March 2023 Trestleboard

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March 2023

“I Martius am! Once first, and now third!
To lead the Year was my appointed place;
A mortal dispossessed me by a word, And set there Janus with the double face.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (1807–1882)

Brethren all,
As we now March forth – we mark the return of those campaigns stagnated by the winter months. Any student of siege would be acutely aware of the Vernal Equinox as it completes its procession. And just before it, our ancient Brethren celebrated this by way of the ‘resurrection of divine ideas’ as they observed these sacred numerical representations in the heavens, with celestial bodies arranged in the following sequences: 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9. (Take a moment to reflect upon the Masonic significance of these figures, and we shall discuss at March Stated Communication!)
We too celebrate the same; we pay proper homage to the divine order through our strict adherence to these observations. With this, our ‘season anew’, let us be reminded of our obligations to be helpful to one another, and to the world. Let us continue to bolster our planning efforts to offer help to the distressed – in whatever forms it happens to manifest.
This month, in our continued efforts to ‘Earn the Title, Every Day’, as we mediate on the changes in Nature, we will pass two worthy Brothers to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, and set them to task immediately thereafter.
Until then, I hope to see you all at Stated Communication on Monday, 20th of March, where we will welcome our District Deputy Grand Master and his team, and ballot on memberships and affiliations – and, as always, we will digest a quality piece of ‘Professional Masonic Education’.
Fellowship and dinner will commence at 1800hrs with our meeting to follow, commencing at 1900hrs. Please join us, if within the length.
Sincerely and Fraternally Yours,
Brother Brandon C. Bateman
WM – 2023

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