SAN ANTONIO – (June 3, 2018) The Prince Hall Shriners of Moussa Temple No. 106 held their Fezzing Ceremony to welcome six new Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the “Six Sons of Mecca”, at the Masonic Temple on the city’s eastside community.
Accompanying the Nobility were the Daughters of Moussa Court No. 119, other Shriners from throughout the Imperial Domain to include family members and friends.
Illustrious Potentate Burrell Parmer had the honor of donning the Fez on two Noble while allowing other and family members to Fez their Noble.
“I am so proud to see these Noble men be fezzed in front of the families,” said I.P. Parmer. “It’s important for the family to be apart of what we do as Shriners.”
Following the Fezzing Ceremony, the Nobles, Daughters, and family members attended church services at Emmanuel AME Church, pastored by Rev. Carl Garmon, Sr.
At the conclusion of the service, Moussa Temple held its annual Jubilee Day Service in front of the congregation.
The History of Jubilee Day began in August 1914 with a lawsuit against the Order, which ended in a historic decision by The United States Supreme Court on June 3, 1929. The lawsuit attempted to deprive Prince Hall Shriners of the right to work and be recognized as Shriners. It also extended those implications to all appending Prince Hall Masons established in the United States of America.
The unanimous decision of the nine Supreme Court Justices which upheld the Order’s rights to work and be recognized as Shriners, legitimized Prince Hall Masonry in the United States as well as other Fraternal Orders composed of Black members, which are of similar organizations, doctrine and purpose as those composed of White members.
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