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Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, John Calvin

Today is the 500th anniversary of the birthday of John Calvin.

Jay Hochberg's blog has an entry about John Calvin and the origin of the term "Great Architect of the Universe." Freemasons use the term constantly, but few of us know where it came from.

Have a look.


  1. so was john calvin a freemason??

    1. Extremely doubtful, given that Calvin was in France, Switzerland, and then back into Alsace, dying in 1564. His life and death predate the most accepted beginnings of speculative Freemasonry in Scotland, much less in France, where the earliest legendary claims of any speculative Masonic activity there at all (or even suspected possible membership of "accepted" masons in French operative lodges) don’t even appear prior to 1688.


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