Grotto History, M.O.V.P.E.R.

The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm is an organization created by Master Masons. Although it is not directly related to Masonry, membership is strictly restricted to Master Masons who are in good standing. It is primarily a club for good, wholesome fun and frolic. However, it has its serious side. This motto is called GOOD FELLOWSHIP and is evident in the way it interacts with fellowmen.

Many Hamilton Lodge N0 members were active in Hamilton Lodge N0 for many years before 1889. F.& A.M. 120 at Hamilton, New York sought to relax from the more serious duties of life through informal meetings for fun, fellowship, and relaxation. LeRoy Fairchild was the main spirit behind the fun. In the summer 1889, he and his loyal band of friends discovered the Enchanted Realm, where they, along with their successors, found a rich heritage. On the 10th of September 1889, this first meeting was held. At this meeting, it was decided that only Master Masons of good standing should be allowed to join the organization.

The Order’s idea was immediately appealing. Many prominent Masons entered the Enchanted Realm, and were delighted and charmed by its beauty. The Order was too large to be restricted to one location. In response to urgent requests, the “F.D.C.” was established on the 13th June 1890. The Supreme Council of the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm was duly established and constituted.

It is a social group for Master Masons and all are welcome to the Enchanted Realm. It promotes renewed interest in Blue Lodge Field activities and attendance. Although it is not and does not claim to be a part Symbolic Craft Masonry we always remember that our membership is entirely Master Masons.

This ritual is unique and original. This spectacular ritual requires thirty (30) actors or more. It also offers endless opportunities for stunt performances and stage activities. The proper performance requires a large stage, elaborate costumes and stage settings. It’s mysterious, captivating and dramatic with a Persian atmosphere. It is filled with fun and a sense of joy, but it also teaches a valuable lesson. The initiate will be able to feel a sense of optimism, a feeling of brotherhood, and a sense of GOOD FELLOWSHIP. This is something that is highly desired.

It is clear that the Grotto has a rightful place and is doing great work. It extends Good Fellowship to Master Masons and has a smile for all, but a frown for none.