Is anyone free Thursday, February 29th, at 6:30pm? We are hosting the Fantastic
Is anyone free Thursday, February 29th, at 6:30pm? We are hosting the Fantastic Teeth program, at:
The Arabia Shriners
10510 Harwin Dr.
Houston, TX 77036
and need all the help we can get to assemble these kits.
This program helps children and parents learn to prevent painful dental problems and avoid expensive treatment. We provide free tooth decay prevention kits and dental education to first graders across Houston and the State of Texas.
If you, your friends and families are interested in participating please let me know. Thanks in advance.
Open to: 2° and 3°
The Mason’s, “Passing,” from an Entered Apprentice
Open to: 2° and 3°
The Mason’s, “Passing,” from an Entered Apprentice to a Fellowcraft.
For the Medieval stonemasons, this degree marked a craftsman’s progression from an apprentice to a journeyman. In Freemasonry, the second degree represents the symbolic growth from youth to manhood as a Brother accepts more responsibility within the fraternity and commits to studying its teachings. As he grows in knowledge, he becomes a “fellow of the craft.”
Many Freemasons consider the second degree among the most moving ceremonies in the craft. At this stage, a Brother is expected to use the wisdom he’s gained through life’s many experiences to face any challenge that may come. During this degree, he delves deeper into the philosophies and symbolism of the craft.
The Fellow Craft degree teaches a man about the value of an informed mind, therefore preparing the candidate to take his place in the world as a good citizen, friend, and family man. This ceremony deepens the candidate’s connection to himself and, above all, teaches the Fellowcraft to be just with all mankind.
Fellowcraft or Master Masons in good standing with the Grand Lodge of Texas or with their respective Grand Lodges may attend.
Today in Masonic history Eugène de Beauharnais passes away in 1824.
Eugène de Beauharnais was born on September 3rd, 1781 in Paris, France. He was the son of Alexandre de Beauharnais and Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie. Joséphine later married Napoleon I after Eugène's father was killed in The Reign of Terror (1793-1794).
During the Italian campaigns Eugène served as aide-de-camp to Napoleon from 1796 to 1797. Under Napoleon Eugène commanded the Army of Italy and was the Viceroy of Italy under his stepfather. He served from June 1805 to April 1814.
Eugène was adopted by Napoleon in 1806. Napoleon excluded him from being a successor to the Imperial throne.
When Napoleon fell in 1814, Eugène retired to Munich. At the request of his father-in-law, King Maximilian of Bavaria, Eugène had nothing further to do with France or Napoleon.
Eugène passed away on February 21st, 1824.
Eugène de Beauharnais was very active in Freemasonry. He helped to start the Grand Orient of Italy. The Grand Orient of Italy was recognized by the UGLE in 1972. This has since been retracted.