Raised Last Night to Sublime Degree of Master Mason

Discussion in 'Becoming a Freemason' started by Overworked724, May 16, 2018.

  1. Overworked724

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    Last night I had the honor and sincere privilege of being raised to Master Mason. It was an experience I will never forget. The sacrifice of personal time, energy, attention and devotion to the Craft was on full display by every brother for my degree. Words simply can’t grasp the sincere appreciation I feel towards every brother who participated. Needless to say, I am still digesting the evening...and will be for probably quite some time to come!!

    Having read many posts on this forum from newly raised MM’s...I can now understand the impact of the evening. Also, I am glad I followed the advice of the brothers on this forum and in lodge: don’t do research on the degrees! Going in blind certainly left me wide open to the impact the Degree was meant to impart.

    So...that’s my update! My journey begins.


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  2. Warrior1256

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    Congratulations Brother! Sounds like you had a great experience.
     
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  3. Bro Sony

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    Congratulations Brother, enjoy the journey!
     
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  4. otherstar

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    Congrats!
     
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  5. Symthrell

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    Congratulations and Welcome Brother!!
     
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  6. dfreybur

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    Welcome again, and again, to the family thrice adopted Brother.
     
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  7. Overworked724

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    Still glowing in the moment. Understand a heck of a lot more now.

    On a different note...being installed as a Steward in a few weeks. Going to do my best to give back as good as I have received.


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  8. Overworked724

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    ...and Yes...before anyone asks...am working on returning my MM catechism next month. (Hopefully)


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  9. Bloke

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    Congratulations Bro and enjoy your journey..
     
  10. • RM

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    Congrats brother !
     
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  11. Bro. WJonesPHA

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  12. Breakingstereotypes

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    Congratulations my brother! I will be raised on June 18!!
     
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  13. Overworked724

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    Happy to say that my 3rd degree catechism return was completed last night and it went very well! In Illinois, the candidates have a choice of short or long form and they are conducted in open lodge. I chose to return them in long form which, as many brethren on this board have mentioned, carries some distinct advantages. One being that I look upon the other lectures and ritual content without as much hesitation as to what I can truly memorize. A second being fluent in the subtle library of content on the degrees which winds its way into the rituals conducted within the lodge. A third being that I have a strong confidence that I will have no trouble acting as an interlocutor for other brethren returning their catechisms. And finally, the satisfaction of receiving the deep respect and gratitude from the brethren for showing that I was willing to put forth the effort and time to do the long form in open lodge.

    That is my experience thus far...and it’s been excellent! And now I am on to the next challenges!

    Enjoy your weekend, Brethren!
     
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  14. Matt L

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    Outstanding Brother!!!
     
  15. Bro. P.W.Wesson PM

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    Congratulations are in Order, may you enjoy the fruits of your Labor.
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  16. rpbrown

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    Congratulations brother. Now the journey really begins for you
     

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