"A System of Morality, taught by Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols"
Coming up @ lodge 693
In our continuing mission to be beacons of light we ask you all to "Prepare, Prevail and Prosper" and above all 'Think for yourself!'
All meetings will be held via Zoom Conference call.
Tuesday, July 7th -Officers meeting at 7pm.
Tuesday, July 14th - Socrates Cafe/ Trivium at 7pm
Tuesday, July 21st - Socrates Cafe for EA's at 7pm
Tuesday, July 28th - Hall Association meeting at 6:30pm.
Master's Message July 4th, 2020
July 4th, 2020 From the desk of Worshipful Master Ted Parker . . . .
Good morning brothers and sisters Whithersoever dispersed. First I'd like to say Happy 4th of July to everyone out there. I know we are in and facing troubled times. Our government continues to fight each other for their own personal gains and agendas leaving us as canon fodder in their wake of destruction. Ripping apart the country without a care for it's people. We fight among each other with violent acts of aggression with little or no regard to our past, present or future and with no regard for life. We, the people have some how thought it was OK to destroy our history by defacing and pulling down national monuments, statues and the like. It's unfortunate that the ones doing this are uneducated and know nothing of “Our History”. Those few, the ones who have chose that path, not doing their diligence in researching the true facts, but, choose to follow misinformation fed to them by ones who do not have their best interest in mind but only their own personal agendas. Our government asks us to trust Them and the countries They support. China being on the top of that list. I'm not sure when we, the United States of America thought it was OK to start trusting and embracing Communism or Communist countries and their ideals. I am also not really sure when we decided as a country that the United Nations has had our best interest at heart. Our “leaders” gave them permission to operate inside and police our country. (This one still bother me). See attached link https://powderedwigsociety.com/un-taking-over/ I found this information with little effort and this speaks volumes of today's leadership. Freemasonry and Today's World For one I am Honored to be a Freemason in today's world. One could say I embarked on this journey 20 years ago when I became a Mason. The fact is Masonry goes back a couple of generations in in my family. My grandfather helped to raise and teach me so I learned masonic ways by watching him and how he acted and interacted with and around people and society. In essence I started when I was just starting out in life over 50 years ago. In that I've learned to become a leader from the ground up. What it actually takes to become a leader and in that you become the Greatest servant to society. The responsibilities become endless and Masonry teaches us to become better men and better leaders by taking on those responsibilities and accomplishing each task along the with Integrity and Zeal. Leaders better their environment and the people around them, guiding them through challenging times, encouraging them and remaining positive along the way. We, as Masons have always been leaders in all that we do, in our individual fields of study and research, our businesses and so forth. Masons have played a large role in the birth and development of our country, “Our History”. We have always taken on a larger role in life, guiding and teaching others. Helping when others will not and blazing a path for all to follow leading by example and by walking upright and just down the path, something today's leaders have failed us. Listen to our leaders but do so with a grain of salt. Do your research and learn the truth, learn the truth about what is happening in our world today. Do not be quick to judge or believe what one side says but take the other side and look back in a different direction. We say that we are searching for further light but are we really? Or is that just something we say without belief of conviction. We all need to be accountable for the things we say and do and that means holding those leaders accountable for their actions as well. Look in the mirror and ask yourself “What kind of Leader am I?, what can I do as a leader in my community to bring peace and better understanding to those around me”. It's time to step up and be a Mason brothers. Today is the 4th Of July! Our Independence as a Country, a free Nation made of every nationality, race, creed and sect from all over this world. We need more than ever to stand tall and band together as a people, one nation together. If we do not my guess is we will not like the other side of that coin. As masons we have not become the leaders we say we are? For me, this Mason, I will stand by my brothers, lead the way down the path and fight for my country and continue to celebrate our Independence on this and every 4th of July into the future. Have a Great 4th and a Great July, be safe, healthy and above all stay FREE. WM Ted Parker PS Lodge 693 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Inside The Symbolic Blue Lodge.
Socrates Cafe/ Trivium Discussion Group
Insightful conversations exploring the key questions of life. We convene every 2nd 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
July 14th at 7pm - "What is science?" & "Can Science become dogmatic?"
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?"
To learn more, click on the Trivium Tab above.
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Symbolism - "Freemasons 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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Manly Masonic Maxim of the month:
"A book that all lodges should buy, read, discuss and implement in order to revive some of what Freemasonry should be."
"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]."
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