Thursday, November 25, 2010

Masonic lodge at Kandahar, Afghanistan

If this lodge is in communications with my home Grand Lodge(s), I will be delighted to participate!

"...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 honoured to have been a part of this historic masonic event. Our evening ended with a truly Afghan flavour as we were posing for photographs we came under rocket attack and had to hit the floor (pictured). [JCW] I have posted the pictures and captions on the website at the following link. A recent lodge installation in Courtenay was interrupted by a power outage. It seems a rocket attack is considered a similar annoyance. "Where two or three are gathered together..."
__________________Gord Vokes,
Prince of Wales #100, Landmark #128; GL BC&Y

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Avidly watching and following the progress of the Lodge in Afghanistan. Happy to see the Light is alive in the darkest places.

Fraternally yours, Bro Paul Nair Eureka Lodge #283 Canada!