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Monday, June 25th MM Degree
Monday, July 2nd Business Meeting
Please let me know if I can do anything for you.
Jay Greene, WM
We are starting to plan for our annual BBQ fund raiser that will be held on 8/31/18. We will start preparing and cooking on 8/30/18. Brothers, we are asking for people to make donations of needed supplies to support this fund raiser. Please get with one of the officers if you would like to make a donation.
We will be having a Masters Degree on June 25, please come and support our brother on his masonic journey.
Jeff Hutchison, SW
The Saints Johns appear to Freemasons in several places in our catechisms. Their proximity and use in our rituals have been questioned for many years as to their use and placement. Looked at together, St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist serve to represent the balance in Masonry between zeal for the fraternity and learned equilibrium. The Saints John, stand in perfect parallel harmony representing that balance.
From a historical approach, The Saint Johns festival is said to be a widely celebrated Masonic holiday. Traditionally June 24th (or the summer Solstice) is taken to be John the Baptists day, which is celebrated in many cultures around the world. According to McCoys Masonic Dictionary, the Festival of St. John in summer is a duty of every Mason to participate in, and should serve to be a renewal and strengthening of fraternal ties and a celebration of Masonry from olden-times. It functions as a connection between the past and the future.
The festival, to non-Masons, has been called the Setting of the Watch, where ceremonial bonfires were lit after sunset.
Tradition says that men, women, and children would jump through the fires for luck. Across Europe, this holiday is celebrated in many ways. With oak wreath crowns, wild flowers and birch branches. Families would feast and celebrate in union. The meanings of these ancient traditions are lost today on our society, but the link was made at some point to John the Baptist. The On-line Catholic Encyclopedia points to the birth of John the Baptist as 6 months before Christ, placing him on the summer solstice. It is thought that these festivals have been linked in character and content with the birth of John the Baptist.
the Masonic perspective we are given the balanced dualism of John the Baptist on one side
and John the Evangelist on the other. Represented together this way represent the balance
of passionate zeal with and learned knowledge of faith forming a space to reflect on to
and channel our passion as well as our education/knowledge. Individually strong, together
they stand as a harnessed focus of zeal and knowledge. This counterpoint is not just
necessary to Freemasonry but can be applied to all areas of life. Taken as an abstract
compilation of symbols, together they represent a well-balanced path towards
In looking toward the future, St. John the Baptist Day is an appropriate day for Freemasons, as it is a good day to come together and reflect in out past and in our future. It stands to remind us, not just of our past, but also of a recommitment of our circumscribed passions. In all of our time theyre as a fraternity, union celebrations such as this one help us to reaffirm our ties that bind. Whether those ties be the bindings of fraternity or the familiarity of institution, we should remember the Holy Saints Johns, not just in our sacred Jerusalems but together in brotherhood.
Source: masonictraveler.blogspot.com This article is an intrepretation and based on a lecture presented by Ken Kolchier, Chaplin, Hollywood/West Valley #355
Cayce Lodge offers deepest sympathy to the family of 50+ year life member Brother Ray Adams (especially his widow Carolyn) in his passing to the Celestial Lodge above.
All the Troops, the Police and Firefighters, First Responders and all others who help protect and serve us
Brad Bowen (heart)
Jerry Branham .stage 4 cancer
Brother Allen Broadus father
Betty Costello (Masonic Widow)
George Ellisors wife Ruth
Scottie Evans (recovering)
PM Willie Floyd and also his
Bernice Grigsby (Masonic Widow)
Gene Grigsby (surgery/recovery)
Bobby Gunter .pacemaker (Wayne Wright family)
Paul Hamelryck (prostate cancer)
PM Larry Harris
Kaitlyn Jacobs ..leukemia
Shirley Logan, widow of RWB Bill, DGM
G. Ray Marsh, PGM (surgery)
Brother Richard Merritt & wife (Brenda)
Brother Nate Meyers (health)
Brother Loy Millers wife
RW Brother Guy Neal ..brain tumor
Pete Olsberger (brain cancer)
Debbie Petty (Chris Greer, PM aunt)- sinus cancer
Betty Price, our Masonic Widow
MW Bro Barry Rickmans wife Gail, also his granddaughter Breanna Mack (health)
Mark Pridgen, PM sister Tammy Hyatt
David Salkind ..chemo
Tony Scotts wife Anna
Ray Sharpe (our senior PM)
Narcie Shealy is at Morningside at Lexington
Harold Simmons and his wife, Faye
Jason Simpsons family (death of father)
Brady Spires, cancer
RWB Dean Strickland
Brother George Sturkeys wife Shelvie
Pat Swittenberg (Masonic Widow)
MWB Sam Tennyson
Phil Thomson (stroke)
Clayton Thornton (Wayne Wright family)
Kevin Vann (burns) and his family
Susie Wattenbarger (Masonic Widow)
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