Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dec 27 - Mason Day

I wonder about December 27 and how it might keep the Christmas Spirit going. It appears the Masons hold special celebrations on December 27.

December 27 is the feast of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist. Saint John is one of the two patron saints of the Masonic order (along with Saint John the Baptist). Throughout Europe and the English colonies members of the Masonic order celebrated Saint Johns Day with special activities in towns and villages. In Virginia, it was customary for the Masons (dressed in full Masonic regalia) to hold a procession from their lodge building to the local parish church on Saint Johns Day.  The celebration dates back to 1778.

I am uninformed about Masons, and that's not unusual as I find out they are secretive.  Here are "9 things you didn't know about Freemasonry"

1. When meeting, Masons do not discuss religion or politics.
2. Freemasonry is not a religion.
3. The Catholic Church condemns Freemasonry.

4. Atheists are not welcome.
5. Most of the Founding Fathers were NOT Freemasons.
6. There are NO secret Masonic symbols on the U.S. dollar bill.
7. The Shriners are Freemasons.

8. The secret Masonic password originated as a job tool.

9. There is no hidden Masonic code on Rolling Rock beer bottles.

Read the rationale for each item here

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