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a Table Lodge in Indiana


Square & Compasses Engraved in Stone

Here is the bulletin [for the Table Lodge], in non-formatted form. This is according to the ritual for the Grand Lodge of Indiana.

We use Hymn tunes for the odes, per the Grand Lodge ritual for Table Lodge. Here is the order.

TABLE LODGE FOR THE FEAST OF ST JOHN

Grace
Chaplain

The Festive Board

THE LODGE FOR TABLE INSTRUCTION

Opening of a Table Lodge
The Worshipful Master

Ode
"Great Source of Light and Love"
Tune: St. Thomas - (I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord)

Great Source of Light and Love, To Thee our songs we raise!
O, in Thy temple, Lord, above Hear and accept our praise!

Shine on this festive day, Succeed its hoped design,
And may our Charity display A love resembling Thine.

May this fraternal band, Now consecrated, blest,
In union all distinguished stand, In purity be dressed.

The Lesson - Psalm 133
The Chaplain

Charge to the Brethren
The Worshipful Master

Ode
"Let Masonry From Pole to Pole"
Tune:Coronation (All Hail the Power of Jesus* Name)

Let Masonry from Pole to Pole, Her sacred laws expand;
Far as the mighty waters roll, To wash remotest land.
Far as the mighty waters roll, To wash remotest land.

That virtue hath not left behind, Her sacred tenets prove,
For stamped upon a Mason's mind, Are unity and love
For stamped upon a Mason's mind, Are unity and love

The Box of Fraternal Assistance
That we will not hesitate to go on foot and out of our way...

Address

Ode
"Hail, Brother Masons, Hail!"
Tune: Moscow, (Come, Thou Almighty King)

Hail! Brother Masons! hail! Let friendship long prevail,
And bind us fast;
May harmony and peace, Our happiness increase
And friendship never cease While life doth last.

We on the level meet, And every brother greet,
Skilled in our art;
And when our labor's past, Each brother's hand we'll grasp,
Then on the square, at last, Friendly we'll part.

Message From the Grand Master of Masons in Indiana

THE CEREMONY OF THE SEVEN TOASTS
The Brethren will rise for the toasts.

1. To Our Country
2. To the Holy Saints John
3. To the Memory of Our Departed Brethren
4. To the Grand Master
5. To Our Lodge
6. To Our Visiting Brethren
7. To All Freemasons Wheresoever Dispersed

Traditional Ode
"Auld Lang Syne"
Brethren cross arms and join hands, forming a chain.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne!

Chorus
For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne,
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet For auld lang syne!

Then here's a hand, my trusty frien', And gie's a han' o' thine;
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet For auld lang syne.

THE LODGE CLOSED IN PEACE AND HARMONY

Closing Prayer Chaplain

Closing of the Table Lodge

The National Anthem
Freemasons in Indiana use both the first and last stanzas

O say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

O thus be it ever when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

© Jim Guffey, PM
Indianapolis IN

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"I will strive to live with love and care, Upon the level by the square." 1507

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