Ormazd Grotto Hosts Ceremonial for the FSGA at the Grand Lodge of Florida’s Annual Session

On May 27, 2019, we welcomed 19 new Prophets at the Florida State Grotto Association’s Ceremonial held at the Grand Lodge of Florida’s Annual Session – Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL.

Ormazd Grotto provided the scenery, audiovisual equipment, costumes and props. Additionally, our Master of Ceremonies, Andres Sylva, coordinated the entire effort with other Prophets from Florida. Our monarch, Manny Lozada, opened and conducted the tyled meeting. The Ceremonial began promptly at 7:00 pm and it was very well attended by many Prophets from all over the Realm. Thanks to all who participated in making the Ceremonial a success.

Prophets, welcome to the Realm!

Masonic Youth Night Successful

At a stated meeting of Ormazd Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. held on Friday, March 3rd, representatives from the DeMolay, Rainbow, and Job’s Daughters visited and made presentations about their organizations.

We had a nice turnout to support the youth and all officers were present. In the spirit of moving these Masonic Youth groups forward, Ormazd Grotto made donations to each group present.  We had kid friendly food and a good time was had by all.

Prophet Blaine Hensley Has Departed on His Final Caravan

Blaine Hensley, 91, passed away peacefully on December 26. Born May 25, 1925 in Bar Creek, Kentucky, in 1962 he moved his family to Orlando where he lived for the remainder of his life. He served as a gunners mate in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. Blaine served as the Union Representative for Bakery & Confectionery Union and Industry. He was a dedicated life-long member of the Orange County Sportsmen’s Association and served as a member of the board for over 40 years. The clubhouse building was named in his honor. Blaine was an active Mason and Shriner as a member of Bahia Shrine Temple and Ormazd Grotto for 39 years.  Blaine was preceded in death by his first wife, Arena Faye Richardson Hensley, and son Michael Wayne Hensley. He is survived by his wife Irma A. Hensley, his son James “Jimbo”, grandsons Michael (Michelle), David (Inga), great grandchildren, Gavin, Willow, and namesake Blaine and his daughter in-law Sharon. He is also survived by his sister Rosemary (Jack) Davis. A memorial service will be held on July 9, 2017 at the Hensley family cemetery in Red Bird, KY

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 8, 2017

Ormazd Welcomes A New Prophet to The Enchanted Realm

At a regular stated meeting of Ormazd Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. that was rescheduled from Friday, Oct. 7th to Friday, Oct. 14th due to The hurricane curfew, we welcomed our Masonic brother Bart Patria as a Veiled Prophet of The Enchanted Realm. Bart is a Past Master of Winter Garden Lodge No. 165 and currently serves as the Tyler there, he is also an active member of the Orlando York Rite Bodies.  Please join us in congratulating Bart on his newest endeavor!