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In the US a
In the US,Scotland, and England, the symbolic degrees are under the GLs. The GLs can confer the first three degrees if they wish, as dine in some other countries.
To clarify, KT is not required for CBCS. Neither is Cryptic/R&S. There is no reason they should be.
KT and CBCS can...
The difficulty of the GM in making these decisions and his responsibility for the welfare of the Craft is well described. He is often between Skylla and Charybdis.
He also has a duty to protect the reputation of the Craft. As we made decisions for Convent General next week, this was an...
“..full of wise and learned view…”
Well, we’re full of something. :).
I understand your point, and the balance between openness and maintaining mystique. One of my favorite moments in my mother lodge is the lighting which leaves the officers in shadow during the degree. With a nod to Brother...
Yes. We have many “trained” in the rituals, like a clever parrot, but understanding the rituals? Not so much.
So, we continue our education, we care for each other, we do good works, we help other lodges, we fellowship. In sum, we mason.