Sunday, December 14, 2008

‘Deep Purple’


Tis the season of Masonic Installations. This week a busy one in particular.

On Wednesday at historic Alpha Lodge in East Orange, David Lindez was found qualified and then installed into the Solomonic chair in the company of about 100 brothers, friends and well wishers. Masons from throughout New Jersey, from New York City, from Britain, France, Bermuda and elsewhere convened at Alpha to witness the event.

W. Bro. Lindez, left, receives the congratulations
of VW Piers Vaughan, in his ecclesiastical attire.

A delegation from St. John’s Lodge No. 1, AYM in New York City braved the winter elements to conduct the storied George Washington Inaugural Bible to the lodge, for placement upon the altar next to Alpha’s Bible. This is the very same Bible put to use for the first inauguration of President George Washington on April 30, 1789, and has been employed similarly by other presidents since.

A Past Supreme Magus here, a Past Prestonian Lecturer there, the mayor of the city, our junior Past Grand Master, other dignitaries, and the Muskrat made for quite a remarkable event. It is highly unusual for a Mason to achieve an international reputation in the Craft, especially for work in education and esoterica, before serving as Master of his own lodge, but David has been known across America and far beyond for several years.

Arise my Brother.
Congratulations David!

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