Summer Solstice Celebration 2018
Invitation to Brethren
"Once in so many"
said King Solomon,
watching his quarries pierce the stone
"We will pick the garlic, the wine and our bread
and we will dine together under my throne
and all the brothers will come to this bank
as fellow craftsmen, nothing more nothing less!
Send a fast boat to Hiram of Tire
who logs and sends -with his boats- the trunks of the beautiful trees.
Tell him what the brothers and I want!
Talk to them too - our brothers who sail the points.
Tell them it's a joy - great for all of us -
to meet together
at this bank here,
as fellow craftsmen, nothing more, nothing less! "
Rudyard Kipling Banquet Night
The Feast of the Summer Solstice is a reminder to renew ourselves above all. Our earthly life is governed by our intentions and actions. We change the world around us as much as we change ourselves.
Following the tradition of the initiation ritual of meeting around a bank, let us remember that we share not only the material food, but mainly the emotions, our spiritual work, the virtues and the morality that we have acquired.
"Pure in Soul,
Honest with our actions,
Faithful to our principles ...
... let us love Ads :. us as ourselves,
being true and just Masons. "