Protect your S&C

Discussion in 'Prince Hall Freemasonry' started by Celidonious, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Celidonious

    Celidonious Registered User

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    Greeting brothers I have just been raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason April 19. Due to my families excitement, I received a few shirts, ball cap and family heirlooms in the mail. As a new Mason I asked if it were to be ok for me to wear such things as I received and I was told that I should be able to protect it. I have a understanding of what this means but I find it a little bad of taste that once a man goes through so much work to reach this step he can not proudly show off his achievements. Now I'm not talking walking around head to toe in PHA gear, but it would help remind and lift up the new Mason if he could wear say a ball cap with out having to be weary of answering 50 q&a's a day. Just wondering the thoughts of those that have done this for much longer than I have.


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  2. bupton52

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    I would recommend that you be able to answer questions if necessary, but I haven't experienced brothers "charging up" other brothers because of their gear, so maybe you won't get hit with a thousand questions.


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  3. Celidonious

    Celidonious Registered User

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    Ok thanks sir.


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  4. RegThaBarber

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    First Greetings and Congratulations from Oceana#69 Virginia Beach Va....
    My cable tow's and I were raised March30 of this year and do what your conductor told you....it's gonna be alright!!! In your book you'll find how to protect your emblem......
    Travel Light...peace


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  5. Celidonious

    Celidonious Registered User

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    Thank you brother for the insight.


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  6. AdQuadratum

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    Shin bright brother you are a mm and as much as a brother as any high degree mason. Let the light shine you have overcome death and have been raised to the sublime you are a mason for life so let the light shine /g\ smib
     
  7. Celidonious

    Celidonious Registered User

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    That's what I feel but I now see the mixed feelings from the different brothers of the different jurisdictions.


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  8. Ben A.

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    Brother, fraternal greetings and congratulations on your raising. Different jurisdictions do things differently. It is demonstrative of our diverse cultures. I, for one, will not have a Masonic question and answer session with someone off the street claiming to be a Mason. I would politely ask him to come to lodge at our next meeting and bring his dues card with him. Only by strict trial and due examination will I have Masonic discourse with him. Otherwise, how would I know that I'm not dealing with a clandestine individual? There is a time and place for these interactions.

    Travel safely, Brother, and congrats once again!
     
  9. Celidonious

    Celidonious Registered User

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    Thank you sir


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  10. tldubb

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    If some gets real indignant about what you have on. You can bypass everything by simply stating"mine for yours" referring to the dues card. Don't be afraid to show your light..


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  11. Heart of Stone

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    I just ask to see a dues card.Don't have time for 50 questions.And if I can't answer the questions, O well.I'm not giving up nothing.

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  12. Nat Geo 357

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    Congratulations. With that being said if you were raised to The Sublime Degree of Master Mason. You should be well equipped to not only protect your emblem but also wear it with pride. Look to your notes and ask the elders questions. Inside of your difficulty I assure you your answer is right there. Always remember one important statement that brings everything right back to earth when you are dealing with extreme brothers. Are you Off or From. That simple statement brings it back to meeting on the level and parting on the square. Another one is yours for mine. Remember both of those for those zealous brothers that really don,t mean no harm. With membership and dues down over the past ten years across the nation. We really need to come together and cultivate the zeal that these new brothers have after being raised.


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  13. Mason653

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    Don't cover my light with your darkness!

    Lol a brother told me to say that if someone covers your light.


    Your Brother 357


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  14. KevinHarp1

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    My opinion follows:

    BTW, I'm not a PHA Mason.

    Wear your regalia proudly.

    You DO NOT have to PROVE that you are a MM to anyone EXCEPT when you visit a lodge and there is no one there to vouch for you. Then, in VA anyway, you will have a comittee, take the tilers oath, and go through a short investigation, the secretary will look up your dues card in the book to see if your lodge is regognized.

    The only time you REALLY know a guy is a MM is 1) if you have sat in lodge with him 2) if he has been introduced to you by someone else you have sat in lodge with or is known, without a doubt, that he is a MM.
     
  15. BrinkJ

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    After receiving my first two degrees I was advised not to wear anything to avoid having to answer questions. That being said, even a new MM should be able to answer most questions pertaining to the Blue Lodge. If the question is from the realm of YR or SR politely inform them that you aren't part of that appendant organization. It really shouldn't be an issue.


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    FC, Elmore Lodge #30


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  16. bruce harris

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    You got to b checke


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  17. bruce harris

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    Let me put this out I was raised in west germany in the 3/4 cav charles bager province hall out of Texas look when my eyes was open to the light this what happen the entre programe was halted and I was told I was to leave and report back to the unit this was very strange how did the know where I was and to stop this and all my future bros was present I to this day don't understand I am a son of light


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  18. jasonb

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    Firtst off let me start of by saying congrats on becoming a mm brother in your travels you will find that some men
    Become masons for all the wrong reasons. But with that being said I once had a brother come up to me and asked if he could see
    My ring like bro. Tldubb said all you have to say is mine for yours and if that finger goes over that ring you tell
    Light there be light and if he is a real brother fhen he will know what u mean. Tried never denied and ready to be tried again I'm alwayz ready.
     
  19. Jamarr/G\

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    Right on brother!

    And to just to enLIGHTen you more on that subject after being raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason I was taught that if you are in a conversation with any KNOWN brothers that are apart of an appendant body and their talking" above your head" meaning their talking about things that's outside of the" Blue Lodge" that you as MM know nothing about. Just remember your "penalty" as a MM and slice them up! They'll know that you want them to bring the conversation down to your level..

    *Jurisdictions may vary on this

    Hope I didn't confuse you. Its just a little advice that I got when I was just Made.



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  20. bupton52

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    If you mean what I think you mean, I have never heard of that before.


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