White apron

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  1. wood8300

    wood8300 Registered User

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    Does your state or county present your EA with a white apron or a Lodge apron? I know some states don't use a white apron and some do. Pennsylvania does not use a white apron well as far as I know.


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  2. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    We use white aprons for the explanation of how to wear the apron during the lectures for the 3 degrees at my lodge in PA. The WM, with the assistance of the guide puts the apron on the Brother and explains how it is to be worn. At my lodge, however, the Brother does not keep the apron, it goes back to be used for the next candidate(s). We have different aprons, white with blue trim and the lodge number on them for use by the brethren at meetings.
     
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  3. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    My Mother Lodge presents the newly Initiated EA with their own lambskin, to be worn with honour during a long career.
     
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  4. Warrior1256

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    In my mother lodge you are given a white lamb skin apron after being raised.
     
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  5. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    I still have my Lambskin and my original blue lodge apron....
     
  6. MWS

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    The responses are very interesting...thank for the question! In my jurisdiction the candidate uses a white Lodge apron for the degree, to be returned after Initiation. When being Passed the candidate uses a different FC Lodge apron, to be returned. We have a number of EA, FC (and MM) aprons in the anteroom for any visitors or candidates who wish to attend after their Initiation. They are finally presented with their very own MM apron to keep after they are Raised to the SD.
     
  7. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Likewise under GLoTX.
     
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  8. jermy Bell

    jermy Bell Registered User

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    I've noticed a few lodges I attend, at the end of the 3rd degree, there isn't a apron or bible presentation at the end. But most do. Do you or do you not present the newly raised brother with a apron and bible ?
     
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  9. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Funny the differences in different states, OK it's go to the SW in the wst to be tgt hw to wa yr apr as a/an XYZ.
     
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  10. Glen Cook

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    The correct way :)
     
  11. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Oh for sure! ;)
     
  12. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    In Alabama it is required by the Grand Lodge constitution that a lodge give each EA a white apron.
     
  13. MarkR

    MarkR Premium Member

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    That's the same thing we do in our ritual, but we just use tyler station aprons during the degrees. Then, after the MM is complete, the WM presents them with their brand-new white apron, Lodge Patent Certificate, lapel pin, Minnesota Masonic Code book, and cipher book.
     
  14. Thomas Stright

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    Both happen here in Texas.


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  15. Keith C

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    As I stated above in PA we do not receive an apron, nor do we have any certificate, a lapel pin is a lodge decision (ours does not give one), we do get a book outlining proper Masonic actions called "The Exemplar" https://www.amazon.com/Exemplar-Guide-Masons-Actions/dp/B0014ZYYFW Bibles are given out once per year to all Brothers who have been raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason over the past year.

    Ritual Manuals (what you refer to as cipher books) are very limited. Each lodge gets 6 or 8 books (I can't remember which) which are numbered and handed out to whomever the WM deems appropriate. You have to sign a tracking sheet in order to be issued one and they are all collected before each December stated meeting by the WM and then turned in to the DDGM, who assures all are present and that the tracking form is in order and then they are given over to the new WM to distribute as he sees fit.
     
  16. Warrior1256

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    No Bible, just the apron after the MM degree, not a part of the actual ritual.
     
  17. Ripcord22A

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    Those books are called "white books" cause there white..lol.., in NM and are kept @ the lodge. The cipher book is for the indiv borther to learn the sections and rituals.

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  18. Ripcord22A

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    In OR the brother is presented with the apron in the ea but then it stays@ they lodge till he's raised. In NM the bro keeps it.
    In Oregon the brother is presented with his dues card Bible code book cipher book law book and certificate of proficiency by the worshipful master immediately after being pronounced proficient in open Lodge. I don't know about the Bible in New Mexico

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  19. Keith C

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    Yes our are "Purple Books." We have only to memorize the means of recognition. The other proficiencies are more a proof of knowledge rather than any memorized dialog. You only need memorize anything past the modes of recognition if you are to be an Elected or Appointed Officer of your lodge or you are to occupy a Chair for Degrees.
     
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  20. Brother_Steve

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    We present the newly initiated EA with a white lambskin apron.

    We used to do bibles after the Master Mason proficiency exam was passed. Now we give them after they are raised.
     
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