Favorite Degree

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by TCShelton, Nov 23, 2008.

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What is your favorite Blue Lodge degree and why?

  1. Entered Apprentice

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  2. Fellowcraft

    12 vote(s)
    27.9%
  3. Masters

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    39.5%
  1. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    What is your favorite Blue Lodge degree, and why?
     
  2. TexMass

    TexMass Registered User

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    If I'm performing ritual, it would be the FC degree since they always do the Middle Chamber Lecture up here. It is actually shorter than what's in the TX cipher book but it's over eleven minutes when recited at a normal pace. It's beautiful in content and context.

    If I'm waching, it would obviously be the MM degree.
     
  3. Wingnut

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    Mine changes all the time. Seems which ever we just did is the favorite! I like the EA for the impression it makes, the FC for the lessons it teaches and the MM for the significance and beauty.
     
  4. Texas_Justice85

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    EA, because it is when a man is first made a mason
    also because of the several different feelings you have going through it. Nervous, excited, confused, somewhat scared, relief, and the joy afterward
     
  5. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    To me the EA is my favorite. It is a time where the cadidate is reborn into a world of new light. I love the lessons that are taught in the degree along with the lecture. Everytime I see the degree or listen to the lecture I learn something new.
     
  6. nick1368

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    While the EA has important lessons, I would have to say the MM is my favorite.
     
  7. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Great answer.

    I gotta go with the FC, in a close one with the EA. I love the lessons.
     
  8. ravickery03

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    EA is the one that I get excited to see when I am in Texas, if I am visiting an out of state lodge it's the MM.

    If a lodge can do a spot on FC, then that is the most enjoyable.
     
  9. mm/mmm

    mm/mmm Registered User

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    What that Brother said !!!! :eek: :D
     
  10. JEbeling

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    I like putting on the Fellowcraft degree and the Lecture always explain things that is not in any other degree... ! The steps always explain things clear.. !
     
  11. jonesvilletexas

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    I have to go with the FC for the symbolism.
    Brother Jerry
     
  12. scottmh59

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  13. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Any particular reason?
     
  14. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    favorite degree is FC, so so much to learn in it. My favorite to perform is the 2nd part of the MM degree nothing like screaming "Vile and impotent" lol :)
    to me impotent is way worse than impious. :)
     
  15. Sirius

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    I must agree with Rhitland. The Fellowcraft has the body of lessons pertaining to how to live and progress. In the FC degree we find out what being a Freemason is all about. I'm not sure you can really understand the FC without a mastery of the MM. They seem to be out of order. The MM has a great deal of depth, but it has essentially one over riding lesson, the immortality of the soul. Whereas the FC has lesson built into lesson. Most think it's about some stairs and about something called the Middle Chamber. But, if you are able to truely make your way to the Middle Chamber you find the lessons are without end in this degree. Because this degree is about how we live and what we do with our life, and the lessons don't end till the heartbeat does.
     
  16. scottmh59

    scottmh59 Registered User

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    because
     
  17. Ben Rodriguez

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    I don't have a particular favorite one, each degree is very meaningful to me equally! Because every time I witness one, I remember that I was once there receiving new light!
     
  18. lopezgj

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    I would have to elect the EA° as my favorite. In my opinion, it is the biggest leap of faith of all other degrees. Causing the candidate to voluntarily put aside self-preservation and trust in God. Afterwards, finding out what safety really means.
     
  19. scribe1384

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    Entered Apprentice, because it is the foundation upon which your masonic education is based and to me it has always been the most impressionable degree when done right(with meaning) not just reciting words for the benefit of the sidelines. Remember its the canidate we are trying to impress and what better time to do that is in the 1st degree in Masonry.
     
  20. RedTemplar

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    I sort of partial to KS's " sentence you to an ignoramus death" as opposed to ignominious.

    It is really hard for me to choose which degree is my favorite. As a ritualist, I like the EA apron lecture, the FC staircase lecture, and when the candidate is seated in the South in the MM Degree.
     

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