III. Symbolism of the Entered Apprentice Degree-Continued By Bro. C. P. Boon, San Antonio – Texas Freemason Magazine, June 1920 (Author of Trestle-Board and Working Tools of Symbolic Freemasonry) INITIATION - A term used by the Romans to designate admission into the mysteries of their sacred and secret rites. It is derived from the word “initia” which signifies the first principles of a science. It is now as it has been for countless ages, employed as a symbol of the birth and endless development of the human mind and soul. The Entered Apprentice degree represents birth and the preparatory stage ...
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It was Friday night and I was on my way home from work reflecting on a busy week and looking forward to the weekend. My cell phone rang and when I answered it was him. “I hope you didn’t call me to ruin my weekend cause it’s been a rough week and I need some rest.” “Enough of the small talk my Brother; do you know what tomorrow is?” I knew this had to be a trick question but what could I do? I said, “Ok I’ll bite. What is tomorrow?” “Tomorrow is the anniversary of the fall of the ...
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OFFICER LEADERSHIP TRAINING Summer - 2020 Download the Registration Form Here It takes less than 10 minutes for a visitor to your Lodge to see that your officers have attended an Officer Leadership Training Program. Participants in our Grand Lodge Officer Leadership Training, lead their Lodges with greater confidence, efficiency, and effectiveness. We offer two sessions open to all Master Masons. Officer Leadership 101: As a result of participating in this program, you will be better prepared to: institute an effective mentoring program for candidates and newly-raised Master Masons fill your term calendar with impactful events interpret Grand Lodge law ...
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The Profound Pontifications of Brother John Deacon By James C. “Chris” Williams IV The Chamber Of Reflection And A Tater In The Crik In my business, getting the parts necessary to repair a vehicle can sometimes be the most challenging part of the job. I had sold a clutch job on a truck and was in the process of ordering the parts. I had a choice of having the clutch parts sent to me in the mail with a hefty fee added and not receiving it for an extra day…or… driving the seventy miles to pick it up and getting ...
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The Profound Pontifications of Brother John Deacon By James C. “Chris” Williams IV And Santa Said, “It’s All About The Kids" I was mortified! There was Santa, lying on his back, like a turtle, trying to turn itself over. Kids were staring at him wide eyed with their mouths hanging open and parents were giggling at him.  He was flailing his arms and legs, clearly in distress…. even more distress than the kids watching him. Short staccato grunting sounds were coming out of his mouth. If it wasn’t so bizarre it would have been funny. I wondered why the elves ...
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Grandview has launched an app (PWA) for access to your member portal data. PWA or "Progressive Web Applications" are real apps that install through a browser on your device. By installing through a browser the app is regulated by the permissions and restrictions of the browser alleviating the need to go through app stores for distribution. This allows many advantages over traditional apps without the hassle of going through the app store's approval process. https://tx.grandview.systems/public_members/app ...
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The Resolutions, Grand Master's Recommendations, and Statements of Availability for the 2020 Annual Grand Communications is now available. To download a copy log in to the member portal. https://tx.grandview.systems/users/sign_in ...
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Brethren, The 2020 Grand Annual Communication will be held on January 16th – 18th, 2020. The registration fee of $25.00 must be included with your pre-registration form. The deadline for pre-registration is December 28, 2019. The form can be downloaded here. Update: Pre-registration maybe completed via the member portal using a credit card. https://tx.grandview.systems/users/sign_in ...
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