College of the Consistory

Discussion in 'The Scottish Rite' started by Mac, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Mac

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    Is anyone else taking part in the College of the Consistory program offered by the Guthrie Scottish Rite? I just submitted the first quiz and am anticipating receiving the 4th degree paperwork soon.
     
  2. Sirius

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    I participate in it and enjoy it a great deal. There is a great deal of writing involved. But it's all about your Masonic experience. Good luck.
     
  3. jwhoff

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    Today I received Lodge of Perfection booklet. Looking forward to the journey. Anyone going through the courses here in Houston or down in Galveston?
     
  4. Tony Siciliano

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    I received my Lodge Of Perfection book yesterday. I'm going to try to do a degree per day.

    How is the program so far?
     
  5. Mac

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    I've had to postpone my involvement in the program due to school obligations. I had an idea to form a campus locally, so that a small group could get together for dinner ever quarter and to discuss their papers. I'm not on a track to complete the College of Perfection papers any time soon, so shooting for one paper a quarter seems like a good pace for me personally.

    I spoke to Bob Davis about forming a campus, and he said there's nothing formal to it: get at least 5 guys together, and agree on dates to meet.

    He also said that after your 4th degree paper (your first entry) is accepted, you're given a user name and password to the CotC website so that you can see all the other papers that have been submitted for that degree. Might make for a most useful resource when trying to prepare lodge education programs.
     
  6. Tony Siciliano

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    Excellent information Bro. Mac. I'm working on establishing a Master Craftsman Study Group in my county. I'll work on the CoC myself...

    It will be a lot of work just to get the MC Study Group up and running.
     
  7. Ashton Lawson

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    I am currently going through the Master Craftsman program, but this thread peaked my interest and I applied to the College of the Consistory this afternoon. Looking forward to hearing if I am accepted.
     
  8. Mac

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    Congrats on taking the plunge! I need to start cracking away at this. It's way more work than the first MC program, as each degree gets its own paper, and the papers are required to be a decent length (I forget now, but I believe it was 1500+ words). Looking forward to hearing more as you work on it!
     
  9. Tony Siciliano

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    Completed the first book last night, and sending it off today. I liked the format and the general overview of the material. It builds a good foundation in the Lodge of Perfection.
     
  10. Tony Siciliano

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    I just received my 4° packet in the mail. I'm impressed. This study program is very comprehensive.

    Perhaps the official Master Craftsman program should have been this thorough?
     
  11. Ashton Lawson

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    Just got my book in. I look forward to reading and completing it.
     
  12. jwhoff

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    Those are my thoughts.
     
  13. Beathard

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    How long does it take to get a response after the initial contact?
     
  14. Colt.barker

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    I mail the first quiz back tomorrow. Im looking forward to getting the 4° packet. How long did it take to get it after you mailed the first quiz back?
     
  15. Colt.barker

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    I mailed the first lesson back to Guthrie today. Im thinking im going to order the Master Craftsman for fathers day ^_^ Im going to start dropping hints to my wife tongiht lol.
     
  16. jwhoff

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    I find Guthrie to be quick to respond. I believe after the initial contact I received a response in a week or so.
     
  17. Beathard

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    Just received my College of the Consistory packet with my first quiz. Now if I could just find my bridge to light!
     
  18. Jacob Johnson

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    I just got mine in the mail yesterday too. It was a pretty fast response, I think I actually applied for it on Monday.
     
  19. Beathard

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    Just sent my first packet back. Very informative experience. I wonder what comes next?
     
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  20. Jacob Johnson

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    my bet is 15-19th. I seem to remember reading that there was one packet per body.
     

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