Hello from Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SivadSemaj, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. SivadSemaj

    SivadSemaj Registered User

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    Hello Brethren,

    I was recently initiated, passed, and raised in Pennsylvania. Looking forward to furthering the craft with you all!
     
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  2. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Greetings and welcome to the forum Brother!
     
  3. Mark Stockdale

    Mark Stockdale Premium Member

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    Welcome Brother
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  4. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    Welcome Brother!

    Which Lodge?

    I will share the advice that I do to every new forum member from the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and other Masonic Jurisdictions Thereunto Belonging.

    We in PA do EVERYTHING differently than ANY other jurisdiction. So do not be dismayed when the discussions on here sound nothing like how you experience the Fraternity!
     
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  5. 613

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    OK, wait. I know we all do the very same things very differently, but you've really piqued my curiosity here, Keith C. (But, I have no questions, so I expect no answers.) Very interesting. I myself am in Washington State.
     
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  6. Winter

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    Welcome to the forum, Brother!

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  7. Keith C

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    Just for a start, we have Lodge Officers that other Jurisdictions do not. Our ritual is totally different, one example is there is no "Staircase Lecture" in the FC degree. What most visitors from other jurisdiction first notice is the "dance" we do with the WM's gavel and the Warden's columns when opening and closing Lodge.

    Find an excuse to visit PA, heck come to Philly, a tour of our Grand Lodge Temple is worth the trip alone, and visit a Lodge!
     
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  8. SivadSemaj

    SivadSemaj Registered User

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    Ivy Lodge, #397 brother.
     
  9. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Greetings Brother Sivad!

    Well, you do have aprons, are rumoured to have three degrees and call yourselves Freemasons.. and you have a Grand Master and Worshipful Masters.. and you meet in Warranted Lodges... other than that, I think you might be right !

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