G.S.A.T.O.T ! Masonic Acronyms

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  1. MBC

    MBC Twice Registered User Premium Member

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    We have PIG here...

    1. Permanent Invited Guest
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    2. Past Inner Guard (Rare to see)
     
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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    I actually have a new one it took me a while to figure out.

    WMED....

    Can you get it ?

    Worshipful Master Elect Designate .. read it in a foundation doc for a lodge..
     
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  3. MBC

    MBC Twice Registered User Premium Member

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    Interesting...
    I've only seen ME before, at most WME.
    If he's elected why needed to be designated :O
    We normally use the term "Designate" for a position which is appointed.


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  5. Bloke

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    He was the guy the Foundation Committee was going to put forward to potential members of the New Lodge prior to the Petition for a Warrant being submitted... kinda makes sense.. but Proposed Master would have done the job, but I guess "PM" would have been even more confusing !
     
  6. MBC

    MBC Twice Registered User Premium Member

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    Oh yes.
    Normally when they have consecrating for a new lodge, they normally have the designated WM SW and JW, then they appoint an IPM for it... it's weird.


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  9. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Ooooooohh....

    A:.L:.G:.D:.G:.A:.D:.L:.U:. A la Gloire du Grand Architecte de l’Universe. French, meaning To the Glory of the Grand Architect of the Universe. The usual caption of French Masonic documents.
     
  10. MBC

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    In our GC Cert, we have ITNOTGAOTU.
    Not sure you have similar design with us.


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  11. MBC

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    Found this abbreviation on a bottle of wine.
    Seems French/Continental Masonry to me.[​IMG]


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  12. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Does that stand for
    in the name of the gaotu ?
     
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  13. MBC

    MBC Twice Registered User Premium Member

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    Bingo!
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    What does "A.I.V." stand for ?
     
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  17. Bloke

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    It's not as good as "COW" or "PIG" but...

    WCRMGL or WCoRMGLs = World Conference of Regular Masonic Grand Lodges.
     
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  18. PearlyB

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    W.M.T.P.O.F. And W.T.P.O.F.
     
  19. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Not sure that what is...
     
  20. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Okay, its not masonic, but i just read about a Lodge of "IOGT" in an newspaper article from 1890.I think I have heard of the "International Organisation of Good Templars" before.. but did not recognise the acronym.

    "The IOGT originated as one of a number of fraternal organizations for temperance or total abstinence founded in the 19th century and with a structure modeled on Freemasonry, using similar ritual and regalia. Unlike many, however, it admitted men and women equally, and also made no distinction by race."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Organisation_of_Good_Templars
     

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