2011 Esoteric Certifications (GLoTX)

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Bro. Stewart P.M., Mar 13, 2011.

?

What is your current Certification Class (GLoTX)

  1. Class "C" Certificate (Opening & Closing 4-Lodges, Tilers Oath, Questions & Answers's 3-Degrees)

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Class "B" Certificate (Class C +Confer 3-Degrees)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Class "A" Certificate (Class C & B +Lectures 3-Degrees)

    10 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. I Have No Intention to Certify.

    8 vote(s)
    14.8%
  5. What the heck is this??

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. I Will Certify for the 1st Time this Year!

    18 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. David Duke

    David Duke Premium Member

    188
    128
    63
    Yes you must have the double order.
     
  2. AMcClure

    AMcClure Registered User

    49
    0
    0
    Thank you brother.

     
  3. RTidwell

    RTidwell Registered User

    36
    2
    0
    Got to love those looong degree nights of opening and closing all degrees.

    Sent from my iPhone using Freemasonry
     
  4. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

    4,344
    1,138
    183
    Calling to & from labor and double-orders are required, as are the opening, closing, & calling to & from labor of the Lodge of Sorrow.
     
  5. Beathard

    Beathard Premium Member

    1,627
    18
    0
    Just heard from TK Anthony. Only double order being tested by him is in the lodge of sorrow. None in the other lodges.

    Correction: thanks to David Duke pointing out that I misspoke I can correct it here:

    What I meant to say was, the only call from/to labor being tested right now is in the lodge of sorrow. There are no double orders currently being tested. Of course that could change, this is Texas after all.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  6. David Duke

    David Duke Premium Member

    188
    128
    63
    When I tested in February with Duane Anthony we were required to do a double order we also had to do one last year, guess it just depends on who is giving the exam; I like to do it although it is becoming a thing of the past.
     
  7. Beathard

    Beathard Premium Member

    1,627
    18
    0
    It's actually very simple to do. Might as well have it in your bag of tricks. I wish they would go back to the old way of opening and closing. It was much simpler.
     
  8. Beathard

    Beathard Premium Member

    1,627
    18
    0
    that's true. Also depends on what was covered during the morning forum. Many times they will not test what was covered in the morning to save time.
     
  9. Beathard

    Beathard Premium Member

    1,627
    18
    0
    All 4 members of my little certificate class passed their Cs. Attempting B certificates in August. Experience level ranged from 21 years to 2 months. I was a very fun and educational day. We did an EA degree, second section of the FC, and second section of a MM in the forum. Then we split into A, B and C test groups. Our group was a little rough but we passed. Congrats to the other members of the board that were present: Kyle, Chris and Trey.
     
  10. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

    4,344
    1,138
    183
    Congratulations to you all!
     
  11. David Duke

    David Duke Premium Member

    188
    128
    63
    Congratulations and keep up the good work.
     
  12. jwhoff

    jwhoff Premium Member

    2,591
    142
    83

    Thanks gentlemen! More light! Use it well, the craft and Texas Masonry are counting on you all.

    God bless your endeavors.
     
  13. Timothy Fleischer

    Timothy Fleischer Registered User

    163
    0
    0
    Thanks Brother for this posting. Found my closest certification exam, which will be July 16. Wish me luck, as I will try for the B certificate, if I am ready. Otherwise, I am pretty secure in applying for the C, as a fall back.
     
  14. SeeKer.mm

    SeeKer.mm Premium Member

    310
    42
    48
    I am lost!
     
  15. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

    4,344
    1,138
    183
    How so?
     
  16. SeeKer.mm

    SeeKer.mm Premium Member

    310
    42
    48
    Not sure what all these certifications are all about. Once I am Master Mason I will ask if we have that here in CT.
     
  17. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

    4,344
    1,138
    183
    They are to give recognition to those Brethren who have put forth the effort to learn more than just the Q's & A's of each degree. A "C" certificate includes, in addition to the Q's & A's, all the floorwork of opening & closing the various Lodges. A "B" certificate adds all the parts of conferring all 3 degrees. An "A" certificate adds the 3 Lectures.
     
  18. Timothy Fleischer

    Timothy Fleischer Registered User

    163
    0
    0
    I never reported back on this. I earned the B Certificate. Working towards A certificate. I have the EA and most of the MM lecture down. The FC lecture is daunting! Will try for it in late July.
     
  19. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

    4,344
    1,138
    183
    Congratulations, Bro. Fleischer!
     
  20. Star Mztyk

    Star Mztyk Registered User

    77
    1
    0
    My lodge held the forum/exam this year ....so I was busy in the kitchen....and I still have another 2 years on my A anyway.
     

Share My Freemasonry