At the regular stated meeting of Eureka Chapter No. 7 Royal Arch Masons on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 our very own Phillip Moffses, PHP was honored to have his 50 year certificate and pin presented by The Grand High Priest, Ron Newton along with our DDGHP, Eric kleinbach, and Harry Eisenberg, Grand King. We had 22 Companions in attendance and all elected officers were present and only two appointed officers were pro-temped.
Eureka Chapter No 7
Royal Arch Masons
C. Craig Frazier, High Priest
The Grand York Rite Convention is coming up this month and will be held at the Marriott in Lake Mary again. I urge each of you to find the registration information that was emailed out by our secretary and get yourself registered for this event. It is a great time to meet other York Rite Companions and a lot of the Grand Line officers.
All of the officers should have a book already and learning their parts. The next Chapter meeting will be on May 11th.
I am working on another article in my York Rite Educational Series about the Mark Master Degree and should have it completed to present at our May meeting. I invite any companion to submit any articles or research for our educational purposes that will improve our knowledge of the craft.
Sincerely & Fraternally,
Companion C. Craig Frazier
Excellent High Priest
Eureka Chapter No 7 Royal Arch Masons
Sickness & Distress
Edward R. Davis,
Gordon H. Harris,
Thomas S. Rice,
Sam A Smith, Jr.
M. Valjine McLaughlin
Orlando Council No. 5
Royal And Select Masters
William J. Miller, Illustrious Master
The GRAND YORK RITE CONVENTION is upon us and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to attend the many events associated with this once a year festival. You will have the opportunity to meet York Rite members from across the state. If you haven’t submitted your registration you can register at the door but it costs a couple bucks more. It will be held at the Lake Mary Marriott as it was last year which is convenient to several restaurants outside the hotel if you like to explore. They do a wonderful job of providing us with plenty of room/space to accommodate the various persons and business of our wonderful fraternity. You can find the schedule of events on our web site. It officially opens on May 21, 2017 but most of the activities take place on the 22nd, 23rd, and closing on the 24th.
You may have noticed the absence of this publication for the last month or so. The secretary/recorder (who also happens to be the DDGM) has been overwhelmed with responsibilities trying to keep the Orlando York Rite bodies running smoothly and noncompliance with the many rules and regulations of the district and grand offices, in addition to his travel requirements as the DDGM. Many feel this publication is directly connected to our membership as we have many members who do not attend meetings due to being unable to drive at night or for health reasons. In any case, if you have any ideas on these matters please don’t hesitate to share them with our secretary/recorder.
Finally, I recently received a letter from the Scottish Rite announcing their plan to sell the Scottish Rite Temple in Winter Park as they can no longer afford to maintain this building. As I am sure you are aware, this same scenario has played out in individual Blue Lodge as well as the Bahia Shrine building. The rising tide of declining membership and rising costs is overwhelming many Masonic bodies and makes membership the number one priority to neutralize or prolong the fight. Make membership your number one priority. You are our representative in your blue lodge and need to make all the Master Masons in your Lodge aware of the York Rite and remind them that every Christian Mason should be a York Rite Mason.
Fraternally; William J. Miller
Orlando Council No 5
Royal and Select Masters
Olivet Commandery No 4
My Fellow Sir Knights!
Take hope for the strength in the oneness we are given with our Blessed Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ!
As Sir Knights we are equipped with our swords, also in our hearts and spirits we are instructed to, "Put on the full armor of God" so that "when the day of evils comes, you may be able to stand your ground" Ephesians 3:10-13.
As we have enjoyed our Easter Celebrations together with Family, friends. Then the Glorious Resurrection, The Final Appearances the Instructions to wait for "Comforter" The Holy Spirit. Let celebrate that Our Lord is always with us and prepares the perfect places for us. We celebrate the promise of Eternal Life and that we can have The Lords help with every need.
St Paul teaches us boast gladly about our weaknesses so that Christ' power may rest on us, to delight in weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties for when we are weak, then through Christ we are strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10.
When ever I am struggling with heath issues, healing from broken bones, cold and flu or respiratory aches and pains, stomach or digestive issues. As well as stress, meeting schedules and deadlines I find myself getting centered with Spiritual Strength by saying over and over again the words form Isaiah 40:29-31 "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youth grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in The Lord will renew their strength they will sour on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Praying each of you will have a Very Blessed 5 Month of this Year Of Our Lord!
In Christ's Name,
Sir Knight Ervin Janssen
Olivet Commandery # 4
EHP Craig Frazier presents RE Harry Eisenberg with a check for the R.A.R.A.
At the first stated assembly of Eureka Chapter No. 7 Royal Arch Masons on Thursday, March 9th, 2017, the High Priest, Excellent Companion Craig Frazier presented the Grand Scribe of Florida, Right Excellent Companion Harry Eisenberg with a check for the Chapter's annual contribution to the Royal Arch Research Assistance fund. You can find out more on the R.A.R.A. at this link: http://orlandoyorkrite.org/r-a-r-a/
My Fellow Sir Knights! Greetings for March! March come in like a “Lion or a Lamb” may you have the courage of a lion and the gentleness of a lamb.
Thinking about the “Servants Role” that Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ modeled for us, those people in our lives that serve us daily are in need of a great deal of praise and encouragement. They are often in assumed positions, every thing is just expected. Have you ever got their attention and just said? “Thank you for coming to work today!” You will love the response!
Luke 9:23-24 (NIV) “Then He said to all of them: ‘If anyone would come after me he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For who so ever wants to save his life will loose it, but who so ever looses his life for My sake will save it.”
“War is Hell” Thinking back to my time in Viet-Nam I was stationed with the 1st Marine Division, 1st Recon Battalion in DaNang as a Navy Corpsman. We would be out on patrols for 7, 8 or 9 days at a time, in the jungle, in those areas that were not secured. All we had to eat and drink on those patrols was the food and water that we carried with us. The thing we desired most was water, it was so precious! There would be time we would cross a stream and fill up but in most cases not. There would be times we would set up broad leaf plant, leaves and funnel rain water into our canteens.
When I read Rudyard Kipling’s 1892 Poem “Gunga Din” I was impressed with his descriptions of battle field conditions in India as the British Army fought to establish their ways and orders of how things should be done. The the hero of the poem inspired me for he brought water to the men and also was the care giver of the wounded. Describe as a “heathen”, he served and often died on the field. He receives his due in the end for the wounded soldier who watches him die says: “Your a better man than I am Gunga Din!”
As Sir Knights may we strive to serve in every possible way that we can. In our families, with our occupations, in our communities, our country and follow our model Jesus Christ for the world.
Matt: 10:42 (NIV) And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
In Christ’s Name,
Ervin Wm Janssen