EA Degree in 3 weeks

Discussion in 'Becoming a Freemason' started by Dajohn R, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Dajohn R

    Dajohn R Registered User

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    Hello All I am new to this forum and just received my official notice of the date and time my EA degree. I've never been so excited and nervous at the same time. Any advice or suggestions ?
     
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  2. David Duke

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    Relax and enjoy the experience. Do not try and "research" the degree, if you do you will only lessen the experience for yourself. Congratulations!!


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  3. Warrior1256

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    Congratulations! Pay close attention to what is going on and being said during the ritual. Not only will this make great memories but will serve you well later.
     
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  4. Bloke

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    Very good advice above.

    Relax. Listen, learn, ask questions to someone knowledgeable who likes answering, be polite, patient and understand it can take a while to get a handle on Freemasonry. Seek out a new friend or two at Lodge, every meeting until you know all in the room.
     
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  5. Dajohn R

    Dajohn R Registered User

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    Thank you all for the advice. I am really looking forward to it
     
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  6. Keith C

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    Great advice above.

    I would add that if you have the opportunity to attend another EA degree ritual before you are Passed to FC, it may make things much clearer. Despite paying attention during your degree, you inevitably miss some things.
     
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  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Absolutely!
     
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  8. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    Congrats!
     
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  10. slidelock

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    Enjoy it.

    I would compare it to being hit by a tidal wave of knowledge. You're definitely going to get wet, but most of it will fly right past you or go over your head.


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  11. Warrior1256

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    Absolutely agree! I learned much more from watching the EA degree from the sidelines than I did going through myself. It was just so different from anything that I had experienced before that I could not absorb much of it. But don't get me wrong, it was a great experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world!
     
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  12. bienf

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    Total agreement Bro. In the Philippines, all sorts of things are running through your mind through out the ritual that you cannot pay attention to the whole thing, I myself only recalled about 20% of the ritual and it made more sense when I was able to attend someone else's EA degree conferral.
     
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  13. JLB658

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    The only thing I would add is don't just watch from the sideline, but take part. There are many parts you can learn right after initiation. you can't imagine how much it helps you in learning your EA studies. I also agree, do not research ahead of time. It takes away from the experience.
     
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  14. Dajohn R

    Dajohn R Registered User

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    Good Morning all I will be receiving my EA degree tomorrow @ Lafayette Lodge No 27 I am super excited !
     
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  15. grayflannelsuit

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    Good luck, and remember to enjoy the day as much as you can!
     
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    Dajohn R Registered User

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    IMG_7559.JPG Just wanted to share a picture from tonight it was one of the greatest experiences of my life I will never forget it ! I'm the fella in the blue suit :)
     
  17. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Congratulations !!!!!!!!!
     
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  18. David Duke

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    The apron gave you away before the suit! Congratulations my Brother.


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  19. David Duke

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    Whoops just noticed the other EA


    David Duke
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  20. Dajohn R

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    Haha Thanks brother !
     

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