Brethren of the Allied Masonic Degrees,
We are pleased to announce to you that registration for the 2014 New Jersey Statewide Allied Masonic Degrees In-Gathering is OPEN.
The 2014 New Jersey Statewide Allied Masonic Degrees In-Gathering will be held on Saturday August 2, 2014 at Madison Lodge located at 170 Main Street, Madison, New Jersey 07940 from 9:00 a.m. to about 3:00 p.m.
As previously announced, Most Venerable Robert G. Davis, Sovereign Grand Master of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America will be travelling from Oklahoma to share the day with us. We are excited to tell you that he will deliver the Keynote presentation, focusing on the significance of the Noachite tradition in Freemasonry while tying in a bit of the history of the Royal Ark Mariner degree as it relates to this tradition.
Additionally, we are proud to announce that Most Worshipful Gerald J. Sharpe, the Grand Master of Masons of the State of New Jersey (and NJ AMD member) will be attending as our honored guest.
2014 is expected to not only be another great NJ AMD In-Gathering, but with some special plans. Our theme is the Royal Ark Mariner. In addition to our Keynote, we have two papers on related topics- one by a brother from South NJ, another from NNJ.
This year our degree work will be “The Ark and the Dove” conferred by Oxford Lodge No.1, Royal Ark Mariners, of Norway, Maine, with the assistance of some of your NJ Brethren, using the 1902 Ritual. Oxford Lodge No. 1 dates from the 1890’s and, if you review the AMD history, you will find that it was part of the predecessor organization to our current AMD body , known as the Sovereign College of Allied Masonic and Christian Degrees in America. This conferral is a special treat as Oxford Lodge is one of a handful of lodge/councils grandfathered in the AMD constitutions for conferral, rather than exemplification. Those attending the In-Gathering will have an opportunity to become a permanent member of Oxford Lodge No. 1. A short history of the Sovereign College will also be presented.
We certainly hope you will join us for this unique event in NJ AMD In-Gathering history.
To register online please click on the Paypal "Buy Now" icon below.
Alternately, to register by mail – please send a $45 check payable to "NJ A.M.D. In-Gathering" to:
RVB. Henry G. Abel III
73 Dryden Road, Upper Montclair NJ 07043
Please remember to include your full name, email address, phone number, and your A.M.D. Council Name and Number with your payment.
Registration is Open to Allied Masonic Degree members only