Separate But Equal?

Discussion in 'Freemasonry In Texas' started by Blake Bowden, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    Judgment call. If you already know that the person is interested in one particular regular grand lodge, you might just mention the other grand lodge and proceed accordingly.
     
  2. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    Life is as fair as the fairness I put onto it and insist upon.
     
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  3. BullDozer Harrell

    BullDozer Harrell Registered User

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    Interestingly enough, I've recently spoke with a gentlemen in the world who was not only interested in becoming a Mason. Strangely he was very specific about a certain lodge, Oriental. In Illinois, both GLs have subordinate lodges. There's an Oriental#33 and Oriental#68.
    Instead of complicating the situation, i simply gave him this information and suggested that he contact both jurisdictions to discover which one he meant.
    The way I saw it, it wasn't my burden to involve myself too much beyond his doing his own legwork.

    A message to Brothers is to supply the information you carry, and leave the rest to the inquirer.

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  4. BullDozer Harrell

    BullDozer Harrell Registered User

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    Yes

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  5. BullDozer Harrell

    BullDozer Harrell Registered User

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    Respectfully those are small differences for lack of a better word.

    Honestly these are variations on a theme to me more than real differences.

    However, i will point out something very contrast between both jurisdictions that i've noticed. It's centering around the OES and prayer.

    In my PH jurisdiction, it's like members of the OES are given a Masonic like status and prayer tends to be overemphasized. Across jurisdictional lines, GL of IL customs tend not to be as reverential of the Adoptive Rite and of prayer.

    Oh, and i shouldn't leave out stiff protocol when addressing GLO's.

    99.9% of the time in my jurisdiction, a MW is always a MW and a RW is always a RW. Never just say Brother so& so. Lol





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  6. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    A number of years ago we were having a weekend practice and masons from the surrounding area were there. One of them was a PGM who is probably the most humble PGM I've ever seen. The senior warden was serving lunch to everyone and said "what would you like brother". The PGM stopped him and thanked him for calling him that. He said he gets so tired of always being PGM to everyone and always being MW that they forget he is still just their brother.
     
  7. the_widows_son

    the_widows_son Site Benefactor

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    You were raised in NM? What lodge?

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  8. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Montezuma #1, affiliated with Cerrillos XIX two-and-a-half months later.
     
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  9. the_widows_son

    the_widows_son Site Benefactor

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    Nice Im out of Clovis Lodge #40 I was Newly raised last Tuesday, before that I was PHA.

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  10. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Like that uni brother. I use to wear that too.
     
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  11. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Welcome to NM, Brother. I used to know Clovis fairly well; I grew up in Roswell and we would drive (very fast) to Clovis to cause trouble.
    My interaction with #40 is limited to spirited debates with a certain Brother there.
    Oh, and thank you for your service.
     
  12. the_widows_son

    the_widows_son Site Benefactor

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    I really appreciate that, When I was PHA we use to go to the Roswell lodge, mainly to do the staircase lecture. I like Roswell I also went out there to get certified on the intoxicalyzer for my job. Let me know if you are ever through these woods, or should I say desert. Would love to fellowship

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  13. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    I don't get back often, especially south of the 40, but I'll definitely let you know if I do.
     
  14. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    Welcome again, and again, to the family thrice adopted Brother.
     
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  15. the_widows_son

    the_widows_son Site Benefactor

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    Thank you Brother

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  16. the_widows_son

    the_widows_son Site Benefactor

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    I hear you bro

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  17. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Off topic: I've attended Oriental 33
     
  18. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    Me too. They are one of the most active lodges in the Chicago metro area.
     
  19. Doubleagle357

    Doubleagle357 Registered User

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    I understand completely, However, although you may invite me to your home and tell me to make myself at home, this brotherly invite does not mean I should burn my house down.
     
  20. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    If you don't mind me asking, why did you leave your PHA lodge ?
     

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