First Evening In The East

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Warrior1256, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Thank you Brother.
    Congratulations!
    So if none of those three officers were present the lodge could not legally open and do business?
     
  2. Andy Fracica

    Andy Fracica Site Benefactor Premium Member

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    That's correct' legally in Indiana, it has to be the WM, SW, or JW in that order or you can't legally open the lodge - that's not saying that no lodge has ever opened and the secretary filled in the proper names, that wouldn't be square, but stranger things have happened in small town lodges.
     
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  3. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Not correct under GLoTX. Here, if the installed WM and Wardens are not present, ONLY a Past Master OF THAT LODGE may open- otherwise the Lodge must remain dark. Further, "being qualified" here means that the officer has passed an examination on his ability to open & close each of the 4 Lodges.
     
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  4. Warrior1256

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    Same here.
     

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