Please review the following directive from the M. Ven. Sovereign Grand Master of the Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America. This information should be distributed to all Councils of the Allied Masonic Degrees in the United States of America.
I’ve received correspondence from three Grand Superintendents on this issue. I will therefore take the opportunity to share the following (in addition to the well rehearsed advice on washing hands, etc.):
If your respective Grand Lodges have issued instructions regarding Masonic meetings, the Allied Masonic Degrees Councils in each jurisdiction will, at a minimum, follow the instructions of the Grand Lodge of that jurisdiction.
If the civil government in your locale has issued instructions regarding the matter, the Allied Masonic Degrees Councils in those locations will, at a minimum, follow the direction of the civil government.
Additionally, it is strongly advised that those over the age of 65, and those with hypertension, heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes do not attend Council meetings through April. This advice may change as circumstances change.
It is also strongly advised that meetings of over 100 members not take place through April. This advice may also change as circumstances change. It is understood this could impact in-gatherings being planned for May.
Additionally, if you are or a family member are exhibiting signs of the virus, please do not attend our meetings at this time.
Should you proceed with meetings, it is recommended that you consider how to perform the ceremony with a minimum of physical contact and contact with the Volume of Sacred Law.
Again, this advice may change as we move forward.
Glen A. Cook
Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States
Click here for options to get your tickets NOW for the “Missouri AMD Ingathering” taking place on May 18 & 19, 2018. Our Missouri AMD Councils will once again gather together full a weekend of degree conferrals, leadership discussions, and educational presentations.
The Allied Masonic Degrees (AMD) Councils in Missouri are holding their 3rd Annual Ingathering in St. Louis, Missouri.
We will have two outstanding speakers and a degree team to confer the Royal Ark Mariner and Knight of Constantinople.
Our two guest presenters are —
- Bro. Chuck Dunning, author of Contemplative Masonry.
- RVB Mohamad A. Yatim, Past Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey and current Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America presenting “Freemasonry and the Mystic Schools of the East” and “Freemasonry, a Secret Society: Stories of Freemasonry from Around the Globe”.
*NOTE* This event was a great success. We are leaving the information below online as a matter of historic record.
We have several outstanding speakers, a degree team to confer the St. Lawrence the Martyr degree and the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the formation of the Grand College of Rites of the United States of America.
The luncheon, celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Grand College of Rites, and afternoon educational presentations will be open to members of the Allied Masonic Degrees and all Master Masons who register.
The conferral of the St. Lawrence the Martyr degree and the subsequent paper on the degree are open to members of the Allied Masonic Degrees ONLY.
The speakers will include —
- MVB Gary B. Hinson, Sovereign Grand Master, Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America
- Sir Knight D. Allen Surratt, Most Excellent Great Chief, Grand Council of Knight Masons of the United States of America
- M. Pre. Em. Dist. Bro. James W. Patton, Governor-General of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America
- MVB Robert G. Davis, Past Sovereign Grand Master, Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America
- M. Ill. Aaron M. Shoemaker, Grand Chancellor of the Grand College of Rites of the United States of America
<NOTE> This event occurred on May 21, 2016. This post is preserved to provide historic information regarding the event. Please visit the Missouri AMD homepage for information regarding upcoming events!
We are pleased to have SIX outstanding Masonic leaders and educators joining us to share Masonic Light! You can review their professional and masonic credentials by clicking the appropriate link shown below.
- Reese L. Harrison, Jr. BIO
- Malcolm Morris BIO
- Orville R. Armstrong BIO
- Bryce B. Hildreth BIO
- John A. Bridegroom BIO
- C. Brent Stewart BIO