Monday, November 9, 2009

DeMolay Grand Master's Degree

On Sunday, November 8, Minnesota DeMolay conducted its Grand Master's Degree. Patty and I were pleased to be present and see a new brother from Owatonna receive the DeMolay degrees.

The degree reenacts the trial of the namesake of the society, Jacques DeMolay, who was burned at the stake in 1314. It is a moving testament to fidelity and a cautionary tale promoting tolerance. It is a degree I have seen before, and one that still teaches whenever I see it presented.

Congratulations to Minnesota DeMolay and their adult leaders! All Masons should support this terrific organization for young men!