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INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS - DISTRICT #19 (C.Or)

posted Nov 20, 2017, 11:29 AM by John Ferguson

MASONIC LODGE OFFICER'S INSTALLATION - The line up for District #19 (Central Oregon) Masonic installation of officers will be simple this year. They will all be held on the 16th of December. Bend Lodge will kick off the day with a 10 am start followed by a 2 pm installation in Prineville and the big day will conclude with Redmond lodge's installation at 5 pm.

Celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry

posted Oct 26, 2017, 3:57 PM by John Ferguson

 

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the United Grand Lodge of England will celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry at the Royal Albert Hall in London. More than 4,500 Masons from around the world are scheduled to attend this once-in-a-lifetime milestone event, and Oregon Freemasons are invited to be part of the celebration. The event begins at 7:45 a.m. PST and will be live-streamed for all to witness.
 
Register for the live-streaming event here 
or watch anytime after the event at www.rah300.org.

Brethren, this is a great opportunity to be part of the tercentenary celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall, so don't miss out!

Registration is required.

Advanced registration is recommended to ensure system compatibility.

 

 

                   

What a Mason Is..........

posted Oct 18, 2017, 10:24 AM by John Ferguson

VETERAN'S DAY DINNER

posted Oct 13, 2017, 10:08 AM by John Ferguson

HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF APPEAL

posted Oct 3, 2017, 12:44 PM by John Ferguson

Puerto Rico Hurricane Disaster Appeal

The devastation that two hurricanes caused in Puerto Rico, particularly Hurricane Maria, is by now well known. With 95% of the island without electricity or communication, and 50% without drinking water, it will take months to recover, but they are in need of help now.

Grand Master Raúl Rodríguez Quiles has contacted the Masonic Service Association of North America asking for help for the brethren of his jurisdiction by issuing a Disaster Relief Appeal.

As Masons across the country have contributed so much to MSA for Texas and Florida, we must again ask the greater Masonic community to try their best to do more. Every dollar sent to MSA will go the affected jurisdiction. Nothing will be deducted for administration, bookkeeping, thank you letters, or PayPal expenses. As with the two previous ongoing appeals, this third appeal for the Grand Lodge of Puerto Rico will help them aid and assist their distressed brothers, families, and lodges.

When you are asked, why? You can proudly answer, "Because that's what Masons do!"

Donations can be made online at Puerto Rico Hurricane Disaster Appeal

Florida Hurricane Disaster Appeal

Hurricane Irma hit Florida with the “longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide,” according to National Public Radio. More than 60% of the state was without power. Widespread flooding, depleted grocery shelves, and damage from high winds has made life miserable for many.

The Grand Lodge of Florida has requested this Disaster Appeal to care for the many brethren who live in Florida, and have been impacted by the storm. While the damage is still being assessed, the certainty of many months of recovery is expected.

Donations can be made online at Florida Disaster Appeal. When remitting by check, please mark clearly that you wish the funds to go to the Florida Disaster Appeal.

Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families to MSA. Please make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to 3905 National Drive, STE 280, Burtonsville, MD 20866.

All donations received by MSA and designated for Florida will be collected and forwarded to that jurisdiction. Thank you for your concern.

MSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Texas Hurricane Disaster Appeal

Any donations received by MSA and designated for Texas will be collected and forwarded to that jurisdiction. Thank you for your concern.

We were asked if any of your donation to a disaster appeal is deducted by MSA for administrative expense, say 10%, and the answer is "No." All expenses, charges by PayPal, bookkeeping, or cost of thank you letters, everything, is absorbed by MSA in its operating budget. The entire gross donation will be sent to the affected jurisdiction. That's the way it's always been, and that's the way it will continue.

Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families in these stricken jurisdictions to MSA

(From) The Ashlar, the voice of Scottish Freemasonry

posted Aug 1, 2017, 7:43 AM by John Ferguson

The Ashlar
a Window into the World of Scottish Freemasonry

 Learn about Scottish Freemasonry

 The Beginnings of Freemasonry

 Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest fraternal societies, it evolved in part from Medieval stone masons guilds mainly in Scotland, after spreading to to England with King James II and his court in the early 1600, the craft greatly expanded in part thanks to events such as the Great Fire of London, which raised the Masons profile immensely.

After the Glorious Revolution in 1688 Freemasonry spread to Europe with Jacobite exiles before travelling to every part of the world. Freemasonry's lessons of moral values (governing relations between people) and its acknowledgement, without crossing the boundaries of religion, that all depends on the providence of God, apply today with as much force as it did when the order began.

The First Grand Lodges

 The first Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of London, was founded on the 24th, June, 1717 when four London lodges met for a joint dinner, proclaiming themselves pre-eminent and assuming regulatory control over Freemasonry in London (and later the whole of England). This apparently spontaneous formation of the Grand Lodge understandably caused resentment amongst the other existing lodges of the time and ultimately lead to a schism in English Freemasonry that was not fully resolved until 1813 when the two rival groups formed the United Grand Lodge of England – the body which exists and co-ordinates English Freemasonry to this day.

In the mean time, the popularity of Freemasonry was spreading internationally. Grand Lodges were formed in Ireland in 1725 and Scotland in 1736. By the 1730’s Freemasonry had also been exported to the British Colonies in North America and, after the American Revolution, Grand Lodges began to form in each of the American states.


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Grand Master Reception Invitation

posted Jul 24, 2017, 10:43 AM by John Ferguson

4th Monday Degree Practice

posted Jul 22, 2017, 7:38 AM by John Ferguson

Brethren,

Monday the 24th at 7:00 pm we will have the second installment of our Master Mason degree practice led by Bro Steven Moyer designed to help us be more effective ritualists and deliver better lectures and other speaking parts as well as more effective floor work. See you there.

 

John F Ferguson, PM

      Secretary

 Redmond Lodge

 #154, AF&AM

       Square & Compasses

secretary@redmondlodge.org

(541) 280-0847

MM DEGREE PRACTICE - 7PM MONDAY the 26th

posted Jun 25, 2017, 8:55 AM by John Ferguson

Brethren,

 

Our 4th Monday training is fast approaching! The purpose of this message is to detail what we will be covering. As the Central Oregon degree team continues to strengthen, there is still always room for improvement. With one of MWB McMillan's goals being on ritual work improvement and a return to traditions, it's only fitting that we follow suit. With that said, we will be performing sections of the MM Degree under the direction of our own Award Winning Brother Moyer! He will be leading us through line delivery, blocking and Body Language. This will be an exciting evening full of variety and improvement. No matter how many times we have seen this degree, it is always important to see it performed in multiple ways. Please join us at Redmond Lodge June, 26th at 7pm to participate. Any and all Master Masons in the Central Oregon area are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there! 

John Ferguson, Secretary

OES Installation

posted Jun 25, 2017, 8:47 AM by John Ferguson   [ updated Jun 25, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

The Order of the Eastern Start will hold it's installation today at the Redmond Masonic center at 2:00 pm.

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