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Monday, December 31, 2012

CHRISTMAS: A TIME FOR TOLERANCE

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CHRISTMAS: A TIME FOR TOLERANCE

Bro. P.D. Newman, 32°

Valley of Corinth, Orient of MS (A.&A.S.R., S.J.)

   The Christmas season is a very special time – one of coming together. For our Jewish Brethren, it is the festival of Chanukkah, which celebrates the rebellion of the Maccabees and, according to the Talmud, recalls the purification of the Temple during which time the many wicks of the menorah are said to have miraculously burned for eight whole days and nights on a ration of holy oil which otherwise would have lasted but a single day. For our Muslim Brethren, the Christmas season signifies Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, during which period Muslims believe that the first portions of the Quran were dictated to the prophet Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel. And of course, for us Christians, the Christmas season celebrates the miraculous birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from a virgin mother within a humble stable in the town of Bethlehem; a Savior who, after a mere thirty-three and one quarter years of preaching and spreading his ministry, was suffered to die upon a Roman cross, only to rise from the grave three short days later that he might ascend to His Father’s House, and there prepare a place for all of those inclined to accept and embody his powerful message of love and forgiveness.

   Less well known, perhaps, is the role which the Christmas season plays for our Pagan Brethren, among whom even our very own Hiram, King of Tyre and Grand Master Hiram Abiff would have inevitably been counted. Paganism is an oftentimes misunderstood umbrella term which refers to any religion that is not descended from the Abrahamic tradition; that is to say, any religion that is outside of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Therefore, the traditional religions of Sumer, Chaldea, and Egypt, for example, would fall under the category of Pagan beliefs.

   The significance of the Christmas season for Pagans, and indeed the suspected root of all winter holidays, is an astrological one. For them, it commemorates the time during which the light and life-giving rays of our sun are at their annual weak point. The winter solstice, occurring on December 21, is the moment at which the sun reaches its lowest point on the horizon and remains in that demoted position day after day, unable to climb any higher, for a total of seventy-two hours. Following these three days of bleakness, however, on the morning of December 25, the sun miraculously begins its resurrection-like ascent back into the arching heavens, and thence sends its golden rays back to our little world, thereby warming the barren soil in preparation for the coming year’s crops and flora. The Greeks and Romans celebrated this remarkable day as Dies de Natalis Sol Invicti, or the Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun; the day on which our central star, like the mythical phoenix bird of Alchemical lore, is reborn from its own cyclical demise.

   Indeed, the Christmas season is a very special time – one of coming together. So, whether you happen to ascribe to the faith of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or even Paganism, the Christmas season is one during which all Masons have an ideal opportunity to come together as Brothers and celebrate something which truly unites us, as opposed to focusing a thing which would otherwise set us apart. For, just as we were all Raised at the same non-sectarian altar of Freemasonry, so are we also united as a universal brotherhood of man under the Fatherhood of an ever watchful eye of God, and that will remain true regardless of the titles by which each religion chooses to address Him. As Ill.Bro. Albert Pike explains in the lecture he penned for the Rose-Croix Degree, one of the primary duties of a Scottish Rite Mason is to “Be tolerant of the faith and creed of others, [for] tolerance is not simply a duty, but an inescapable conclusion.” (M&D) Therefore, in addition to the lessons of charity and giving which every gift-imparting Christmas so thoroughly teaches, this season let us make the most of this grand opportunity to celebrate and learn another vital and indispensible lesson of Masonic relevance: the loving lesson of religious tolerance – a lesson which can be discerned within the very pages of the Volume of the Sacred Law itself, wherein we are charged by the saint and apostle Paul in his Epistle to the Romans to “Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another.” (Rom. 12:10)

Thank you, Ladies and Brethren, and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas season!

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Installation of Officers: Tupelo Masonic Lodge No 318 F&AM

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Please mark your calander for Monday, January 7th 2013.

Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM will open our lodge to the public for the installation of our 2013 officers.

You are all cordially invited to attend and invite friends and family as well. We will serve a meal beginning at 6pm and the lodge will be open promptly at 7pm.

Directions to our lodge can be found here!

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please come out and show your support.


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Monday, December 10, 2012

Reminder: Election of Officers: Monday, December 10, 2012 Monthly Stated Communication - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318

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Brethren,
Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F.&A.M. will be holding our annual election of officers for the upcoming year at our Monthly Stated Communication which will be at 6:30pm, tonight, December 10th, 2012.
 
Please make every effort to attend in order to cast your vote. As always, your opinion matters to our lodge and we value your input.

Also keep in mind that Masonic dues for the 2013 year are due at the end of December so please make sure these are paid on time.

We will be serving a meal beginning at 6:30pm and a MM lodge will be opened for business at 7:00pm.

We sincerely hope that everyone will be able to attend.

On behalf of Tupelo 318, we wish you all a very Mery Christmas. May you all be blessed with food, family, and safe travel. Remember the "Reason for the Season"!

We look forward to seeing you all in lodge tonight!

Fraternally,

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Weekly Events: 12/09/12-12/15/12 Grand Lodge of Mississippi

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Events
  • Monday, 12-10-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - OES Meeting - [GM], Grenada No. 31 - Grenada, MS
  • Tuesday, 12-11-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Polar Star No. 154 - Handsboro, MS
  • Tuesday, 12-11-2012 - (05:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Pelahatchie No. 276 - Pelahatchie, MS
  • Thursday, 12-13-2012 - (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) - Christmas Banquet - [GM], Valley of Corinth, Scottish Rite - Corinth, MS
  • Thursday, 12-13-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degrees, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
  • Friday, 12-14-2012 - (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM) - Widow's Night - [GM], O. D. Smith No. 33 - Oxford, MS
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Weekly Events - 11/25/12-12/01/12 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi

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Events
  • Monday, 11-26-2012 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 AM) - 65 Year Pin Presentations - [GM], Trinity No. 88 - Kosciusko, MS
  •   Monday, 11-26-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Crystal Springs No. 452 - Crystal Springs, MS
  •   Tuesday, 11-27-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Lodge of Research Quarterly Communication, Mississippi Lodge of Research No. 640 - Jackson, MS
  •   Tuesday, 11-27-2012 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Singing River No. 633 - Gautier, MS
  •   Tuesday, 11-27-2012 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
  •   Tuesday, 11-27-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, John P. Byrd No. 629 - Pearl, MS
  •   Thursday, 11-29-2012 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
  •   Friday, 11-30-2012 - (06:30 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Beth Eden No. 205 - Louisville, MS
  •   Friday, 11-30-2012 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Mt. Olive No. 264 - Mount Olive, MS
  •   Friday, 11-30-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - York Rite Master Mason Degree, John P. Byrd No. 629 - Pearl, MS

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Bro Wayne Stanley needs your prayers

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Just received notification from Bro Chris Stanley that his father, Bro Wayne Stanley, has just had another stroke.

Details as to his condition are not known at this time but prayers are being requested.

Both, Chris and his father, are members of Tupelo Lodge No 318.



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Bro Harold Phillips needs your prayers...

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Brother Harold Phillips is in the hospital at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Ms. 

Bro Phillips has been very ill and recently, had to undergo lung surgery. He is a MM and member of Tupelo Lodge No 318.

Brother Danny (PD) Newman is the nephew of Bro Phillips and also a member of our lodge.

Please keep him and his family in your prayers.


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Monday, November 19, 2012

Election of Officers: December 2012 Monthly Stated Communication - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318

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Brethren,

As a reminder, Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F.&A.M. will be holding our annual election of officers for the upcoming year at our next Monthly Stated Communication which will be at 6:30pm on Monday, December 10th, 2012. Please mark this date on your calenders and make every effort to attend in order to cast your vote. As always, your opinion matters to our lodge and we value your input.

Also keep in mind that Masonic dues for the 2013 year are due at the end of December so please make sure these are paid on time.

We will be serving a meal beginning at 6:30pm and a MM lodge will be opened for business at 7:00pm.

We sincerely hope that everyone will be able to attend.

On behalf of Tupelo 318, we wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you all be blessed with food, family, and safe travel.

We look forward to seeing you in lodge next month!

Fraternally,

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Weekly Events: 11/18/12-11/24/12 Grand Lodge of Mississippi

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:
 
 
Events
  • Monday, 11-19-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degrees, Crystal Springs No. 452 - Crystal Springs, MS
  • Monday, 11-19-2012 - (06:30 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Pontotoc No. 81 - Pontotoc, MS
  • Tuesday, 11-20-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - District 7 School of Instruction, Fulton No. 444 - Fulton, MS
  • Tuesday, 11-20-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
  • Tuesday, 11-20-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Singing River No. 633 - Gautier, MS
  • Tuesday, 11-20-2012 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
Additionally, on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, we would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family for a Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Veterans Day 2012 - "Thank you for your service!"

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On behalf of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F.&A.M., we would like to say "Thank You!", to all the US Military Veterans, both past and present, who have served this nation proudly and defended our freedoms and liberties. We salute you!



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M.W. Bro. Harley Jasper Dozier, Past Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi: In Memory of

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Brethren,

It is with great sadness that I must report the untimely passing of M.W. Bro. Harley Jasper Dozier, Past Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi, yesterday morning arising from surgery complications.

Visitation will be from 5PM to 9PM tonight (Monday, November 12) at Chancellor's Funerals Home in Byram. Graveside funeral services will commence tomorrow (Tuesday, November 13) at 2PM in the Raymond City Cemetery, weather permitting.

In case of inclement weather, services will be held inside the Funeral Home Chapel. A Master Mason's Lodge will be opened at 12PM on Tuesday in Hinds No. 628 and closed following funeral services.

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Weekly Events: 11/11/2012-11/17/2012 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:


Events
  • Monday, 11-12-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Lodge of Alabama - [GM], Grand Lodge of Alabama - Montgomery, AL

  • Monday, 11-12-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, J. A. Mayfield No. 165 - Amory, MS

  • Tuesday, 11-13-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Lodge of Alabama - [GM], Grand Lodge of Alabama - Montgomery, AL
 
  • Tuesday, 11-13-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Singing River No. 633 - Gautier, MS
 
  • Tuesday, 11-13-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Polar Star No. 154 - Handsboro, MS
 
  • Wednesday, 11-14-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Lodge of Alabama - [GM], Grand Lodge of Alabama - Montgomery, AL
 
  • Thursday, 11-15-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Royal Arch Stated Convocation, Masonic York Rite of Jackson - Jackson, MS
 
  • Thursday, 11-15-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degrees, Evening Star No. 70 - Florence, MS
 
  • Saturday, 11-17-2012 - (10:00 AM - 03:00 PM) - Mountain Men Master Mason Degrees, D'Lo No. 230 - D'Lo, MS
 
  • Saturday, 11-17-2012 - (03:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degrees, Bay Springs No. 167 - Dennis, MS
 
 
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Weekly Events: 11/ 04/12 - 11/10/12 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi F&AM

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:


Events
  •  Monday, 11-05-2012 - (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) - Past Master's Night - [GM], Brookhaven No. 241 - Brookhaven, MS

  • Thursday, 11-08-2012 - (06:15 PM - 10:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Circle No. 638 - Madison, MS

  • Thursday, 11-08-2012 - (06:15 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Blountville No. 448 - Prentiss, MS

  • Thursday, 11-08-2012 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, D'Lo No. 230 - D'Lo, MS

  • Saturday, 11-10-2012 - (12:00 PM - 04:00 PM) - Mountain Men Master Mason Degree, Willis No. 92 - White Oak, MS

  • Saturday, 11-10-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Family Night - [GM], Abert No. 89 - Starkville, MS


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Weekly Events - 10/28/2012-11/03/2012 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:


 Events
  • Monday, 10-29-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Lodge of Research Quarterly Communication, Mississippi Lodge of Research No. 640 - Jackson, MS
  • Tuesday, 10-30-2012 - (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) - District Meeting - [GM], Silver Creek No. 472 - Silver Creek, MS
  • Tuesday, 10-30-2012 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Family Night, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
  • Tuesday, 10-30-2012 - (06:15 PM - 09:30 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Circle No. 638 - Madison, MS
 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekly Events - 10/21/12-10/27/12 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:


 Events
  • Monday, 10-22-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Joppa Shrine Center - Biloxi, MS
  • Tuesday, 10-23-2012 - (06:15 PM - 10:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Circle No. 638 - Madison, MS
  • Tuesday, 10-23-2012 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
  • Thursday, 10-25-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, J. A. Mayfield No. 165 - Amory, MS
  • Friday, 10-26-2012 - (All Day Event) - Scottish Rite 2012 Fall Reunion, Valley of Corinth, Scottish Rite - Corinth, MS
  • Friday, 10-26-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Calvary No. 554 - Meridian, MS
  • Saturday, 10-27-2012 - (All Day Event) - Scottish Rite 2012 Fall Reunion, Valley of Corinth, Scottish Rite - Corinth, MS
  • Saturday, 10-27-2012 - (All Day Event) - Meridian/Laurel York Rite Festival, Laurel No. 414 - Laurel, MS
  • Saturday, 10-27-2012 - (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM) - Cornerstone Ceremony - [GM], Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS

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Monday, October 8, 2012

50 Year Pin - Bro Marvin McFadden - Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM

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Bro Marvin McFadden of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM was presented with his 50 Year Pin by Worshipful Master Derik Rushing tonight during the Monthly Stated Communication. Bro McFadden has been a loyal, trusted, and outstanding member of our lodge and a true representative of Freemasonry. It is with great pleasure that we honor him for his dedication to Masonry during the past 50 years. This pin was also presented along with a certificate from the Grand Lodge of Mississippi and signed off on by the Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi, Myron L. Ware. Congratulations Brother Marvin!


Brother Marvin McFadden - 50 Year Pin Presentation
 
Brother Marvin McFadden - 50 Year Pin Presentation
 
Brother Marvin McFadden - 50 Year Pin Presentation
 
 

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Weekly Events - 10/07/2012-10/13/2012 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:
 
 
 Events
  • Monday, 10-08-2012 - (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM) - 70 Year Pin Presentation, Mt. Olive No. 264 - Mount Olive, MS
  • Monday, 10-08-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - York Rite Degree Team, John P. Byrd No. 629 - Pearl, MS
  • Monday, 10-08-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degrees - [GM], Crystal Springs No. 452 - Jackson, MS
  • Tuesday, 10-09-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - 50 Year Pin Presentation - [GM], Westville No. 78 - Pinola, MS
  • Tuesday, 10-09-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Polar Star No. 154 - Handsboro, MS
  • Thursday, 10-11-2012 - (06:15 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Tyrian No. 427 - Brandon, MS
  • Thursday, 10-11-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Mt. Salus No. 595 - Clinton, MS
  • Friday, 10-12-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Columbus No. 5 - Columbus, MS
  • Friday, 10-12-2012 - (06:15 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, J. L. Power No. 416 - Perkinston, MS
  • Saturday, 10-13-2012 - (08:30 AM - 01:00 PM) - 2nd Annual Boy Scout Benefit Motorcycle Ride, Fulton No. 444 - Fulton, MS
  • Saturday, 10-13-2012 - (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], Caledonia No. 280 - Caledonia, MS
  • Saturday, 10-13-2012 - (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM) - Widow's Night - [GM], Clarksdale No. 286 - Clarksdale, MS

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekly Events - 9/30/12-10/06/12 - Grand Lodge of Mississippi

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Events
  • Tuesday, 10-02-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - [GM], Valley of Jackson, Scottish Rite - Jackson, MS
  • Tuesday, 10-02-2012 - (06:15 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Circle No. 638 - Madison, MS
  • Thursday, 10-04-2012 - (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Mendenhall No. 497 - Mendenhall, MS
  • Thursday, 10-04-2012 - (05:45 PM - 09:30 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Circle No. 638 - Madison, MS
  • Saturday, 10-06-2012 - (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM) - Congressional School - [GM], William G. Paxton No. 559 - Vicksburg, MS
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekly Events - Grand Lodge of MS - 09/23/12 - 09/29/12

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:
 
Events
 
  • Monday, 09-24-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Lodge of Missouri - [GM], Holiday Inn Expo Center - Columbia, MO
  • Tuesday, 09-25-2012 - (All Day Event) - Grand Lodge of Missouri - [GM], Holiday Inn Expo Center - Columbia, MO
  • Tuesday, 09-25-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Mountain Men Master Mason Degree, J. H. Wooten, Sr. No. 503 - Laurel, MS
  • Tuesday, 09-25-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Fellow Craft Degree, Polar Star No. 154 - Handsboro, MS
  • Thursday, 09-27-2012 - (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) - District Meeting - [GM], Greenville No. 206 - Greenville, MS
  • Friday, 09-28-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree - [GM], West Point No. 40 - West Point, MS
  • Saturday, 09-29-2012 - (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM) - Master Mason Degrees - [GM], Wahabi Shrine Center - Jackson, MS


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Monday, September 17, 2012

Grand Lodge of MS - Weekly Events 09/16/2012 - 09/22/2012

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Brethren,

In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events:

  • Monday, 09-17-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - 50 Year Pin Presentation - [GM], J. M. Wesson No. 317 - Wesson, MS
  • Monday, 09-17-2012 - (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degree, Grenada No. 31 - Grenada, MS
  • Tuesday, 09-18-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - District 7 School of Instruction, Fulton No. 444 - Fulton, MS
  • Tuesday, 09-18-2012 - (06:30 PM - 10:00 PM) - Mountain Men Master Mason Degree, Cohay No. 574 - Raleigh, MS
  • Tuesday, 09-18-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Entered Apprentice Degrees, John P. Byrd No. 629 - Pearl, MS
  • Thursday, 09-20-2012 - (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM) - Royal Arch Stated Convocation - [GM], Masonic York Rite of Jackson - Jackson, MS
  • Thursday, 09-20-2012 - (06:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Crossroads No. 637 - Corinth, MS
  • Friday, 09-21-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Grenada No. 31 - Grenada, MS
  • Saturday, 09-22-2012 - (07:00 AM - 06:00 PM) - Northwest Mississippi York Rite Festival, Valley City No. 402 - Water Valley, MS
  • Saturday, 09-22-2012 - (11:00 AM - 02:00 PM) - Wahabi Gun Giveaway - [GM], Wahabi Shrine Center - Jackson, MS
  • Saturday, 09-22-2012 - (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM) - Family Night - [GM], J. L. Power No. 416 - Perkinston, MS
  • Saturday, 09-22-2012 - (11:00 AM - 02:00 PM) - Fall Barbeque, Pascagoula No. 419 - Pascagoula, MS

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 - In Honor and Memory...

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On behalf of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM, and all the members of our lodge, we honor the lives that were lost in the attack on American soil eleven years ago today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, the service men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Nation, as well as those currently serving in all our military branches today. We salute each and every one of you! September 11, 2001 will forever be a reminder to us all that there are those who wish to destroy the liberty and freedom that Old Glory represents. May God bless our citizens, our soldiers, sailors, and our airmen, and may God bless the U.S.A.


9/11... We will NEVER forget!


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THE RAGGED OLD FLAG

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by Brother Red Skelton

I walked through a county courthouse square.
On a park bench, an old man was sitting there.
I said, "Your courthouse looks kind of run-down."
He said, "Nah, it'll do for our little town."
I said, "Your old flagpole's leaned a little bit,
And that's a ragged old flag you've got hanging on it."
He said, "Have a seat," and I sat down.
"Is this the first time you've been to our little town?"
I said, "I believe it is."

He said, "I don't like to brag,
But we're kind of proud of that ragged old flag.
You see, we've got a little hole in that flag there
from when Washington took it across the Delaware.
And it got powder burns the night Francis Scott Key
sat watching it, writing, "Oh Say Can You See."
And it got a bad rip down in New Orleans
with Packingham and Jackson tugging at its seams.
She almost fell at the Alamo,
Next to the Texas flag, but she waved on, though.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
and she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.


There were Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg,
and the south winds blew hard on that ragged old flag.
On Flanders Field, in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha gun.
She turned blood-red in World War II.
She's hung limp and low a time or two.

She was in Korea and Viet Nam,
and she went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships on the briny foam,
but they've about quit waving her back here at home.
In her own good land, she's been abused,
she's been burned, dishonored, denied, and refused,
and the government for which she stands
is scandalized throughout the lands.
She's looking threadbare and wearing thin,
But she's in good shape for the shape she's in.
'Cause she's been through the fire before,
and I believe she can take a whole lot more.
So we raise her up every morning and bring her down every night.
We don't let her touch the ground, and we fold her up right.....

On second thought, I do like to brag ...



'Cause I'm mighty proud of that Ragged Old Flag."


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Monday, September 10, 2012

Monthly Stated Communication 9/10/12 - Tupelo No. 318 - Reminder

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Reminder: Monthly Stated Communication for Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM is scheduled for tonight, Monday, September 10th. Meal will be served at 6:30pm with lodge opening at 7:00pm. All regular, Master Masons, in good standing, are invited to attend. Our lodge is located at 812 South Canal Street Tupelo, MS 38803. Look forward to seeing you there!



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“LIKE” Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM on Facebook - Social Networking

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With the dawn of an age where desktops and laptops have been transformed into a frenzy of mobile gadgets such as iPads’s, iPod’s, iPhone’s, netbooks, tablets, Droid’s, and Smart Phones, Social Networking has become a way of life for people the world over!

Life is hectic, and sometimes, even chaotic, and as a result, more and more Masons are turning to electronic resources for updates, news, events, and discussions, relating to Freemasonry.

We are inviting you to join our open forum on Facebook by simply clicking the Facebook button provided below and clicking “LIKE”.

You may have been a Mason for years, recently petitioned a lodge, or may be simply wanting to obtain more information regarding Free & Accepted Masonry. All are welcome here!

We understand that while a large majority of people utilize Facebook, not everyone does. We have also provided other social networking links, as well as freestanding forums, for you to freely use.

Please take the time to introduce yourself to the members upon visiting us, or just simply say ‘hello’.

We would love to hear from you!

 
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekly Events - Grand Lodge of Mississippi - 09022012 / 09152012

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In order to keep all its subscribed members up to date, the Grand Lodge Internet Committee sends weekly emails with the most recent event updates and additions. Here is a list of Masonic Events for this week:

Events:

Tuesday, 09-04-2012 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - [GM], Valley of Jackson, Scottish Rite - Jackson, MS

Saturday, 09-08-2012 - (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM) - Congressional School - [GM], Mt. Salus No. 595 - Clinton, MS

Saturday, 09-08-2012 - (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM) - Master Mason Degree, Grenada No. 31 - Grenada, MS

Additionally, Brother Charlie Jones of Hub City No. 627 requests the honor of your prayers in the passing of his wife Louise. A Memorial Service will be held for her at the Jones Funeral Home in Hattiesburg on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10 A.M.

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*REMINDER:

James (J.O.) Roberts, District Deputy Grand Lecturer  <roberts3903@att.net> wrote:

>Houston Lodge #67---------Sat. Sept. 8------------M.M. degree----------Eat @ 6:00pm


>Richmond Lodge # 97-------Fri. Sept. 14-----------M.M. degree----------Eat @ 6:00pm


>District 7 Mini School --- Tuesday Sept. 18 --- 7:00 pm --- Fulton Lodge No. 444



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Thursday, August 16, 2012

2nd Annual Boy Scout Motorcycle Ride

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BIKERS WANTED !



 ...To participate in the 2nd Annual Motorcycle Ride to benefit Boy Scout Troop / Pack 32in Itawamba County, Mississippi.

FREE T-SHIRT FOR THE FIRST 100 REGISTERED

Departure Location: Historic City Square - Fulton, MS

Date (Rain or Shine): Saturday October 13, 2012

Registration Time: 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Kickstands Up (Departure): 10:00 am

Approx. Ride Time / Mileage: 3 Hours / 90 miles

Return Location: Historic City Square - Fulton, MS



This early Autumn ride will take you on a scenic journey along country highways, thundering through the rolling hills of Itawamba and Tishomingo Counties.



Pricing (Cash or Check Only): $20.00 per rider + $10.00 per passenger


We will be serving a hamburger lunch upon our return to the City Square in Fulton ($5.00 per participant)



Pre-registration: Mail Check or Money Order (Include t-shirt size if mailed by 9/20/12) to:

Boy Scout Troop #32
314 West Sheffiel Street
Fulton, MS 38843


Email questions to: bigoakbiker@gmail.com

EVERYONE IS WELCOME !


An Itawamba County Masonic Charity Event.
 
 



Post Submitted By: Bro Jerry Klein



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