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New to the Chaplin's office

Nickel City Dude

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I am the utility brother in my Lodge and am often called on to fill in for an officer for the opening and closing ritual. Now after 35+ years in the Fraternity I have just started learning the Chaplin's parts. I never realized how many prayers and scripture lessons the Chaplin needed to know. I am 71+ years old and a past Assistant Grand Lecturer and I got to tell you that I have discovered that I don't learn the ritual now as well as I did when I was first raised. I use to be able to easily learn a page or two of ritual in a couple of days but now I am having to take at least a week and a half to learn just on short prayer.
And then just when I think I have it down solid I will stumble over one word or phrase and have to look at it again. But I get a great deal of satisfaction when I finally can do a prayer well and know that I will be able to do it in Lodge and not stumble. It just goes to show you that you can teach an old dog new tricks.....it just take a little longer.
 
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