Fall is in the air. It’s time to start thinking about getting things ready for the winter: wrapping the pipes, putting up the lawn furniture and getting the coats out are a few of the chores we do to get ready. As Members of Harmony Lodge, we also need to think about getting ready for the winter. The Night on the Town is coming soon and we cook and sell barbecue sandwiches to raise money. Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be upon us. Most important of all is the Election of Officers for the coming year. I hope to see all the brethren at our next meeting to participate and make their voices heard.
On November 12 at noon, we are having a celebration to honor the EMS of the Year and the Mason of the Year. The Ladies of Harmony Lodge are planning a party to celebrate. Please come and join us in honoring these two important people. Call 843-838-3281 and let them know how many will be attending so they can prepare enough food.
November will start our Holiday Season with the celebration of Thanksgiving. We as Americans have so much to be thankful for. We are allowed the freedom to love whom we wish, pray when and where we desire, celebrate whatever we like, live and be buried where we choose. During this upcoming Holiday Season, pause and remember those who place their lives in peril in order that we may have these freedoms. Remember those who have come home, those who are still over there and the ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice for us.
Darlene and I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
The word deacon is derived from the Greek diakonos, meaning a servant or minister. He was a waiting man and a messenger. According to Mackey, the deacons in Freemasonry seem to have derived from usages in the ancient church. The deacons were the pylori or doorkeepers, the guardians and were to stand at the doors to ensure that no one came in or went out during the oblation. Also, in the early days of the Christian Church, a deacon served at the Lord’s Supper and administered alms to the poor. The word is still frequently used to refer to such a church official. It would seem that the Senior and Junior Deacons of Freemasonry are patterned after this church official.
Dues are due for 2012! ($65.25) Please help our lodge by paying your dues in a timely manner. It is necessary for the paying of our bills and normal operating costs. We are still trying to recover dues not yet paid for 2011 and it puts a hardship on the lodge.
If your dues card says you were paid through December 31, 2010, then you owe for 2011 ($65.25) and now 2012 as well. You have been officially dropped for Non-Payment of Dues (NPD) as of October 31, 2011. Please remit your 2011 dues by mid-December so we can re-instate you without your having to petition.
Officer elections and installations will be held in December, as always, and we look forward to our new slate of officers.
We are going to be very busy with events for the next two months and we need your help and support. We have our Annual Awards Night coming up, Night on the Town BBQ Fundraiser, etc. Please plan to help us with these events.
Respectfully and Fraternally,
Kevin U. Ennis, PDDGM
Who discovered, designed or invented Masonry?
No one man discovered, designed or invented Masonry, any more than any one man discovered, designed or invented democracy, philosophy, or science, nor did any one government. Freemasonry is the result of growth. Many Masons had a part in it; it has taken to itself teachings from many religions, philosophies, systems of knowledge and symbols.
The most generally accepted orthodox belief as to those who began Freemasonry is that the Craft is a descendant of Operative Masons. These Operatives inherited many practices and forms of ritual from several unknown beginnings. Speculative Masonry, reaching back through Operative Masonry, touches hands with those who followed unknown religions in which, however, many of the Speculative principles must have been taught by the use of symbols as old as mankind and therefore universal; not the product of any one people or time.
From One Hundred One Questions About Freemasonry, The Masonic Service Association, Silver Spring, MD, 2003.
What was one of the best meals this Lodge has ever tasted was prepared by our own Senior Deacon and Chef, Christian Sherbert on the occasion of, well, it seems I have forgotten. It may have been a regular communication or it may have been an occasion of celebration or appreciation; however, that is not the point. At our last regular communication, a discussion was held about what has come to be referred to as “The Glaze.” Be forewarned! If you have something better to do on November 10th, you will come to regret it. You would be better advised to attend Lodge on the occasion of our next regular communication, which will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2011. Actually, attendance at the dinner on this occasion would be even more advantageous, because our Senior Deacon and Chef, Brother Christian Sherbert, will prepare his special Braised Corn Beef with Apricot Glaze. This especial dish will be accompanied by Creamed Spinach Soufflé, Cheesy Garlic Escalloped Potatoes, Ensalada, Fresh Artisan Breads and Dessert. I have no idea what the Dessert will be and I hardly care, because the main dish will be so delicious, you won’t need a dessert!
Heavens! If brotherly love, relief and truth aren’t enough to attract you to attend a meeting, then I guess the best way to a Freemason’s heart is through his stomach! This is a “not-to-be-missed” occasion, if for no other reason than your Masonic Brethren will be gathered in the aura of gustatory excellence and the warmth of fraternal camaraderie.
The President of the Low Country Scottish Rite Club (uh, that would be me) extends an invitation to all brethren to attend our next club meeting on Wednesday, November 2, to be held at Harmony Lodge 22: dinner to be served at 6:00 and the meeting at 6:30. RW Brother Joseph Giunta, PDDGM, will be our guest speaker and his topic will be “Numerology, Masonic Teachings and Biblical Predications.” If you have not previously attended any of Brother Giunta’s lectures, you are in for a treat! So please come to our meeting, enjoy a good meal, pleasant camaraderie and an intellectually stimulating and rewarding presentation by one of our best lecturers!
Howard R. Harris
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Wit & Wisdom
“Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.”
-- William Hazlitt
“The greatest possession is self-possession.”
-- Ethel Watts Mumford
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
-- Winston Churchill
“Nostalgia is the death of hope.”
-- Mark Kennedy
“We work to become, not to acquire.”
-- Elbert Hubbard
“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. ”
-- Sophia Loren
“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. ”
-- Iris Murdoch
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Brothers, Happy Birthday to you!
Wayney Hill, Jr.
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