|Posted by Sam Salama P.M. on March 22, 2009 at 7:18 PM||comments (0)|
South Miami Lodge Team, headed by Bro. Chaplain Lee Popham, participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk, held at Metro Zoo, Saturday March 21st.
We had a good workout, the children enjoyed some of the Zoo exotic displays, and a bite together at the end of the walk.
Special thanks are due to all who participated and donated to JDRF.
|Posted by Sam Salama P.M. on March 22, 2009 at 6:51 PM||comments (0)|
The Oldest Masonic Lodge in the World
The oldest Masonic Lodge in the world is the Lodge of Edinburgh No. 1, Edinburgh, Scotland...sometimes known as Mary's Chapel. In July, 1949, it observed its 350th anniversary of its establishment. This year Lodge of Edinburgh No. 1 will be 410 years old.
Oldest Masonic Lodge Minutes
Oldest Masonic Lodge Minutes - July 31, 1599: Lodge of Edinburgh No. 1 has records to prove its long time existence as the Oldest Masonic Lodge. Most impressively, its first 5 pages of minutes incorporate the Schaw Statutes which are dated December 28, 1598. Six months later, on July 31, 1599, are to be found the minutes which confirm the lodge's claim as having the oldest existing Masonic minutes. It must be noted, however, that from these minutes there exists no conclusive evidence that the lodge was actually constituted on this date.
|Posted by Sam Salama P.M. on March 22, 2009 at 6:33 PM||comments (0)|
A century ago there were more than 3,000 Masonic lodges, which can be described as "Moon Lodges"; in 1954 there were fewer than 500. These lodges meet on the day of the full moon for practical reasons; the brethren had light to travel home after dark. The advent of electricity, streetlights, and the automobile made the reason for meeting on such nights antiquated through unique. Minnesota had a number of these Lodges. Accacia Lodge #51 still meets on the Wednesday of any week that has a full moon in it..
Courtesy: W:. Mitch Leiberman.
|Posted by sml308 on March 21, 2009 at 12:19 PM||comments (0)|
Which Are You?”author unknown
Courtesy of Oriental Lodge No. 33, Chicago, Illinois