Lodge Officer Duties - Junior Deacon

Discussion in 'Officers of the Lodge' started by Blake Bowden, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Bill Lins

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    Here every candidate gets his own degree and the SD is always his conductor.
     
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  2. Keith C

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    Interesting differences. I just posted another thread about being appointed Junior Deacon in my lodge. Here in PA the Junior Deacon carries messages between the Senior Warden and Junior Warden. The only speaking I am aware of is part of opening and closing the Lodge "in Ancient form." The Outer door is attended by the Pursuivant, the Examining room door by the Senior Master of Ceremonies and the Preparing room door by the Junior Master of Ceremonies. Candidates are conducted through their degrees by someone designated as "Guide" by the WM. The Jewel of both Senior and Junior Deacons is a Dove.
     
  3. Canadian Paul

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    In our ritual for the opening of the lodge the Deacons describe their duties as 'carrying messages and commands' from the Master to the wardens - but actually never actually do so! Their main ritual duties are to attend to the lesser lights (which are located one each in front of the Master and each Warden) during the Opening and Closing, adjust the Tracing Boards, conduct Candidates through their degrees and attend at the altar with crossed wands during the opening and closing of the greater lights. We have no Pursuivant and a a single 'Director of Ceremonies'.
     
  4. Brother JC

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    In my NM lodge there was a Master who took great delight in having the SW carry messages about the lodge.
     
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  5. Warrior1256

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    The Senior Warden? Have never heard of this.
     
  6. Ripcord22A

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    I think he meant deacon

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  7. Warrior1256

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    Oh, O.K.
     
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  8. Brother JC

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    Indeed, the SD. One time he even sent a message to the SW to give to the JD to carry to the JW. Just because.
     
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  9. Warrior1256

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    Sounds like the kind of guy that is infatuated with his authority.
     
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  10. Bloke

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    What did the members make of that performance ?
     
  11. Brother JC

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    I'm afraid I failed to transmit the true tone of the situation... it was all done in good fun, one of those "we say it but it's never been done hey let's try it!" sort of things. We all had a laugh and also realized that there are times during lodge when the pedestals might need to communicate privately.
     
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  12. Ripcord22A

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    Last night we had a PM of Lancaster #43(GLoPA) at our regular communication, our SD was rasied in that lodge and invited him out. Several of us went for a drink after and it was great comparing notes. Especially since ive seen 4 different jurisdictions ritual

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  13. Brother JC

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    There are three things that stood out to me when I visited a PA lodge; the WM never sits, the Wardens and their columns, and the fact the Brethren had never seen someone wearing cowboy boots with a suit.
     
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  14. Keith C

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    Funny. You might have felt better if you came to my lodge. Our Treasurer wears cowboy boots with his Tails!
     
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  15. Bro. Landry

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    In my jurisdiction the JD attends to alarms at the outer door, the SD , the inner door


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  16. Darrel B Smith

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  17. Darrel B Smith

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    MWPHAGL OF FlA of PHA F&AM IM THE JD OF THE LABOR SYSTEM LODGE #324 F&AM PHA[​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. Ripcord22A

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    Is that how your GL is styled? MWPHAGLoFLoPHA F&AM?

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  19. Bloke

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