Why does the flap of an EA apron points up?

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Rinesh Hegde, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Rinesh Hegde

    Rinesh Hegde Registered User

    25
    14
    3
    In some lodges in USA, I have seen that the flap of the EA apron worn is pointed up... why is that so?

    Lodges in England and India, as per my knowledge, do not point the flap up - but please do correct me if I am wrong.

    What is the symbolic meaning to it?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

    1,639
    1,546
    113
  3. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    7,335
    3,329
    183
    Great article Brother.
     
    CLewey44 likes this.
  4. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

    3,202
    2,028
    183
    Bro Rinesh, US masons don't have different aprons for each degree but a different way of wearing them. Their MM apron is your EA apron.
     
    Warrior1256 likes this.
  5. Rinesh Hegde

    Rinesh Hegde Registered User

    25
    14
    3
    Wow, now I need to really search and do my research on why it is like this.
    So if I understand you correctly, the MM apron in US is a plain lambskin apron with no rosettes and the flap is down?
     
    HoldenMonty likes this.
  6. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

    1,639
    1,546
    113
    That is correct. If you are not sitting in an officers chair, PM or other special position, you just wear the white lambskin when 'side-lining' in most lodges. Even then, it's usually just a borrowed white cloth apron to be precise. As mentioned before, it is worn in a specific manner when the gentleman is an EA or FC.
     
    Rinesh Hegde likes this.
  7. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

    2,082
    2,075
    133
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
    Bloke and Warrior1256 like this.
  8. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

    3,330
    2,022
    183
    coachn likes this.
  9. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    7,335
    3,329
    183
    Correct!
    Same here.
     
    coachn likes this.
  10. MarkR

    MarkR Premium Member

    1,002
    818
    133
    While a plain white apron is perfectly acceptable for US Master Masons, in many states it's also acceptable to wear one with other "decoration." In Minnesota, the only restriction on a MM apron is that purple and gold are reserved for Grand Lodge. I've seen some fairly ornate MM aprons worn, although the ratty, wrinkled cloth aprons from the tyler's station are most common.
     
    Warrior1256 likes this.
  11. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

    4,304
    3,034
    133
  12. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

    2,082
    2,075
    133
    Yep. And following the intent, we should all be doing the Work.
     
    Bloke likes this.
  13. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

    4,304
    3,034
    133
    Indeed. Speaking of which, I'm working our "context" thread into a talk at lodge... was going to do it last meeting, but only had time to organise it during the trip in on the train and it needs more work. It's topical because we have Installation next month where the 7 Liberal Arts and Sciences are mentioned and I wanted to highlight their importance, using the journey of them leading to philosophy which is the pursuit of truth and Truth which often just finds you relying on Faith ...
     
    Brother JC and coachn like this.
  14. Thomas Stright

    Thomas Stright Premium Member

    297
    226
    63
    IMO this just leads to a measuring contest of sorts......
     
    Warrior1256 likes this.
  15. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    7,335
    3,329
    183
    Same here.
    Lol!
     
  16. MarkR

    MarkR Premium Member

    1,002
    818
    133
    I've never seen that happen. I've never seen someone show up in a nice apron and that causing anyone else to try to top it.

    The vast (and I mean vast) majority don't own an apron other than the one they were given at raising, and they keep that stored away in a closet. The cheesy cloth aprons are the standard. Unfortunately.
     
    Warrior1256 likes this.
  17. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    7,335
    3,329
    183
    Exactly!
     

Share My Freemasonry