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

Depot Road

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

(843)524-6697


Second Thursday each Month Supper 6:30 Meeting 7:30
Newsletter Editor: Howard R. Harris - E-Mail: howardharris@hargray.com


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Harmony Lodge 22 Newsletter

Editor
Howard R Harris

Volume
No. X

Issue
No. 10

A.D. 2013
October
A.L. 6013


 

Howard R Harris, WM
5 Chesterfield Drive
Beaufort, SC 29906

843-
441-8317

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,

The annual Outdoor Degree for the raising of a Fellow Craft to the sublime degree of a Master Mason is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 at Huggins Farm in Pritchardville, SC. Following are directions to Huggins Farm:

From the base of the Broad River Bridge in Beaufort, SC:

Straight on SC 170

Okatie Hwy

17.65 mi

Left onto Gibbet Road

Opposite Mill Creek

0.65 mi

Left onto Huggins Hollow Lane

At Big Live Oak Tree

0.20 mi

Straight to end of lane to Huggins Farm

 

 

Traditionally, masons gather for a cleanup of the property on Saturday, October 12 at 0800.

Brother Lawrence Glass of Harmony Lodge No. 22 will be raised to Master Mason at this Outdoor Degree. On Thursday, October 10, at Harmony Lodge’s regular communication, Brother Glass will return his proficiency. Joe Elam of Unanimity Lodge 418 (843-757-4563) can be reached for details and further information.

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Worshipful Master



Brothers:

As a courtesy reminder, please note that 2013 dues were due in advance by December 31, 2012. If you have not yet paid your 2013 dues, then you are in arrears and are in danger of being dropped from membership for non-payment. Any brother who fails to pay his dues on or before October 31, 2013 shall stand automatically erased from the roll. This action is mandated by Masonic law.

Please check your records to see if you are current. I would be happy to assist you if you have any questions about your status. Please contact me by phone, email or post office.

Paul S. Griffin, PM Secretary

843-524-8792, griffinpauls@gmail.com


Brethren,

Why are the Square and Compasses more important than other working tools?

Without compasses no accurate square can be made: without a square no building can be erected. The square and compasses are universally the symbols of a Master Mason of Freemasonry. Symbolists have read many meanings into both these tools of a Mason. Both symbols are much older than Freemasonry. Chinese manuscripts give them a Masonic significance, although there was no Freemasonry in that country two thousand years ago. No symbols in freemasonry offer so many possible interpretations. But many symbols mean different things to different men; each interprets according to his best light.

In modern Masonic rituals, the compasses are “dedicated to the Craft” and are emblematic of the restraint of violent passions. Here “passions” refers to any over-emotional lack of control. It is “passions” in the larger sense: intemperance, temper, unjust judgment, intolerance and selfishness that the spiritual compasses circumscribe. The positions of the square and compasses in the three degrees are universally symbols of light, further light, more light. (Compasses becomes compass in six United States Grand Lodges.)

How is a man made a Mason at sight?

The Grand Master calls into existence an emergent lodge under temporary dispensation, which lodge then confers the three degrees, usually I short form, and usually all three in one consecutive period, upon the man selected for the honor by the Grand Master. Most Grand Lodges admit the right of a Grand Master to do this; a few specifically forbid his doing so; and one recognizes the right and frowns upon its use. The objections to the act are two: first, he who seeks Masonry of his own free will and accord honors himself and not the Order by his application (Masonry need seek no candidates); second is the general belief that every Mason should pass the ballot of his fellows and not be picked by authority as beyond and above that requirement.

The ceremonies of making a Mason at sight are less and less often performed as the years bring a better perspective upon the practice.

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

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Worshipful Master & Newsletter Editor



Brethren,

Many Men, Many Minds

A Mason soon learns that the ritual and ceremonies of a neighboring Jurisdiction are different from those he knows. When he travels widely through this great land, he learns in how many ways Masonic practice has been altered by time, latitude and longitude, different people, ideas, beginnings.

In many Grand Jurisdictions, a single ballot elects for all three degrees. In others, a ballot must be had on each candidate before each degree. In one Grand Lodge there are two ballots before the Fellowcraft and Master Mason degree – one on the candidate’s ritualistic proficiency, the other upon his moral worth and fitness. Many Jurisdictions adhere to the ancient custom of the examination of Entered Apprentices and Fellowcrafts in open Lodge before permitting advancement; in others, the Master accepts the avouchment of an instructor that the candidates have attained a “suitable proficiency” to entitle them to the next degree.

In forty-three Grand Jurisdictions, Masons display the square and compasses on the Altar. In six they use the square and compass! “We have always called it compass” – they say, and no one who knows and loves his old time ritual with all of its curious verbiage and, sometimes, ungrammatical phrases, but will agree it is a good reason not to change.

Aprons are worn in one Jurisdiction in a certain way as a Fellowcraft and another way as a Master Mason. Cross the state line, and learn that what is correct for a Fellowcraft in one Jurisdiction is right only for a Master Mason in the next.

Grand Lodge aprons differ from one another as one star differeth from another in glory! Two Grand Lodges equip their Grand Masters with aprons so heavily encrusted with gold embroidery and lace that they cost hundreds of dollars, are imported from abroad, weigh pounds, cannot be folded and must be worn with a leather belt to hold them up! Rosettes and tassel, emblems and decorations, are upon many Grand Lodge officers’ aprons. Another Grand Lodge has a Past Grand Master’s apron in which the forty-seventh problem convention-alized and repeated in a circular form is embroidered in many colors – the general effect at a little distance is of a beautiful bouquet of flowers. One Grand Lodge edges all Grand Officers’ aprons with purple, and permits no emblems or decorations at all, while I another Grand Lodge officers from Grand Master to Tiler wear plain lamb skin aprons of white with a white silk edge.

To most Masons a degree is a ceremony put on in a Lodge room in a Temple. In some Jurisdictions this Lodge room must be upon a second floor, to make certain no eavesdroppers may peep in through windows inad-vertently left unshuttered. But not all degrees are so staged. In several Grand Lodges, degrees are occasionally put on out-of-doors, on a hill or in a low vale.

Different men, different minds; different States, different ideas; different Jurisdictions, different Masonic practices. Yet in spite of the contrasts, the variations, the wide divergence in what seems to the untraveled Mason “the right Masonic way,” Masonry in the United States is wholly one in the essentials: a unit in its teach-ings, its fundamentals, its philosophy. It is one of the great tributes to the adaptability of the American genius, that it be so at variance in unimportant details, remaining so united in al that is essential in the Ancient Craft. “. . . And Give Them Proper Instruction.”

The Masonic Service Association, February, 1988

Fraternally,

Christian E. Sherbert

Senior Warden


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Dear Brethern,

Here is the calendar for November 2013.
(A copy in Adobe PDF form is here for easy printing and reading) Put this calendar on your refrigerator as a reminder.


Wit & Wisdom

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is one thing worse than the cant of patriotism, and that is the recant of patriotism.”

-- British Politician Lord John Russell

“He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage – he won’t encounter many rivals in his love.”

-- 18th Century Scientist Christoph Lictenberg

“One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.”

-- Virginia Woolf

“Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both."

-- Author John Andrew Holmes

“Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself.”

-- Dramatist Gotthold Lessing

“The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.”

-- Robert Louis Stevenson


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


10.04

Justin Rory Linker

10.20

Thomas Odis Peeples

10.04

David Aaron Stephens

10.20

Farrow James Smith

10.07

Robert Wade Squires

10.22

Niko Olavi Vqahamaki

10.08

Jerry Lee Strader

10.23

David Norman Gay

10.10

Samuel T. Baker

10.29

Kelvin Davis Canaday

10.18

Christian Gobnzales

10.29

James C. Locke

10.19

Javier Nashier Jimenez

10.31

Ray Lywood Polin

In Memoriam

Raleigh Wayne Milner, 64, of Beaufort and husband of Beverly Petitpas Milner, died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.

A native Beaufortonian, Brother Milner served in and retired from the U.S. Navy.  He was raised a Master Mason in Oviedo Lodge #243 in Oviedo, Florida on August 8, 1990 and affiliated with Harmony Lodge on February 12, 2009.

Visitation was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, at Anderson Funeral Home.  Masonic rites were offered at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, to close the visitation.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the Baptist Church of Beaufort, with burial in Beaufort National Cemetery, with military honors.

Donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans or Wounded Warriors.

 






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