Maundy Thursday Observance
Maundy Thursday Observance. All Scottish Rite Masons are encouraged to attend and the portrayal is open to friends and family of all Scottish Rite Masons.
In the Scottish Rite, darkness often refers to the disappearance of truth and justice in the world. As the symbolic lights are extinguished, we reflect upon this loss. By relighting them, we reinforce our belief that as Knights Rose Croix it is our duty to throw off the mantle of sorrow and darkness and to emulate those historical figures who have brought truth and knowledge to mankind. This solemn Ceremonial is an important part of the ritualistic work of the Chapter Rose Croix and expresses our commitment to the living of a conscientious and enlightened life.
The Twelve Soliloquize. Leonardo Da Vinci's painting, "The Last Super," comes-to- life in this spiritual and dramatic presentation. Members of Des Moines Chapter Rose Croix portray the twelve apostles and soliloquize about each one's life.
Maundy Thursday Observance, April 21, 2011, at Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 519 Park Street, Des Moines, Iowa. The Extinguishing of the Lights will be at 6:15 PM with Dinner at approximately 6:30 PM. The Solioquize will start at 7:30 PM with the Relighting to follow. Cost for the meal is $12.00 per person. Please RSVP to the Scottish Rite office, if you would like a reservation for dinner.