Archive for September, 2011

a Hero’s prayer

Posted: September 12, 2011 in death, Firefighters, medical, Poem, poetry
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dedicated to the heroes of 9/11

 

Brother when you weep for me
Remember that it was meant to be
Lay me down and when you leave
Remember I’ll be at your sleeve

In every dark and dreary night
I’ll be there as you fight
On every road in driving snow
I’ll hold your coat and you will know

On blackened highways hot with searing heat
At windows where a gate you meet
In darkness where young children hide
You know I’ll be there at your side

The House from which I now respond
Is over staffed with heroes gone
Men who answered one last bell
Did the job and did it well

As Medics we understand
That death’s a card dealt in our hand
A card we hope we never play
But one we hold there anyway

That card is something we ignore
As we push beyond our limits for one call more
For we know that we’re the only prayer
For anyone that might be there

So remember as you wipe your tears
The joy I knew throughout the years
As I did the job I loved to do
I pray that thought will see you through.

Author unknown

 

Knights of Malta

Posted: September 4, 2011 in Masonic
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Yesterday morning I attended another ceremony to enhance and grow my Masonic career. A continuation to my Knight Templar, https://carlsstuff.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/knights-templar/   becoming a Knight of Malta.

Cant tell you too much about it, but what I can reveal, (as is available to public) is it an impressive ceremony, whereby I was taught the history covering the period from the fall of the Holy Land to the infidels to the ceding of the island of Malta to the Knights by the Emperor Charles V, and I was very honoured to be Knighted  as a Knight of Malta.

The Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem were formed long before their reign on Malta. The Order was originally established in 1085 as a community of monks responsible for looking after the sick at the Hospital of St. John in Jerusalem. They later became a military order, defending crusader territory in the Holy Lands and safeguarding the perilous routes taken by medieval pilgrims.

The Knights Templar came to Malta in 1530, having been ejected from their earlier home on Rhodes by the Turks in 1522. Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, gave them the choice of Malta or Tripoli as a new base. From there, they continued their Crusades for Christ to free the Holy Land from the Infidels.

 

 


(breast jewel of Knight of Malta)

After the ceremony, as per custom, we had a delicious festive board, with wine specifically bottled for the meeting.