Ended now the Mason's labors,
Past the travel and the toil;
Gather in ye loving :neighbors,
Share the Com, the Wine, the Oil:
Brethren now, of each degree,
Come in harmony and glee;
'Tis the joy of Masonry.
Spirits of the blest departed,
As on earthly ways they roam.
Where are met the faithful-hearted.
They to share our labors come;
Though their forms we cannot see
They are here with you and me.
Love unites us with its cement;
Truth inspires the Masons' breast;
Ever faithful, ever clement,
Thus our doctrines we attest.
Thus we come of each degree,
Come In harmony and glee;.
Tis the joy of Masonry.
Grand Lodge Warden's Retreat &
Secretary Training Returns for 2021
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the annual training session could not take place earlier in the year as usual. The 2021 training will be on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 9am-3pm at The Wesley Center in Woodworth, La (2350 Methodist Parkway).
The Grand Lodge asks that you register early to allow staff to record registrations and prepare materials. The fee is $50 per attendee, which includes refreshments, materials, and a meal. Registration deadline is August 7, 2021.
Every month since 1923 the Masonic Service Association has published The Short Talk Bulletin, which was to be an informative, chatty discussion of some aspect of Freemasonry: symbols, allegories, history, individuals, etc..
They are sent to all Lodges of the constituent Grand Lodges, and are intended to be read in all Lodges. Here, we are bringing all of these jewels of Masonic Light to life, so that Masonic Education may happen wherever Brothers are.
Freemasonry has existed in the Philippines since the mid-1800s. And although the earliest lodges were composed solely of foreigners, native Filipinos soon acquired a taste for the various libertarian ideals contained within the masonic fraternity, particularly regarding freedom, with even the first Philippine President later claiming that his country’s revolution was “Masonically inspired, Masonically led, and Masonically executed”.
This July, join Very Worshipful Brother Felix Pintado as he expounds upon the genesis of Freemasonry in the Philippines up to the formation of its own Grand Lodge; with an overarching focus on the Craft’s impact and influence on the country’s struggle for independence, and its gradual permeation into the very fabric of Filipino society, both at home and abroad.
Abe Hinson will host a "St. John’s Day Masonic Spelling Bee Championship FUN-draiser" on June 26, 2021, starting at noon. All of the words will be derived from the various books we use in Masonry such as the Masonic Lectures book, Masonic Monitor, Handbook of Masonic Law, etc. In short, every word will be connected to Masonry somehow. To sign up for the competition fill out the form here.
Families are welcome as Abe Hinson intends this to be the kind of FUN-draiser everyone can enjoy. Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously and need to be able to have these kinds of fun moments where we can all relax and enjoy our fellowship. There will be plate lunches so come hungry and bring a friend or family member to enjoy the festivities. There is even a one-of-a-kind plaque that will be given to the grand champion.
Germania No. 46 continues 20 year tradition in July
The first meeting in July, Germania No. 46 will return to Indivisible Friends No. 404! Make plans to visit with us on July 14, 2021. We're extremely excited to continue our 20 year tradition of joint meetings with our York Rite brothers across the river! They will be at our lodge on July 28, 2021.
New Borne Lodge No. 500
to Host Charity Golf Tournament
To sponsor or register contact W∴B∴ John Combel at 504-915-6204.
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