Can we?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by billyjfootball, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    We would use the "festive board" as a term being a dinner following (or perhaps even before) a lodge meeting. More commonly here, we call it "The South"
     
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  2. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Agreed.
     
  3. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    As well as deciding what is and isn't vital. The way Masonry becomes all things to the regularly attending members is to supply them what they consider vital, but that isn't vital to other regularly attending members.

    The term "festive board" refers to a meal that is not in a tiled meeting. As such it's optional to some but not to all. I've been to meetings that didn't include a meal. I've visited lodges that didn't have meals. They aren't the successful lodges. I've also been to lodges that had never heard the term "festive board" but had meals anyways. There are members who attend the meal then leave.

    But remember the other parts of this thread when discussing the dining room. Grand lodge Masonry was founded at Table Lodge. In a dining room. At a tiled meeting. For well over a century degrees were conducted around the dining room tables. You may not have experienced a tiled meal, but that's an impoverishment of your jurisdiction and of your experiences. Thinking that Table Lodge is not vital, when it was our founding event, is like thinking your lodge is the only lodge in the world.
     
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  4. dpk Shah

    dpk Shah Premium Member

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    Festive boards ....... How good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity.
     
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  5. David612

    David612 Registered User

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    Our meals here are never tiled, as a result the structure is;
    -light snacks and drinks
    -meeting
    -dinner
    That said I would need to read up on the ritual for our table lodges however having brothers chit chating and eating through through degrees and other work dosent sound ideal.
     
  6. pointwithinacircle2

    pointwithinacircle2 Rapscallion Premium Member

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    I love to tell the story of the time I decided to learn to juggle. I studied books on juggling technique, and this learning was vital. Then I spent time practicing tossing things in the air and catching them, and this learning was vital. In this thread I feel like I reading a debate over whether the reading or the practicing is more vital.
     
  7. David612

    David612 Registered User

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    Point taken but my idea of vitality in this context is the work that makes freemasonry unique, socialising and charitity work may be a vital part of some brothers experience but what makes Freemasonry unique?
     
  8. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    It’s age and predominance.
     
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  9. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Excellent answer!
     

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