Grand Hailing Sign of Distress

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Bro. David F. Hill, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Ripcord22A

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    Maybe because he wasnt really in "distress" amd just needed a lift? Just my guess

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  2. Travelling Man91

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    So do whatever sign you need to get a brothers attention right ?
     
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  3. Ripcord22A

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    I mean im just guessing...but also standing with theMM dueguard is alot less conspicuous the the GHSD...only a MM is gonna notice the DUEGUARD

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  4. Matt L

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    I guess it's the difference between calling 911 or the non emergency number. I knew what it was when I saw it, never asked him why he didn't use the MM sign of distress.
     
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  5. MBC

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    Just saying that not all MMs in the world know the due guard, some of them don't even know such things exist.
     
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  6. Canadian Paul

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    The 'Sign of Distress' used in Scottish lodges is quite different from that used in other jurisdictions, eg the UGLE. In my lodge we teach each MM three signs - that used in Scottish lodges, that used on 'sister jurisdictions' and that used 'on the continent of Europe', but we only use our own. Still, we are, I suppose, well-equipped to help or be helped ANYWHERE! (joke0
     
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  7. MBC

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    Same as ours in the UGLE, we are taught of three different sets of Sign of G. and D.
    One in England and Wales;
    One for Scotland, Ireland, and the America;
    One for Continental Europe...
     
  8. Bloke

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    Same in Victoria
     
  9. Travelling Man91

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    I would love to see the differences. Do you brothers belive the amercian brothers would know you were giving the sign

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  10. Bloke

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    I'm not sure... signs vary so possibly not...
     
  11. Brother JC

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    I would like to see something like this in the States. A good subject for my lodge's next discussion meeting.
     
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  12. Brother_Steve

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    I remember someone coming down to our lodge from Mass and showing us several variants. Unfortunately, this subject would probably not fly in open lodge.
    That would still look a little weird. In fact, a GHSoD would look normal trying to flag down passing motorists.

    Then again, if I'm doing the GHSoD, my wife is in labor or my passenger is severely injured or dying.

    Otherwise, I would just be waiting for help.
     
  13. Bloke

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    I wonder why you say this subject would not fly in an open mm lodge ? It's just the sort of thing we love and seeing this sort of thing was the first time I saw a due guard. We've debated the word in a mm lodge ( there are 3 slight variations here).... in lodge is a great place to seek and share light, freemasons seem to forget that..
     
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  14. Kevin Arnold

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    I didn't even have mine yet.
     
  15. Glen Cook

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    And teach the wrong one for the US
     
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  16. MBC

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    Not sure which one but I think you refer to the one with 3 distinct motions?


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  17. Glen Cook

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    Sorry, my mother GL is pretty particular about that being part of our secret work
     
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  18. MBC

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    Thanks for the answer


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