at the Agape by R.W. Bro. Robert McBride

The Grand Historian’s Presentation (January 16th, 2010)
Written and presented at the agape by V.W. Bro. Michael Jenkyns

A Man, Freemasonry and Kabbalah (January 16th, 2010)
Written and presented in Lodge by W. Bro. Jeffrey Gatcke

District Deputy Grand Master’s address (December 12th, 2009)
Written and presented at the Agape by R.W. Bro. Marvin Switzer

The Kipling Gavel (September 19th, 2009)
Written and presented at the Agape by R.W. Bro. David Cameron

The Rite of Destitution (September 19th, 2009)
Presented in Lodge by W. Bro. Tim Barber

The Grand Master’s address at the consecration of Templum Fidelis (June 6th, 2009)
Written and presented at the Agape by M.W. Bro Allan J. Petrisor

Curiosity Killed The Cat (March 21st, 2009)
Written and presented at the Agape by R.W. Bro. Raymond Daniels

Do The Three Questions Of Initiation Allow For The Agnostic? (March 21st, 2009)
Written and presented in Lodge by Bro. Sean Peré

Eric Diamond Lecture (January 17th, 2009)
Written and presented by W. Bro. Eric Diamond at the Agape

The New Breed (January 17th, 2009)
Written and presented in Lodge by R.W. Bro. David Sheen

The Craftsman’s Charge (December 13th, 2008)
Written and presented in Lodge by W. Bro. Graeme McDonald

Happiness (September 20th, 2008)
Written and presented by W. Bro Ian Troyer in Lodge

Math and Masonry (September 20th, 2008)
Written and presented by R.W. Bro Bill Bowick at the Agape.

Can a Buddhist become a Mason? (June 21st, 2008)
Written and presented by W. Bro. Steve Hampton in Lodge

Traditional Values and the Traditional Lodge Model (June 21st, 2008)
Written and presented by R.W. Bro. Terrence Horner at the Agape.

The Traditional Observance Lodge
Written by W. Bro. Dennis Chornenky, Past President and founding member of the MRF.

Introduction to Freemasonry
Written by W. Bro. Dennis Chornenky, Past President and founding member of the MRF.