G.S.A.T.O.T ! Masonic Acronyms

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  1. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    I gotta start a thread on this (GSATOT!) - Masonic Acronyms.....

    Masonic Acronyms are incredibly popular and incredibly confusing !

    We all know many of them, but I just spent some time trying to workout what the hell I was being invited to when invited to the DGLME..... It turns out I was being invited to the District Grand Lodge of the Middle East... which is not in the Middle East at all - it's in Asia and working under Scotland. I will not forget that and here is the history of it;
    What crazy Masonic Acronym got you stumped ?
     
  2. Companion Joe

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    I don't know about stumped, but I have always thought these were a mouth full. I don't belong to either one.

    MOVPER - Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm (Grotto)
    SRICF - Rosicrucians
     
  3. dfreybur

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    2B1SK1.

    Long before I decided to petition I knew Masons used a ton of inscrutable acronyms for their own groups. Given this it never occurred to me that they would also use inscrutable acronyms for the general public. The constant use of acronyms rendered that one on bumper stickers utterly meaningless to me.

    One day we were at a family wedding. We sat at a table with distant relatives. I noticed his ring. He told me that it is a little known fact that there are no invitations to become a Mason (I since learned invitations are common in some countries). The only way to become a Mason was to ask a Mason for an application. Ah ha! Several months later I showed up at a local temple and asked for a petition.
     
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  4. appzdude

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    2B1ASK1 (To Be One Ask One) - I think it is designed to prompt the inquisitive to initiate a conversation providing the worthy a path to our great fraternity.

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  5. Bloke

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    I agree.
     
  6. Canadian Paul

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    On the walls of our lodge hang pictures of all our Past Masters. The pictures of those that are deceased have a small brass plaque bearing the acronym "PTTGLA" and the date.
     
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  7. Bloke

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    Do you know what it stands for ?

    We have "cumtt" which was Collingwood United Masonic Temple Trust. That no longer holds the building as our brothers wisely transferred it to a new legal enity, an Association with members and officers rather than trustees. Makes it easy to pass it to successive generations and puts us under clearer legislation designed specifically for community organizations. Now its CMC Inc. (An "Inc" here is an Association, not a company as in the States..... dont know squat about Canadian Corporate Law)
     
  8. Companion Joe

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  9. Bloke

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    Ahhhhhh.... thanks !
     
  10. Warren Grant

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    Not an Acronym but what does the three dots in the shape of a triangle stands for ?
     
  11. Bloke

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    LOL... there was a discussion on that in a recent thread, let's say it was inconclusive

    http://www.myfreemasonry.com/threads/masonic-signature.13966/

    I recommended going external to this site to research
     
  12. Go49ersuk

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    Three dots in a triangle maybe The Mark Masters Mark of Approval.
     
  13. Bloke

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    NECOMELI =Northeast Conference on Masonic Education & Libraries
     
  14. Brother JC

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    Societas Rosicruciana In Civitatibus Foederatis... a mouthful indeed!
     
  15. Scoops

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    SRIA - Societas Rosicruciana In Anglia
    SRIS - Societas Rosicruciana In Scotia

    I suspect there are more like this...

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  16. Bloke

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    We have SRIA and things like 'ROSC" for The Royal Order of Scotland, "ROEri" for Royal ORder of Eri
     
  17. Bloke

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    Grand Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence (GCCCFC).
     
  18. MBC

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    I think I've seen the longest ever Masonic Acronym in England and Wales, which is...

    PProvDepGSuptWks

    It stands for Past Provincial Deputy Grand Superintendent of Works...
     
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  19. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    WOW! Lot of info to absorb.
     
  20. Bloke

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    C.O.W. = Committee on Work, Committee of Work....never heard of that before... makes me think about worshiping false idols LOL
     

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