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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday Service

This evening marked the annual Chapter Rose Croix Maundy Thursday services.  

After a wonderful meal prepared by the Kitchen Krew, the crowd retired to the auditorium for the extinguishing of the lights, the 12 soliloquies of the apostles, and the relighting of the lights.  

These ceremonies mark spring for the Scottish Rite, and to quote the Wise Master in the relighting of the lights, "…a season for a reawakening of consciousness, a renewing of our pledges, a reaffirming of our beliefs, a time for a mental inventory of our thoughts and actions, and a rededication of ourselves to those lofty principles taught by Jesus of Nazareth."

The crowd was great, although a little rowdy.
All in all, a great night.

"Peace be with you my friends, and be with you always.  Remember that it is better to love than to hate; that our duty is not to be better than others, but to be better than ourselves; and that the more we have, the more we owe to those who need assistance.  The peace of our Master be with you always."

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