From the Venerable Master (January 2018)

posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:09 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

My Brothers;


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the brethren of the Scottish Rite for having me serve as the Venerable Master in 2017.  All of our regular stated dinners have been well prepared; and the Agape Prime Rib dinners have been great events as well.  I particularly enjoyed being the host for the Grand Masters reception and Table Lodge dinner in July.

     The highlight of the year for the Lodge of Perfection was a Comedy Show starring Michael Mancini.  That dinner show was well attended yet many missed out on a good night.     Michael would like to do it again at our venue sometime.

     I have tried to keep my messages about our work in Masonry.  I wrote about our philosophical work based on the plain English part of our degrees; which included monitorial writings. I required that my messages be drawn from Wisdom; and that they had enough Strength to stand; with enough Beauty to be attractive.

     My favorite symbol in the lodge is that of the point within the circle; with the Holy Writings on top and two rods, one on each side, representing Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist.  Let us all remember to stay within the circle.

       Martin Maxey, Venerable Master 2017