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Montana Freemason                                         April 2017                                               Volume 93   Number 1  Montana Freemason                                         April 2017                                               Volume 93   Number 1
             The  Montana  Freemason  is  an  official  publication  of
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                                                                    In the background is a depiction of the parting of the
                                                                   Red Sea. Recalling the successful flight of the Israelites
                                                                   from the Egyptians to the promised land. This might
                                                                   signify here the survival of a tradition that had been in
                                                                   danger, but was now entering a time of security. The
                                                                   pillars depict the five orders of architecture introduced
                                                                   to England by Inigo Jones and may also allude to the
                                                                   five monarchs who supports the rebuilding of St Paul’s
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             Reid Gardiner, Editor                                  In  the  foreground  is  the  Greek  word  Eureka
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