How many offices ?????

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by ebojones, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

    1,598
    380
    103
    I agree, I am HP and TIM this year and slated for WM next year and I'm finding that cutting your teeth in the East in C&C to be a very good experience.
     
  2. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

    2,929
    3,366
    183
    How do you learn the opening and closings for Coumcil and Chapter and your part for those degrees as well as your SW degree parts and WM for next year (particularly the G lecture)?
     
  3. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

    1,598
    380
    103
    I divide it out and use my morning commute (every morning) to practice. Depending on officials visits, etc I focus on a specific area. For instance, I have both ddghp and ddgm visits for c&c on the same night next month (graded on opening & closing for each) so I've devoted all January for c&c opening, receiving, and closings.

    Blue lodge opening & closing here is purely formulaic for the most part: know the catechisms and the basic building blocks and you can assemble any open/close/call. So I don't focus much there. First sections of degrees are likewise formulaic. Learn the blueprint and fill out the differences. The middle chamber and MM drama of course get special attention, usually in my head during morning shower. I did the bulk of this memorizing while obtaining my A Esoteric Certificate. I have all parts in all positions down in Blue Lodge, so it's mostly staying brushed up at this point and not forgetting my WM parts before next year!

    C&C degrees and Commandery is reserved for soaks in the hot tub and Scottish Rite degrees (I am degree master for 1 and have parts in 4) I learned a while back as requested and only refresh as needed prior to a Reunion.

    It's all about pacing and not getting overwhelmed!
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015
    Morris, Glen Cook and Bill Lins like this.
  4. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

    2,929
    3,366
    183
    As a PG Lecturer I'm impressed.

    When I learned my English Lodge and Chapter ritual, a great deal was done driving the eight hours to the meeting. Luckily, it was all clear text, as are the appendant orders in which I now work.
     
  5. Willaim Perkins

    Willaim Perkins Registered User

    100
    52
    28
    It's like a fire team my Brother, your are the R, G, AR, or FTL, but you can; be all three.
     
  6. CajunTinMan

    CajunTinMan Registered User

    358
    14
    18
    One in Louisiana
     

Share My Freemasonry