The following are the original Grand Edicts approved by The Supreme Grand Master & The Sovereign Grand Commander: H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York(e) 33º/720° for use in the Nuwaupian Worldwide Masonic Lodges as far back as 2004. These presents will aid the re-activated lodges of The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Freemasons of The Original Egiptian Masonic Order. All brethren who are in possession of the “old” Grand Edicts and re-activated will recognize these points with the appropriate updates.
Grand Edict from The Sovereign Grand Commander: H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York(e) 33º/720° for and through The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge with its Grand East located in Decatur, GA and the 4 points of direction.
All Hail! All Hail! All Hail!
The Sovereign Grand Commander: H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York(e) 33º/720°
The Nuwaupian Worldwide Masonic Lodges
Greetings my Brethren of the True Light. Let those that have an ear hear as we re-embark on this rough and rugged road to make good men better in Freemasonry. It is the will and pleasure of the Sovereign Grand Commander H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York(e) to affirm that Bro. Tshaka Malik Al-Kush is the Worshipful Master of Nuwaupian Lodge No. 3 in Savannah, Georgia and the Grand Master of The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge over all the lodges and their works (worldwide). The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge Of Freemasonry Worldwide, Inc. of The Original Egiptian Masonic Order works under the divine guidance, obedience, and authority of The Supreme Grand Master: H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York(e) 33º/720º, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Nuwaupian Worldwide Masonic Lodges. Nothing is of mine own self, for all power comes from On High and with the Authority of the Sovereign Grand Commander. We are vessels and tools to be used to accomplish this Great and Sacred Work. The Worshipful Masters and Officers with the Cooperation of the Masonic Brotherhood (The Craft) will endeavor to Duly Assemble, Organize, and Re-Establish their Domain or House in Strength as we each must become a Pillar. Honorable Brothers, We must Act Now (Enactment as in E.A.) and Fulfill (Fullfillment as in F.C.) those solemn obligations taken of our own free will and accord to be found worthy and well qualified, duly and truly prepared, as we were first prepared in our heart, a secret chamber. My beloved Brethren of our own free will and accord, we all have taken our Masonic oaths and obligations, promised and vowed in the presence of God and Brother John who sits on the Throne. Seek Brother John for only he has the Key.
What are our Instructions?
To learn and teach the truth and take good men and make them better by living by the 5 Principals of the Most Ancient and Secret and Sacred Order of Freemasonry. Brethren, as the Sun appears to Rise in the East and Rule the Day and the Moon to Govern the Night, so will the Worshipful Master Open each of the lodges on Blue, Build on Blue, and Close on Blue thereby Ruling and Governing with Equal Regularity. Each Worshipful Master at all times will set the Craft to work and give them wholesome and proper instruction. The Masonic Brotherhood in each jurisdiction of The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge will stand to and abide by all laws, rules, regulations; maintain and support the constitution and edicts which ensure peace and harmony coming forth and through the Worshipful Masters of each jurisdiction and officers by way of the Supreme Will and Divine Right of The Sovereign Grand Commander H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York(e) 33º/720º of the Nuwaupian Worldwide Masonic Lodges.
Lodges shall establish their regularly communications each week, bi-weekly, or monthly. The Brotherhood should congregate and be duly assembled 30 minutes before the stated regular communication. Each Lodge will be opened in Ancient and Due at the exactly time established for their stated regular communication. In open lodge only our Masonic symbols, seals, rings, pendants, pins, and tall Blue Masonic Tarbahs or short Black Masonic Fezzes (with gold Masonic tools/emblem) are to be worn. The attire should not mix houses or schools of thought. Dress neat with black dress slacks and white dress shirt, black bow tie, black suit jacket, black dress shoes and socks; come well groomed. No jeans, no t-shirts, no timberland boots, etc. The brethren should come prepared to work, transact, and expound on the Ancient Mysteries of the Order with black briefcase or grip in hand. Dress Aprons (Blue and White) with white gloves under which is the secret seal or ring worn on left hand are a part of our Masonic attire. Each Tyler will perform his duty to ensure that all brothers are properly clothed.
Nuwaubian Freemasonic Study Class
Throughout each jurisdiction in the various cities, the Brotherhood should congregate at the Miraat or All Eyes On Egipt Books-N-Things (United Nuwaupians Worldwide All Eyes On Egipt) with the permission and coordination of the Store/Building owner or some secured enclosed building at least once a week (preferably Thursday for Masonic or Friday for Shriners in the evening) for Nuwaubian Freemasonic Study Class to learn and make suitable proficiency in the secret and sacred doctrine. Participation should be logged and only brethren of the Craft will be in attendance and work under the sanction of The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge, the legal Masonic authority of all lodges or jurisdictions. Attendance and participation in Nuwaupian Freemasonic Study Class will be logged/recorded and submitted to The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge periodically upon request.
Tools and Studies
The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge Masonic Education and Curriculum is either particular or general and will be best understood by your regular attendance and study to include, but not be limited to the following:
- The Universal Lessons of the Masonic Lodge, The Secret Degrees and Studies of Entered Apprentice (E.A.) and Fellow Craft (F.C.) at this time
- Holy Bible King James Version, 1611 A.D.
- Questions & Answers on Clandestine & Prince Hall
- Duncan’s Ritual (Opening, Closing, Degree Work, and Proficiency)
- Master Mason (M.M.)
The Universal Lessons of the Masonic Lodge (Secret Degrees and Studies) are a part of the 360º of Physical or Material State (Square) and 360º of Spiritual or Ethereal State (Circle/Compass) of Masonic Information.
General Supervision, Welfare, and Workings
Each lodge will report monthly on the general welfare and workings of the Brotherhood. A database or roll of brothers is to be maintained for each lodge to include at minimum: name, address, telephone, email, resume, and inventory of Masonic regalia, tools, and dress needed per brother. This will be reported immediately and updated periodically to the Grand Secretary of The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge. We will all be as one mass and move with quiet, dignity, and grace. A committee chairperson (one who is responsible, capable, zealous, and worthy of the task) at this time referred to as an Overseer of the Work, will update the Craft by reporting in writing and/or at open lodge, the workings and welfare of the brothers in their city at regular communications of The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge. This committee will consist of three (3) persons for each lodge. There can be more than one established.
Several standing committees in the Nuwaupian Grand Lodge such as Committee of Ritualistic Work, Foreign Correspondence, Charity, Library, and Transportation, etc will be formed to ensure that all aspects of growth and development in the lodges of each jurisdiction are properly researched, addressed and acted upon in accordance with the will and pleasure of H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York(e) 33º/720º, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Nuwaupian Worldwide Masonic Lodges.
Proposals, recommendations, or suggestions for the upliftment of the Great and Sacred work will be submitted in writing and appointed to the proper committee(s) by the Worshipful Masters. The committee(s) will research and report in writing, in reasonable time, their findings to the lodge per the Chairperson as prescribed by the Worshipful Masters. Every brother will be active and accountable for his action or non-action in these working lodges in each jurisdiction.
The life of the honey bee is the life of the Masonic people called The Brotherhood, which includes women, known to us as the Sisterhood and/or The Order of Eastern Star which themselves fall under each jurisdiction where they reside, yet are independent of brothers rule and run their own Order without men present. Brothers are not to insult the sisters. They are equal in all forms and forums and not subject to men, for man came from women not the other way around – Genesis 2:24. The life of the bee represents a life of discipline, organization and order which is the lodge. Each individual honeybee is important only when it is apart of a colony or community. So, as it is with a Freemason, they are of no importance as I, an individual, but as WE, collectively.
Lodges working in one the four (4) points of direction: North, South, East, West can consist of many lodges in their reign. All lodges follow its instructions by way of the Grand Master of The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge presently located in Decatur, Georgia which itself is the Grand East in which all other travel lodges follow. Remember, at all times, that you are a bee “B” working in the great beehive of Freemasonry, building a better world. We all work as one. I learn that the ME Becomes the WE inverted – Deuteronomy 1:44, Psalms 118:2, and Isaiah 7:18.
Question: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
Answer: Yes, in fact, in actions and in trust. So you are your Brother’s Keeper and helper, protector, and friend at all times. In any situation, you must aid and abet him with your very own life. It is your duty to show your fellow Masonic Brother the True Light. Brethren! Lo! Look Well to the South where the Junior Warden Stands on the Plumb. Look Well to the West where the Senior Warden Stands on the Level. Look Well to the East where the Worshipful Master Stands on the Square. Most of all dear and beloved brethren give all praise to The Most High and the one sent, our Supreme Most Worshipful Grand Master, The Sovereign Grand Commander H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York(e) 33º/720°.
Finally, my Family we must have Divine Love for each other. So be diligent, prudent, temperate, and discrete. Befriend and relieve every brother who shall need your assistance, particularly our own Sovereign Grand Commander as he has given us the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress! There is Help for the Widow’s Son. In the most friendly manner we are to remind our brethren of their errors, and if possible, aid him in a reformation. Be Ye all of One Mind, live in Peace, and may the Ancient Ones dwell with you and bless you.
This manuscript was originally prepared by Nuwaupian Lodge No. 3, city of Savannah in the State of Georgia and humbly submitted in truth and sincerity for all Nuwaupian Masonic Lodges Worldwide beholding to The Nuwaupian Grand Lodge of Freemasonry Worldwide, Inc., the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Freemasons of The Original Egiptian Masonic Order of The Sovereign Grand Commander H.E. Rev. Dr. Malachi Kobina York(e) 33º/720°.