Coming up @ Lodge 693
Palm Springs Mission Statement for these troubled times
"To restore peace to their troubled minds"
This is the great aim we have in view during this time of crisis.
"To sooth the unhappy, to sympathize with their misfortunes, to compassionate their miseries"
This is a great time to contemplate on Truth and allow that to regulate our conduct and logic when inundated with so much information.
Our Lodge implemented a system two years ago of discussion in order to help our brethren and the public engage in critical thinking, probe any question or event without fear of being attacked in order to some day come in possession of a truly mature mind, a mind that can entertain multiple ideas without subscribing to any one of them. Socrates Cafe has helped us to probe many fascinating topics and also to put the question on the table and allow our minds to get exercised in a very healthy and exciting way. This has challenged all of our most cherished beliefs and has also helped us rid ourselves of some of our biases.
We Masons have been taught to deal with our fears since the beginning of our journey when we entered in darkness. This is no different.
We often get asked "What do you recommend we do now ?"
Answer - Strengthen your bodies through proper exercise, boost your immune systems by taking multivitamin pills, go outside and let the Sun hit you as you take a walk, take giant deep breaths, fill your lungs with life giving oxygen.
Strengthen your minds by learning about what is going on and give yourselves a truly Virtuous Education and then help others do the same.
Strong body- strong mind
Ted Parker PM - Master
To restore Palm Springs Lodge #693 as a beacon of light in Masonry for all worthy and well qualified men.
Our mission is to lead by example. To provide a sanctuary away from the world at large where Brothers are free to teach, learn and explore the symbols, values, morals and principles of the Symbolic Blue Lodge that will help us live a righteous noble manhood, "making good men better"
Inside The Symbolic Blue Lodge is where every Masonic journey begins. Whether you're a Shriner, Scottish Rite, York Rite or Royal Arch Mason, your search for Light begins and ends Inside The Symbolic Blue Lodge.
Socrates Cafe/ Trivium Discussion Group
Insightful conversations exploring the key questions of life. We convene every 3rd Tuesday of the month to discuss philosophical questions we ourselves have chosen and to think for ourselves about the life we want to lead. This is open to the public.
The question for March is "What is a Society?"
To learn more, click on the Trivium Tab above.
Recently @ Lodge 693
February 25th, 2020
Mr. Victor Sutton was Initiated and the lodge was full of Masons from all over the world. Afterwards the Brethren helped us celebrate this momentous occasion with food, wine and toasts.
What is Freemasonry?
Our Message to All: Welcome!
Vision Statement: To restore Palm Springs Lodge #693 as a beacon of light in Masonry for all worthy and well qualified men.
Mission Statement: Our Mission is to lead by example. To provide a sanctuary away from the world at large where brothers are free to teach, learn, and explore the symbols, values, morals, and principles of speculative Freemasonry that will help us live as righteous and noble men.
Masons meet "on the level." No matter your profession or your economic status (some financial responsibilities required), when our Lodge is in session, we're equals where outside worldly titles and social status disappear while we are in the pursuit of our Masonic labors. We are a sacred society, or band of brothers formed in a centuries-old tradition.
What's Freemasonry all about? Freemasonry is refinement in everything we do. From the way we dress, speak, prepare for our meetings, interact with one another and share meals, it's all about hard work. That work is work we do internally, True, there's a lot more to the vast tapestry of our Craft. Learn more here.
Masons do not solicit new members. Interested men must approach of their own initiative. However, first a friend, then a brother. All prospective members are vetted over a 6 to 12 month period. No one is guaranteed membership, not every man should be a Mason, and not every Mason should be a member of our lodge.
Don't know a Mason? No problem. Lodge 693 welcomes inquiries! Contact us here