Your Ring

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  4. AnthonyPomilia357

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    My cheap ring that I wear while working
     

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    As an FC, I'm pretty sure that ring wouldn't be appropriate. You should consult with your WM and PMs for more information as to why. I'm sure they'll point you in the right direction.


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  6. AnthonyPomilia357

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    True, some guys don't care, but the older guys do care. I wear it as a remembrance of the goal that I look forward to achieving (probably not an acceptable reason though).

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  7. stuntman98

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    Yeah, probably wanna not get seen with the ring!

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  8. JGMarto PM

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    I understand your goal. But you really should wait until you earn that before you wear it. Good luck in you travels brother.

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  9. crono782

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    It's less about them being picky and more about wearing something you haven't earned. That is a master's ring. Imagine a Private First Class in the army wearing a Major's insignia. Indeed a good reminder of what you want to obtain, but still not appropriate.


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  10. AnthonyPomilia357

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    Very good explanation, brother "crono782"!

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  11. Ben A.

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    Fraternal Greetings, Bro. Anthony,

    As you've already experienced, the fraternity has a story behind the lessons it teaches. When you experience the narrative, the ring will have meaning to you. Anyone can go out and buy a ring and wear it, however, a Master Mason knows the "light" behind it.

    A ring doesn't make the man. Rather, his work in the quarries is emblematic of his character. :)
     
  12. JGMarto PM

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    Very well said Brother Ben.

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  13. AnthonyPomilia357

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    Hmm, interesting. That makes me not even want to wear it til MM. I can wait a couple weeks anyways :)
    Will the light be revealed after my MM degree?

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  14. Ben A.

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    Bro. Anthony,

    Your patience will be well rewarded. :) To answer your question: Yes, the wisdom, or "light," will be revealed to you. However, let me share with you this thought: When you are raised to the degree of a Master Mason, you may have even more questions than you had when you first began your Masonic journey. The learning never ends, Brother. In fact, I would be concerned if you did not have more questions. When you are raised, feel free to PM me and I will suggest a book to read on what you just experienced.

    Safe Travels,
    Ben
     
  15. AnthonyPomilia357

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    I bet! I know that I'll be extremely active and will want to learn more and more. I am very young, 19 years old. I have my whole life ahead of me! I also want to get into the Scottish Rite.
    Okay thank you, I will keep in touch!

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  16. mikecav

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    This is also the ring in my profile pic. :D

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  17. Heart of Stone

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    I have along way to go before I get a ring...EA

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  18. dfreybur

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    Many jurisdictions do not allow wearing the S&C until a MM. Not that there's any way to enforce the rule in most cases. There's an EA symbol that can be worn - I've seen it as a lapel pin. There's the way the S&C are displayed in the FC degree - I've only seen that carved into the sides of a lodge altar once.

    Bits of light are revealed in every degree, so yes. Learning the meaning of the degrees is a lifetime of study, so there's more to it than you can get during the degree.
     
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  20. tbcrisler

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    I am going to have 2 rings, one I have for everyday wear ImageUploadedByFreemasonry1367435112.819513.jpg
    I will buy another for Lodge....




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