New Editor of the Journal of The Masonic Society

Many of you are aware that Chris Hodapp (founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of The Masonic Society) has been dealing with some rather significant health issues over the past few years. Despite this fact, he has endeavored to publish what many consider the best journal in Freemasonry today. Recently, Chris informed us that he is unable to continue as Editor-in-Chief, however he will remain involved with the Journal to the extent his health will allow.

Based on Chris’ revelation, we have secured the assistance of Michael Halleran who will assume the duties of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Michael is a freelance writer and a practicing attorney in the Flint Hills of East-Central Kansas. A lecturer at Emporia State University, he is also an active Freemason, and an officer in the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. Michael is the author of the highly acclaimed book regarding Freemasonry during the American Civil War entitled The Better Angels of Our Nature and he previously was the editor of The Plumbline (quarterly newsletter of the Scottish Rite Research Society). In addition to Michael, Chris, and Jay Hochberg (Submissions Coordinator), I am pleased to announce that John Bridegroom will bring his extensive graphics design expertise to the editorial staff as Layout Editor.

Additionally, as some of you are acclaimed for your journalistic excellence or are associated with others through Lodges of Research and Masonic Research Societies who may or may not be published, please consider submitting your articles and/or inviting others to submit their articles for future editions of the Journal to Jay Hochberg at articles@themasonicsociety.com . Articles may also be submitted to editor@themasonicsociety.com . Thank you for your understanding during this time of transition and thank you for your continued interest in and support of The Masonic Society.

May I also wish for you and your family a very joyful and safe holiday season and a prosperous new year.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

John R. “Bo” Cline, President
The Masonic Society