Volume Of Sacred Law

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  1. Cryptococo

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    Hello Brethren. Can someone elaborate on why it is necessary to have a volume of sacred law in lodge.
     
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  5. Cryptococo

    Cryptococo Registered User

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    I've been a mason for a while now, but not in the US.
     
  6. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Ahh. Thanks.
     
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  7. Winter

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    G-d is at the center of everything we do and so the rule and guides of our faith is centrally located in our sanctum sanctorums when we meet. What does your jurisdiction say about it? The placement and reason for the open VSL is part of our lectures. Does yours say anything on the subject?

    As a side note, what VSL is open when you meet? We have the New Testament, Torah, and Koran open on our altar when we open.

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  9. coachn

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    It's a symbolic representation of the laws that should be etched in your heart and used as your rule and guide in lodge and in life.
     
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  10. JamestheJust

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    >why it is necessary to have a volume of sacred law in lodge.

    It generally is required in English-speaking lodges but not in French. French brethren seem to think that it is possible to relate to spiritual matters without having culturally-specific religious texts in the lodge. Who would have thought that possible?
     
  11. Elexir

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    That depends. GLNF has VSLs and GOdF used to have them.
     
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    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Is GOdF recognized by either UGLE, GLS, or GLI?
     
  13. Elexir

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    Not since they stoped using VSLs.
    My point to James was just that not all french masons have dropped the VSL.
     
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  14. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Apparently some of the French.
     
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