Grand Master Message

Clyde E. Britt, III

Thank you for visiting the Grand Lodge of Mississippi website. Please take a few moments to browse the site. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events under the News and Events tab.

“Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest Fraternity. It is comprised of adult men (18 years or older) of good character from every country, religion, race, age, income, education and opinion, who believe in a Supreme Being. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and fraternity.

Freemasonry (often simplified to “Masonry”) enhances and strengthens the character of the individual man by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, education, and leadership based on the three ancient Masonic tenets: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. The Mississippi Grand Lodge is a crowning legacy of this venerable heritage as we strive to “Make Good Men Better.”

M∴W∴ Bro∴ Clyde E. Britt, II
Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi

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Stated Communications

SquareCompassBrethren,

There is an item that I need to address regarding adding events to the Grand Lodge Website Calendar.

There are far too many lodges for us to list the Stated Communications of lodges. It would overwhelm and clutter the calendar and weekly email notifications.

I truly understand your desire to list Stated Communications as a way for you to communicate with your members. Unfortunately, that just is not something we can accommodate on the calendar at this time.

Currently there are two places on the website where people can learn about the dates of your Stated Communications:

1) In the Lodge Locator: http://msgrandlodge.org/lodge-locator/

2) By viewing the digital copy of the Blue Lodge Directory: http://msgrandlodge.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/BLDir2014.pdf

I hope that those resources are beneficial for your needs and I hope you understand why we cannot list Stated Communications for over 200 blue lodges on the calendar.

Thank you,

Bro. Jared Stanley
Webmaster

Grand Master Calendar Update

Clyde E. Britt IIBrethren all,

We had a really great school at New Albany, or as Bro. Wilder says, “N’Albany”, this past Saturday. The house was packed, and the Brethren assembled did some good ritualistic work. The fellowship was fantastic. Members of the Board of Custodians showed their ritualistic prowess by closing the lodge in due form without any “hiccups”.

I was pleased to be invited to the district meeting of the 8th Congressional District that same evening, held at Prairie Lodge #87, in Okalona. What a beautiful lodge! There were over 40 in attendance who enjoyed a bountiful and tasty meal. Bro Jerry Weaver delighted everyone with a history of the 8th District, and we enjoyed several songs.

Webmaster’s Note:

The Grand Master’s Calendar has been updated in as much as it is known through October, 2014. You can view the Grand Master’s Calendar by clicking here.

Butch Britt
Grand Master

Progress of Grand Lodge Projects

Brethren all,

What a great change our Internet Committee, and our new Webmaster, have made in the electronic communications of our Grand Lodge! It is exciting to see all the “blurbs” and “blogs” and “tweets”, and all those other things that the “techies” have come up with to allow us to better communicate with each other. By now, you understand that I am still in the “party line” era.
Anyhow, I do want to thank Brothers Jerry, Collin, Ricky, and Jared for their hard work and dedication to this project.

I am looking forward to the groundbreaking for the “Builders Walk of Fame”, to be taking place this year at the Grand Lodge Office. According to the committee members, the bricks have been purchased, and the committee is going forth with the plans to begin the walk, one section at a time. We have only sold about 350 of the possible 2000 bricks that it will take to complete the walk, so, if you have not had the opportunity to purchase one, please do so in the near future. The forms are easy to download from the Grand Lodge Web Site.

In the mean time, watch out for motorcycles, and school children, and proudly display those Square and Compasses pins, patches, rings.

Butch
Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi