Plenty has been written about the life of the great King Solomon, and much has been told and speculated about the elusiveness of Hiram Abiff, but Hiram, King of Tyre occupies very little space in the minds of most freemason’s today. Mentioned by name only in Masonic folklore, the King of Tyre disappears as quick as he is mentioned in our ceremonies. Not only was he a great character who played a significant role in the building of Solomon’s Temple, but he also ruled over one of the most wealthiest and influential kingdoms in the Middle East. His many years of friendship with King Solomon and his father King David proved that he was worthy of our order placing him in the position of second Grand Master, symbolic of the Doric Column in that he was a true, generous, practical friend, represented by a plain and stocky strength.
Scholars believe that his name or variations of it meant “Exalted One”, which in and around his lifetime ( which would have approx 1000BC) was probably a fitting name for someone who was held in such high regard by his people. Unfortunately more is known about his kingdom than of the man himself ,but from the knowledge we have, it is possible to determine that a great deal of wealth, stature and power surrounded him.
His kingdom consisted for the most part two islands, one being the tiny island of Melkart and the other Tyre. Although Tyre was the larger of the two, it, in itself measured only approx one mile long by three quarters of a mile wide, with both lying less than a mile of the shores of Lebanon, and due to them being virtually impregnable, they remained resistant to assaults and sieges for more than a thousand years.
Although his name is known to freemasons as the King of Tyre, he was in fact the King of the Phoenicians whose ships spread their culture, knowledge and wealth far throughout the ancient world and established cities such as Carthage and Utica on the north coast of Africa.
There are around about a thousand lodges warranted under the Irish constitution, with the majority of them meeting once a month for approximately 9 months of the year. The Grand Lodge of Ireland is the second oldest Grand Lodge in the world, regarded as being constituted in 1725 and is situated, ( along with the other Grand Bodies ), at 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin,( built in 1865), with approximately 14 Provincial Grand Lodges throughout the remainder of Ireland. The regalia of the Irish Constitution is of a sky blue colour, (similar to English Const ), with gold fringing for Provincial and Grand Lodge officers. One big difference between the constitutions is that master masons are not allowed to wear the letter "G" between the square and compass on their apron, rings, tie-tacs, etc, until they have been installed as a master of a lodge. The reason being that the letter "G" stands for the secret word of an installed/past master.
Every once in a while, we need a breakout from the routine of our lives and relax in the best possible way. If you prefer travelling around the world and discover new countries and cultures, Scotland is a heaven on earth. Visit this green country accompanied by an attractive escort Houston and savour her pampering treatments while you will explore the picturesque countryside together.
Venture around Scotland
Establish a meeting with a beautiful escort Houston from http://www.escortdirectory.comand invite her to keep you company during your relaxing journey around Scotland. Ask her to come with you on a sailing trip at Inveraray Pier, Argyll, to explore the Castel Fraser in Aberdeenshire and breathe the nature in Corrie, Isle of Arran. Glennfinnan and Loch Sheil in Highlands are amazing during summer, when the weather is extremely hot in other parts of the world. But the green views and chill from the Lochs are more than welcomed and you with your lovely escort Houston will have a great time together.
Explore the capital of the Highlands, head to Inverness and Culloden Battlefield, find interesting things about the last Jacobite rebels who fell in these places and relax on the shores of the iconic Loch Ness, trying to spot the monster within. Pass by delightful villages like Dumfriesshire, befriend with the locals and enjoy the magnificent scenery on your way to your next adventure in Scotland.
Take a tour around the Island of Skye, pass through Broadford and venture to Portree, the capital of the Island. Serve a delicious lunch here accompanied by your gorgeous escort Houston and recharge your batteries before taking in the fascinating seascapes and scenery. The Dunvegan Castle looks magnificent under the cloudy skies so have a stop here and shoot a few photographs before continuing your journey.
Cairngorms National Park is a must-visit if you travel around Scotland. Towering mountain ranges and remains of the original Caledonian Pine Forest are delightful and the views of Aviemore, Carrbridge and Pitlochry are just breath-taking. Have a break with your gorgeous escort Houston at Tomatin Distillery and quench your thirst because there are many other interesting things you must do in Scotland.
Travel by the side of an attractive escort Houston
Take a helicopter tour of Edinburgh, hit the slopes of Aviemore, Glencoe and Cairngorms from Christmas to April and ride horse-back in the Scottish Borders during the events of Common Ridings. Take your beautiful escort Houston for a walk in an open canoe and paddle along Loch Ness. You can learn how to play golf in Scotland, nearby River Clyde and even on the impressive Ayrshire hills.
If you are passionate about vintage and past things, you are invited to enjoy a cruise in the Crinan canal on a vintage steam boat. You and your sexy escort Houston will feel the wind blowing in your hair and you will taste the freedom to do whatever you will want for at least several days. Swim with seals in the Sound of Mull, venture in the wild forests spread all over Scotland and you will definitely appreciate your adventure within Scotland in the company of your gorgeous escort Houston!
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