posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 04:23 PM
reply to post by emsed1
I think your dues cards, signs and words are all you need to know.
In my experiences you sometimes run into what I call "The Inquisitor" - every lodge has one - and if hes there that night you may play a game of 20
questions from one of the degree catechisms. Frankly I always tell any lodge I'm visiting that I am not a ritualist and its been years since I've
memorized everything and my memory is horrible, most people don't expect anyone except the officers to know even the bulk of the ritual by memory.
As far as dress - its so hit and miss that I recommend you just go business formal. That way if its casual no one really cares, but if it was formal
and you went casual it would be odd. Of course if you know where your going ahead of time just call the lodge secretary and ask him what the normal
dress code is. Personally I despise dressing up unless its absolutely required (I already do it at work, and thats enough for me), but some brethren
really enjoy it.