Last week, something exciting happened at a Masonic event. WB Neil Anger and Brother Merle Kranning performed a unique Lecture of the Entered Apprentice Degree. Their performance was something new to many of the Masons present, including the lodge Secretary/Past Master who had been a member for 37 years.
Below is a letter received 3/16/23 from the lodge Secretary Fred Golgart, PM:
Worshipful Master, Wardens, Secretary and Brethren of Carmel Lodge No. 421,
Last Wednesday, March 15, 2023, New Palestine Lodge No. 404 initiated two worthy candidates on the Entered Apprenticed Degree.
As Secretary, I often attempt to assist in pre-arranging assistance for the lectures of the degree work. It was my privilege to happen to see WB Neil Anger and meet Brother Merle Kranning at another Masonic function last Monday evening. As we spoke, they told me about how they have recently learned a captivating format to deliver a Lecture of the Entered Apprentice Degree. I explained to them that in my 37 years of being a Mason, I had never heard it done in that format and invited them to attend our EA Degree on Wednesday evening. Fortunately for us, they graciously accepted.
Worshipful Master, they need to take this lecture on the road – WOW ! WOW ! WOW!
I have heard some good lecturers in my years, but I have NEVER heard a Lecture performed so uniquely and I was blown away with excitement. I have never learned so much from this lecture as I did that night. The excitement in their voices beamed through as every Brother in the room listened intently to the delivery. They were magnificent!
We sure are proud of our #421 Masons. If you’d like to request PM Anger and Merle Kranning to perform this lecture at your next EA degree – please contact our Secretary.
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Embarking on the Masonic journey is a moment of great pride and solemnity, as the new Mason steps into a rich tapestry woven with the golden threads of camaraderie, wisdom, and service. However, this path, while potentially enriching, is strewn with challenges that require a vigilant and proactive approach.
While the face of Masonry may change over time, its heart remains steadfast. The future may bring smaller lodges, digital gatherings, or new interpretations of ancient rituals, but the essence of brotherhood and the pursuit of wisdom will never fade. The Masonic journey is not about the size of the lodge or the secrecy of its rituals; it’s about the quality of the bonds formed and the impact made in our communities. In this way, Masonry remains as relevant as ever.
Above: Carmel Lodge #421 brethren enjoy a social night at Woodland Bowl, Carmel, IN on 3/23/23. Hey there, Freemasons and wannabes! If you want to strengthen your brotherhood, you have got to attend a social night! And what better way to do that than to hit up the...