12/19/2018

Episode 066 - Holiday Happenings

Hello and Happy Holiday’s everybody. This show, we recorded on site at the Valley of Reading PA, of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, NMJ USA at day 4 of their 4 day Holiday Happenings. We’re joined by Bro. Scott Helm, Bro. Ernie, just Ernie, Commander-in-Chief Ill. Kevin S. Barnhardt, 33°, and Bro. Rich Storms, President of the Hiram Scottish Rite Riders. Bro. Jack Harley could not be with us, so Bro. Jeff Moyer fills in, unfortunately. At least he brought deer jerky!

12/04/2018

Episode 065 - Special Guest Jay Laser, Grotto, Tall Cedars mixed bag


Well, on Facebook we posted that we’d be delayed a week, BUT, we just happened to all descend upon Lodge No. 665 on a random Sunday for some fellowship, and were able to knock out a quick episode. No frills this show, no news, no segments (because we weren’t ready!) Just Jack, Pete, Larry, Jason, and our friend Jay Laser with a drop in from Keith chat about Scouting, DeMolay, Kentucky Colonels, Grotto, Tall Cedars, and the upcoming installations we’re involved in. Jack and Pete try their hand and selling Grotto vs. Tall Cedars to Keith, and we see who wins. We hope you enjoy our random banter… because we did! Oh, we also shared Canadian hot pickles that were gifted to us from Bro. Nicholas Laine, of Castle Island Virtual Lodge fame, when he visited earlier this year.

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[00:00:00] Intro and introductions
[00:11:48] Break with Masonic Scarves and George J Grove and Son
[00:13:45] We’re back with Jay Laser
[00:24:12] Break with Historic Smithton Inn
[00:25:33] We’re back with Grotto vs. Tall Cedars
[00:48:16] Break with the Red Serpent by Larry Merris
[00:48:48] We’re back, shameless plugs, and Goodbye!

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MASONIC LITE PATREON
www.patreon.com/MasonicLitePodcast

GRAND LODGE OF PENNSYLVANIA QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION
pagrandlodge.org/december-quarter…-communications/

“LODGE BUSINESS” BY JAMES M. STEPHENS
www.amazon.com/Lodge-Business-Th…ns+lodge+business

SANTA STUMBLE 2018 (Lancaster PA)
www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-lancaste…ets-48134985036
www.lancastersantastumble.com/

SPONSORS:

George J. Grove and Son:
georgejgrove.com/

Historic Smithton Inn:
historicsmithtoninn.com/

D&S CIGARS
dnscigar.com/

The Red Serpent: By Larry Merris:
www.amazon.com/Red-Serpent-Larry…ris/dp/1466478608

Masonic Scarves: By Pete Ruggieri
www.masonicscarves.com/

Intermezzo by Stephanie, Locally Handcrafted Chocolate
www.facebook.com/IntermezzobyStephanie/

Bye Everybody!


11/20/2018

Episode 064 - Police Chief, Bro. Bill Harvey



Chief Bill Harvey - Photo Credit The Ephrata Review https://www.ephratareview.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ER20180919_ChiefHarvey_2.jpg
Welcome to Masonic Lite Podcast episode 064 with Police Chief William Harvey of Ephrata PA and Ephrata Lodge No. 665. Bro. Bill talks to us about his day-to-day serving the community and his various first responder, active shooter, and safety trainings he conducts. Bro. Bill reminisces about being Raised to the Degree of a Master Mason in the South in the 70’s. All our regular hosts are here including Ken, K-Dog, Hudson, and Michelle Snyder, Symbolist, is back with another segment!

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[00:00:00] Announcements
[00:02:48] Intro
[00:03:35] Welcome and around the horn
[00:09:55] Break with Masonic Scarves
[00:11:00] Back with Police Chief, Bro. Bill Harvey
[00:28:11] Break with George J. Grove and Son
[00:44:45] Unlocking Symbols and Snow White with Michelle Snyder
[00:48:22] Masonic Lite New with Jack Harley
[00:49:05] Back from the News and wrapping up
[01:03:00] Chickens!
[01:04:15] Bye Everybody!

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SCOTTISH RIGHT, NMJ
GIVING TUESDAY:
https://scottishritenmj.org/givingtuesday

VALLEY OF READING PA
https://www.facebook.com/Valley-of-Reading-199311076830440/

2018 LANCASTER SANTA STUMBLE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/.../2018-lancaster-santa...

FIRST MASONIC DISTRICT of PENNSYLVANIA:
https://firstmasonic.org/
https://www.facebook.com/FirstMasonic/

SPONSORS:

George J. Grove and Son:
https://georgejgrove.com/

Historic Smithton Inn:
https://historicsmithtoninn.com/

D&S CIGARS
http://dnscigar.com/

The Red Serpent: By Larry Merris:
https://www.amazon.com/Red-Serpent-Larry.../dp/1466478608

Masonic Scarves: By Pete Ruggieri
https://www.masonicscarves.com/

Intermezzo by Stephanie, Locally Handcrafted Chocolate
https://www.facebook.com/IntermezzobyStephanie/

Bye Everybody!

11/06/2018

Episode 063 - The Right Worshipful Grand Master of PA, S. Eugene Herritt

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Welcome to Episode 063 with a very special guest, the Right Worshipful Grand Master of Pennsylvania, S. Eugene Herritt. Jack, Jason, Pete, Larry, we’re all here with our dues cards ready to be torn up. K-dog and Greg are in the back row with the AED’s on standby! What else can we say; it’s the Right Worshipful Grand Master! We hope you enjoy the show as much as we did. The RWGM brings plenty of insight into his term and the direction of Pennsylvania Masonry, along with a healthy dose of having fun in the studio. Find links to things mentioned below. 


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[00:00:00] Announcements
[00:02:55] Intro
[00:03:44] Introductions with the RWGM of PA and around the horn
[00:20:55] Break with George J. Grove and Son
[00:21:50] We’re back with RWGM of PA, S. Eugene Herritt
[00:43:48] Break with Historic Smithton Inn
[00:45:00] We’re back… With Gene-yes game!
[00:49:49] Wrapping up with the RWGM
[00:54:10] Masonic Lite News
[00:55:10] Going home time
[01:01:00] Queue the Chickens!
[01:04:00] Bye everybody, or is it?

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THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER OF PA
S. EUGENE HERRITT
https://pagrandlodge.org/grandmaster/

GRAND LODGE OF PENNSYLVANIA:
https://pagrandlodge.org/

PA ACADEMY OF MASONIC KNOWLEDGE
STREAMED SYMPOSIUMS:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0YzZtZbNmW9pkbA63EqFgA

THE EXTRA ORDINARY GIVE:
https://www.extragive.org/

SCOTTISH RIGHT, NMJ
GIVING TUESDAY:
https://scottishritenmj.org/givingtuesday

BROUGHT TO LIGHT PODCAST:
http://podcast.blueloungesc.com/

2018 LANCASTER SANTA STUMBLE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/.../2018-lancaster-santa...

FIRST MASONIC DISTRICT of PENNSYLVANIA:
https://firstmasonic.org/
https://www.facebook.com/FirstMasonic/

SPONSORS:

George J. Grove and Son:
https://georgejgrove.com/

Historic Smithton Inn:
https://historicsmithtoninn.com/

D&S CIGARS
http://dnscigar.com/

The Red Serpent: By Larry Merris:
https://www.amazon.com/Red-Serpent-Larry.../dp/1466478608

Masonic Scarves: By Pete Ruggieri
https://www.masonicscarves.com/

Intermezzo by Stephanie, Locally Handcrafted Chocolate
https://www.facebook.com/IntermezzobyStephanie/

Bye Everybody!

10/16/2018

Episode 062 - Bro. Ted Schick, Dr. of Philosophy and PA Academy of Masonic Knowledge

 Hello everybody! Tonight we are joined with Jack, Jason, Larry, Jeff Moyer (filling in for Pete) and guest, Bro. Ted Schick, Dr. of Philosophy, author, and member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge. Last week, our guest recently was on TedTalks, this week Bro. Ted talks about philosophy, Freemasonry of course, Pythagoras and his bean free diet, and much more. We have the news as usual, and introduce a new segment from our past guest from Epidsode 46, and symbologist, Michelle Snyder. Enjoy!
[00:00:00] Intro and going around the horn
[00:11:35] Break time with George J. Grove and Son
[00:12:37] Philosophically speaking with Bro. Ted Schick
[00:27:15] Waxing Philosophic with Our Sponsors
[00:28:30] We’re back with Bro. Ted Schick
[00:43:10] Unlocking Symbols w/ Michelle Snyder
[00:46:43] Masonic Lite News with Jack Harley
[00:47:20] Back with Ted and PA Academy of Masonic Knowledge
[01:06:13] Chickens! And Larry’s ramblings
PA ACADEMY OF MASONIC KNOWLEDGE:
pamasonicacademy.org/
FIRST MASONIC DISTRICT of PENNSYLVANIA:
firstmasonic.org/
www.facebook.com/FirstMasonic/
ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE (AASR), NMJ
scottishritenmj.org/
SPONSORS:
George J. Grove and Son:
georgejgrove.com/
Historic Smithton Inn:
historicsmithtoninn.com/
D&S CIGARS
dnscigar.com/
The Red Serpent: By Larry Merris:
www.amazon.com/Red-Serpent-Larry…ris/dp/1466478608
Masonic Scarves: By Pete Ruggieri
www.masonicscarves.com/
Bye Everybody!





10/02/2018

Episode 061 - Brother T.J. Griffin, the Vision Program and at-risk youth



Welcome to Episode 61! Tonight we’re with Bro. T.J. Griffin and his entourage: Bro. Carlos Rosado and Coach Troy Richardson. Bro. T.J. talks about growing up hustling on the street, turning his life around, working in the hip-hop music industry, and turning those experiences into helping at risk youth via “The Vision Program”. By the way, he also became a Mason, has spoke at Tedx, and stars in an independent film titled “Choices”. Aside from his inspirational story we have some of our regular segments including Bro. Jeff Moyer, and the Masonic Lite News phoning in from Boston… sort of, enjoy!
[00:00:00] Intro
[00:00:48] Hey Everybody and around the horn
[00:09:45] Historic Smithton Inn
[00:11:00] We’re back with T.J. Griffin
[00:25:30] Bathroom Break and George Grove
[00:26:50] We’re back with T.J. Griffin
[00:52:45] Break time with Bro. Jeff Moyer
[00:53:50] Masonic Lite News
[00:55:15] We’re back with T.J. and wrap up
[01:11:50] Chickens
THE VISION PROGRAM
www.thevisionprogram.com/
CHOICES – THE RON JAMES STORY
www.choicesmovie.com/
ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE (AASR), NMJ
scottishritenmj.org/
SETH ANTHONY ON THE MASONIC ROUND TABLE
www.themasonicroundtable.com/2018/09/ep…neau-rite/
PA ACADEMY OF MASONIC KNOWLEDGE:
pamasonicacademy.org/
FIRST MASONIC DISTRICT of PENNSYLVANIA:
firstmasonic.org/
www.facebook.com/FirstMasonic/
SPONSORS:
George J. Grove and Son:
georgejgrove.com/
Historic Smithton Inn:
historicsmithtoninn.com/
D&S CIGARS
dnscigar.com/
Masonic Scarves: By Pete Ruggieri
www.masonicscarves.com/
Bye Everybody!

9/18/2018

Episode 60 - Matt Blaisdell, Creative Director AASRNMJ





Welcome to Episode 60, with your regular hosts and special guest Bro. Matt Blaisdell, Creative Director for the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (AASR NMJ). Thanks for the kind words, for a change, Bro. Moyer at the top of the show! Matt talks about the recent update to the AASR NMJ’s logos and branding, we have a great conversation about the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction’s Path Forward and Masonry in general, but Larry’s mic broke, so you don’t have to listen to him as much, except for his “Message”… We’re taking bets. Anyway, Jason and Matt nerd out about their Erie, PA connection and hot dogs before Matt tells us about his involvement in DeMolay. Jack has news, we have another Treasure from the Vault, and of course; chickens!





[00:00:00] Jeff Moyer phone-in about Episode 059
[00:01:15] Intro
[00:02:00] Welcome to episode 60 and around the horn
[00:13:00] Interlude
[00:13:20] Advertiser montage
[00:14:40] We’re back with Matt
[00:31:45] Break with George J. Grove and Son
[00:32:40] We’re back with Matt again!
[00:50:00] Interlude with D&S Cigars
[00:51:55] Treasures from the Vault
[00:54:15] Masonic Lite News
[00:55:20] News and Lodge 49 interview recap (MLP episode 059)
[00:57:45] Larry’s “Message”
[01:00:25] What’s going on!
[01:08:00] Chickens
[01:09:45] Dulcet Tones and Good Bye!

FIND US, LIKE US, MESSAGE US:
www.masoniclite.com/
@masonic-lite-podcast
www.facebook.com/masonicpodcast/
ITUNES – GOOGLE PLAY - YOUTUBE

STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT:

ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE (AASR), NMJ
scottishritenmj.org/

THE NORTHERN LIGHT – TNL ON AIR
WITH MATTHEW BLAISDELL, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AASR NMJ
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHDlhxbZn…&feature=youtu.be

SETH ANTHONY ON THE MASONIC ROUND TABLE
www.themasonicroundtable.com/2018/09/ep…neau-rite/

PA ACADEMY OF MASONIC KNOWLEDGE:
pamasonicacademy.org/

FIRST MASONIC DISTRIC of PENNSYLVANIA:
firstmasonic.org/
www.facebook.com/FirstMasonic/

SPONSORS:

George J. Grove and Son:
georgejgrove.com/

Historic Smithton Inn:
historicsmithtoninn.com/

D&S CIGARS
dnscigar.com/

The Red Serpent: By Larry Merris:
www.amazon.com/Red-Serpent-Larry…ris/dp/1466478608

Masonic Scarves: By Pete Ruggieri
www.masonicscarves.com/

Bye Everybody!

9/04/2018

Episode 059 - AMC's Lodge 49 Interview with Jim Gavin & Peter Ocko



Join your hosts Pete, Larry, Jack, and Jason for an episode we’re VERY excited about! This episode Pete and Larry interview Jim Gavin and Peter Ocko, Co-Creators and Executive Producers, of AMC’s new series: “Lodge 49”. Jim and Peter were wonderful guests and provide some great insights to their new show. Aside from Lodge 49, we attended Castle Island Virtual Lodge No. 190 with Worshipful Brother and past MLP guest, Nicholas Laine, and sat in lodge with many of our other Masonic podcasting friends. As for the rest of the show, Bro. Jeff Moyer phones in another gem and Bro. Jack has some news! Enjoy.

SPOILER ALERT: We talk about scenes in Lodge 49 up through episode 4.

[00:00:00] Intro and around the horn.
[00:06:45] George Grove and Son’s commercial.
[00:07:50] We’re back and Lodge 49 interview intro.
[00:09:10] Lodge 49 interview.
[00:33:10] We’re back, Lodge 49 recap and discussion.
[00:46:15] Historic Smithton Inn.
[00:47:35] Masonic Lite News.
[00:49:00] Masonic Mentoring with Jeff Moyer.
[00:51:00] Attending Virtual Lodge recap.
[00:54:50] Local Masonic Events (Central PA)
[00:55:00] We’re back, saying thanks.
[00:57:00] Queue the Chickens!!
[00:59:00] Outro

FIND US, LIKE US, MESSAGE US:
www.masoniclite.com/
@masonic-lite-podcast
www.facebook.com/masonicpodcast/
ITUNES – GOOGLE PLAY - YOUTUBE

STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT:

LODGE 49 – ON AMC
www.amc.com/shows/lodge-49

CASTLE ISLAND VIRTUAL LODGE NO. 190:
Castle Island Virtual Lodge #190

PA ACADEMY OF MASONIC KNOWLEDGE:
pamasonicacademy.org/

EPHRATA LODGE No. 665 CAVE DEGREE
www.eventbrite.com/e/ephrata-lodge…ets-45846997604

FIRST MASONIC DISTRIC of PENNSYLVANIA:
firstmasonic.org/
www.facebook.com/FirstMasonic/

SPONSORS:

George J. Grove and Son:
georgejgrove.com/

Historic Smithton Inn:
historicsmithtoninn.com/

D&S Cigars:
dnscigar.com/

The Red Serpent: By Larry Merris:
www.amazon.com/Red-Serpent-Larry…ris/dp/1466478608

Masonic Scarves: By Pete Ruggieri
www.masonicscarves.com/

Bye Everybody!

8/21/2018

Episode 058 - Not so Virtual w/ WB Nicholas Laine... IN PERSON

Brother Nicholas Laine WM of Castle Island Virtual Lodge examining pipe tobacco before the Canadian Govt. adds a 2,000,000% sin tax

YouTube Link. SoundCloud link at the bottom. Mixing it up. 


Howdy listeners! We’re settling into Studio 665 and have our first guest in the new digs: Worshipful Brother Nicholas Laine, Master of Castle Island Virtual Lodge No. 190 (CIVL) of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba Canada. Bro. Nicholas has been on the show before, and your MLP hosts have visited CIVL by virtue of a computer screen, but here he is, in the flesh! If you can make it through this marathon of a show, he even interviews us! Pete unveils a segment called “Treasures from the Vault” highlighting interesting facts from Pheonix Masonry. Bro. Jeff Moyer calls in and busts our chops, and Bro. Jack delivers the news. Also in Studio 665 with us this evening is Sir Knight Mark G. Mattern, Eminent Grand Captain General of the Grand Commandary of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. It’s a long one, but we think you’ll enjoy!

Oh... and time codes... fancy!



[00:00:00] Introductions 

[00:03:40] What we’ve been up to

[00:14:45] Break with George J. Grove and Son

[00:16:15] We’re back with Nicholas Laine

[00:33:20] Moyer’s Minute

[00:34:00] Historic Smithton Inn

[00:35:15] We’re back and boy it’s cold

[00:36:45] Nicholas Laine interviews us

[01:10:30] Treasures from the Vault

[01:13:48] Masonic Lite News

[01:14:50] News recap

[01:17:07] The Red Serpent and Masonic Scarves

[01:18:50] What’s happening locally and with us in particular

[01:26:30] CHICKENS…. Larry and goodbye

[01:27:47] Dulcet Tones with Bryan Hill

[01:28:15] Wait what!? 



FIND US, LIKE US, MESSAGE US:

http://www.masoniclite.com/

https://soundcloud.com/masonic-lite-podcast

https://www.facebook.com/masonicpodcast/

ITUNES – GOOGLE PLAY - YOUTUBE



STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT:



CASTLE ISLAND VIRTUAL LODGE NO. 190:

Next Meeting: August 29, 2018 w/ Bro. Jack Aquilina presenting 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/332208636847824/

To attend, email WB Nicholas Laine: burlingtonlodgewm@gmail.com



TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

Courtesy, PHEONIXMASONRY:

https://www.phoenixmasonry.org/



PA ACADEMY OF MASONIC KNOWLEDGE:

https://pamasonicacademy.org/



WHAT IS A MASON w/ JARED STANLEY:

https://whatisamason.org/



FIRST MASONIC DISTRIC of PENNSYLVANIA:

https://firstmasonic.org/

https://www.facebook.com/FirstMasonic/



SPONSORS:



George J. Grove and Son:

https://georgejgrove.com/



Historic Smithton Inn:

https://historicsmithtoninn.com/



The Red Serpent: By Larry Merris:

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Serpent-Larry.../dp/1466478608



Masonic Scarves: By Pete Ruggieri

https://www.masonicscarves.com/



Bye Everybody!

8/17/2018

Exciting Things Afoot At MLP

Wow - what a busy Summer. The new studio while not fully decorated or upgraded is built and functional. Huge thank you to Jack Harley, George J. Grove & Son, Ronald Carson, Ken Hudson, Scott Helm, Dave Augustine, the members of Lodge 665, and everyone else who donated time, money, labor or materials to the project.

We recently had a visit from Wor. Bro. Nicholas Laine from Castle Island Virtual Lodge in Manitoba Canada. Yes, he actually visited in person. Besides giving us a great interview he turned the microphone on us for a bit, asking questions to later appear on the Brought To Light podcast.

Lodge 49 on AMC
This coming Monday we're scheduled to interview Peter Ocko (showrunner) and Jim Gavin (creator/writer) of the new series Lodge 49 on AMC television. The show focuses on a kind souled loser named Dud who finds himself pursuing membership in the local Lynx Lodge. While the show isn't based on Freemasonry in particular, it definitely hits close to home on many levels.

We'll be having new segments on the show from folks like Symbologist Michelle Snyder, The PhoenixMasonry Museum, Music Educator J.P, and more. Stay tuned - more happenings afoot.

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