Rare Bible ORDER OF THE BUILDERS FOR BOYS -A.F.A.M - IL

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Rare Bible ORDER OF THE BUILDERS FOR BOYS -A.F.A.M - IL

Masonic Bible

"The Order of the Builders for Boys"

Copy presented to Howard Hensel by James Coyle of Normal Park Lodge No. 797 A.F.A.M Chicago IL

Dated 11/10/25

Hard to find - This is the first bible I've seen from this organization.

From the Scottish Rite Journal, Southern Jurisdiction USA

The Order of the Builders for Boys was formed in 1921 for young men between the ages of eleven and twenty-one related to Master Masons.

Arthur M. Millard and several members of Van Renssalaer Lodge of Perfection in Chicago when in January 1921 (two years after the formation of the Order of DeMolay in Kansas City) they founded the Order of the Builders for Boys, an organization for young men between the ages of eleven and twenty-one. Originally restricted to the sons and brothers of Master Masons, membership was soon changed to admit sons, brothers, grandsons, and nephews of Masons who belonged to recognized Masonic Lodges as well as the closest friends of these individuals.

A ritual for the new organization was adopted on January 21, 1921, and consists of two degrees. The First, or “Apprentice Degree” teaches lessons similar to those of the first three symbolic degrees of Masonry—youth, manhood, and age—while the Second,
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