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

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

(843)524-6697


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Harmony Lodge 22 Newsletter

Editor
Howard R Harris

Volume
No. XI

Issue
No. 2

A.D. 2014
February
A.L. 6014


 

Christian Sherbert, WM
1200 Brotherhood Way
Beaufort, SC 29902

843-
575-5667

Please contact your Lodge Secretary
to determine your dues and membership status.

Paul S. Griffin, Secty,

One Cotton Court
Beaufort, SC 29907
843-524-8792


Your frequent appearance at our regular meetings is earnestly solicited.



Brethren,

Our first meeting of 2014 is behind us, albeit a longer one than usual. We accomplished a good bit and started the ball rolling on some issues that needed tending to. It was good to see so many faces at that Regular Communication, and I hope this is a nice indication that out attendance is on the upswing.

In the January meeting, the Lodge was draped in memory of Dr. Ray Kearns, a Harmony Lodge Master Mason of more than 59 years. In our Regular Communication this coming February 13th, we will be draped in memory of our Lodge Brother, Dan Thompson, who departed us on January 7th. In my absence, PM Paul Griffin conducted the Memorial Service and PM Fred Horton acted as Chaplin for his longtime friend and brother. The Ceremony was conducted in true Harmony fashion, and I am most appreciative to all those who attended and supported our Brothers.

In our upcoming Regular Communication, we will have DDGM Henry Garbade as our guest speaker and he will also be conducting his annual official visit. I encourage all to come hear Brother Garbade speak and to welcome him to our Lodge. He does more for us than we know, as I am sure PDDGM Brother Chuck Weickhardt can attest.

We have appointed our committees for 2014, but are still looking for anyone who wants to serve on Sick and Charity and on Lodge Promotion and Fundraising. We are also planning to be proactive in the months to come on the status of our Lodge roof. The roof may be in good repair at this time, but when it was last worked on, 7+ years ago, we were informed that we only had 5 or so more years before it needed to be replaced. Once Brothers PM Johnny Harvey and PM Henry Chambers have had a chance to report on their findings, we will have a better idea of what direction we need to head in.

For those unable to attend our Regular Communication and did not get the Evite email from Harmony Lodge, we will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday, February 14th from 7 pm until 8:30 pm at the Lodge. We hope to see you there along with your significant other; the admission is whatever you wish to donate at the door. We will be serving homemade dishes prepared by Darlene Dopson and Sandy Spears. Please come and join us for this evening of Fellowship. If you need a ride, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the Lodge officers and we will make arrangements for you. dd>

Fraternally,

Christian Sherbert

Worshipful Master



Brethren

The Wardens

It seems strange to modern ears, but it is a fact that the Wardens of a Lodge prior to some date between 1723 and 1738 were always chosen from the Fellows of the Craft. Not until 1738 did the Wardens, Tiler, Assistant Treasurer and Secretary have to be Master Masons.

Perhaps no ancient usage and custom of the Fraternity is more universal than the government of Lodges by a Master and two Wardens. Mackey lists this requirement as his Tenth Landmark, and all Grand Lodges recognize the Wardens as essential in the formulation, opening and governing of a Lodge.

The government of a Masonic Lodge is essentially tripartite, although Lodges may be legally opened, set to labor, and closed by the master in the absence of the installed Wardens, the chairs being filled by temporary appointments. The Senior Warden presides in the absence of the Master, and the Junior Warden in the absence of both Master and Senior Warden.

No other brethren in the Lodge have this power, privilege, or responsibility. The Warden who presides in the absence of his superior officer may, if he desires, call a Past Master to the chair to preside for him, but no Past Master, in the absence of the Master, may legally congregate the Lodge. That must be done by the Master, the Senior Warden in the absence of the Master, or the Junior Warden in the absence of both. The Senior Warden takes the East by right in the absence of the Master; the Junior Warden does not take the West by right in the absence of the Senior Warden. Each officer is installed with a ceremony which gives him certain duties; a Warden in the East is still a Warden, not a Master. It is the Master’s privilege to appoint brethren to stations temporarily unfilled. The Master, whether elected and installed, or Senior Warden acting as Master in the real Master’s absence, may appoint the Junior Warden to fill an empty West. But the Junior Warden cannot assume the West without such appointment. On the contrary, in the absence of the Master, the Senior Warden, when present, is the only brother who can assume the East and congregate the Lodge.

The government of the Craft by a Master and two Wardens cannot be too strongly emphasized to the initiate or too well observed by the Craft. It is not only the right but the duty of the Senior Warden to “assist the Worshipful Master in opening and governing his Lodge.” When he uses it to enforce orders, his setting maul or gavel is to be respected; he has a “proper officer” to carry his messages to the Junior Warden or elsewhere; under the Master, he is responsible for the conduct of the Lodge while at Labor.

The Junior Warden’s duties are less important; he observe the time, and calls the Lodge from labor to refreshment and from refreshment to labor in due season at the orders of the Master. It is his duty to see that “none of the Craft convert the purposes of refreshment into intemperance and excess” which doubtless has a bibulous derivation, coming from days when “refreshment” meant wine. If we no longer drink wine at Lodge, we still have reason for this charge upon the Junior Warden, since it is his unpleasant duty, because he supervises the conduct of the Craft at refreshment, to prefer charges against those guilty of Masonic misconduct.

Only Wardens may succeed to the office of Master. This requirement (which has certain exceptions, as in the formation of a new Lodge) is very old.

The Warden’s is a high office his duties are many, his responsibilities great; his powers only exceeded by those of the Master. He is a good Warden who so acts in his South or West as to command for himself the respect of the brethren, rather than demand it because of law and custom.

“. . . And Give Them Proper Instruction.” The Masonic Service Association, February, 1988

Fraternally,

David Spears

Senior Warden



Brethren,

Whence Comes the Due Guard?

The Due Guard is a symbol of obligation; a reminder by him who uses it to all who see him do so that he remembers his promises. Masonic authorities are not in complete agreement as to the derivation of the words, although they unite as to what the words signify. Mackey thinks the words mean “to duly guard against.” Other authorities are convinced the phrase has a French derivation coming from “Dieu Garde” – God guard (me or you).

The Due Guard is universally used as a salute to the Master before the Altar and to the Wardens during the conferring of a degree.

[One Hundred One Questions About Freemasonry, The Masonic Service Association, 2003]

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Senior Deacon & Newsletter Editor


Wit & Wisdom

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

-- George Bernard Shaw

“It is not how old you are, but how you are old.”

-- French author Jules Renard

“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”

-- Ray Bradbury

“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.”

-- Rudyard Kipling

“I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not."

-- Author Fran Lebowitz

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.”

-- Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz

"A man who is tired of complaining is tired of life.”

-- Writer Julian Baggini


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Dear Brethern,

Here is the calendar for February 2014.
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Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Brothers, Happy Birthday to you!

02.02

Michael Harley Mills

02.13

Joseph F. Giunta

02.04

Kevin Thomas Peeples

02.19

Walter Lee Gay

02.06

Joe Nix

02.22

Emerson G. Dickson

02.08

Ladd Wilkie Shepard

02.22

Elias Whilden (Bill) Nettles III

02.09

Matthew Patrick Jordan

02.24

Jerry Wayne Edwards

02.12

Jack Hodge Mackee

02.27

Frank Gray Wilson

02.27

William Russell Kephart





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South Carolina Grand Lodge Official Web Site.

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Harmony Lodge history, 1756 to 1983.

Update to Harmony Lodge history from 1983 to 2000.

Most current Update to Harmony Lodge history from 1984 to 2009. - Under construction

Masonic information, "What's A Mason?"



Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2014.

January 2014 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.



Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2013.

December 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2012.

December 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

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Trestleboard Articles for 2001.

Trestleboard Articles 2000

Trestleboard Articles for 2000.



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