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Emessay Notes March 2011 

Masonic Awareness @ The Speed Of Light

         Masonic Awareness @ the Speed of Light is being offered to the Craft of the world and other interested parties by the Indiana Grand Lodge F & A M through the Worldwide Exemplification of Freemasonry 2011 Lecture Series. We are telling the story of the fraternity since 287 AD to present. By opening www.weofm.org and reviewing the Main Menu on the left side of the cover page, all of the details are reviewed.

The Lodge Of Washington

Order Form
For 2008 Book
The Lodge of Washington
By Donald M. Robey, PGM
Available for mailing now

         This book contains three sections on the History of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 and biographical sketches of all of the Past Masters of this historic Lodge, with George Washington as the first Worshipful Master when it received it’s Virginia Charter in 1788. A complete index in the back of the book allows you to search for the names of family members or friends without having to search through the entire text of the 212 pages in the book.

NAME_____________________________   Please enclose a check for $34.89  when returning this order form.
ADDRESS__________________________  $30.00 for book + 4.89 for shipping By US Mail – Book Rate
CITY__________________ZIP__________ ($1.69 for Mailer + $3.20 Postage)

Please return to: Donald Robey, 290 Forest Green Road, Reedville, VA 22539

Did You Know?

What is meant by Alpha and Omega?

         First and last letters of Greek alphabet; means “beginning and ending.”

Bro. Jack La Lanne

      Bro. Jack LaLanne, KCCH, passed away on January 23, 2011. He was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert, celebrity, lecturer, and motivational speaker who was widely referred to as “The Godfather of Fitness.” Bro. LaLanne gained worldwide recognition for his success as a chiropractor and body-builder and for his incredible feats of strength and endurance. Through his career, he won numerous awards including the Horatio Alger Award from the Association of Distinguished Americans, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hall of Fame.

      Francois Henri “Jack” LaLanne was born September 26, 1914, in San Francisco, California. At age 15 he heard Paul Bragg speak on health and nutrition which had such a powerful influence it motivated Jack to focus on his diet and exercise habits. He was truly a pioneer as he studied Henry Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body and concentrated on bodybuilding, chiropractic medicine, and weightlifting, something virtually unheard of in the 1930’s.

      In 1936 Bro. LaLanne opened a health club in Oakland, California, and designed several exercise machines. He had a television show from 1951 to 1985, and was one of the first national “fitness gurus,” encouraging everyone to exercise regularly and eat healthy.

      Bro. LaLanne was raised a Master Mason on March 17, 1949, in Chateau Thierry Lodge No. 569 which later merged with Crow Canyon Lodge No. 551 in Castro Valley, where he was still a member. He received the 32º, Master of the Royal Secret, in the Valley of Oakland, California, on October 16, 1950, and received the rank and decoration of a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 2009.

(Source: The Scottish Rite Journal – March/ April 2011)

Order Of The Mustard Seed

  • Q. Does anyone have any information regarding this Order and does it have any connection with Freemasonry?
  • There have been a very few references to an Order also known as the Order of the Grain of Mustard Seed. The latter is probably what is being referred to here.

      So far as can be established this Order was modeled on Freemasonry by Count Nicolas Ludwig von Zinzendorf of Dresden, Germany (1700-1760) in his youth whilst at Halle Academy. In 1739 he revived the Order which apparently had an extensive ritual based on the Gospel of Mark. It was therefore a Christian Order and its main purpose was to spread knowledge of the Gospel across the world. Influential members of European society who became members included the King of Denmark, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Archbishop of Paris. The Order seems to have failed soon after the death of its founder.

(Source: ARS Quatuor Cononatorum Transactions- Vol. 122)

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