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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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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?

Now I'm A Master Mason...


What My Friends Think...


What My Mother Thinks...


What Society Thinks...


What Conspiracy Nuts Think...


What I Think...


What It Really Means...


TheSublimeDegree

Master Mason


Remember now thy creator

in the days of thy youth,

while the evil days come not;


Nor the years draw nigh,

when though shalt say

I have no pleasure in them;


While the sun or the light,

or the moon, or the stars,

be not darkened;

Nor the clouds return

after the rain.


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;


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;


And he shall rise up

at the voice of the bird;

And all the daughters of music

shall be brought low.


Also, when they shall be afraid

of that which is high;

And fears

shall be in the way;


And the almond tree

shall flourish;

And the grasshopper

shall be a burden;

And desire shall fail.


Because man goeth

to his long home;

And the mourners

go about the streets;


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.


Then shall the dust return

to the earth as it was,

And the spirit shall return

unto God who gave it.


Ecclesiastes XII

(Verses 1-7)


Ecclesiastes XII

  • Sounds Familiar

  • Non-denominational

  • Written by King Solomon?

  • Bible opening in Master's Lodge

  • Ultimate Symbolism


What do the words mean?

Ecclesiastes XII


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;


Don'tput itoff!

Ecclesiastes XII

  • Nor the years draw nigh, when though shalt say,

  • I have no pleasure in them;


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.


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;


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;


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;


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.


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;


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.


Coffin & Grave

Undiscovered country

Paid mourners

Ecclesiastes XII

  • Because man goeth to his long home;

  • And the mourners go about the streets;


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;


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.


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.


Ecclesiastes XII

(Verses 1-7)


Listen to the words!

Ecclesiastes XII


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