Fall Season Opens with Special Dinner Event
For our first stated meeting after the summer hiatus, Illustrious Tom Dials, Personal Representative to the Sovereign Inspector General in Kansas, acted as emcee and introduced our guest speaker, Ill. Bro. Barry Albin, 33° IGH. After a delicious barbecue dinner, Bro. Barry gave an excellent and concise history of the Feast of Tishri and its special Masonic meanings.
The Feast of Tishri is celebrated during the Jewish Festival of Sukkoth (Festival of Booths) and by Scottish Rite Masons. It also commemorates the completion and dedication of King Solomon’s Temple. Sources do not agree about exactly when the Temple was started and finished. It is believed the corner stone was laid in 1012 B.C.E. and the Temple was completed in a little more than seven years on or about 1004 B.C.E. King Solomon postponed the dedication of the Temple until the Feast of Tishri, on the 15th day of the month of Tishri which was six months after its completion, The month of Tishri is the first month of the Jewish sacred year (September).
Our thanks to Bro. Mike Kwiatkowski for arranging a very fine meal