Originally posted by Fitzgibbon
Thanks for the heads-up about PHO. Having been to a Prince Hall Lodge for the first time only relatively recently, I must give honours where it's
due. As a member of the GRC, the behaviour and degree of involvement of the brethren of the Prince Hall Lodge I visited impressed me no end. Were the
anti-Masons on ATS to look at the behaviour of PH Masons, I would suggest that they'd scurry for the hole from which they eminated.
Keep up the good work
I have to second this.
We had some brothers from our local Prince Hall lodge come for a visitation and it was impressive! We were all sitting around in our jeans and shorts
and these guys showed up in tuxedos, white gloves and some of the most ornate and beautiful aprons I have ever seen.
I don't know if this makes sense to anyone but masons, but in our lodge we are pretty informal and we usually just stand or raise our hand if we want
When these brothers were asked a question or wished to speak they did so in the very strict and formal traditional way and it was very impressive. I
might say that some of our guys were a little embarrassed that we acted so casually.
Prince Hall masonry seems to be much more low-key in the community. They have many wonderful programs and they do a lot of work with their neighbors,
particularly helping underprivileged folks in the African-American community.
I forgot to mention the point I was trying to make. I wanted to say that our Prince Hall brothers (in my opinion) seem to spend a lot more time doing
good than they do talking about doing good. I think this is a lesson that all fraternal groups could learn.
[edit on 7/14/08 by emsed1]