While parts of the nation are still having recognition issues with Prince Hall, Indiana is paving the way for cooperation between the two Grand Lodges and showing what can be done if you are willing to work together. Both Grand Lodges will get together for a Unity Degree on April 27th. There will be two candidates, one from each Grand Lodge . The Mainstream Grand Lodge of Indiana will open Lodge and perform the first section of the degree. The Most worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Indiana will perform the second section of the degree and close Lodge.
A special Unity Logo has been posted for this event!
The Prince Hall half was created by Brother Brian Carlos Sanchez.
While you may have read some critical posts from the Beehive on the state of American Freemasonry, there will be none of that here. This is Freemasonry as it should be practiced – good stuff! Hats of to Indiana Freemasons – all Freemasons!
Indiana Freemasons has one of the official proclamations of this event.
The Unity Degree
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Location: Indiana Freemasons’ Hall
Time: Social time & refreshments 3:00-3:45
Time: Lodge opens 4:00, fellowship following
Sharing Degree Work with Our Prince Hall Brothers
Grand Master George Ingles, Jr. invites you to a historic opportunity with the Grand Lodge of Indiana as we share degree work with our Brothers from the Prince Hall Grand Lodge. We will be conferring this degree on two candidates, one from each Grand Lodge.
Our Brothers from Bartimaeus Lodge will be performing our portion of this degree. The Indiana Freemasons will open Lodge and confer the first section and then we will have a break for dinner. Prince Hall degree team will conferring the second section and closing of the Lodge. This is a great opportunity to see beautiful degree work from two different jurisdictions in a Unified Degree.
This degree is part of an annual tradition of doing something together with our Brothers at Prince hall further our relationship which was formed over 15 years ago. We look forward to more degree and public awareness opportunities between these two great Indiana Fraternities.
For more information on Prince Hall please visit their website.