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Saturday, June 30, 2012

West Point Masonic Lodge No. 40 F.&A.M. Launches Facebook and Twitter Social Media Sites!

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We are pleased to announce that West Point Masonic Lodge No. 40 F.&A.M. located in West Point, Ms. has now launched a social networking campaign on Facebook and Twitter! On behalf of West Point Lodge No. 40, we would like to extend an open invitation for everyone to "LIKE" the open Facebook group fan page and "Follow!" them on Twitter. We also encourage you to share the links to both on your personal favorite social media sites to help us get the word out. Please contact the lodge directly, via email, if you have any questions or comments.


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

West Point Masonic Lodge No. 40 F.&A.M. - Masters Degree Scheduled for Bro Thad Edwards

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An open invitation is being extended to all regular, Master Masons, in good standing, to attend West Point Masonic Lodge No. 40 F.&A.M. located at 450 North Industrial Access Road in West Point, Ms. where the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Myron L. Ware and Grand Officers will represent the Grand Lodge of Mississippi F.&A.M. for the purpose of conferring the Masters Degree to Brother Thad Edwards on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 6:00pm.

Bro Edwards is a native of West Point, Ms and is employed as a Law Enforcement Officer with the Mississippi State University Police Department.

Bro Edwards successfully completed his Fellow Craft proficiency in open lodge on June 9th, 2012.

We would like to congratulate him on his furthered dedication to the craft and welcome him as he takes the next step and advances to the third degree in Freemasonry.

Please show your support by making every attempt to be part of this day for Bro Edwards.


Officer Edwards


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Monday, June 18, 2012

Grand Lodge of Mississippi F.&A.M. 195th Birthday Celebration

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Brethren,

Since 2010, annually on July 27th the Mississippi Lodge of Research DCXL has gathered in celebration of the birthday of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, F. & A.M. The observance festivities have included celebrating Freemasons past and present, ceremonies and the traditional cutting of the cake, with the oldest Freemason in attendance eating first. However, as the Grand Lodge approaches its 195th birthday this year, the Lodge of Research has added yet another dynamic to the evening.

On July 27, 1818, 20 delegates from the three Territorial Lodges (Harmony No. 33 in Natchez, Andrew Jackson No. 15 in Natchez and Washington No. 3 in Port Gibson) gathered together in Convention at Natchez to organize a Grand Lodge for the newly established State of Mississippi. The Convention lasted two days in which the Grand Lodge was formed, organized and officers installed. The content of that Convention was not thoroughly documented and little is known about the deliberations of those 20 delegates. Until now....

For the first time ever, the Mississippi Lodge of Research, in collaboration with the Grand Lodges of Kentucky and Tennessee have reconstructed the likely events of that Convention and will present to those Freemasons in attendance at the 2012 Birthday Celebration on July 27, 2012 a historical re-enactment of the Convention. This effort by the Research Lodge is yet another contribution to preserving the history of the Grand Lodge and to date is the first Masonic Living History event centered entirely on Mississippi ever held.

The 195th Birthday Celebration will be held on July 27, 2012 at the Hall of the Masonic York Rite of Jackson in Byram, Mississippi, beginning at 6:30 PM. A catered banquet will be held and afterwards, the reenactment will commence. This is NOT an open event and only Master Masons in good standing are eligible to attend. Seating will be extremely limited (75 tickets only) and tickets are REQUIRED for admission. Tickets may be purchased for $30.00 each on a first-come first-serve basis and all proceeds will benefit the construction of the Lodge's Archives.

To purchase your tickets, please make your check or money order to:

Mississippi Lodge of Research DCXL
ATTN: TICKETS
P.O. Box 1921
Jackson, MS 39215-1921

or you can purchase them online at the following link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3HAW67Z3PPY98

Fraternally,
Mississippi Lodge of Research DCXL





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Sunday, June 17, 2012

FRATERNITY

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By BRO. DAVID E. GUYTON
(From The Builder, Anamosa, Iowa, October, 1915)
  


We build us temples tall and grand, 

With gifts we heap our altars high, 

Unheeding how, on every hand,

The hungry and the naked cry.

We sound our creeds in trumpet tone, 

With zeal we compass land and sea, 

Unmindful of the sob and moan

Of souls that yearn for sympathy. 

We hurl to hell, we bear above, 

With equal ease we loose or bind, 

Forgetful quite that God is Love, 

And Love is large and broad and kind. 

O Thou Eternal Largeness, teach 

Our petty, shriveled souls to swell 

Till Thou, within their ampler reach, 

In every human heart may dwell; 

Till Love alone becomes the creed 

Of every nation, tribe and clan, 

The Fatherhood of God, indeed, 

The blessed Brotherhood of Man.



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Saturday, June 16, 2012

R.E. Lee Masonic Lodge No. 156 F.&A.M. Launches Facebook and Twitter Social Media Sites!

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We are pleased to announce that R.E. Lee Masonic Lodge No. 156 F.&A.M. located in Tupelo, Ms. has now launched a social networking campaign on Facebook and Twitter! On behalf of RE Lee No. 156, we would like to extend an open invitation for everyone to "LIKE" the open Facebook group fan page and "Follow!" them on Twitter. We also encourage you to share the links to both on your personal favorite social media sites to help us get the word out. Please contact the lodge directly, via email, if you have any questions or comments.


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Friday, June 15, 2012

IS IT MASONRY?

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By BRO. F. G. OLIVER
(From The Builder, Anamosa, Iowa, March, 1915)
  

Is it Masonry 

To dare to take God's name in vain, 

Or be careful of our speech;

From evil thoughts and words refrain, 

And practice what we preach?

Is it Masonry 

To boast of your fine jewels,

Or purify your heart; 

To be a man and Mason 

And act a Mason's part? 

Is it Masonry 

To fail to help your brothers, 

Or your obligations fill? 

To leave it for the others, 

Or mean and say "I will"?




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Thursday, June 14, 2012

I AM! I AM!

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AUTHOR UNKNOWN 

Are you a Mason? Aye, I am! But stay
The mere profession of its principles,
When unsupported by the daily acts
Of duty it involves, proves false the tale,
And Truth, that attribute divine, the sure
Foundation of Masonic heritage,
Shrinks back appalled at such a mockery,
Which, like the barren fig tree, fair to sight,
Is but the semblance of a fruitful tree. 


"Faith without works is dead;" 
 

Profession without practice, dead, also;
A man's a Mason only when he strives
To make his practice quadrate with his creed. 
 

What is a Mason?
  

Symbol of a race,
Grand and historic, 'neath whose steadfast hands
The mighty fabric of the Temple rose,
Until in beauty and strength it stood
Harmoniously proclaiming, God is great!
Though-at the dictum of the power to whom
'Twas raised -overthrown and crumbled into dust,
With not a fragment left to mark the place,
Or tell the tale of its magnificence;
The art survives, but not alone
In perishable stone.
  

Through faith in God,
And hope of immortality, we build
A spiritual temple to His name;
Founded on Truth and righteous Charity.
Oh, glorious fellowship! Unshackled by
Mortal interpretation of the word
Vouchsafed by God to man, we seek the Truth
In Love, the refulgent essence of all Truth,
Which is of God alone, and God is Love.
He, then, who takes the compasses in hand
To circumscribe his daily life, will find
The center in that Love to God expressed
In deeds of charity and love to men.




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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ACROSTIC

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By L. B. M.
(From The Builder, Anamosa, Iowa, March, 1916)
  

  • G rander than the lines that Pythagoras drew,  
  • E ngraved on the hearts that ever are true, 
  • O nward and beyond the science it ran, - 
  • M asonry, the nature religion of man. 
  • E nter thy temple, sweet spirit, and there 
  • T ry us by compasses, level and square. 
  • R ightly interpreting our mystical art 
  • Y ou can speculate on with happy heart.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

MASON MARKS

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(Anonymous)

They're traced in lines on the Parthenon,
Inscribed by the subtle Greek;
And Roman legions have carved them on
Walls, roads and arch antique;
Long ere the Goth, with vandal hand,
Gave scope to his envy dark,
The Mason craft in many a land
Has graven its Mason mark.
  

The obelisk old and the pyramids,
Around which a mystery clings,-
The Hieroglyphs on the coffin lids
Of weird Egyptian kings,
  

Syria, Carthage and Pompeii,
Buried and strewn and stark,
Have marble records that will not die,
Their primitive Mason mark.
  

Upon column and frieze and capital,
In the eye of the chaste volute, -
On Scotia's curve, or an astrogal,
Or in triglyp's channel acute,-
Cut somewhere on the entablature,
And oft, like a sudden spark,
Flashing a light on a date obscure,
Shines many a Mason mark.
  

These craftsmen old had a genial whim,
That nothing could ever destroy,
With a love of their art that naught could dim,
They toiled with a chronic joy;
Nothing was too complex to essay,
In aught they dashed to embark;
They triumphed on many an Appian Way,
Where they'd left their Mason mark.
  

Crossing the Alps like Hannibal,
Or skirting the Pyranees,
On peak and plain, in crypt and cell,
On foot or on bandaged knees; -
From Tiber to Danube, from Rhine to Seine,
They needed no "letters of marque;" -
Their art was their passport in France and Spain,
And in Britain their Mason mark.
  

The monolith gray and Druid chair,
The pillars and towers of Gael,
In Ogharn occult their age they bear,
That time can only reveal.
Live on, old monuments of the past,
Our beacons through ages dark!
In primal majesty still you'll last,
Endeared by each Mason mark.




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Monday, June 11, 2012

Monthly Stated Communication - JUNE 2012

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Reminder: Monday, June 11, 2012 -- Monthly Stated Communication / June 2012 -- Meal served at 6:30 pm / Master Mason Lodge to open for scheduled business at 7:00 pm.



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Sunday, June 10, 2012

THE MODEL MASON

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By Bro. ROB. MORRIS


 There's a fine old Mason in the land, he's genial, wise and true, 

His list of brothers comprehends, dear brothers, me and you; 

So warm his heart the snow blast fails to chill his generous blood, 

And his hand is like a giant's when outstretched to man or GOD;  

Reproach nor blame, nor any shame, has checked his course or dimmed his fame 
 
All honor to his name! 


This fine old Mason is but one of a large family: 

In every lodge you'll find his kin, you'll find them two or three; 

You'll know them when you see them, for they have their father's face, 

A generous knack of speaking truth and doing good always; 
 
Reproach nor blame, nor any shame, has checked their course or dimmed their fame -
Freemason is their name! 


Ah, many an orphan smiles upon the kindred as they pass; 

And many a widow's prayers confess the sympathizing grace; 

The FATHER of this Brotherhood himself is joyed to see 

Their works -they're numbered all in Heaven, those deeds of charity! 

Reproach nor blame, nor any shame, there check their course or dim their fame - 

All honor to their name!





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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

R.E. Lee Masonic Lodge No 156 F. & A.M. - Master Mason Degree Scheduled

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R.E. Lee Masonic Lodge No 156 F. & A.M. will be confering a Masters degree June 12th. Meal will be served at 6pm and degree to follow at 7pm. All regular Master Masons in good standing are invited to attend. For those needing directions, the lodge is located on Chesterville Rd, just off of Coley Rd. in Tupelo, Ms. If you have any questions, please contact Bro. Bobby Carnathan. Hope to see everyone there!

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