Anyhow , when the funeral director was asking the family was my father part of any organization to be included in the obit , my mother said yes - the Masons and that he had things that are suppose to be buried with him. Another family member spoke up and said absolutely not, that they wouldn’t stand for that because the Masons are satanic ... my mother looked at me and I wanted it noted in the obit and to give my father what I know he would have wanted but at that difficult time me and my mother didn’t want to argue the fact .
So, now I have all of his Mason stuff and I’m not sure what if anything to do with it. I would love to wear his ring but that just doesn’t seem proper to me. I also found his Mason Bible where he has kept cards showing where he has kept current with paying his dues. So I know he still supported the organization .
Your help would be greatly appreciated and whatever needs to be done with his Masonic stuff I will comply because I have a deep respect for the organization .
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I would really like to help but our Chapter happens to meet on the same night as Knights Templar (which I was hoping to join next January). Now I truly believe that we should support our OES Chapters. I will help out anyway that I can (fundraisers, charity events, etc.)but I’m not really looking to hold a title. I’m concerned that with so few Masons participating, that they may be looking for Patrons. We have Associate and Worthy Patrons that are both Past Worthy Patrons. As the SD of my lodge (my tenure will be over in November), I don’t want to hold any additional titles at this time. I just want to contribute, do my part and go home ( I know that probably sounds bad).
My heart is with both but I can only participate in one. Would it be selfish of me to join Knights Templar next January when our Stars need help now?]]>
Please help me to take a better understand of some words used in the definitions and descriptions of Freemasonry.
S1-1: “a sign sporting a square and compass.”
Q1-1: What means “sporting” here?
S2-1: “The greatest lure of Freemasonry is the mystique of a locked door. On the other side of that door are rituals, symbols, and ceremonies known only to its members and Masters, and unwritten secrets that have been passed from mouth to ear for centuries.”
Q2-1: What does “lure” means here?]]>