SAN ANTONIO – (June 2, 2019) The Prince Hall Shriners of Moussa Temple No. 106 held a Fezzing Ceremony to welcome three new Nobles into
the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the class of “Rabi Talib Tariq”, at the Masonic Temple on the city’s East Side.
Jubilee Day: Officers of Moussa Temple No. 106 conduct the Jubilee Day Service at Emmanuel AME Church.
Illustrious Potentate Derek Scott, joined by the Imperial Deputy of the Desert of Texas and city native, Hon. Past Imperial Potentate Burnell White Jr., had the honor of donning the Fez on the new members.
“It is always great to have good men join our organization who are about service before self,” said I.P. Scott. “They have witnessed the good that we as Shriners do in our community and wish to be a part of that.”
Fezzing: I.P. Derek Scott, joined by Imp. Dep. of the Desert of Texas, H.P.I.P. Burnell White Jr., dons Fezzes upon the 2019 Shrine Class of “Rabi Talib Tariq”, after a Fezzing Ceremony held at the Masonic Templeon the East Side.
Following the ceremony, the Nobles, Daughters of Moussa Court No. 119, 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 which expounded upon legal existence of the Prince Hall Shriners.
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.
Moussa Temple will be celebrating 100 Years of Service to the community in 2021. Like them on Facebook: Moussa Temple No. 106.