by Wor. Bro.
Frederic L. Milliken
PM Michael Huskisson 1283, GM Wilbert M.
Curtis, Eric Brewer 1283, David Villegas 1283, David Bindel 1283, Rick Parker
A Historical event in Texas Freemasonry took place
on Friday, November 13, 2015. For the first time Brethren from Local Lodges of
the Grand Lodge of Texas visited a Grand Session of The Most Worshipful Prince
Hall Grand Lodge of Texas.
Past Grand Master Jerry Martin of the Grand Lodge
of Texas visited the Summer Grand Session of Prince Hall in June of 2015, but
no local Brethren accompanied him.
Newly Raised Master Masons Prince Hall Texas
The occasion this past Friday was a Grand Raising
of 52 Fellow Crafts under the leadership of Grand Master Wilbert M. Curtis.
Grand Master Curtis recognized the visiting Brethren from Jewel P. Lightfoot
Lodge No 1283 and Irving Lodge No 1218 before proceeding with the degree.
Both Texas Grand Lodges signed a mutual compact of
recognition in April of 2007, but that agreement prohibited intervisitation.
It was not until the first of this year, 2015, that the compact was modified
to allow cross visitation.
Brethren from Jewel P. Lightfoot No 1283 Grand
Lodge of Texas just last month visited Pride of Mt. Pisgah No 135 Prince Hall
Texas. In December Pride of Mt. Pisgah with Brethren from other Prince Hall
Lodges will be visiting Jewel P. Lightfoot to observe their Third Degree.
Newly Raised Master Masons from Pride of Mt.
Pisgah with Brothers from Mt. Pisgah and Grand Lodge of Texas Brethren
It seems that concerns that both Grand Lodges
might have had over intervisitation were not anything to worry about. All
visitations so far have been received with great joy and great fellowship.
Welcome to the 21st Century!