From the Commander (May, 2011)

posted May 21, 2015, 3:58 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 21, 2015, 3:59 PM ]

Joseph  DaSilva

Our Masonic growth can only be credited to:  The Masonic Belief that there is one God, the Father of all men. The ruler and guide of the Great Light of Masonry. Our duty is to promote learning and reveal the meanings of our symbols. 
“Almond tree shall flourish”
Of what is the almond tree a symbol? The Almond tree when in full bloom is covered with white blossoms and is a symbol of man, when the hairs of his head turn grey. Eccles. 12.5. 
How do Masons compute the Masonic year? 
Between the creation of the world according to sacred chronology, and the advent of Christ, 4,000 years intervened thus A.L. 2011 added to 4,000 gives the Masonic year, 6011. The Masonic era commences with the creation of the world (Anno Mundi), or Masonically expressed. (Anno Lucis), year of light or year of the Lodge. Genesis :1.    
Brethren, do you know the meaning of the phrase “the Lion of the Tribe of Judah?” See Revelation 5 ch. 5
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.   

Joseph DaSilva, Commander Council of Kadosh