legal Past Master Question

Discussion in 'Masonic Jurisprudence' started by lacaco, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. lacaco

    lacaco Registered User

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    I am about to become the past master of Lometa lodge 514 (This July) and a dear friend and brother has bought a past masters badge (From europe) for me. I told him that I am not sure that I can wear it legally as it is from another Masonic Jurisdiction (Italy). Am I correct or being just overly squirrely?

    Thanks
    Larry
     
  2. david918

    david918 Premium Member

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    I would wear it, in my opinion once you are a PM you are entitled to wear a PM badge ,pin or what ever you have earned that right
     
  3. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    i would say you're fine with wearing it after you become a PM.
     
  4. lacaco

    lacaco Registered User

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    Thanks to all, as I don't want to look like a fool and not know the proper thing to do as a mason!!!
     
  5. Huw

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    Hi Larry.

    Obviously this is a matter for the rules of your own GL, and of course the rules differ between jurisdictions, so I've no idea what you may or may not be allowed to do in GLoTX.

    Here in England, we wouldn't be allowed to wear a foreign decoration in Lodge, we can wear only the regalia defined by our own jurisdiction. Even if a UGLE member is also an actual member in another jurisdiction, then he must still wear only his UGLE regalia when he's in his UGLE Lodge (unless he's acting as an official Representative of his other jurisdiction). For example, I'm an honorary member in two jurisdictions outside UGLE, and in one of them I even have an honorary Office, but nevertheless I can't wear that regalia in UGLE Lodges. But of course overseas visitors who are not UGLE members can (and should) wear their own jurisdiction's regalia in our Lodges.

    T & F,

    Huw
     
  6. TexMass

    TexMass Registered User

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    You need to take a picture of it and post it! My wife say's "Freemasons are like fish, they're all attracted to little shiny things."
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2010
  7. Casey

    Casey Mandalorian Premium Member

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    lol!
     

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