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September 19, 2012. Invocation Pledge of Allegiance. Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible. Entered Apprentice. Fundamentals History Secrecy. Fellowcraft. Begin the Quest. What Does That Mean?.

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Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

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Honor the Texas flag;

I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas,

one state under God,

one and indivisible.

entered apprentice
Entered Apprentice
  • Fundamentals
  • History
  • Secrecy
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Fellowcraft

Begin the Quest

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Remember now thy creator

in the days of thy youth,

while the evil days come not;

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Nor the years draw nigh,

when though shalt say

I have no pleasure in them;

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While the sun or the light,

or the moon, or the stars,

be not darkened;

Nor the clouds return

after the rain.

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In the day when the keepers

of the house shall tremble;

And the strong men

shall bow themselves;

And the grinders cease,

because they are few;

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And those that look

out of the windows be darkened;

And the doors shall be shut

in the streets, when the sound

of the grinding is low;

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And he shall rise up

at the voice of the bird;

And all the daughters of music

shall be brought low.

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Also, when they shall be afraid

of that which is high;

And fears

shall be in the way;

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And the almond tree

shall flourish;

And the grasshopper

shall be a burden;

And desire shall fail.

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Because man goeth

to his long home;

And the mourners

go about the streets;

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Or ever the silver cord be loosed;

Or the golden bowl be broken;

Or the pitcher be broken

at the fountain;

Or the wheel broken at the cistern.

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Then shall the dust return

to the earth as it was,

And the spirit shall return

unto God who gave it.

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Ecclesiastes XII

(Verses 1-7)

ecclesiastes xii
Ecclesiastes XII
  • Sounds Familiar
  • Non-denominational
  • Written by King Solomon?
  • Bible opening in Master\'s Lodge
  • Ultimate Symbolism
ecclesiastes xii1
Take advantage of youth

Do not wait

Things won\'t always work

Ecclesiastes XII
  • Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth,
  • while the evil days come not;
ecclesiastes xii2
Don\'tput itoff!Ecclesiastes XII
  • Nor the years draw nigh, when though shalt say,
  • I have no pleasure in them;
ecclesiastes xii3
Eyesight weakens as we age

With age, we don\'t recover as easily

Ecclesiastes XII
  • While the sun or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened;
  • Nor the clouds return after the rain.
ecclesiastes xii4
House = Body

Keepers Tremble

Hands

Arms

Legs

Become stooped

Can\'t stand erect

Ecclesiastes XII
  • In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble;
  • And the strong men shall bow themselves;
ecclesiastes xii5
Grinders are teeth

Age causes vision to darken

Ecclesiastes XII
  • And the grinders cease, because they are few;
  • And those that look out of the windows be darkened;
ecclesiastes xii6
Doors are lips

Street is mouth

Few teeth

Low grinding

Small appetite

Ecclesiastes XII
  • And the doors shall be shut in the streets,
  • when the sound of the grinding is low;
ecclesiastes xii7
Sleeplessness

Early rising

Crowing rooster

Tonal range is lost

Hearing

Speaking

Ecclesiastes XII
  • And he shall rise up at the voice of the bird;
  • And all the daughters of music shall be brought low.
ecclesiastes xii8
Fear of heights

Physical

Vocational

Afraid at any sign of danger

Ecclesiastes XII
  • Also, when they shall be afraid of that which is high;
  • And fears shall be in the way;
ecclesiastes xii9
Graying hair

Small things become burdensome

Desire is lost

Ecclesiastes XII
  • And the almond tree shall flourish;
  • And the grasshopper shall be a burden;
  • And desire shall fail.
ecclesiastes xii10
Coffin & Grave

Undiscovered country

Paid mourners

Ecclesiastes XII
  • Because man goeth to his long home;
  • And the mourners go about the streets;
ecclesiastes xii11
Umbillical cord

God to man

Rejection is the same as death

The Skull

Ecclesiastes XII
  • Or ever the silver cord be loosed;
  • Or the golden bowl be broken;
ecclesiastes xii12
Big Vein

The heart

Big Arterie

The heart

Ecclesiastes XII
  • Or the pitcher be broken at the fountain;
  • Or the wheel broken at the cistern.
ecclesiastes xii13
Body gone

Ashes to ashes

Dust to dust

Spirit lives on

Ecclesiastes XII
  • Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was,
  • and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
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Ecclesiastes XII

(Verses 1-7)

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