Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons

District Meeting



Pictou County District

Rt.W.Bro. Robert H. Meyer D.D.G.M.

Western Star Lodge, No. 50
November 7, 2008


Banquet Program


W. Bro. Frank Gammell
Master of Western Star Lodge, No. 50

�O� Canada

V.W.Bro. Oriville Hines

Introduction of Head Table
Worshipful Master Frank Gammell

Members of Westville Chapter, No. 24
Order of the Eastern Star


To the Queen
Bro. Parker Morris

To the Craft
Rt.W.Bro. Harvey Fort

To the Visiting Brothers
W.Bro. Alvin Sinclair

Rt.W.Bro. Jack Ronalds

To the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia
V.W.Bro. Reg Darroch

M.W.Bro. Roy E. Lively
Grand Master of Masons of Nova Scotia

To the Ladies
Bro. Gary Hope


District Meeting Program


        Opening of Western Star Lodge by W.Bro. Frank Gammell and his officers.

        Reception of Ruling Masters of Pictou District

        Reception of District Deputy Grand Master and his District Officers.

        Reception of the Grand Master accompanied by past and present Grand Lodge Officers

        Grand Honours to the Most Worshipful Grand Master

        Memorial Service
by the District Grand Chaplain

        Roll Call of Lodges by the Secretary

        Lodge Annual Reports
by the Ruling Masters of the District Lodges

        Presentation of District Donation to LORDA

        District Deputy�s Address

o       Digital Chaos

        Questions and Answers

        Collection in aid of the 2008 District Project

        Grand Master�s Address

        Grand Master retires

        District Deputy retires

        Western Star Lodge closes


Lest We Forget
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month ...



IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow 
Between the crosses row on row, 
That mark our place; and in the sky 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly 
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago 
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, 
Loved and were loved, and now we lie 
In Flanders fields.


Necrology Service


Remembering Our Departed Brethren

Passed to the Grand Lodge Above



District Grand Chaplain
V.W. Bro. Bruce Fraser
Pictou County District

District Meeting November 7, 2008


District Chaplain: Brethren, let us set aside a solemn time of remembrance for our departed brothers. Their memory, in turn, provides us with the opportunity to bear witness to our belief in the immortality of the soul. Our physical death cannot keep us from the face of God, whose strong grip will free us and lift us out of the shadow of death into that Inner Chamber, where in His light we shall see light.

Let us pray: Most gracious and most glorious Lord God, we bless thy Holy Name for our departed brothers who have laid down the working tools of life and are now at rest from their labours. We shall remember Thy loving kindness and Thy tender mercies to these Thy servants. As we are called to remember Thy Grace which enabled them to fight the good fight, to be faithful to the end, and at last to obtain their victory, we seek Thy presence with us. Guide our thoughts and works and actions that they may be pleasing in Thy sight. AMEN

Brethren: So mote it be.


Responsive Reading: Psalm 121

Chaplain: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help.
Brethren: My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth.
Chaplain: He will not suffer they foot to be moved, He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Brethren: Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Chaplain: The Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is they shade upon they right hand.
Brethren: She sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
Chaplain: The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; He shall preserve thy soul.
Brethren: The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth and even for evermore.
Chaplain: Amen
Brethren: So mote it be.



Hymn: �Abide With Me�

Abide with me, fast falls the even-tide,
The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comfort flees,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs life�s little day,
Earths� joys grow dim, its glories pass away.
Change and decay in all around I see,
Oh, Thou who changes not, abide with me.



Act of Remembrance

The names of the departed brothers from our District will be read and a flower placed upon the Altar by the Master of his Lodge.

Moment of Silence

Grand Piper: Amazing Grace


Chaplain: Let us pray for our departed brothers who are now at rest from their labour.
Brethren: Almighty Father, the source from which we travel, the light and strength of our pilgrim-mage, bind us, we pray Thee, in comradeship with the saints and heroes of every age. In this time of solemn remembrance, we think of our brethren who have faithfully lived and died. Lift us all into Thy light and love and give us, at last, our portion with those who have trusted in Thee, and have striven to do Thy will. AMEN


Chaplain: Eternal peace rest upon them and may the blessing of the Great Architect rest upon us and all work done in His Name. May he give us light to guide us, courage to support us, and love to unite us. AMEN
Brethren: So mote it be.





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