Favorite Degree?

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Favorite Degree?

  1. EA

    24 vote(s)
    26.4%
  2. FC

    35 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. MM

    32 vote(s)
    35.2%
  1. wcypodcast

    wcypodcast Registered User

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    Exactly.


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  2. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    Comparing the SR degrees I took in SJ with the ones I visited in NJ the early ones are completely different but after several the differences become small.
     
  3. jwhoff

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    The northern jurisdiction has re-written its degrees several times in the past ... the same moral lessons taught with different (usually American and more modern themes.) I have read most of them and do not take them to be less offensive. Rather more to the understanding of today's membership.

    Many of my fellow brethren here in the southern jurisdiction consider the re-writes akin to blasphemy. "Thou shall not change the work but abideth by each stroke from the hand of Albert Pike." Liberties, though glossed over from Pike's pen, are not to be tolerated.

    Again, I'm somewhat ambivalent to the charge.

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  4. Bro. Vincent

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    The SW in my lodge does the entire MC lecture during the FC degree. It's beautiful to see and hear. Every time he does it in a district degree setting he gets an standing ovation. He doesn't shorten anything, not one word.

    It is absolute impressive. I love the EA degree but I also love his rendition of that...


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  5. dbenton828

    dbenton828 Registered User

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    Id have to say the Fc. Love the staircase lecture
     
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  6. Brother

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    Order of the temple. The most meaningful degree I've been through next to the masters degree.

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  7. Warrior1256

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    For me MM no doubt. I will remember every moment for the rest of my life.
     
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  8. twhaley67

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    FC, I was enthralled by the staircase lecture. I was moved by the fact that these men were putting on this elaborate display just for little old me. The night really changed me I think. The MM was also thrilling but I was a little more ready for it.
     
  9. pointwithinacircle2

    pointwithinacircle2 Rapscallion Premium Member

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    EA, no doubt. My first introduction to the Lodge was the best.
     
  10. Ed Nelson

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    The EA degree holds a deep place in my heart. It was the start of my masonic journey, and the newness and strangeness of what was happening makes is special to me.

    The MM is my favorite. The ritual is deeply meaningful and I feel I became a true master mason the night I was raised.

    Conversely, the FC degree is my least favorite. The long lecture of the staircase and the rest of the degree just doesn't grab me at all.
     
  11. AndreAshlar

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    The Fellowcraft degree for sure
     
  12. Companion Joe

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    Mark Master
     
  13. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    We have fun in our Mark Master Lodge (Keystone), hamming it up a bit.
     
  14. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

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    I agree. The royal master is one of my favorite esp if the long form soliloquy is given.
     
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  15. Ghost

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    Being initiated. The newfound light and brothers make for a great first experience.
     
  16. AndreAshlar

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    My favorite will be the next one I obtain #WaitingPatiently
     
  17. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    I think the most memorable was EA for sure. Yes, the MM degree was great and I didn't know what to expect exactly, but the EA really was something due to the fact that I didn't really have a clue what was going to happen. I think I will always remember them but the EA sticks out the most for sure. Absolutely nervous, but I kept thinking about my great-grandfather, both of my grandfathers and my dad as well. They all had done it and they are all great guys. It was very special.
     
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  18. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Sorry to hear you had a lot of knowledge already. That must have really taken away a lot of the mystery of what was going to happen.
     
  19. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    MM degree. I am very fascinated with the story behind brother Abiff.
     
  20. Ressam

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    If possible -- could you, please, tell&describe this Event, sir?
    I just heard that Rituals are not counted as "masonic secrets".
     

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