Drama & the celebration of life

By: M.W.Dennis W. Pothier, PGM

On April 8th and 9th, Scottish Rite Freemasonry was a showcase of the hard work and dedication of the works of the Lodge of Perfection from many parts of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Brethren traveled from as far as Rochester, New York and most of the New England States to participate, at the invitation of Boston Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, Valley of Boston, to provide the drama of the 4th to the 14th degree.

This invitation was to celebrate the 175 years of activity within the Valley of Boston. Our own Valley of Providence performed the 7th Degree; Provost and Judge, to great applause and inspiration to those in attendance. The excellent degree work displayed on those two days was nothing short of outstanding. All who attended witnessed true brotherhood, casting and direction at its finest. “Was this not another Great Day in America?”

On April 10th the Valley of Providence, under the direction of the Chapter of Rose Croix, presented the Feast of the Paschal Lamb. Every two years the Valley of Providence celebrates the lives of those brethren who have departed. The families of those deceased brothers were invited to share in the service honoring their loved ones. This solemn ceremony provided a wonderful afternoon for families to come in contact with other families and together share stories and memories. Dr. Sammy C. Vaughan was the guest speaker.

A light collation ended the day. This past weekend was true to the mission of the Scottish Rite. We were Inspired by the work at hand along with the convenience both events provided and the wonderful enjoyment expressive of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.