Oola Khan Grotto, and Khana Shahar Grotto honored our Most Worshipful Grand Master, Prophet and Brother Richard A. Dickerscheid, by holding a joint ceremonial in his honor on March 17 in Springfield. Eleven new prophets were welcomed to Grotto, with the Grand Master personally administering the obligation. The eleven -- along with a number of prophets who joined last year during the height of the pandemic -- were introduced to the Enchanted Realm via a full-form ceremonial. The new prophets received commemorative certificates signed by the Grand Master, who is a member of Oola Khan Grotto.
The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, whose subordinate bodies are called Grottoes, is an organization by and for Master Masons. While not connected with Masonry proper, its membership is restricted absolutely and exclusively to Master Masons in good standing. Although it is primarily an organization for good wholesome fun and frolic, it also has its serious side. Its slogan is GOOD FELLOWSHIP. Its humanitarian foundation helps provide dental care to children with special needs.