posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:20 PM
Hey I have something cool to show you randomly that I found out.
Maybe you will find it interesting. I know I did.
See I was studying about Cook and Hawaiian history, and I stumbled upon this really awesome book:
10,000 Famous Freemasons
, and the link I gave I think is vol. 3.
King Kamehameha IV (1834-1863) King of Hawaii, 1854-63. Name was Alexander Liholiho, nephew of Kamehameha III. He introduced the use of the
English language in Hawaiian schools. He assumed the throne at the age of 20. On Jan. 14, 1857 he was initiated and passed in the Lodge Le Progress de
l'Oceanie No. 124 (under AASR jurisdiction, later No. 371 under Calif.). His raising was deferred until Feb. 8 of that year, at which time he passed
his examination in open lodge in full on the two degrees he had taken, to the surprise and admiration of the brethren present. R. G. Davis, master of
the lodge at the time, wrote: "Seldom have I witnessed the impressive ceremonies of this degree conducted with such solemnity. The candidate,
divested of all regal honors, standing before a large assembly of brethren, many of them decorated with rich jewels, and all in Masonic clothing, gave
the lodge a striking appearance and left an impression on our minds not soon to be effaced. It was a lesson in humility.”The lodge was closed at
11 p.m. and the brethren repaired to the king's palace where they were entertained in a truly royal manner. At five minutes after midnight, they
toasted the king's 22nd birthday. Kamehameha took immediate interest in Masonic activities. He was installed as junior warden, Sept. 9, 1857, and as
master the following January. He served as master for three years. A crowning act of his reign, and a monument to him, was the founding of the Queen's
Hospital, the cornerstone of which he laid, July 17, 1860, with Masonic ceremonies. He died Nov. 30, 1863 when but 29, and was given a Masonic burial.
Alexander Liholiho Council of Kadosh No. 1, AASR (SJ) of Honolulu is named in his honor.
That was actually the information I was looking for it was cool to have found out about this little known but incredibly historic moment in time.
I never cease to be amazed by this extremely deep series of topics.
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