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THE MASONIC LADDER AND THE GREAT CHAIN OF BEING

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 20, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

THE MASONIC LADDER AND THE GREAT CHAIN OF BEING

 

by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, KCRBE

 

Alpha Lodge No. 116, Grand Lodge of New Jersey Philo Lodge No. 243, South River, New Jersey SciotoLodge No. 6, Chillicothe, Ohio.

 

This paper examines the esoteric symbolism of the Masonic Ladder and will develop the thesis that the Masonic Ladder's esoteric meaning derives from an ancientconcept dealing with thehierarchal ordering ofthe univ...

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Regaling for Masonic Observance (MWPHGLTX)

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on May 25, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

To: Prince Hall Masons beholding to the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and its Jurisdiction, Adoptive Rites: Grand High Court Heroines of Jericho and Norris Wright Cuney Grand Chapter, Concordant and Appendant Bodies: Grand Chapter Holy Royal Arch Masons, Lone Star Grand Commandery and Lone Star Grand Guild, Texas Council of Deliberations and Texas Council Golden Assemblies

 

From: Hon. Wilbert M. Curtis

Most Worshipful Grand Master

 

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Past Grand Masters as of 2014 MWPHGLTX

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 15, 2013 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

1st 1875-– 1876 Norris Wright Cuney       Amity #4 Galveston

2nd  1876-1878 Richard Allen       Magnolia #3 Houston

3rd 1878-1879 Leroy L. James     Magnolia #3 Houston

_ 1879-– 1881 Norris Wright Cuney     Amity #4 Galveston

4th 188-1885 Abram Grant      San Antonio #1 San Antonio

5th 1885-1890 Charles C. Dean     Magnolia #3 Houston

6th 1890-1890 Ro...

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When and where were the first Lodges in Texas Organized?

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on June 22, 2013 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Under the leadership of Captain W.D.Mathews, the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Kansas, the following Lodges were established in Texas between 1871 and 1873 and were the first Negro Free and Accepted Masonic Lodges organized in the state:

 

San Antonio Lodge # 22

 

Magnolia Lodge #24

 

Mt. Bonnell Lodge #2

 

Galveston Lodge #25

 

Mt. Lebanon – Lodge #26

 

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PURPOSE OF MWPHGL OF TX

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on May 22, 2013 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mission Statement is promulgated by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and the Subordinate Lodges owing obedience to the same and by its Supreme Authority. The purpose of this Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Texas is to control and regulate the practice of Freemasonry throughout its Jurisdiction, in accordance with immemorial usages of this Ancient and Honorable Craft, and to advance the moral and social interests of its membership...

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PURPOSE OF MWPHGL OF TX

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on May 22, 2013 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mission Statement is promulgated by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas and the Subordinate Lodges owing obedience to the same and by its Supreme Authority. The purpose of this Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Texas is to control and regulate the practice of Freemasonry throughout its Jurisdiction, in accordance with immemorial usages of this Ancient and Honorable Craft, and to advance the moral and social interests of its membership...

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MISSION STATEMENT OF MWPHGL OF TX

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on April 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Texas and Its Jurisdiction is a non-profit organization which embodies an attractive system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. The fraternity, founded upon Christian principles established in the Holy Bible, strives to teach a man the duty he owes to God, his neighbor and to himself; but interferes neither with religion or politics as it prescribes the practice of virtues in the conduct of its bus...

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCE HALL FREEMASONRY IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on March 6, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

On March 6, 1775, Prince Hall and 14 men of color were made masons in Lodge #441 of the Irish Registry attached to the 38th British Foot Infantry at Castle William Island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. It marked the first time that Black men were made masons in America. <br><br>

About a year later, since the conflict between England and America had commenced, the British Foot Infantry left Boston, along with its lodge, leaving Prince Hall and his associates without a lodge...

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March 6th A Legacy Of Having Been Tried, Sometimes Denied, But Always Ready To Be Tried Again

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on March 6, 2013 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Worshipful Brother Frederic L. Milliken <br><br>

Two hundred thirty seven years ago today, on March 6, 1775, Prince Hall, Cryrus Jonbus, Buestop Slinger, Prince Rees, John Carter, Peter Freeman, Benjamin Tiler, Cuff Bufform, Thomas Sanderson, Prince Taylor, Cato Spears, Boston Smith, Peter Best, Forten Howard and Richard Tilly were made Master Masons in a British Army Lodge of Irish register. The Lodge gave them the privilege of meeting, marching in procession, and buryin...

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letter from the Imperial Potentate covering some very important informatio?n about the situation between Shriners and Ark Grand Lodge. This is important informatio?n for several reasons.

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on January 22, 2013 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Shriners International Response

By now, each of you have received a letter from the Grand Master of Masons in Arkansas dated November 1, 2012 “justifying” the action he has taken against Masons in the state of Arkansas. I know many of you personally. I respect the offices you hold and your ability to listen to all sides of the issue and to independently and fairly make your own assessments.

I now report to you and present you with the facts as they occurred. My report ...

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The Plain Truth About Easter

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on November 20, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

by Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986) 1973
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The Resurrection was not on Easter Sunday! Easteris not a Christian name, but the title of the idolatrous "queen of heaven." Here's an explanation of the true origin and meaning of Lent, Easter eggs, and sunrise services!



WHY DO you believe t he things you believe, do the things you do?



The chances are you never stopped to ask yourself that question. You have been taught since childh...

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Who are the Masons and what do they do?

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Masons are men who have joined a fraternity, and who refer to themselves as Freemasons. <br>

The main principles of Freemasonry insist that each member  show tolerance, respect and kindness in his actions toward others; practices charity and care for the community as awhole; and strives to achieve high moral standards in his own personal life.

Honor and integrity are at the core of the Masonic belief system. Members are obligated to practice self control and treat ...

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Good ol' Illuminati myth

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Does the Illuminati Really Exist?
Article By July 12, 2010 by Zettler Clay

 

Holders of the light. The torchbearers. The light bearers. Anything dealing with the light. <br> <br>

That’s Professor Griff’s definition of the Illuminati, a buzzword has shot to the forefront of the collective hip hop conversation. The Illuminati is a secret society that was founded in 1776 in Germany. It was a group of freethinking individuals who espo...

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Order of the Eastern Star Questions

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Q. What is the Order of the Eastern Star?

A. The Order of The Eastern Star is the largest Fraternal Organization in the world to which both women and men can belong. <br> <br>

Q. Can any woman belong?

A. Yes. In Texas, dispensation has been opened to any woman of good moral character, believe in a Supreme Being, have attained the age of 18, believe in the laws of the United States of America, be willing to assume the obligation of the Order, be able to participat...

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The Order of the Eastern Star General Info

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 21, 2012 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

General History

Order of the Eastern Star is an adoptive rite of Freemasonry with teachings based on the Bible and objectives that are charitable and benevolent. The founder of OES was Dr. Robert Morris, a lawyer and educator from Boston, Massachusetts, who was a Master Mason and Past Grand Master of Kentucky. Dr. Morris intended his creation to become a female branch of Freemasonry, but he failed to overcome the great opposition this idea engendered.

After his first pub...

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MASONIC CURIOSITIES: ORIGIN OF THE WORD FREEMASONS

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 21, 2012 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The first-known use of the word Freemasons - in the form Free Masons - occurs in City of London Letter-book H of 9 August 1376, though the word is in fact deleted in favour of Mason. Masons and Freemasons were interchangeable during the 15th and 16th centuries and Freemasons were generally meant to denote hewers or setters of freestone, Masons being used to embrace all stoneworkers. Ashmole in his diary wrote that he was made a Free Mason and referred in 1686 to the "Fellowship of Free Masons...

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STATEMENT OF THE FEDERAL COUNCIL OF THE GRAND LODGE OF FRANCE

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on June 27, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Federal Council of the Grand Lodge of France, in its formal meeting of Wednesday, June 13, 2012, -- after learning of the "Basel Declaration", co-signed June 9, 2012 by the Grand Lodges of Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, and -- heard the Most Worshipful Grand Master Alain-Noël Dubart report on the exchanges of views started in accordance with the mandate he was given on September 9, 2011,

• notes the withdrawal of the recognition of the French Nati...

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The Necessity of Grammar, Rhetoric and Logic

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on June 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

No Masonic lodge would allow an Entered Apprentice to become a Master Mason without passing to the degree of Fellowcraft first. It would be unimaginable to proceed otherwise. One of the Working Tools of an Entered Apprentice is the Common Gavel, which we use to divest our hearts and consciences of the vices and superfluities of life; thereby fitting our minds, as living stones, for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. There is a suitabl...

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Wilbert M. Curtis Texas Prince Hall Library Museum

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on June 27, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The mission of the Wilbert M. Curtis Texas Prince Hall Library Museum is as follows:

 

· To collect, organize, describe, make available, and preserve primary and secondary resource materials emphasizing the historical documentation of the M.W.P.H.G.L. of Texas and its impact on the cultural milieu on the broader local communities, the state of Texas, the Jurisdictions under its authority and the larger expanse of human kind.

· To provide adequate facilities fo...

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