Some Real Masonic Reflection You know, I can’t say that I would do anything for a free meal but when John called me and told me he was going to buy me lunch I just couldn’t say no. Even when he told me I had to meet him a ways south of town. The thought that he was scamming me crossed my mind but he usually finds some way to stick me with the tab anyway. He said he had a taste for some Italian food and there was a place he had eaten before called Gabriella’s that he really ...
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The Profound Pontifications of Brother John Deacon By James C. “Chris” Williams IV Masonry In Spite of Mona Almost the whole month had gone by and I realized I hadn’t heard from his largeness, aka, my Brother John. It was almost lunch time on a Friday and I was thinking that it was going to be a real problem if I didn’t get to experience the profundity of his wisdom and knowledge. Nahhh, not really. It would mean I would have to make something up and I surely don’t think all of you want to read something I made up ...
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In 1996 a resolution was passed for a “seat honoring” program that would help bolster the financial health of the Grand Lodge Temple maintenance endowment. For a donation of $100, a brass plate would be affixed to a seat of one’s choosing with the following selection of inscriptions: In Name of _____________ In Honor of ____________ By ____________________ In Memory of___________ By____________________ The Seat Program is on-going, generating the funds as originally intended and giving the opportunity for Lodges to honor past officers, Grand Masters to honor their DDGMs, wives to honor their husbands, and Brethren to honor wives, fathers, ...
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It has been a while since I have seen John, since he retired and all, but as fate would have it, I did accidentally happen to see him…or maybe it wasn’t accidental at all. But I couldn’t let this experience just go by without sharing it. It was one of those times, which as I have gotten older and a little wiser (which is up for argument according to Pam) that I have been able to see past the obvious and realize that things…at least some things… happen as if they were written in some ancient spiritual script and we ...
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OFFICER LEADERSHIP TRAINING Summer - 2019 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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Master Mason’s Degree Aboard the Historic U.S.S. LEXINGTON You are invited to witness the Third Degree in Masonry aboard the U.S.S. Lexington, also known as “The Blue Ghost.” This degree is held in conjunction with one of the last Grand Lodge Officer Leadership Training Programs of the year. Come to Corpus Christi to celebrate the 27th anniversary of this floating museum and see some of the best Blue Lodge Ritualists in Texas confer the Master Mason’s Degree. FREE parking is available in the U.S.S. Lexington parking lot. FREE metered street parking after 6:00pm. Degree will be held in the air-conditioned Joe Jessel ...
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It comes with great sorrow to inform you of the passing of PGM Jerry Kirby’s beloved wife, Suzanne. Family Visitation will be Friday, February 16th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Wayne Boaz Funeral Home - 1826 US 287 (Business), Waxahachie, Texas (Phone: 972-923-2700) Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, Red Oak, Texas - 600 Daubitz Drive, Red Oak, Texas (Phone: 972-617-9100) Interment following services will be at Hughes Cemetery, Avalon, Texas In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made in Suzanne's name to: Rainbow Girls ...
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Have questions about connections to your ancestry and Texas Masonry? Fill out the form below to contact our records department who can tell you if your genealogy is connected to Texas Freemasonry. Masonic Record Request Form Note to Genealogists: The Grand Lodge of Texas Library and Museum will conduct research of our membership records for you. Membership records contain the date that a person joined a Masonic Lodge and the name of the Lodge he joined; also included may be the following: degree dates, suspensions, dimits, offices held, and the date of death. Please complete this form, and mail to ...
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My Brethren: I have been traveling on this road of Service that I was privileged for you to set me on four years ago. There are not many days left in my account and the hourglass will soon be empty. We have had great times and great tragedies. I was blessed to travel to England to witness the tercentenary celebration of the United Grand Lodge of England where was assembled the greatest number of Grand Masters in one place in the history of the world. As guests of the United Grand Lodge of England, we were treated royally. It was ...
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