GETTING HEALED

Discussion in 'Becoming a Prince Hall Freemason' started by JB93, May 11, 2016.

  1. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Same in OR and NM

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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Well, there you go :)
     
  3. JB93

    JB93 Registered User

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    wow! 850! That has to be for rich men only lol Do prince hall or mainstream do a lot of assessments and fundraising in you all jurisdictions?
     
  4. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    I agree, too rich for me too - AND dinner is $80 on top. It is what is called a "dining lodge" and we have long history of them here. Kent Henderson has been a particular promoter of the concept and set up Lodge Epicurean and Amalthea . He has his own web site here but has published papers.. but the American idea of Traditional Observance lodge is what good lodges do here as standard, but with a much less vigorous focus on education.

    There is no such thing as "Prince Hall" Freemasonry in Australia - it's a phenomenon unique to the United States...

    Fundraising is really mixed, there are a handful of lodges which do it well, the best last year raised $45K in a dinner (but I think that was the gross amount)..... typically our lodges probably only raise <$2K per year, the lodges I'm in don't do that but get close, that said, one of our members had a family tragedy and we raised almost $1K in a night for him
     
  5. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    WRONG !!!

    HOW INTERESTING - Prince Hall got exported to South Africa

    "Prince Hall Masonry, which had existed in South Africa for over seventy years, was as yet unrecognized by ‘Regular’ Freemasonry and its members felt isolated from their own Grand Lodge in Philadelphia, USA"

    I've started a thread on this here http://www.myfreemasonry.com/threads/freemasonry-uniting-men-even-during-apartheid.27002/
     
  6. tldubb

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    I would suggest you check Liberia also and do some more research on Prince Hall and the history of Prince Hall Masonry. Also Rev. Richard Allen and Rev. Absalom Jones. There is way more to it than just a " U.S." thing.
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    African Lodge, #459(b)

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  7. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    So PH entered Africa via Liberia? Makes complete sense.
     
  8. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    We operated that way until 2007. That year's Grand Master proposed that we could also do our business in either the EA or FC degree, depending upon who were present. The theory was that, by including EAs & FCs at our meetings, we would create more interest in them progressing through their degrees. In my experience, it has been an abject failure.
     
  9. Glen Cook

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    About $637US. If with meals, that's not too bad. There is is an appendant body where just the midyear meeting is $250US for two meals.
     
  10. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Nope, does not include meals. I'm pretty sure it is the most expensive lodge in Victoria, but it only meets 5 times a year...
     
  11. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    I pay my dollars yearly, I'm very forgetful
     
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  13. The Traveling Man

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    You will need to take your degrees over. If you were coming from a recognized Jurisdiction you would demit from the old Lodge and wouldn't retake the degrees. But as you're coming from a Clandestine organization your demit wouldn't be accepted. You would petition, get voted on, and follow the same process as any new member. I went thru the same thing. Trust me, it isn't that bad going thru the degrees again.
     
  14. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    Is a candle lit dinner, Prime rib with all the fixin's
     
  15. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    I believe the healing process was primarily for clandestine masons. If you were from another regular &/or recognized jurisdiction, there would not be a need to heal as you were already a master mason. I know the PHA grand lodge in Texas doesn't use the healing process anymore. I was told that when I visited one.
     
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  16. The Traveling Man

    The Traveling Man Registered User

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    Yes, it's only used for people coming from Clandestine lodges.In Michigan it's called Renouncing.
     
  17. Ressam

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    Why Clandestine("wild") Lodges are "recruiting" people?
    For what "purpose"!?
     
  18. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    Their strength in numbers, as the true is given in Prince Hall Masonry, some will disagree (I'm opening a can of worms here).
     
  19. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    A profit.
     
  20. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    The same reasons as legitimate lodges, I suppose
     
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