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Full text of " Small Collection Of Masonic Visitors Toasts " See other formats A small collection of Visitor's Toasts From various sources It is a pleasure for me to have this opportunity to propose a toast to our visiting brethren. A visit is a most gratifying experience among freemasons. Since our order was founded, we have enjoyed receiving visitors from all quarters of the world. Many of our own Lodge members have had the opportunity and privilege of visiting lodges in our own country and internationally.
May you continue to visit our lodge, as the hand of fellowship is always extended to you all. Brethren of Lodge, will you please be upstanding and drink with me a toast to our visiting brethren To our visitors. What can I say about visiting that has not been so eloquently said by my predecessors in this pleasant duty? We are all visitors on this sublunary abode but this evening we have had the pleasure of welcoming you to our own small part of it.
And I now have the humble distinction of calling my brethren to further extend that welcome. Brethren, please be upstanding for a toast. To the visitors. It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to propose, what I consider the most important toast of the evening, unless there's a candidate!VISITORS TOAST AT A MASONIC LODGE
A visit among Freemasons is always a gratifying experience. Visiting is a form of communication. We impart and receive knowledge, ideas and, most important: expressions of friendship and brotherhood. But are we communicators? Do we pass on that which we have received from one to another? If that which is received from a brother ends with us it might as well not been said. The brethren of this lodge hope that their message of friendship and brotherhood is worthy of being passed on. Lodge, Please assist me in communicating our friendship and brotherhood and be upstanding for a toast.
It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to propose what I consider the most important toast of the evening unless there's a candidate! On occasions like tonight, when we are honoured by having with us, it is also gratifying to see that so many distinguished visitors have accompanied him. I use the term distinguished advisably, since it is my belief that a visitor is someone special and should be treated as such. Each one of the visitors here tonight comes for a reason best known to himself.
All are good reasons but underlying all is a desire to join with fellow Masons for an evening of friendship and brotherly love; something that can never be measured in terms of worldly values. I trust that we brothers of Lodge have greeted you, and treated you each and all as someone special. May you continue to be a visitor as the hand of fellowship is always extended. Brethren of Lodge, will you please be upstanding and drink with me a toast to our visiting brethren To our visitors.
Page 1 of 3 Our evenings at Lodge are always a special occasion, but never so special as when we have visitors!Brethren, please be upstanding. After most lodge meetings in this jurisdiction are ended, the officers and brethren will retire to the banquet room for what is often referred to as the Festive Board.
The following are a small selection of appropriate remarks.
TOAST TO THE VISITORS
Brethren are advised to consult with the Director of Ceremonies regarding the proper salutations and titles for the occasion, as these may be an individual lodge decision. G RACE. For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends, Great Architect, we thank thee. Toastmaster, M. Grand Master and brethren; It is a pleasure for me to have this opportunity to propose a toast to our visiting brethren.
A visit is a most gratifying experience among freemasons. Since this lodge was constituted we have enjoyed receiving visitors from all quarters of the world.
Many of our own members have had the opportunity and privilege of visiting lodges in our own country and internationally. May you continue to visit our lodge, as the hand of fellowship is always extended. Brethren of Lodge, will you please be upstanding and drink with me a toast to our visiting brethren To our visitors. Toastmaster, R. District Deputy Grand Master and brethren. Grand Lodge provides information, gives guidance when sought, admonishes and encourages the lodge when needed.
Yet in perfect symmetry, it is often emphasized that Grand Lodge is not "they", but 'we". For without the lodges there is no Grand Lodge, and without its members there is no lodge. Brethren, please be upstanding for a toast.Search this site. What is Freemasonry.
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The Beginnings Of Freemasonry. How to Join. Famous Masons. Masonic Poems. Masonic Jokes. Making Good Men Better. The Forget-me-not and Masonic Slipper. Lodge Officers. Past Masters Of The Signifigance of St John. Lodge Jewels. There's Masonic Light and sometimes Masonic Lite. Here are some examples of the latter. One evening, after a Brother had been a guest at an Installation, he had partaken of too much of the good things in life, and his host was very worried, as he did not want him to drive home in his present state.
As his home was some distance away, he insisted that he stay the night at his house, and travel home the next morning, and after much persuasion, that is exactly what he did. When eventually he got home the next day, his wife was furious with him because he had forgotten to phone, and she did not believe his story about staying with a Brother because of the state he was in, but wondered if he had been with another woman.
However, she pretended to believe him, by asking how the ceremony had gone, and asked how many other Brethren had been there, and all the regular questions that wives ask. He told her that it had been an excellent Installation and that 65 Brethren had attended etc.
However, at the next Lodge meeting, when the Secretary arose to read out the correspondence, he read a letter from the man's wife asking if the Brother, whose house her husband had stayed in, would write to her and confirm her husband's story, that he had stayed the night at his house as he was unfit to drive home. The next day in the post she received 64 letters. A man had been convicted of murder and was about to be executed. Just before the sentence was carried out, the executioner asked the man if he had any last words.
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If so then this is the right place for you! ADD your Joke. A mason who had just been installed as Master of his lodge and was duly attending all the functions he could was having a hard time with his wife who said I wish I was a master! Hartington Lodge No.
The hangman puts the noose around his neck. The victim says: "I really can't understand this! The policeman who cought me was a Mason, the persecutor was a Mason, the judge was a Mason and you're bloody Junior Deacon in my Lodge! Several people in the bank and outside saw him well enough to indentify him as he rode out of town. A possee was formed and in short order had captured him and returned him to jail.
He was duly tried and sentenced to hang for his crime. On the appointed day a scaffold had been erected outside the jail. The fellow was lead up the steps to the scaffold, the judge read his sentence, and asked the fellow if he had anything to say.
The jury was mostly Masons, and you, Judge, are a Mason. If it wasn't for the Masons I wouldn't be here. Andrew Lodge St. Proposer: "Sorry I can't - its a secret" Prospective candidate: "Come on - I'll be joining in a few weeks. Proposer: "Well they are the people who talk. To you and to other people in the Lodge". Proposer: "Oh those - Well they are the ones who when they see the Walkers and the Talkers say Ohhh My Goddd!!!!!
A man had been convicted of murder and was about to be hanged. Just before the sentence was executed, the hangman asked the man if he had any last words. So the next day off he went to the shop, and the man said "yes i have three", he pulled a curtain across and there were 3 parrots, one with a mm apron on, one with a masters apron, and one with a grand lodge apron on. Sent by : JamesRThom aol. He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of his life--at least for a while.
A hurricane came unexpectedly. The ship went down and was lost instantly. The man found himself swept up on the shore of an island with no other people, no supplies, nothing. Only bananas and coconuts. Used to four-star hotels, this guy had no idea what to do.
So for the next four months he ate bananas, drank coconut juice, longed for his old life and fixed his gaze on the sea, hoping to spot a rescue ship. One day, as he was lying on the beach, he spotted movement out of the corner of his eye.
It was a rowboat, and in it was the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen.Tweet Follow PietreStones. If so then this is the right place for you!
ADD your Joke. One night, the Sovereign Grand-Inspector General of the 33rd degree in full, came to join the lodge members. The majority are original and have never been published before.
Ballot Q. What is it called if a Lodge ballot returns two black balls? Electile dysfunction. Boaz Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he was married?
Brewery Q. What time was it when the Lodge visited the brewery? High time. Bright Freemasons Q. Wake up. Crocodile Q. Why did the crocodile refuse to eat Freemasons? Because they would lodge in its throat.
Cross the Road Q. Why did the Freemason cross the road? He was following the landmarks of the Order. Drawbridge Q. What did the Freemason say when he tripped and fell off the drawbridge? So moat it be. Festive Board Q. What did the Junior Warden say when the Steward was about to serve double helpings at the Festive Board.
Halve it and begin. Finders Keepers Q. Where do you find Freemasons? It depends where you lost them. Freemason or Not?
When is a Freemason not a Freemason? When advancing to the East in the Second Degree, he turns into a winding staircase. Freeway Q. How are freeways and Freemasonry alike? They both provide a pathway to where you want to go. Grand Lodge Above No. Because he forgot to bring his regalia. Hiram and the Sheriff Q. What do Hiram Abiff and Gary Cooper have in common?This page will serve as your portal to more Light. Here we will index Masonic articles, speeches, scholarly papers by and for Freemasons, as well as Masonic toasts and poetry.
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What are the Freemasons working tools? Freemasonry uses the implements of operative masonry to teach moral and ethical lessons, but these are only the beginning of the Freemasons working tools. For more Masonic articles by recognized Masonic scholars from all over the world visit Pietre-Stones Review of Freemasonry.A big hello to my chivalrous crowd. How about that for a mind-altering beginning to Short Welcome Speech Samples?
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Feeling stuck and not being able to find just the right words to introduce events is so irritating that it could make you smash your own head by personal experiences; wink. A welcome could either cheer them up or make them leave the event and rather have cozy sleep at home. Image Source. It is simply not possible for everyone to come up with the right kind of words to use in a welcome speech. It is something that one has to plan and think about so that the right tone is set for the person you are welcoming to make his or her speech.
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