From the Commander (April, 2011)

posted May 21, 2015, 2:47 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 21, 2015, 3:14 PM ]

Joseph  DaSilva
Brethren,  

As we continue our search for further light in Masonry. Our next of discussions will examine the following subjects.  

The All Seeing Eye

What is the source and meaning of this symbol?  The All Seeing Eye is an important symbol borrowed by the Freemasons from the nations of Antiquity. Among the Egyptians, Osiris, their chief deity was symbolized by an open eye. I suggest that you examine the passages from Proverbs  15 V. 3 and Psalm 33 v. 18.

The Acacia

Why is the Acacia important in Masonry?  As we have already been informed, in Speculative Masonry the Acacia is a symbol of immortality of the soul.  Its biblical name is “Shittim Wood” and was used to make sacred furniture.  Look to the biblical passage in Exodus. 25 v. 10.

Fraternally,
Joseph DaSilva
Commander of Kadosh