Your GL's position on reading Ritual versus reciting Ritual by memory

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Reading Ritual versus Reciting Ritual by memory ?

  1. My Grand Lodge's approach is to allow the Ritual to be read in its subordinate lodges

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  2. My Grand Lodge's approach is to require that the Ritual be recited by memory in its Lodges

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  3. My Grand Lodge leaves the decision to read or recite by memory to its lodges to decide

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  1. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Does your Grand Lodge have a position on if the ceremonial can be read or must be recited - or is it left to individual lodges to decide ?
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  2. Scoops

    Scoops Registered User

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    Nothing should be read here, barring the chaplain's prayers. The IPM and secretary may have a ritual book open to assist prompting the master and everyone else respectively.

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  3. TheThumbPuppy

    TheThumbPuppy Registered User

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    I believe that reading is not an option in my Lodge (under the Supervision of GLoS).

    In fact during each of my initial interviews and when I first met some of my brethren I was asked if I could recite verses in old-fashioned English with archaic expressions by heart. It seemed to be a pretty strong requirement.

    I assume that it's the same rule across the GLoS, but I wouldn't know for sure.
     
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  4. Agent orange

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    GL of S - Requires all degree work and ceremonial work to be recited, not read.

    Bill McMurdo.
    United Kingdom.


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