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posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: RidgeRoad
I had not seen that used before. Source?

a reply to: AthlonSavage
There are theories abound, but there is no concrete evidence.

a reply to: RidgeRoad
That would be something each jurisdiction would answer differently.




posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 06:22 PM
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In the chamber of reflection..... there are/is three symbols.
One for water..... one for sulfur..... and one for salt.

They represent three rites of passage........
The first is water: "stand up for the people/person....."
The second is sulfur: "endure for the people/person ....."
The third is salt: "made by the people/person...."

Succeed and become a free and accepted mason.......

Salt of the earth....
Trial by fire.....

Like a baptism.... communion.... and confirmation.

Be thou faithful unto death.......... die with honor!




posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: Pinocchio

Uh, no, not really.



posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Missed you lots ol'pal..........
Happy New Year to you laddy.

But it's inspirational.... not fundamental.



posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: Pinocchio

An actual Chamber of Reflection, and its attendant symbols, should be inspirational enough as is to cause one to be introspective without further embellishment.



posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Sorry bro..... but I'm not that talented.
Alls in know is the rite in itself does inspire one.

No better love than that which is kindled to save another.

Hence water, sulfur, and salt.



posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: network dude

Sorry I went to message you, I can't yet.

so

The J.W. would reply to the W.M. with
from the west, whither we have been in search of the, etc, etc of a M.M. W. Sir
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posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: KSigMason

a reply to: RidgeRoad
That would be something each jurisdiction would answer differently.


The only man that can enter a tiled lodge without an apron is the candidate



posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 08:13 PM
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originally posted by: KSigMason
a reply to: RidgeRoad
I had not seen that used before. Source?


From the booklet "Grand Lodge Of Instruction" Questions And Answers, revised 2013.

Questions and Answers Originally Compiled by M.W. C. Edwin Drew Custodian of the Works 1995-2006
Grand Lodge of Canada in the Provence of Ontario A.F.&A.M.

Page 33 question number 6 of the EA degree
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posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: RidgeRoad
My mind was not focused on initiation.

a reply to: RidgeRoad
Those crazy Canadians! LOL I'll check it out.



posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: RidgeRoad

This is one of those things I am not sure about. I asked you that in the context of the very first thing you were asked on learning your catechism. The answer you gave isn't remotely close to what I expected, but there may be vast differences in the ritual. (I was under the impression the differences were minor, but not having traveled the world, I cannot say for sure)

It's kind of irrelevant here anyways. Nothing we obligated to keep secret comes out here, and if a man is truly a mason, his words will prove that regardless.



posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: network dude

seems we have a few differences in the workings of a Lodge
where I come from it is part of bring the Lodge down from 3rd degree to the second degree,

and if you want real proof I'm a Mason, ask Sauron a super Mod here, we are in the same lodge.



posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: RidgeRoad

It's no big deal. Like I said, we don't spill the "big secret" here anyway. But that's cool that you are in the same lodge.
I hope to do some traveling in the near future to see what differences exist in different areas.
How often would a lodge in your area bring a lodge from 3rd to second?

The only time I can think of for doing that would be during a 2nd degree where existing fellowcraft wanted to be present.



posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: network dude

All business is done in the first degree, we take the lodge up when we are doing work in that particular degree.





[eta]
yes you are correct, we don't like to leave new brothers out in the anteroom or hallway, F.C. or E.A's. if we don't have to.


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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: RidgeRoad

That is interesting. We do everything in the Third, unless it's a degree. We do them on separate nights, so that degree would usually be the only business done that night, so we open on whatever degree we are doing. We practice switching between degrees during the lodge of instruction, but rarely do it live.

Spill the beans, is Sauron tight with his ritual?



posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: RidgeRoad

Spill the beans, is Sauron tight with his ritual?


He's our S.D. and does a great job with; The Charge To The Newly Initiated Candidate, I don't know if you guys down south do it (7 pages long and he nails it every time), it's right after the Junior Wardens Lecture; to the candidate. in the 1st degree.

We have a 1st degree tonight, though I'm not an officer, I just enjoy watching from the peanut gallery LOL




posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: RidgeRoad

Are you in the English Constitution?



posted on Feb, 23 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: RidgeRoad

That is interesting. We do everything in the Third, unless it's a degree.


In general, all English Lodges do everything in the First. We only open in 2 and 3 if we have a working, and in the Installation.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:07 PM
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originally posted by: Saurus
a reply to: RidgeRoad

Are you in the English Constitution?


I,m a member of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Provence of Ontario, A.F. & A.M. but I hope this link to some of the history of our Grand Lodge may interest you.



History of Grand Lodge of Canada
The Grand Lodge of Canada

The Mother Grand Lodge in England was understandably slow to forward warrants, certificates and complete other tasks for lodges in Canada, given the distance between England and its colony. This led to dissatisfaction and a desire for Masonic independence from England.

Dissatisfaction, ultimately, led to rebellion.

On the 10th of October, 1855, a meeting of lodges was held in Hamilton. Each of the more than 80 lodges in Canada were invited and 41, representing Masons from Montreal to Windsor, attended.

A resolution calling for the formation of a Grand Lodge for Canada, free from the Mother Grand Lodge, was ruled out of order by Deputy Grand Master Ridout. (Sir Allan Napier MacNab, Provincial Grand Master, was opposed to the plan and did not attend). However, after adjournment, another meeting was held and the Grand Lodge of Canada was formed by the members.

The next morning the officers were elected and W. Bro. Wilson was confirmed as Grand Master. The officers were installed by M.W. Bro. Hon. H.T. Backus, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Michigan, on November 2nd, 1855.


[eta]
sorry about the big quote,



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