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Division 8 Masons of Southern California, devoted to fundraising for the Grand Lodge of California charitable activity.

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Our latest grand master video has been released. Click the image below to view it on YouTube.


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  Walter E. McCurry
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Upcoming Events

  • October 26, 2019 8:00 am5th Annual Car Show
  • October 26, 2019 4:00 pmPalm Springs - Past Masters 3rd Degree
  • October 27, 2019 8:00 amYork Rite Breakfast
  • November 2, 2019 8:00 amYucca Valley Masonic Lodge # 802 Breakfast
  • November 10, 2019 7:00 amHemet San Jacinto Lodge #338 Breakfast
  • November 19, 2019 7:00 pmDistrict 830 OSI
  • November 21, 2019 7:30 pmDistrict 806 ( Officers School of Instruction )
  • December 7, 2019 12:00 pmEvergreen Masonic Lodge 259 Annual Installation of Officers
  • December 7, 2019 4:00 pm73 rd Annual Installation of Officers (Palm Springs Lodge # 693)
  • December 8, 2019 7:00 amHemet San Jacinto Lodge #338 Breakfast
  • December 27, 2019 6:00 pmRim of the World Lodge # 711 Annual Installation of Officers
  • January 4, 2020 7:00 pmBlythe - Needles Masonic Lodge #473
  • February 8, 2020 6:00 pmMurder Mystery Fundraising Dinner
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THE THIRD STEP IN MASONRY

posted by admin
March 5, 2019

Masonry is rooted in antiquity, ripened by modernity and harvested in eternity. Truly it is a growing and progressive science, ever unfolding new beauties as the men of every generation have explored its most
concealed recesses. Someone has aptly said: "The practical object of Masonry is the physical and moral amelioration and the intellectual and spiritual improvement of individuals and society. Masonry labors to improve the social order by enlightening men's minds." It is to our duty as Masons to improve the social order that I would direct your thinking today under the subject of the Third Step.
The Three Steps in a Masonic career expressed in the terms of our beautiful ritual are, initiation, passing and raising but I choose to denominate them Revelation, Education and Operation. These are the three progressive steps of a well-rounded Masonic career. Some Masons stop at the first step, initiation, when the meaning of our mysteries is revealed to them. Others take the second step – Education – by becoming proficient and learned in the art of Masonry and then stop. They fail to put into practical, daily living the lessons we teach. Important as these two steps are–and they must be taken before one is ready for the third step–it is the Third Step, Operation, that marks a man a Mason–what you do, how you live, what you stand for. Revelation, Education, Operation–these three–but the greatest of these is operation.
In our proceedings we frequently hear the phrase "We no longer work in operative Masonry." I wonder! Some assume that the only "Operative" Masons are those who build visible structures with stone and brick and steel, and concrete. Such, however, you know is not the case.
All of the symbolic ritual of our initiation and all of our learning, are as naught, however, if we do not take that third step in Masonry– Operation–whereby we put into practice those great truths, texts and principles which have been laid down as the rule and guide of our faith.
Excerpts from the Grand Oration of William B. McKesson, Grand Orator, California, 1947

Called From Labor

posted by admin
February 5, 2019

Wor. Bardens Service

Brethren & Friends:
Wor. Bob Barden's service will be held at Temescal Palms Masonic Lodge next Thursday February 7th at 11:00am. There will be a lunch following.

Fraternally,

Walter E. McCurry P.M.

Brother Harry Tanzer Called From Labor

posted by admin
October 7, 2018

Podcast E03: Conformists or Freethinkers?

posted by admin
May 18, 2018

Podcasts are back and operational. We had some issues with our podcast hosting solution and have now switched to another provider. With this switch you should now see us on Itunes, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

This episode covers a rather interesting topic. Are masons today conformists or freethinkers? Tune in and give us your feedback!

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