Brother?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by BEDickey, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. BEDickey

    BEDickey Premium Member

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    I have a quick question for everyone, it might have been answered already but I haven't found it yet. When is it expectable to start calling Masons I meet Brother? I am E.A. and I meet masons from all across the country, as such I would love to talk to them on the level, but unsure as to how to approach them. Thanks for the help in advance!
     
  2. JJones

    JJones Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say from the moment you take your EA obligation it's acceptable. :)
     
  3. Bridge2light

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    Remember What was said to you before the EA obligation and then after...
     
  4. Mac

    Mac Moderator Premium Member

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    I remember being told "congratulations and welcome, brother" after my EA. That made it official in my mind
     
  5. BEDickey

    BEDickey Premium Member

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    thanks

    Thanks all! Indeed I do remember, but I have read before that you shouldn't call anyone outside your lodge brother until you are raised, so it got me wondering.
     
  6. K.S.

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    Brother "Bridge" is right, (in my eye), remember your initiation. I believe that once a man is initiated, he is a brother mason. There are some who believe that you are not truly a mason until you are raised, in all my readings and with all respects, this is not the case. Simply put, when you are initiated; you are an Entered Apprentice "Mason", therefore you are a brother Mason at the entered apprentice level.
    All Mason's meet at lodge, on the level. Not "I'm a mason, you're just an entered apprentice." :)
     
  7. thor9541

    thor9541 Registered User

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    Remember your new name you know just enough to get in trouble but not enough to get out.
     
  8. Ed Nelson

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    When I received my 1st degree, we all had refreshments after, which included a cake that read "Congratulations, Brother Nelson".
    I knew I was a Brother from the beginning!
     
  9. LCWebb

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    I agree with Brothers Bridge and K.S.
     

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