differences between Canadian and American Masonry

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by widows son, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    Hey brethren,
    Just an inquiry, but I've recently joined a royal arch chapter and will be attending my first meeting/ mark master degree, any thoughts on the rite in general? I am also going to go through the Scottish rite as well, but I've been advised to do one first, as I will get the most out of it, please note I am a proud Canadian mason and I am aware that there are slight differences in the way we do things but please feel free to post your opinion!
     
  2. martin

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    hey brother where in canada r u?
    i'm in woodbridge ontario
     
  3. cemab4y

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    One difference, is that after over 11 years of military conflict in Afghanistan, not one USA Grand lodge (other than PHA) has set up a lodge in this country. The Grand Lodge of Ontario established Canada lodge at Kandahar, Afghanistan a couple of years ago. I wish USA Grand Lodges would follow their example, and bring Freemasonry to the soldiers and civilians serving here.

    Bravo, Canada. Thanks and Merci, to the Grand Lodge of Ontario.
     
  4. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    I'm in Niagara falls area, welland specifically, and I had thought the grand lodge in afghanistan was American, but thank you for the respects!
     
  5. widows son

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    But I've learned that in America past master degree is required to become a master of a lodge, is this true? Because in Canada iys no longer required and actually omitted
     
  6. martin

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    Is Grand lodge of Canada in the province of Ontario that's the name
     
  7. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    Ya AFAM, have you gone thru York or Scottish?
     
  8. martin

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    Scottish and u
     
  9. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    About to start York, but I'm going to go thru Scottish as well, how old is your lodge?
     
  10. martin

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    Since 1873 and urs
     
  11. martin

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    Blackwood lodge 311 maple- woodbridge York region
     
  12. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    1850s not quite sure on the date but our lodge is over 150, our aprons have a golden border around it
     
  13. MarkR

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    Not in Minnesota. I'm a PM, and I've never even witnessed a Past Master Degree. Some have been put on in the area for educational purposes, but it's not a recognized degree.
     
  14. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Not in Texas.
     
  15. martin

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    All [ ] [ ] older then 100 years old have a golden trim in the apron
     
  16. widows son

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    Ya in Canada PM isn't required, we also salute the queen of England at the end of our meetings, she known as the queen of the craft
     
  17. BryanMaloney

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    Amusing that you salute someone who is innately ineligible to be a Mason.
     
  18. widows son

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    True but her family were patrons of the craft when king George took the crown, I'm assuming it's now hereditary
     

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