Having passed once around the Lodge, they halt at the Junior Warden's station in the south. What supports this vast fabric? Consider carefully if the Fraternity will be strengthened by the membership of any individual who expresses a desire to join the Order. Y es, wit h c ons ent of the lod ge d. As they advance they are stopped by the Senior Deacon, who presents one point of the compasses to the candidate's naked left breast, and says: S. It is a passage through the adult stage of life, when we learn and experience new things every day.
What are the three working tools of an Entered Apprentice? Have the new Mason s arrange the lights for the Entered Apprentice degree with instructor assistance. The Senior Deacon takes the compasses from off the altar, re-pairs to the door, opens it, and says: S. What do they masonically teach us? Certain friendly or brotherly grips, by which one Mason may know another in the dark as well as in the light. I am so taken and accepted among all brothers and fellows. Ed, Diploma of Masonic Education Sth. John, as all brothers and fellows have clone before.
The Tenets represent one of the most eloquent passages in our ritual, and it would be advisable to use the ritual text. Why were you presented with a lambskin or white linen apron, which is the badge of a Mason? Three burning tapers, in a triangular position. Warden in the west, who taught me how to wear it as an Entered Apprentice. The Senior Warden represents the pillar of Strength, it being his duty to assist the Worshipful Master in opening and closing his Lodge, to pay the craft their wages, if any be due, and see that none go away dissatisfied, harmony being the strength of all institutions, more especially of ours. The monitor for a particular jurisdiction consists of some core information plus elective information which is selected from the superset. The mosaic pavement represents this world, which, though checkered over with good and evil, yet brethren may walk to-ether thereon, and not stumble.
I, Park Zarate, of my own free will and accord, in the presence of Almighty God and the Worshipful Lodge,erected to him, and dedicated to the Holy Saints John, do hereby and most solemly swear; that I will always hele; forever conceal, and never reveal, any of the secret Arts, parts, or points of the hidden mysteries of Masonry, which may have been heretofore, shall be at this time or at any future period, communicated to me as such, to any person or persons whomsoever, except it be to a true and lawful brother Mason, or with the body of a just and lawfully constituted Lodge of Masonry. I furthermore promise and swear that I will not print, paint, stamp, stain, cut, carve, mark, or engrave them, or cause the same to be done, on any thing movable or immovable, capable of receiving the least impression of a word, syllable, letter, or character, whereby the same may become legible or intelligible to any person under the canopy of heaven, and the secrets of Masonry thereby unlawfully obtained through my unworthiness. Lodge of Entered Apprentices closed, and a Lodge of Fellow Crafts opened in due form. The committee on the petition of John B. The three lesser lights are the three burning tapers which you see placed in a triangular form about this altar.
How did the Worshipful Master dispose of you? Objective: To provide the new Mason with the opportunity to explore the teachings of the Entered Apprentice degree and the material contained in the Pollard booklet with the help of a Masonic instructor. For the reason, first, as I was then in darkness, so I should keep the whole world in darkness so far as it related to the secrets of Free-Masonry. How were you then disposed of? Cruff, Brothers Brevoort, Gore, and Acker-man; and, on the petition of Mr. So help me, God, and keep me steadfast. Here give sign of Entered Apprentice.
Answer: By the regularity of my initiation, repeated trials and approbations, and a willingness at all times to undergo an examination when properly called on. No business is done in a Lodge of Entered Apprentices, except to initiate a candidate to the First Degree in Masonry, nor is any business done in a Fellow Crafts' Lodge, except to pass a Fellow Craft from the first to the second degree. Which figures represent the jewels of a lodge? No institution was ever raised on better principles, or a more solid foundation than that of ours, which takes the Holy Bible as its corner-stone; nor were ever more excellent rules or useful maxims laid down, than are inculcated in the several Masonic Lectures, which you will learn at your leisure, by conversing with well-informed Brethren, who will be always as ready to give as you will to receive instruction. With the flap turned up. Note to Instructor: The Charge has a special place in Masonic ritualistic history, since it is one of the oldest forms of instruction of the Operative Craft. Per fec t ashl ars , tres tle boa rd, an d plum b 8.
The Secretary reads as follows, viz. Because there were guards placed at the south, west, and east gates of the courts of King Solomon's Temple, to see that none passed or repassed but such as were duly and truly prepared and had permission; it was therefore necessary that I should meet with these several obstructions, that I might be duly examined before I could be made a Mason. The three Masonic degrees are designed to represent three stages of life: youth, manhood, and age. Because the first stone of a building is usually laid in the northeast corner. What are their Masonic use? Brother Senior Deacon, you will conduct the candidate to the centre of the Lodge, and cause him to kneel for the benefit of prayer. It being divided into twenty-four equal parts, is emblematical of the twenty-four hours of the day which we are taught to divide into three parts, whereby we find a portion for the service of God and the relief of a distressed worthy brother, a portion for our usual avocations, and a portion for refreshment and sleep. Still, some Grand Lodges produce monitors which reveal far more than other Grand Lodges.
I In the Preparation Room There is no need for me to remind you that it was in this room that you began your Masonic experience as a candidate for the Entered Apprentice degree. It being divided into 24 equal parts, is emblematical, of the 24 hours of the day, which we are taught to divide into 3 equal parts, whereby we find 8 hours for the sevice of God and a distressed worthy brother; 8 hours for our usual vocations, 8 hours for refreshments and sleep. Copyright 1997 Ephesians 5:11, Inc. It has; to the penalty of my obligation. Why were you caused to meet with the several obstructions on your passage? The Junior Deacon inquires of the Tyler and brethren generally, and reports some one will name a candidate who has been previously balloted for, who will probably be waiting in the ante-room. Republication of these files on another web site is a violation of Federal Copyright Law. Mas ter , sen ior war den, and j uni or wa rde n 3.