Harmony Lodge, # 22, A.F.M.

Depot Road

P. O. Box 22 Beaufort, S.C. 29901


Supper 6:30 Meeting 7:30

Craig B. Dopson, WM                  Robert V. Pinkston, Secretary Emeritus                  Kevin U. Ennis, PDDGM,

P.O.box 279                     Regular Communication: Second Thursday                      PDDGM, Secretary

  St. Helena, SC 29920                                                                                                                   P.O. Box 22

843-812-7977                                                                                                                                 Beaufort, SC 29901 


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O.E.S. 1st Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Rainbow Girls 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:00 PM

Your frequent appearance at our regular meetings is earnestly solicited.

Trestleboard NewsLetter, August 2011.

Craig B. Dopson WM

Brethren, ,

It is with a heavy heart that I write about the recent passing of Brother Dick Smith. He was a good Mason and a great friend. I know that he will be sadly missed by me and others, not only in the Masonic community but in our daily lives as well.

Darlene and I wish to thank everyone for their love and prayers for us in regards to my back injury. I am doing a little better after receiving some spinal injections. The doctors and I are hoping that this will take care of the problem.

We are doing a lot of degree work in the Lodge. Harmony and I are fortunate to have competent Officers to step in and do the Degree Work when I have been unable to attend. I want to thank each of our Officers for your diligence. Paul Griffin, Howard Harris and Christian Sherbert, thank you. A special thank you to Laurence Laughlin for stepping in and helping wherever he is needed.

I understand that the Lodge was treated to a very good meal at the last regular meeting. Christian Sherbert is doing an outstanding job.

Please keep those who are sick in your thoughts and prayers. As we say our daily devotions, don’t forget to add those who serve our country both here and overseas.


Craig Dopson,

Worshipful Master

Brethren, ,

Edification Department

And now for Harmony Lodge 22’s second edition of The Pocket Masonic Dictionary, Masonic Service Association, October 1996:




Holy structure which is the focus of worship.  In the Masonic lodge, it is the emblem of the Sanctum Sanctorum or Holy of Holies which contained the Arc of the Covenant.


Response to the ending of prayer; signifies completion; follows “So Mote It Be.”

Ambulatory Lodge

A traveling lodge established in a branch of the service; moves with the service unit(s).

American Rite

York Rite:  Symbolic Lodges, Royal Arch Chapters, Cryptic Councils, Knight Templar Commanderies

Ample Form

Opening, closing ceremonies by Grand Master or his representative.

Ancient Craft Masonry

Consists of the first three degrees of Masonry:  Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason

Androgynous Degrees

Degrees conferred on men and women.

Anno Depositonis

Year of the Deposit; date used by Cryptic Masonry.  Add 1000 to A.D. date.

Anno Domini

Year of the Lord; common date.

Anno Inventionis

Year of Discovery; date used by Royal Arch Masons.  Add 530 to A.D. date.

Anno Lucis

Year of Light; date used in Ancient Craft Masonry; add 4000 to date Anno Domini.

Anno Mundi

Year of the world; date used in Scottish Rite; add 3760 to date Anno Domini.

Anno Ordinis

Year of the Order; date used by Knights Templar.  Subtract 1118 from A.D. date.


Grand Lodge in England, 1751.


Anti-Masonic Party, formed 1826 after William Morgan was alleged to have been murdered by Freemasons.

Apple Tree Tavern

Where Grand Lodge of England was organized, 1717.


One who violates obligations and renounces Masonry.


Badge of a Mason; necessary clothing in lodge; properly made of lambskin.


Rough ashlar, unsquared stone; perfect ashlar, stone ready for use.


Craft meetings.


Seeker for knowledge


Meeting place of nights Templar.


Non-believer in Deity.

Atholl Masons

Antient” Masons of which third and fourth Dukes of Atholl were Grand Masters.

Badge of a Mason

Lambskin apron.


Ball, cube or paper secret vote.


Israelites sealed contracts by removing shoes; in ancient usage bare feet marked respect.


Insignia of office of Marshal and/or Master of Cermonies.


Formal blows of gavel, or hands.

Blue Lodge

Lodge working the first three degrees.

Blazing Star

Symbol of Divine Providence.


Left-hand pillar in porch of Solomon’s Temple.

Book of Constitutions

Volume of laws governing Freemasons.

Book of the Law

Holy Book on the Altar; VSL – Volume of the Sacred Law; Sacred Book on Masonic Altar; in most lodges the Bible; in some countries other Sacred Books.

Brazen Pillars

Two, in porch of Solomon’s Temple, flanking entrance; Boaz & Jachin.

Broken Column

Emblematic of untimely death.


Secondary laws governing body adopting them.


. . . and more to come next month.


Paul Griffin/HRH

Senior Warden

Brethren, ,

It has recently come to my attention (and it is about time!) that there is a very small, but no less valuable resource in the Masonic community that has been casually overlooked. This very small and extremely precious resource consists of a group of a few well-trained and educated brethren who contribute most graciously and freely of their time and effort toward the enhancement of our Work and the education of our candidates. During the Work of the Lodge, several lectures and charges are given for the benefit of degree candidates. These lectures and charges are daunting in their size and complexity and a precious few of us are willing or able to take on the task of memorizing this material.

Among these selfless and gallant brethren are Brothers Elbert (Jack) Jackson of Hilton Head, Joe Giunta of Beaufort, Terrell Altman of Hampton and Henry Garbade of Okatie.

Our gratitude and appreciation for these brethren should be foremost in our hearts, because it is not only the size of the task that is daunting, but the ability to deliver these lectures, the raw talent required to bring home the drama and significance of the material, that is so welcome to the audience, no matter how many times we witness it.

If you should happen to meet one of these outstanding brothers in your Masonic journey, do not hesitate to extend the hand of brotherly love and a word of thanks for the hard work they do!

Contributions Department

Your newsletter editor (and Junior Warden) is looking for A FEW GOOD RECIPES. Yes, I’m sure that in this part of the world, there must be a great number of the brethren who like to eat and enjoy good food in any form. If YOU have a favorite recipe, if YOUR spouse prepares a dish that is foremost on your culinary wish list, please submit it to Henry Garbade at hgarbade@chechessee.com. He is trying to compile a list, A LARGE LIST of favorite foods for a recipe book that the Low Country Masters & Wardens Club is planning to publish for the purpose of raising funds.

The recipes may be of any sort of food or drink, baked, boiled, fried, roasted or grilled, fermented or not. Ancient preparations handed down by your ancestors (roasted aardvark, baked sloth) or recipes you are preparing to hand down to your progeny (that special shrimp dish, for example), as we will all be somebody’s ancestors, one day.

Please go forth and mingle with your parents, in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins by the dozens, spouses and siblings and gather ye up unto yourselves the most delicious and delectable recipes you can find and send them to Henry. I don’t want to disturb any mysterious and secret recipes, only the ones you wish to share with the brethren; and thank you for any inconvenience you may encounter along the way and all the hard work I know this will entail. Your rewards will surely be gathered up for you at the dinner table above!


Howard R. Harris,

Junior Warden & Newletter Editor

Note: Your newsletter editor needs your correct/updated email address; please send it to him at howardharris@hargray.com.

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Wit & Wisdom

“Man cannot create the current of events. He can only float with them and steer.”

-- Otto von Bismarck

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

-- Thornton Wilder

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”

-- Immanuel Kant

“I think charm is the ability to be truly interested in other people.”

-- Richard Avedon

“Men are undoubtedly more in danger from prosperity than from adversity. For when matters go smoothly, they flatter themselves, and are intoxicated by their success.”

-- John Calvin

“People who say, ‘Let the chips fall where they may,’ usually figure they will not be hit by a chip. ”

-- Bern Williams

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Brothers, Happy Birthday to you!

08.01 Paul Spivey Griffin

08.15 Richard Charles Donathan II

08.04 Arthur Gene Bellis

08.16 Robin Bicker Rigg

08.04 Miguel Angel Suarez

08.21 Ralph Ray Kearns

08.05 Laurence Edward Laughlin

08.21 Graig Poff

08.08 Michael Brice Spade

08.21 William Thomas Pridgen

08.09 Michael Grier O'Neill

08.11 Birger Kristian Rasmussen II

08.25 Lavon Hair

08.11 Richard Milton Reese

08.27 Delmer "Rusty" Hollingsworth

08.11 Robert Earl Roper

08.29 Benny William Duncan

08.12 Ray Lee Harvey

08.29 Tony angelo Proctor

08.14 Cody Wayne Holloman

08.29 William Russel Spaulding

08.14 Gerald Sauls

08.30 Stephen Paul Prince

08.15 Robert Leyroy Buckley

08.25 Anthony Epperson

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