Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason!

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  1. Derinique Kendrick

    Derinique Kendrick Registered User

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    Good Morning Brethern,
    It is with great pleasure that I inform my brothers that last night I was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. Words can't even begin to describe how I am feeling right now. What an amazing experience. So amazing I actually haven't slept since I made it in (Good thing I don't have to work today lol).
    I want to take this time to thank each and every one of the brothers who have supported me, encouraged me, and answered any questions that I may have had even going back to when I was trying to begin the application process. I have to say that I have grown since I asked back in November of last year, received my petition on February, and from the night I was initiated in April up until being Raised last night. I know that there is so much more growing to do.
    Sorry if I'm going on a rant, but I'm just so happy to be here right now.
    Proud to be a Master Mason
    Greensboro Lodge No. 223
    Greensboro, Georgia
    MWPHGL of Georgia
    Petitioned: 2/22/15 I: 4/21/15 P: 5/19/15 R: 7/21/15
     
  2. coomby

    coomby Registered User

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    Congratulations Brother!
     
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  3. LightSeeker357

    LightSeeker357 Registered User

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    Congrats Good Brother !

    Leon Hampton
    Tyre Lodge #29
    Newark, NJ
    MWPHGL of NJ
     
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  4. Derinique Kendrick

    Derinique Kendrick Registered User

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    Thanks Brother!
    Thanks Brother!
     
  5. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    You have kinfolk around the globe now. We bicker at the same time as we love, just like other types of family.

    I do a presentation when I attend degrees in person, with versions per degree. I don't think I've posted in on the forum yet. Being my own creation I don't give exact quotes each time.

    The degrees of Masonry tell the story of the building of King Solomon's temple. As you learned in one of the earlier lectures one of the construction materials used to build the temple was Lebanon Cedar. At the moment Lebanon Cedar is on the endangered species list so no man may cut one down. We are American Masons and we are not in the Holy Land here in (Florida). American Cedar thrives nicely here in America.

    While you were listening to the lecture I was writing on this block of American Cedar that I give you now as a memento of your degree for you to keep. On one side of the block I draw symbols related to the degree. As your degree tonight was a Master Mason degree I drew the Square and Compasses as they were under your hands during your obligation. On the other side of the block I wrote which degree it was tonight and the date. I did not write your name. Not just because I don't want to misspell your name on a memento for you to keep, but to illustrate that Masonry is a group endeavor not a solo one. You write your own name on your own block to illustrate that you are now on our team. (Hand the newly adopted brother block and magic marker)

    As you go out into the mundane world after our meeting, I ask you to look around you. You will see a forest of men and like a forest they will be of many types. Mixed among these men will be your fellow Cedars. We come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Some green and straight. Some greying and wind swept. Over time you'll be like so many of the fellow Cedars you see. Now that you're a Master Mason the brothers raised from now on will see you in their forest. Go forth and make us proud that you are now among us.

    Welcome again, and again to the family thrice adopted brother. (Shake hands, hug and get back the magic marker)
     
  6. Derinique Kendrick

    Derinique Kendrick Registered User

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    Thank you very much for that warm welcome brother @dfreybur
     
  7. nickthomp

    nickthomp NL#40 Premium Member

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    Congrats brother!
     
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  8. Derinique Kendrick

    Derinique Kendrick Registered User

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    Thanks brother!
     
  9. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    Congratulations Brother
     
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  10. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Congrats!
     
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  11. Bro. Staton

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    Congrats and welcome....Now get in there and become a resourceful and useful brother...We expect great things from you young man. Again congrats...
     
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  12. Derinique Kendrick

    Derinique Kendrick Registered User

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    Thanks Brother
    Thanks Brother
    Thank you brother! I plan to do just that sir!
     
  13. Andymac40330

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    Congrats brother!
     
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  14. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    A belated congratulations Brother!
     
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  15. Keith D. McKeever Jr.

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    Congrats brother!!!.... You will definitely enjoy this everlasting journey.

    Keith D. McKeever Jr.
    Suburban Lodge #213
    North Charleston, SC
    Dist. #1 MWPHGLofSC
     
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  16. Bro. S.Brown

    Bro. S.Brown Premium Member

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    I'm a little late...but congratulations, Brother!
     
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  17. Derinique Kendrick

    Derinique Kendrick Registered User

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    Thanks Brother!
    Thanks a lot Brother!
    Thanks Brother! I plan to enjoy every bit of it!
    Thank you Brother!
     
  18. crono782

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    Congratulations Brother. I am very glad that you stuck with it and are now joined with us as a newly made Master.
     
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  19. Derinique Kendrick

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    Thanks brother! It has indeed been a long road. I am also glad that I stuck it out because the feeling I had after being raised was well worth the wait! I have to say thank you for all of you help while I was playing the waiting game even when I was overthinking things. You along with a few other brothers reached out and helped in some kind of way and in my eyes that's what this brotherhood is all about, and for that I thank you!

    Well wishes to you for your year in the East! I hope to go through the chairs and earn the priveledge to say that I am undertaking the same thing in the years to come!
     
  20. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    Congratulations, Brother! Your journey is just beginning.
     
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