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Degree Work – Saturday, 26 October 2019

The Worshipful Master, VWBro. Jonny Henke, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 and Invite all Brethren from duly Recognized and Constituted Lodges under the United Grand Lodges of Germany (VGLvD) or regular and accredited Lodges under the jurisdiction of other Grand Lodges, to attend a Degree Work on the Master Mason Degree scheduled to be convened at the Concordenhaus, located at Hinter der Holzpforte 2, Bremen, on Saturday, 26 October 2019, at 16:00 hrs. The purpose of this Communication is:

  • To conduct a Proficiency of a Fellow Craft for the Master Mason Degree
  • To Pass a worthy Candidate to the sublime Degree of Master Mason subject to Proficiency
  • To conduct any business which may be presented in due form to the Lodge.

An evening meal after the Degree Work is planned, for which prior registration is required either through the Bro. Junior Warden, the Bro. Secretary, or the Contact Form on this site.


Lodge of Instruction – 12 October 2019

The Worshipful Master, VWBro. Jonny Henke, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 to attend a Lodge of Instruction on all the Degrees of Masonry scheduled to be convened at the Concordenhaus, located at Hinter der Holzpforte 2, Bremen, on October 12, 2019, at 16:00 hrs. The purpose of this Instruction is:

  • To prepare Officers and Brethren for the Master Mason Degree
  • To conduct any business which may be presented in due form to the Lodge.

An evening meal after the Degree Work is planned, for which prior registration is required either through the Bro. Junior Warden, the Bro. Secretary, or the Contact Form on this site.


Degree Work – 2 March 2019

The Worshipful Master, VWBro. Jonny Henke, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 and Kuzey Yildizi Lodge #1058, and Invite all Brethren from duly Recognized and Constituted Lodges under the United Grand Lodges of Germany (VGLvD) or regular and accredited Lodges under the jurisdiction of other Grand Lodges, to attend a Degree Work on the Master Mason Degree of Masonry scheduled to be convened at the Concordenhaus, located at Hinter der Holzpforte 2, Bremen, on March 2, 2019, at 16:00 hrs. The purpose of this Communication is:

  • To Raise a worthy Candidate from Kuzey Yildizi Lodge #1058 to the sublime Degree of Master Mason
  • To conduct any business which may be presented in due form to the Lodge.

This Degree Work is to be carried out under the direction of the Worshipful Master of the Kuzey Yildizi Lodge #1058 in a combination of Turkish and German texts, according to the approved Ritual of the Kuzey Yildizi Lodge and with the active support of the North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829. An evening meal after the Communication is planned, for which prior registration is required either through the Bro. Junior Warden, the Bro. Secretary, or the Contact Form on this site.


Raising – 3 February 2018

The Worshipful Master, WBro. Urs Beckmann, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 and Invite all Brethren from duly Recognized and Constituted Lodges under the United Grand Lodges of Germany (VGLvD) or regular and accredited Lodges under the jurisdiction of other Grand Lodges, to attend a Courtesy Degree Work on the Master Mason Degree of Masonry on behalf of the Benjamin Franklin Lodge #1055, scheduled to be convened at the Concordenhaus, located at Hinter der Holzpforte 2, Bremen, on February 3, 2018, at 16:00 hrs. The purpose of this Communication is:

  • To Raise a worthy Brother Fellow Craft to the sublime degree of Master Mason
  • To conduct any business which may be presented in due form to the Lodge.

Due to the present catering vacancy in the Concordenhaus no formal dinner or Festive Board has been planned; Brethren may decide to convene at a local establishment for refreshment after the Degree Work is completed.


Raising – November 5, 2016

The Worshipful Master, WBro. Michael Römer, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 and Invite all Brethren from duly Recognized and Constituted Lodges under the United Grand Lodges of Germany (VGLvD) or regular and accredited Lodges under the jurisdiction of other Grand Lodges, to attend a Degree Work on the Master Mason Degree of Masonry scheduled to be convened at the Concordenhaus, located at Hinter der Holzpforte 2, Bremen, on November 5, 2016, at 16:00 hrs. The purpose of this Communication is:

  • To raise worthy Candidates to the sublime Degree of Master Mason
  • To conduct any other business which may be presented in due form to the Lodge.

Further, all Brethren are invited to attend a formal Festive Board following the Degree Work, for which reservations through the Bro. Secretary are requested in good time.


Traveling Lodge

There are times when, through sickness or the advance of years, it is impossible for a Lodge Member to attend Lodge as often as he would wish, if at all. These Brethren remain, however, close to our hearts and are as integral a part of our Lodge and Lodge life as those who are capable of attending every meeting. In some cases, however, it is not simply enough to bring their greetings and regrets during a Degree Work, their closeness to us and their Mystic Tie to our Fraternity has to be demonstrated in a far more brotherly fashion than by just the occasional telephone conversation or mail.

On Saturday, May 7, the members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 fulfilled their promises to remain true to Brethren who have remained true to their Lodge, and who have worked hard, over many years, to advance Freemasonry in Lodge and elsewhere. The Lodge traveled to the home town of WBro. William Carroll in Herborn to celebrate not only his membership of our Lodge and his activities to the benefit of Freemasonry, but also his seventy-third birthday. Although the trip, prepared with great secrecy, was meant to be a surprise, the cat had to be let out of the bag – as it was his birthday, and there are others who also wished to pass on their greetings in person – and he was expecting us. Despite this small detail, it was clear to all of us that our visit, our showing of the close connection we all feel towards him, was a moving event.

Toast to the new Master Mason
 

Once the greetings were completed, we packed WBro. William out-of-the-way, banned him into the garden of his own house, and prepared a Degree Work to raise a Fellow Craft into the sublime Degree of Master Mason. Before beginning the central part of our Work the Deputy District Grand Master, VWBro. Jonny Henke, presented WBro. William with a pin for forty-five years of service to the Fraternity, and the American Canadian Grand Lodge Distinguished Service Medal in silver.

As befits such an occasion, WBro. William toasted Bro. F W and congratulated him on becoming a Master Mason with a drop of fine single malt whisky.

The Gathered Lodge
 

For the members of the North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829, this Degree Work is one which will remain in our memories for many, many years to come: a highlighting of brotherly love and a sign of dedication to those who have gone this path before us, who travel this path with us, no matter how far away they may be in terms of miles, as our hearts remain held together even when the chain of our hands is forced to part.


Raising – May 7, 2016

The Worshipful Master, WBro. Ralph Quander, is pleased to Summon all members of North Sea Armed Forces Lodge #829 and Invite all Brethren from duly Recognized and Constituted Lodges under the United Grand Lodges of Germany (VGLvD) or regular and accredited Lodges under the jurisdiction of other Grand Lodges, to attend a Degree Work on the Master Mason Degree of Masonry scheduled to be convened on May 7, 2016, at 16:00 hrs. Visiting Brethren are requested to contact the Lodge Secretary for further information on where this Degree Work is to take place. The purpose of this Communication is:

  • To raise a worthy Candidate on the sublime Degree of Master Mason
  • To make Masonic Presentations
  • To conduct any other business which may be presented in due form to the Lodge.

Further, all Brethren are invited to attend a formal Festive Board following the Degree Work, for which reservations through the Bro. Secretary are requested in good time.