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Quatuor Coronati Lodge meets five times a year on the second Thursday in November (Installation); third Thursday in February; second Thursday in May; fourth Thursday in June; and second Thursday in September. Lodge meetings are usually held in Room 9 at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018 at 4.00 pm

Irishmasons

‘The Noah Legend and the Graham Manuscript’
A talk by John Acaster

The Graham Manuscript, ostensibly dated October 1726, has achieved some fame for its mention of the raising of Noah. Commentators since its discovery in 1936 have tended to conclude that Graham is an anomaly, evidencing an antediluvian form of freemasonry preceding that of the Hiramic legend. Many comparisons to other documents have been made but, to date, no one has attempted to understand the whole manuscript as a statement in its own right.

Although a comprehensive analysis of such a long and detailed document as the Graham MS is not possible within the confines of an AQC paper, John Acaster will seek to lay bare the essential elements. From these it is possible to recognise that many of the degrees we know today are present in embryonic form in the Graham MS, as are other elements, including the ‘substituted secrets’.

The text of John Acaster’s paper can be downloaded here. It is for personal use only and may not be reproduced. The paper, in common with all AQC material, is copyright Quatuor Coronati/QC Correspondence Circle Limited. The Summons can be downloaded here: QC Lodge Summons May 2018.

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