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Tall Cedars of Lebanon

 

Tall Cedars of Lebanon

The Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America is a side degree of Freemasonry, open to Master Masons in good standing in a regular Masonic Lodge. Its motto, "Fun, Frolic, & Fellowship," is indicative of this social bent. Its members are distinguished by the pyramid-shaped hats they wear at their functions. The name is derived from the cedars of Lebanon that King Solomon used to build his Temple.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Organization 2
  • Charitable activities 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The origin of the

  • Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America

External links

  1. ^ Alan Axelrod International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders New York; Facts on File, inc 1997 p.235
  2. ^ a b c Axelrod p.235

References

The Tall Cedar Foundation exists as the body's charitable arm, supporting research into Muscular Dystrophy Association in sponsorship. Tall Cedars often provide the site and volunteers for local telephone banks for the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon.

Charitable activities

There are two further side degrees with the group - the Royal Court and the Sidonian. There is also a marching band called the Royal Rangers.[2]

Cedars meet in groups called "Forests," each headed by a Grand Tall Cedar. These forests most often meet at the local Masonic hall. The Tall Cedars claim 15,000 members, mostly in the eastern United States. Its center of activity was, and is the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania; the Tall Cedars' national governing body, The Supreme Forest, is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The current Supreme Tall Cedar — the TCL's highest-ranking officer — is Barry L Sheaffer of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.

Organization

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