Some Thoughts on the New Year.

View of The Grand Lodge Altar with Various Volumn's on Display.

View of The Grand Lodge Altar with Various Volumn’s on Display.

Brethren, I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, as you fill those many posts and responsibilities in your Lodge, Province or Constitution. New Year is a time of rebirth, an opportunity to improve on previous mistakes and a time to tread a new path.

Silver Ark of the Covenant.

Silver Ark of the Covenant.

Freemasonry, itself, fulfils a similar role for many of us, as we come through our three degrees and make our way in our newly chosen area of interest. Many of us were down in Grand Lodge last Wednesday, when our Most Wor Grand Master confirmed his new team for 2018. However, I wonder just how many of you understand the symbolism on display that day.

Another Detail Missed by Many.

Another Detail Missed by Many.

How many of you noticed the bronze volume of the Sacred Law open at – “In the Beginning was the Word “- What more need I say.

And now you know where to look, Take some time and Admire our Astrological Symbolism.

And now you know where to look, Take some time and Admire our Astrological Symbolism.

Have a relaxing and enjoyable New Year’s Eve and prepare yourselves for the many challenges and opportunities that will come forth in 2018. Best wishes to you all Bob Bashford.

About irishfreemason

Rt Wor Bro Bashford lives in Ireland where he joined the Masonic Order in 1977. He became a Master Mason in 1978 and served as Master of his Mother Lodge, Moyarget No. 280 Irish Constitution in 1990. He was appointed Richard Robinson Memorial Lecturer in the Irish Masonic Province of Antrim in 1992 and 2004. In 1996 he was appointed Grand Master's personal Standard Bearer by Most Wor. Bro Darwin Templeton, G.M. In 2000 he became the Millennium Master of the `irish Lodge of Research No. 200, and in 2001 went on to become Excellent King of the irish Chapter of Research No. 222.He is the current Editor of the Irish Lodge of Research, and has been since 1992, and of the Irish Chapter of Research since 1996. He was appointed Representative of the Grand Lodge of Portugal at the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 2006 ( a ten year appointment), giving him the courtesy title of Right Worshipful Brother. He is currently Provincial Grand Librarian for the Province of Antrim, and Curator of the museum at their headquarters in Belfast.
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