Favorite Degree?

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Favorite Degree?

  1. EA

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    26.4%
  2. FC

    35 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. MM

    32 vote(s)
    35.2%
  1. SeeKer.mm

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    I honestly love each degree for there own different lessons and perspective...in our childhood, in our adult lives, and as we age, we see things from a different perspective and each stage of life has its lessons. This was a hard question for me, but, since there can only be one answer, I would say that the MM degree was my favorite, because it was then that I could you all my Brothers. I joined the forum when my interest in Masonry was first sparked, before I was a Mason. I learned a lot from you all and while I may not be a Texas Mason, this Yankee really appreciates the words, the thoughts, the lessons, and the advice I gained from all of you that helped me on my journey in light. So for those reasons, the privilege to address you all as Brothers, and the degree that made that possible would have to be my favorite...
     
  2. AdQuadratum

    AdQuadratum Registered User

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    The death !
     
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  3. dfreybur

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    I went into my EA cold so I had no idea what to expect. It was all new to me and it had a big emotional impact but there was so much new most of it didn't sink in until I was working on my proficiency.

    By the time I took my MM I knew everyone well and it was a nice mix of the expected and unexpected.

    In my FC it was those lectures that impressed me. I've since seen FC degrees in several jurisdictions and the way the lectures are conducted in Texas is more different than most. The way I saw it there was a piece small enough for me to absorb then we moved and the topic changed. Then another piece small enough for me to absorb and we moved again. I was better able to understand and retain the information as it was given to me. Introduction, three, five, seven, the story of the pass, the story of the wages and the letter G, the story of the rise and fall of civilizations and the hand of Masonry lifting ever up across the ages.
     
  4. Bro. Vincent

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    I will let you know after Saturday when I am raised... I'm excited and curious and anxious all at the same time...


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  5. Monsignor

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    Hello all... First post here.

    I'd also say that my favorite was the FCC for any of the same reasons. My MM was excellent... Funny I thought they had forgotten about me there in the West!


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  6. Monsignor

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    Sorry that should have been FC... Thanks autocorrect!


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  7. jwhoff

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    FC. I mean, I just can't get past it.

    it's truly with me every day. it keeps me alive and on the edge of humanity and eternity.

    a :001_smile: for those of you who read deeper than these few comments.
     
  8. Ashlar76

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    Without a doubt, the Meat and Potatoes.

    FellowCraft!


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  9. rpbrown

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    Tough choice. They were all special to me in different ways. So, I would have to say all of them
     
  10. crono782

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    My favorite degree as a candidate: FC. My favorite degree now: EA.


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  11. dfreybur

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    I lived in Seattle metro about 2001-2. After a 3rd degree completed and the lodge was closed there was a meal. During the meal a couple of the brothers did a "knife and fork" presentation. They jokingly called it the "third and a half degree". All of the PMs present seemed to know the words so it must have been a local tradition going back a long time. Degrees stated meetings are solemn and they are supposed to be. The festive board after have levity and they are supposed to be like that. This presentation was an artful mix of elegant and hilarious. Sort of a spoof on the duties of the stewards.
     
  12. wcypodcast

    wcypodcast Registered User

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    3rd, 7th(RA), 13th(AASR), 9(CM) ,Order of the Temple


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  13. Billy Jones

    Billy Jones Registered User

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    The 3rd virtual past master 32nd and Knight Templer


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  14. AnthonyPomilia357

    AnthonyPomilia357 Registered User

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    3rd degree by far!
    I am joining Scottish Rite in October. Can't wait for those degrees!

    Master Mason from Metamora/Hadley Lodge No. 210 of the GL of MI
     
  15. wcypodcast

    wcypodcast Registered User

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    Are you southern jurisdiction or northern?


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  16. LittleHunter

    LittleHunter Registered User

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    MM is certainly the most dramatic and moving but I feel that the degree team that did my EA and FC did a better job. They really "meant" every word. The FC lecture is my favorite. It was very inspiring


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  17. AnthonyPomilia357

    AnthonyPomilia357 Registered User

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    Northern. Why?

    Master Mason from Metamora/Hadley Lodge No. 210 of the GL of MI
     
  18. wcypodcast

    wcypodcast Registered User

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    Just curious. The degrees are different between northern and southern jurisdictions.


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  19. dfreybur

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    Especially the early ones. In SJ the early numbered degrees tell details of what most of us experienced during our 3rd degree.
     
  20. AnthonyPomilia357

    AnthonyPomilia357 Registered User

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    Really? Are the degrees completely different?

    Up here in Michigan, I heard that they've recently changed the degrees so that they wouldn't "offend" people. Sounds pretty lame. I guess it's time to take that first "A" out of AASR!

    Master Mason from Metamora/Hadley Lodge No. 210 of the GL of MI
     

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