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A Solemn Occasion: The Masonic Funeral Service
Posted: 22 July 2009 02:16 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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A Solemn Occasion: The Masonic Funeral Service,
On occasion a non mason has the chance to visit a funeral home and witness
the solemn service performed by the members of a Masonic Lodge on the death of a Brother. I have attended several services over my 24 years as a mason. I have participated in almost all. To the uninitiated, the sadness of the time and the newness of the experience may be overwhelming. Last night as I attended the wake of a dear friend and a longtime well-respected Master Mason, it occurred to me that this Masonic Funeral Ceremony just might be the first and only exposure to the Craft of Masons by the visitors to the Funeral Home. The deceased man’s Mother Lodge
performed this solemn service, with dignity. Sharing this experience with others secures the compassion and fraternal bound amongst Masons.
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Posted: 28 July 2009 08:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Mike i have been looking for that as well as the cornerstone cerimony,the cornerstone cerimony is usualy done here by the grand lodge but it intrests me.my father set the cornerstone for the vollenteer rescue squad we were members of in Va. it was the only time i have seen it done both are beutiful if done properly, which i hope to accomplish with practice

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Posted: 03 August 2009 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Without a doubt, the Masonic Funeral Service is one of the most beautiful and emotional events I have ever witnessed. Sadly, I have attendted many as of late. The hardest part of the fraterntiy is saying good bye to a brother. I take solace in the fact that we show our support to the famalies and that even thoguh, they are physically not with us, we always have their memories to cherish.

How great our brothers truly are.

Jacob

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