Master Mason degree

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Phil P, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Georgi Ivanov

    Georgi Ivanov Registered User

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    Gratz for the upcoming degree, Bro. What a way to start the new Year


    Fraternally,
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  2. Phil P

    Phil P Registered User

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    Very true. If Grand Lodge wasn't the week of my birthday (Jan 20), I would've requested to have that done then
     
  3. Warrior1256

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    Great!
     
  4. jrnteach

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    My own 3rd degree is scheduled for January 17th. That date is memorable as it would have been my moms 70th birthday (she passed away almost nine years ago). I was very fortunate that the worshipful master of my Lodge was able to schedule me like that.
     
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  5. Warrior1256

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    Congratulations Brother. Be sure to let us know how it went.
     
  6. Matt L

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    Brethren, keep us informed. Maybe we should start a "myfreemasonary.com" traveling degree team.
     
  7. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    That would be fun.

    The Knights of Mecca from Hella Shrine do a lot of Masters Degree work at Lodges in the DFW area. I think there is some protocol with the GL for dispensation for the team to actually confer the degrees.
     
  8. Phil P

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    I did my fellowcraft back on July 25 which was my mom's b-day
    I'd love that
     
  9. dfreybur

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    Any group of qualified Master Masons of a jurisdiction can use that jurisdiction's authorized ritual without dispensation as long at that lodge's pedestal officers are there to do the opening and closing.

    Dispensation is only needed to raise a candidate using some other ritual. For example there is a traveling degree team that does Oklahoma ritual that confers degrees across the US with dispensation.

    I suspect dispensation might be needed to use costumes. But should that be the case? My mother lodge does degrees in tuxedo. That's a costume.
     
  10. David612

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    Tuxedo isn’t a costume, it’s a standard.
    :)
     
  11. Warrior1256

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    Yeah, here the Valley of Louisville Scottish Rite has a degree team that travels the area conferring the degrees when requested.
     
  12. Phil P

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    I was FINALLY raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason last night. Although our lodge is still in a renovation process, this was the first time we held a degree in our own building since before Hurricane Harvey. And what a night it was, really enjoyed the experience & looking fwd to taking part in the degrees myself after I get this proficiency finished
     
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  13. David Duke

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    Congratulations Brother, sorry I couldn’t make it we were having a FC last night and I needed to be at it.


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  14. Phil P

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    I did get the e-mail blast that y'all were also having a degree too. Worshipful Don Withrow from Humble Lodge conferred my degree. Still a little dusty but hey, at least we did our degree in our own building
     
  15. Keith C

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    Congratulations Brother, glad you could be raised in your own lodge building.
     
  16. Warrior1256

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    Congratulations Brother!!!!
     
  17. dfreybur

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    Welcome again, and again, to the family Thrice adopted Brother.
     
  18. Phil P

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    Oh most definitely. Good thing all the tools was set to the side so I didn't run into anything....lol
     

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