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2013 Officer Installation

It is that time of year again, Lewisville Masonic Lodge No. 201 will install it’s 2013-2014 Officers on June 29, 2013. The lodge will be opened at 11:30am, light refreshments will follow at 12:00pm, and the officer installation will begin promptly at 1:00pm. Please join us for fellowship and help us welcome the new officers to their new stations.

 

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Oklahoma Indian Degree Team

The Oklahoma Indian Degree Team
Is Coming to North Texas
Sponsored by Gainesville Lodge No. 210

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Join The Grand Master of Masons in Texas
Walter W. Rogers

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: North Texas Central College Field House
685 Bonner Road, Gainesville, TX 76240

Admission: $15.00 pre-registered
$20.00 at the door, space permitting

Registration: Click Here

Brochure: Oklahoma Indian Degree

This will be a “Tiled” event, please bring a Current Dues Card, Picture I.D., Apron, & Folding Chair.

BBQ brisket sandwich lunch will be provided with admission.

Please arrive early to ensure that everyone is seated by 10:30 a.m.

Degree sponsored by Gainesville Lodge No. 210 A.F. & A.M., Lunch provided by Krum Lodge No. 1453 A. F. & A.M.

 

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The New Stonecutter

Our annual Race for The Children 5k and Golf Scramble have been rebranded as our 2013 Stonecutter events.

The Stonecutter Classic will be held at Tour 18
May 10, 2013 with a shotgun start at 9:00am

The Stonecutter Shuffle will be held at City Hall in Old Town Lewisville
During Western Days

Have a look at the new website for the Stonecutter Shuffle 5k and Stonecutter Classic Golf  Scramble by clicking on the logos below.

A special thanks goes out to Brother Haley for the design of the new logos!

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Why do Masons end their prayers with the phrase “So mote it be”?

It is customary in contemporary English to end prayers with a hearty “Amen,” a word meaning ‘So be it’.  It is a Latin word derived from the Hebrew word meaning ‘certainly’.  Thus a congregation saying “Amen” is literally saying “So be it”.  The word mote is an archaic verb that means ‘may’ or ‘might’, and traces back to Old English.  The phrase “So mote it be” means ‘So may it be’, which is the same as ‘So be it’.  So why do Masons end their prayer this way?  The answer goes back to the Regius Poem of about 1390 AD, the oldest known Masonic document (now housed in the British Museum, London).  It is one of the Old Charges or Gothic Constitution used by early Freemasons to regulate their trade.  It has a legendary history, regulations to guide the Mason trade and rules of manners and moral conduct.  The poem ends famously with this couplet:  Amen! Amen! So mote it be!  So say we all for charity.  Thus Freemasons today end their prayers the same way they did in 1390.  The next time you’re in lodge and say “So mote it be” after the chaplain finishes a prayer, remember that you are continuing a 600 year old Masonic Tradition.