What is traveling to you?

Discussion in 'The Traveling Freemason' started by goomba, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    There are numerous lodges withing a 30 minute drive from me so I haven't traveled any great distance to visit a lodge.
     
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  2. Elexir

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    The second part is not universal. In Sweden for example an EA can visit other lodges without anyone vouching for that person.
     
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  3. dpk Shah

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    Most of the 47 Lodges around the city are between 30 and 45 minutes drive from me too, some are about an hour or so :)
     
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  4. dpk Shah

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    So today I went visiting and attended an initiation at an Irish Constitution Lodge. It was so very different, a very good experience for me. Today's visit bring the number of Lodges visited to 20.
     
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  5. Warrior1256

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    Sounds like an interesting experience.
     
  6. Bloke

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    Cool - is there many Irish Constitution Lodges there ? I would be interested in hearing more. We don't have one - the only other Const working here is the EC - they have one hold out who never joined UGLV - thank goodness - gives us a chance to see "foreign" workings - which was not doubt great at that IC Lodge..
     
  7. CLewey44

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    I haven't read all of these but I assumed Bro. Goomba meant something along the lines of 'From the West, Traveling East'...in other words seeking more and further Masonic light? That's what it meant to me anyways.
     
  8. dfreybur

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    Cool thing is the word can have layer after layer of meaning. Physical travel at any distance. Mental travel of learning. Spiritual travel to that destination from whose born no one returns.
     
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  9. Warrior1256

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    Absolutely!
     
  10. dpk Shah

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    It’s the only one, though there are some similarities, mostly everything is different. I was lucky someone was sitting with me and prompted me.
     
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  11. dpk Shah

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    Brother saw an article Lodge at Sandringham is for sale?
     
  12. Bloke

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  13. Ripcord22A

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    Those cars are driving on the wrong side of the road........


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  14. Bloke

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    This is why it is important not to let foreigners drive here :)
     
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  15. Ripcord22A

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  16. Warrior1256

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    ***snicker snicker***
     
  17. Bloke

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    :)

    Was just looking at more photos of Bayside ... I see they have put 5 chairs in the East. This is the same as Ringwood (also in Melb) and I've asked many people why there are 5 - no one has been able to answer me.... (you'd expect 3 - chaplain, WM and IPM). Still, the Blue room looks like its going to be a great lodge room...
    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...?key=bGdTWVhXME9rcFJZWlRkellzYVlEVFIyTklDTjln

    Does anyone know the thinking as to why they would put 5 chairs in the East ?
     
  18. Ripcord22A

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    In the States visiting dignitaries (GM,DDGM,WM,PGM,ect ect) are invited to sit in the East....maybe that's why
     
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  19. Glen Cook

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    Additionally, some lodge rooms double as HRA, OES, Jobs rooms.
     
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  20. Warrior1256

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    Yep. Two of the lodges that I belong to meet in the Commandery building. Numerous Masonic organizations meet there including Chapter, Council and Knights Templar so there are three chairs in the east.
     

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