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  1. El Dud3rino

    El Dud3rino Registered User

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    So Mote It Be! should it only be used in lodge, or every where?

    Just a question, and I would like my brethren's thoughts on this please.

    I think it would be ok to say in the place of Amen.

    What do you guys think?


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    FC Mason
    Epes Randolph Lodge #32
    Tucson AZ
     
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  2. cindyvalerisa

    cindyvalerisa Registered User

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    Yes, n it's so powerful to be amen.. I agree with u

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  3. Bill Hosler

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    Re: So Mote It Be! When to be used, only at Lodge

    It's funny. No matter where I am and a prayer is given I say it if only silently to myself.


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  4. El Dud3rino

    El Dud3rino Registered User

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    Re: So Mote It Be! When to be used, only at Lodge

    I say it in an audible tone, like I would say Amen.


    Brother Joel
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  5. MarkR

    MarkR Premium Member

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    Yep, one of the most enduring memories of my grandfather is that he would always say So Mote It Be at the completion of grace before dinner. It's one of the things that impressed on me how important Masonry was in his life.
     
  6. BryanMaloney

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    It means "So may it be." The Old English verb used to just be a synonym for "may". In essence, while "Amen" Greek, from the Hebrew "Amin", "So mote it be." would be the "English translation".
     
  7. KyPastMaster

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    I say it without thinking . For example , the wife and I were at a wedding , after the prayer was given all mumbled "amen" , but I , in a loud and clear voice stated "So Mote it Be" out of habit . Everyone turned to look at me , and those who were Masons chuckled , One old man gave me a wink . The wife whispered "You are not in lodge " , I just shrugged my shoulders .

    It's funny , we do not use "So Mote it Be" in the Commandery , we say "Amen" , and it is hard to switch gears when we are opening on the Commandery degrees or have a Commandery function .
     
  8. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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

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    Re: So Mote It Be! When to be used, only at Lodge

    I say it all the time, public or private.

    It's a habit I suppose...
     

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