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File #: 2017-2089    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 11/6/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/6/2017 Final action: 11/6/2017
Enactment date: 11/6/2017 Enactment #: 673
Effective date: 11/6/2017    
Title: NOW BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday, November 10, 2017, to be "St. Cyprian Consistory No. 4 & Pittsburgh Assembly No. 6 Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle, All Members
WHEREAS, on April 9, 1881, a "United Supreme Council" was formed becoming the mother Orient of the "Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, North America". On April 29, 1881, the first Consistory in Pennsylvania, Emanuel No.1, was formed. The name was later changed to DeMolay Consistory No.1; and,

WHEREAS, on May 11, 1894, a Consistory was established in Pittsburgh which was named St. Cyprian Consistory No.4, in honor of the Bishop Thrasius Cyprian, one of the Black Fathers of the Catholic Church who in 258 was beheaded by the Romans for promoting Christianity; and,

WHEREAS, St. Cyprian Consistory No. 4 has been the Consistory of Lemuel C. Goggin who was elected to the City of Pittsburgh Council as the first African American, and Dr. Martin R. Delany who was an accomplished writer, scientist and physician, and who founded Pittsburgh's first African American newspaper and was one of the first African Americans to be admitted to Harvard Medical School; and,

WHEREAS, St. Cyprian Consistory No. 4 having been the Scottish Rite home of fifteen past Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Masters, namely Lemuel C. Googins, John C. Morton, James R. Williams, Samuel A. Jennings, Thomas D. Lowe, Joseph W. Givens, George H. Gould, George W. Gaines, William R. Webster, John A. Hilton, Stonewall J. Lett, Harold S. Banner, George M. Calloway, Lawrence E. Harris and Dr. Murphy J. Keller III; and,

WHEREAS, a member of St. Cyprian Consistory No.4, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, George M. Calloway is the Illustrious Deputy for the Orient of Pennsylvania, the Illustrious Commander-in Chief, Marshal S. Johnson ascended to the office of Imperial Potentate of the Ancient Egyptian Order Nobles Mystic Shrine, and Sovereign Grand Inspector General Stonewall J. Lett also served as the Illustrious Commander-in-Chief, and also held the title as the Illustrious Deputy for the Orient of Pennsylvania; and,

WHEREAS, St. Cyprian Consistory No.4 in conjunc...

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