Personal Aprons in Texas

Discussion in 'Freemasonry In Texas' started by rfuller, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    Generally you can wear any apron you have earned, including ones from outside of the jurisdiction. I am an affiliated Texas Mason and don't have problems wearing my PM apron from outside of Texas - It predates my local membership. With dual membership I am both member and visitor overlapped and amalgamated.
     
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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Thanks. I think it's great when people do that... communicates to insular masons their is a big masonic world or there
     
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  3. bro.william

    bro.william Premium Member

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    sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but I’m just curious. Do I understand correctly that the white apron is for MMs?

    English style = white apron is EA. FC has two light blue rosettes, one in each bottom corner. MM is edged in light blue with three rosettes, the additional one being in the flap.

    I can’t seem to get my head round the protocols in Texas, much less the wider US. (I assume there’s 50 different ways of doing things?)
     
  4. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    US aprons are white through all three degrees. They are worn differently for each.
    I’d prefer the English version, personally.
     
  5. bro.william

    bro.william Premium Member

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    I'm gonna start a fresh thread on this one. Several questions here. :)
     
  6. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Generally, the protocol is "appropriateness" except for specific requirements, such as funerals. The funeral requirement is plain white aprons (no "officer" or other such aprons) EXCEPT funerals conducted by Grand Lodge- Grand Lodge aprons may be worn then, as during any other ceremony conducted by Grand Lodge, such as cornerstone levellings, Annual Communications, etc. Here's an example of a Grand Lodge apron:

    DDGM apron.JPG

    "Personalized" aprons (those with your Lodge's name on them) may be worn when at or representing your Lodge (This would include Tranquillity Lodge aprons). Past Master's aprons may be worn any time except @ a funeral (see first paragraph). Here's an example of a personalized apron:

    PI #33 apron.JPG

    And a Past Master's apron (styles vary):

    TX PM apron.JPG


    Officer aprons are only to be worn by the installed officer (NOT when "pro-teming" in another office) when performing the duties of that office in your Lodge(s).

    Hoope this helps!
     
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  7. bro.william

    bro.william Premium Member

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    Yep, that's great. Much obliged. :)
     
  8. rpbrown

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    Brother Lins, if I may ask, where did you get the Past Masters apron with S & C on the Texas outline?
     
  9. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    I found the picture on the internet some years back & saved it just because I liked it. I have no idea of its origin- sorry. :-(
     

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