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The Masonic Minute

Featuring Worshipful Brother Gerald


Louie Tschoudy


Share this video Louie Tschoudy was born in 1720 of a Swiss background. He believed that Freemasonry had its origins in Templar Freemasonry. In 1752 he upset the Papal Court—angered would be a better description—by writing two books the first being entitled A New Years Gift for the Pope. This was followed the vatican revenge (tongue in cheek). The first book was critical of Pope Benedicts Papal Bull, excommunicating Freemasons. Persecution by The Church saw him take off for refuge in Russia. When he returned to France he was imprisoned, and it took the influence of the Grand Duke, Peter of Russia to secure his release. He wrote many books on Freemasonry, and significantly, composed the Knight of St. Andrew Degree. Otherwise he regarded this Degree and the three Blue Lodge or Craft Degrees, to present Freemasonry, regarding the Scottish Rite and other advanced degrees to be a waste of time and money for the Brethren. He died in 1769, 20 years before the French Revolution in 1789. Dr. William Wescott Alexander Pope Profane Hale, Hail & Hele Cowan Beehive Apron 1717 Corn, Wine, & Oil James Anderson Ancients & Moderns Unite Paul Revere Geometry To Be One Ask One The Ancients Royal Masonic Hospital Anthony Sayer Eavesdropper Freemasons Hall The Cubit The Regius Manuscript Elias Ashmole Christopher Wren William Preston The 3rd Degree Acacia Cable Tow Ritual Secrets Altar Dispensation Demit Balloting Proficiency Erasure Desaguliers Dermott Blue Lodge of Antiquity Worshipful Warden Installation Anti Masonic Movement Transparency Tracing Boards Masonic Education Gould Rod Robert Peary Working Tools Constitution Free Lewis Royal Arch Norman Peale Audie Murphy Leland Stanford Arthur Conan Doyle Lord Chesterfield Lewis Wallace Pierre LEnfant Arthur Wellesley Robert Service William Gilbert Wolfgang Mozart Joseph Kippling John Brown John Coustos Harry Carr Alexander Fleming Ernest Shackleton John Phillip Sousa Melvin Jones James Hoban Richard Gatling Thomas Lipton Harry Truman Albert Mackey David Wooster Sir Robert George Richard J Gatling King George VI Irving Berlin James Doolittle Tommy Douglas Cy Young Louie Tschoudy
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