Candle light in the Lodge

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Mac, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Mac

    Mac Moderator Premium Member

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    How many of you actually use real candles in your Lodge? Do you use them during stated meetings, degree nights, or both?

    I just made a candle stick for my Lodge, and I'm going to make two more before our next meeting.

    It's amazing what a $20 bill and a trip to Home Depot can get ya. ;)

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  2. LukeD

    LukeD Registered User

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    Pretty sweet. I don't know why more lodges don't do it, I wish ours did.
     
  3. Brian Morton

    Brian Morton Registered User

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    Fantastic job! I concur with trying to use them in Lodge. Light them esp. for degrees. I've received resistance about it under the argument of "fire code" violations but that's why we have fire extingushers, right?
     
  4. Bro_Vick

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    The other excuse I hear for not using the candles is that they make a mess on the floor. Another flimsy excuse. :)
     
  5. bullrack33

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    Bro_Vick, they apparently haven't heard of drip-less candles. One of these days, I need to come over and visit you guys. :cool:
     
  6. gnarledrose

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    One lodge that meets in our building uses candles; everyone else complains it smells like an old folks' home afterwards. And the mess, of course, on our one-of-a-kind 30 year old carpet. But I for one think if they were more properly managed, it's a very nice effect and candles could at least be used for special occasions.
     
  7. Mac

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    Well the candles were put next to the altar at floor school tonight and will be lit at our next states meeting.

    Progress!
     

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