The Rite Times: 1/12/2024

January 12, 2024

January 12, 2024

Valley Members Installed as Grand Lodge Officers

On December 27, 2023, the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts held its annual installation during the Feast of St. John. The Valley of Boston was well represented with several of our members being installed in Grand Lodge! This year’s line includes from the Valley:

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Abbott Scholarship 2024

The 2024-2025 Abbott Scholarship is now available! The scholarship helps students who are connected to the fraternity to continue their education at an accredited institution of higher education. Ill∴ Leon M. Abbott, whom the scholarship is named after, was a member of the Valley of Boston, the Thrice Potent Master of Boston Lafayette Lodge of Perfection from 1904 to 1906, and Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction from 1921 to 1932.

Our scholarships are investments in the future of both our country and fraternity. Students are eligible if they meet the following criteria:

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Every year, we pause on the third Monday of January to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the ideals he stood for.

Dr. King was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929, during the Jim Crow Era. During childhood, King was shown nonviolent protest against racism by his father, who himself became a follower of the historic Martin Luther after visiting Germany. From a young age, King saw firsthand the pain of racism when a white friend’s father banned their friendship upon entering the segregated school system.

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Important Dates:

January 15: MLK Day

February 2: Lame Duck Day

February 2: Groundhog Day

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