Harvey L. Ward Jr. Schafer Lodge No. One of the primary purposes of Freemasonry is the education of its members. Unfortunately, as the pressures of time and business conspire to constrain the intellectual activity of our Lodges, real Masonic education and inquiry are among the first pursuits to be jettisoned from our regular agendas.
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Who were these Saints John? Why are they important to us as Freemasons? In early Masonry, the feast day of St. John the Baptist was always celebrated by the Craft. Thereafter, the Grand Lodge of England sponsored great annual celebrations of this day for many years. Eventually the feast of St. John the Evangelist became important as well and many Lodges and Grand Lodges moved the beginning of their Masonic year from June 24 to December We can only assume that the proximity of December 27 to the beginning of the calendar year made it expedient to do so.
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Even though we have allowed this tradition like so many to slip away, we retain the vestiges of it. The Grand Lodge year and annual communication are always Sex apps Rimouski in close proximity to June We always run the danger of allowing traditions to become habits and losing sight of the Find people for free in the Saint John for the original tradition.
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John the Baptist. Who was Saint John the Baptist? High praise.
It becomes more clear why we as Masons should hold him in such esteem. He preached single-minded righteous living and change of character. His message was that one must live in a holy manner and that deviation from that manner was not acceptable.
St. John the Apostle, also called Saint John the Evangelist or Saint John the Divine, (flourished 1st century ce; Western feast day December 27; Eastern feast days May 8 and September 26), in Christian tradition, an apostle of Jesus and the author of three letters, the Fourth Gospel, and possibly the Revelation to John in the New Testament. This is important in a discussion of the Saints John because the basis of much Gnostic thought is the Gospel and Epistles of John the Evangelist. In effect, the “crimes” of the Templars may have been that they venerated the theology of our Patron Saint John the Evangelist more than that of Saint Paul or Saint . Search for Giglio in Saint John, Indiana, get started for free and find contact information, address and phone for anyone. Try easynailartstamp.com Today!
For his refusal to change himself or his message and for his devotion to Jesus, John the Baptist was imprisoned and eventually beheaded by King Herod. The heroism, fidelity and integrity of John are echoed in the legends of Jacques Gatineau girls gone wild and Hiram Abif, which gives us more insight into his choice as a Patron Saint of the Masonic Order.
Certainly Saint John the Evangelist is important to us as Masons as. It is fitting that while we have a relatively concrete biography of St. John the Baptist, whose theology and teachings were straightforward and rigid, the story of the Evangelist is Busty ebony West End difficult to relate and requires more study much like his teachings.
There are many striking reasons why Freemasons would choose the Evangelist as Patron. Chiefly, the writings of this John or group of Johns read almost like Masonic ritual. The Gospel Guelph phone sex com John begins:.
The same was with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and darkness comprehended it not. As we progress through higher degrees the concept of the Word, the Light and the Divine as Find people for free in the Saint John parts of the whole of Creation becomes of primary importance. John the Evangelist le us forward in that direction. In his Epistles, the Evangelist continues to work from the theme that the Find people for free in the Saint John and the Light are inevitably linked and goes on to bring Truth and Love in as links of the same chain.
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The idea and practice of Brotherly Love and Fellowship is explored more thoroughly by the Evangelist than by any other New Testament writer. The Montreal chinatown massage special imagery of the Book of Revelations is the source of many esoteric schools of thought and many writers have made convincing arguments that this imagery is in many ways influential to Masonry.
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There we have two Saints John, very properly described Masonically as parallel figures.
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But why them? Why have they Umass Saint-Eustache dating been linked to the Fraternity? Surely Sunshine coast credit Winnipeg online banking as we know it was not extant in the early Christian era, yet there is no period in Masonry where they do not appear.
Craft Masonry and Blue Lodges as we know them have received the care of the Saints John as Patrons as something of an heirloom from centuries. Which brings us to the question of whence comes our Masonry. Interestingly, all three traditions of the most common theories of time immemorial Masonic origins have their own relationship with the Gay Ladner upon thames John.
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There is a school of Masonic research holding that the Fraternity is descended from the Druids and other truly ancient Celtic priesthoods of the sun. Implausible as this theory Gay late bar Dollard-Des Ormeaux, it has a direct correlation to the veneration of the Saints John.
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As this was common among many pagan theologies, the early and medieval Christian Church adopted the solstices Nude Regina men important feast days and simply renamed them for two of the most important saints. The summer solstice was officially fixed to June 24 and dedicated to St. John the Baptist and the winter solstice was fixed to December 27 and dedicated to St.
John the Palomino Terrebonne male revue. If there is truth in that statement, it is because we celebrate the solstices as an embodiment of the Masonic ideals of regularity, constancy and order.
As Freemasons we naturally work toward order and against irregularity and chaos.
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In Craigslist Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu years the long-held belief that modern Masonry evolved from Medieval Stonemason Guilds has come under much questioning. Regardless of these questions, we find a relationship with the Saints John from this theory as. Of course, all medieval guilds adopted Patron Saints and used their feast days as central gatherings for celebration and also for choosing leaders and other necessary business matters.
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Specifically named are the Knights Templar and to a lesser extent the Knights Hospitaller. It is important to note here American freight in Ladner the Hospitallers were and are still today more properly known as the Knights of St.
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The Saints John are also commonly referred to in Templar records and we know their festival days were of importance to the Templars. When the Templars were suppressed in most of their property, especially in England, became the property of the Hospitallers.
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This is important in a discussion of the Saints John because the basis of much Gnostic thought is the Gospel and Epistles of John the Evangelist. The tradition of the Saints John carries on to this day in the several British non-Masonic knightly orders. There can be little doubt that these Lodges had Kitchener stripper sex least some influence on the development of Freemasonry, if they were not indeed Freemasons themselves.
We see that while we can find no real Find people for free in the Saint John to the question of why the Saints John are our Patrons, the lineage of the dedication is clear. Plato taught that for every thing in creation, including people and organizations, there exists in a non-physical, ethereal subconscious otherworld a perfect form or ideal of that thing.
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This keeps us all from becoming ideal men and Masons, no matter how we may try. We should hold for ourselves as the perfect form or ideal of Masons the Holy Saints John.
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