Various Questions

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by RobertTheBruce, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Lol, from what I have seen this is VERY true.
     
  2. The Traveling Man

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    Good luck! It is good that you have a genuine interest in Masonry. Many people join for the wrong reasons, or don't join for the wrong reasons. I would limit the amount of reading up you do. If you contact the Grand Lodge in your area, they will usually have a packet which tells our history, the history of Masonry in your state, and what we do. Most Grand Lodge websites also include that information. The next step, once you are sure it is something you are truly interested in, is to make contact, either with the Grand Lodge or local Lodge. They will be more than happy to invite you to a function so you can get to know some of the Brethren. That will allow things to move a lot smoother when it comes time to actually petition. Once you petition, wait with patience. It will take about 2 months before you know if you are accepted or not, and if you are, another month before you would are Initiated. The whole process from today to Initiation, depending on Jurisdiction, could take anywhere from 4 to 6 months (average). Again, good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
     
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  3. BroBook

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  4. Warrior1256

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    Agreed!
     
  5. HerrickMusic

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    Besides accepting Christ and having a family, becoming a Mason has been one of the best decisions I've ever made!!! I would wish you luck in becoming a Mason; however, it is not by luck that one becomes a mason! I will wish you a good journey though my friend… :)
     
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  6. Warrior1256

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    Great post!
     
  7. lilhut3579

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    Well that was...interesting! Lol
     
  8. SL Cates

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    I petitioned to be a Mason almost 2 yrs ago, at the age of 52, had always been curious, EA took 2 months, FC 3 weeks, MM 3 weeks later, raised FEB 27, 2016. Since then I have made some really good friends especially my teacher, started through the chairs, I am Junior Deacon now, I received a C certificate in the work last year and this Friday will begin the York Rite degrees. My goal is to be a Templar Knight in the York Rite because it is the only Masonic associated degree that requires a belief in Jesus Christ. I feel that my Masonic journey (short as it may be) has really helped me grow as a man, physically and spiritually. I have never regretted my decision and am very involved in my lodge and community. You get out of it what you put into it.
     
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  9. Warrior1256

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    We both petitioned later in life. I was 58.
    Congratulations!
    I like this also.
     
  10. Keith C

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    Are you saying the above stated times is what it took you to become proficient, or the time between receiving the degrees? I ask because here in PA a "Full Masonic Month" must pass between degrees.
     
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  11. Warrior1256

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    It is 28 days here in Kentucky. Is this a Full Masonic Month? Had not heard this term before but I have only been an MM for 3 years.
     
  12. Ripcord22A

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    I would think a full masonic month is stated meeting to dtated meeting. So if there is more then one stated it would be to the same stated the next month

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  13. Warrior1256

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    O.K. Makes sense as you would be having the degree on a regular lodge meeting. Hence 28 days.
     
  14. Keith C

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    Yes, the way it reads in the Ahiman Rezon is a "Full Masonic Month", in practical use it is no less than 28 days.
     
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  15. Bill Lins

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    14 days under GLoTX.
     
  16. Glen Cook

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    Well, not the only Masonic body requiring a Christian, or even Trinitarian, belief.
     
  17. Warrior1256

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    That's about how long it took me to learn my proficiencies.
     

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