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The Mystic Order of Vailed Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, whose subordinate bodies are the Grotto's, is an organization by and for Master Masons. While in no way connected with Masonry proper, its membership is restricted absolutely and exclusively to Master Masons in good standing. Although it is an organization for good wholesome fun and frolic, it also has its serious side. Its slogan is "GOOD FELLOWSHIP" and in contact with our fellow man, this principal is exemplified to a marked degree.
The chief moving spirit in the founding of this organization was LeRoy Fairchild. In the summer of 1889 a group of Master Masons, members of Hamilton Lodge #120 at Hamilton, New York, met to organize and hold informal meetings. What this group was seeking was fun and good fellowship.
The idea of the Order proved to be attractive and many distinguished Masons joined. The order could no longer be confined to any one locality and in response to imperative requests other groups were formed. On 13 June 1890, the Fairchild Committee duly established and formed the Supreme Council, Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm.
Mr. Fairchild believed with all his heart that the beneficial influence of Masonry would be far greater if, along with the inculcation of cultivation of a greater spirit of cheerfulness and GOOD FELLOWSHIP amongst the members than was possible in the Blue Lodge.
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