"A System of Morality, taught by Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols"
In our continuing mission to be beacons of light we ask you all to "Prepare, Prevail & Prosper" Above all; "Think for Yourself!"
Coming up @ Lodge 693
May 3rd - Stated Meeting dinner @ 6:30pm
May 10th - Rehearsal on the First Degree
May 17th - Trivium Discussion Group.
May 20 thru 22 - Masters and Wardens Retreat at the Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells.
May 22nd - 75th Anniversary Celebration of Palm Springs Lodge No.693 from 1-4pm.
May 24th - Man Cave Night at lodge from 6-10pm
From the desk of Worshipful Master Ted Parker …
Good morning brother and friends. It is April 22nd and there is a chill in the air, and it almost seems like we are headed into Fall again. Spring is a great time of year that brings new life and new growth.
My thoughts focus on the Plumb and Plumb Line.
As the seeds that have been sowed sprout and come to life, breaking through the earth's crust they reach for the Sun that helps to give them life to grow stronger. They build their root system and form their foundations. With a strong foundation they grow on the plumb, a straight and perpendicular line from the earth giving them the chance to withstand the sands of time and the winds of change.
We too should grow on that same line, in our daily lives, our business and conduct ourselves in a just manner toward all mankind.
Nature can teach us a lot if we look and listen. How do you stand? Are your thoughts and actions on the Plumb?
Food for thought
Have a great day, enjoy life and enjoy the moment.
Fraternally and Sincerely,
Ted Parker, PM
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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 become a Shriner, Scottish Rite, York Rite or Royal Arch Mason, your search for Light begins and ends...
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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.
(Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric)- The Trivium
Previous questions we have explored:
"What is government?"
"What is COVID-19?"
"What is fear?"
"Should we elect anyone?'
"What is money?"
"What is the occult?"
"What is a Secret?"
"What is Ritual?"
"What is Authority?"
"What is Freedom, is it Free?"
Elections, Does our vote count???
Responsibility, Are we truly responsible?
Hypocrisy, Are we all hypocrites?
To learn more, click on the Trivium Tab above.
"The function of the trivium is the training of the mind for study of matter and spirit, which together constitutes the sum of reality. The fruit of education is culture, which Mathew Arnold defines as "the knowledge of ourselves [mind] and the world [matter]."
Manly Masonic Maxim of the month:
Symbolism - "Freemason's study symbolism immediately upon their initiation into the craft. Our fraternity's rich and varied symbolic legacy serves as the nexus, or core, of a Mason's quest for truth."
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From the secretary's desk...
If you look at the May calendar of events you will see a huge change in the activity. This is right before summer for us. We will be going dark for most of the summer and will be traveling to other lodges, to educational programs, breaking bread with other our brethren from abroad and attending Masonic Con in Pasadena in July.
I wish to call your attention to our CMC and some of the information that is contained within its pages.
What could possibly be of any interest to us in this book? One of them is that California specifically states that we officially recognize over 24 Volumes of the Sacred Law. Over 14!!! That means that if one of these V.S.L is one of your bibles, then you can choose to be obligated on it, then you can request it and the lodge must provide it, if they don't have it then we can request to barrow one from the Grand Lodge and they will provide it.
Another point of interest to any officer of a lodge, especially if your one of the five elected officers, is the Powers that each masonic lodge has to conduct its business and even discipline its own members. Each lodge has Executive, Judicial, and Legislative abilities and powers that must be attended to by its very own members.
It is known that the Master of the lodge is the most powerful member, but he is also the servant of its members.
There are Powers of the Master and Duties of the Master. Find where they are at in the CMC and then read them. You will be pleasantly surprised and see just how much responsibility has been put on the Master of any lodge.
Anyhow, the point is that there is plenty to read about in the CMC and not all of it is boring, monotonous laws that were just put down on paper just to pass the time.
So, this summer, take the time to dig into your CMC, your lodge By-laws or the 25 Ancient Landmarks and strengthen your Masonic Muscle.
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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.
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