From the Wise Master (December, 2010)

posted May 20, 2015, 5:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 20, 2015, 5:18 PM ]
Brethren; this being the month of December I had planned on writing an article about the Festival of St. John the Evangelist which, as every good Mason knows, is celebrated on 27 December. Then last night I received this e-mail, forwarded by Brother Gary “Pirk” Pirkig of the Widows Sons Masonic Motorcycle Association.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Masonic Meeting at Kandahar Air Field (Afghanistan) 

Brethren,

Canada Lodge held our first Ceremonies of Initiation on the evening of October 7, 2010 here at Kandahar Air Field.
Initiated were Major Robert Kelly and Corporal Satraj Toor.
As you can see from the photos, our lodge is now beautifully furnished thanks to the generosity of the brethren from back home.
Due to operational requirements we did not (all who had parts) have the chance (though try we did) to do a complete run through before the big night.
If I may say so myself, the ceremony was done as well as any I have seen back home (in my limited Masonic experience, mind you).
All of the parts came together seamlessly and it was quite evident that all of the brethren had put their heart and soul into the perfection of their work.
I am truly honored to have been a part of this historic Masonic event.
Our evening ended with a truly Afghan flavor as we were posing for photographs we came under rocket attack and had to hit the floor (pictured).
There is also a good group photo that was taken, however the one on my camera did not turn out. I will forward it to you when I get a copy.

S&F,
Joe
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Bryant Day
Wise Master