Master Mason

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Master Mason
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2012-04-19 10:21:27
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MASTER MASON LECTURE FIRST SECTION
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FIRST SECTION OF THE LECTURE ON THE MASTER MASON DEGREE
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  1. ARE YOU A MASTER MASON?
    I AM
  2. WHAT INDUCED YOU TO BECOME A MASTER MASON
    IN ORDER THAT I MIGHT RECEIVE MATER'S WAGESAND BETTER TO BE ENABLED TO SUPPORT MYSELF AND FAMILY, AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE RELIEF OF POOR, DISTRESSED MASTER MASONS, THEIR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
  3. WHERE WERE YOU MADE A MASTER MASON
    IN A JUST AND LAWFULLY CONSTITUED LODGE OF MASTER MASONS
  4. HOW WERE YOU PREPARED
    BY BEING DIVESTED OF ALL METALS, NEITHER NAKED OR CLOTHED, BAREFOOT NOR SHOD, HOODWINKED AND A CABLE-TOW THREE TIMES ABOUT MY NAKED BODY
  5. WHY HAD YOU A CABLE-TOW THREE TIMES ABOUT YOUR NAKED BODY
    IT WAS TO SIGNIFY THAT MY DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS BECAME MORE AND MORE EXTENSIVE AS I ADVANCED IN MASONRY
  6. HOW GAINED YOU ADMISSION
    BY THREE DISTINCT KNOCKS
  7. WHAT WAS SAID TO YOU FROM WITHIN
    WHO COMES HERE
  8. YOUR ANSWER
    A BROTHER WHO HAS BEEN REGULARLY INITIATED AS AN ENTERED APPRENTICE PASSED TO THE DEGREE OF FELLOW CRAFT AND NOW WISHES TO RECEIVE FURTHER LIGHT IN MASONRY BY BEING RAISED TO THE SUBLIME DEGREE OF A MASTER MASON
  9. WHAT WERE YOU THEN ASKED
    IF IT WAS MY OWN FREE WILL AND ACCORD; IF I WAS TRULY AND DULY PREPAREDL WORTHY AND WELL QUALIFIED; IF I HAD SHOWN PROFICIENCY IN THE PRECEDING DEGREES; ALL OF BEING ANSWERED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, I WAS ASKED ASKED BY WHAT FURTHER RIGHT OR BENEFIT I EXPECTED TO GAIN ADMISSION
  10. YOUR ANSWER
    BY THE BENEFIT OF THE PASS
  11. DID YOU GIVE THE PASS
    I GAVE IT NOT MY GUIDE GAVE IT FOR ME
  12. WHAT FOLLOWED
    I WAS DIRECTED TO WAIT WITH PATIENCE UNTIL THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER WAS INFORMED OF MY REQUEST AND HIS ANSWER RETURNED
  13. WHAT ANSWER DID HE RETURN
    LET HIM ENTER AND BE RECIEVED IN DUE FORM
  14. HOW WERE YOU RECEIVED
    ON BOTH POINTS OF THE COMPASSES, EXTENDING FROM MY NAKED RIGHT TO LEFT BREASTS, WHICH WAS TO SIGNIFY THAT AS THE VITAL PARTS OF MAN ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE BREASTS, SO THE MOST USEFUL TENETS OF OUR INSTITUTION ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE TWO POINTS OF THE COMPASSES WHICH ARE FRIENDSHIP, MORALITY AND BROTHERLY LOVE
  15. HOW WERE YOU THEN DISPOSED OF
    I WAS CONDUCTED THREE TIMES ABOUT THE ALTAR TO THE JUNIOR WARDEN IN THE SOUTH, WHERE THE SAME QUESTIONS WERE ASKED AND ANSWERED AS BEFORE
  16. HOW DID THE JUNIOR WARDEN DISPOSE OF YOU
    HE DIRECTED ME TO THE SENIOR WARDEN IN THE WEST, WHERE THE SAME QUESTIONS WERE ASKED AND ANSWERED AS BEFORE.
  17. WHAT DID THE WORSHIP MASTER DEMAND OF YOU
    FROM WHENCE I ACAME AND WHITHER I WAS TRAVELING
  18. YOUR ANSWER
    FROM THE WEST AND TRAVELING TO THE EAST
  19. WHAT DID HE FURTHER DEMAND OF YOU
    WHAT I WAS IN PURSUIT OF
  20. YOUR ANSWER
    THAT WHICH WAS LOST; WHICH, BY MY ENDEAVORS AND HIS ASSISTANCE, I WAS IN HOPES TO FIND
  21. WHAT DID HE FURTHER DEMAND OF YOU
    TO WHAT I REFERRED
  22. YOUR ANSWER
    TO THE SECRETS OF A MASTER MASON
  23. WHAT DID THE WORSHIP MASTER THEN DO WITH YOU
    HE MADE A MASTER MASON
  24. HOW
    IN DUE FORM
  25. WHAT IS THE DUE FORM
    KNEELING ON MY NAKED KNEES, MY BODY ERECT, MY NAKED BREASTS RESTING ON THE HOLY BIBLE, SQUARE AND COMPASS, IN WHICH DUE FORM I TOOK THE OBLIGATION OF A MASTER MASON
  26. AFTER TAKING THE OBLIGATION, WHAT WERER YOU THEN ASKED
    WHAT I MOST DESIRED
  27. YOUR ANSWER
    FURTHER LIGHT IN MASONRY
  28. DID YOU RECEIVE IT
    I DID
  29. HOW
    BY ORDER OF THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER AND ASSISTANCE OF THE BRETHREN
  30. ON BEING BROUGHT TO LIGHT, WHAT DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER MORE THAN YOU HAD HERETO DISCOVERED
    BOTH POINTS OF THE COMPASS BARE, WHICH WAS TO TEACH ME NEVER TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE MASONIC APPLICATION OF THIS USEFUL AND VALUABLE INSTRUMENT WHICH TEACHES FRIENDSHIP, MORALITY AND BROTHERLY LOVE
  31. WHAT DID YOU THEN DISCOVER
    THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER APPROACHING ME FROM THE EAST, UNDER THE DUE GUARD AND SIGN OF A MASTER MASON, PRESENTED ME WITH HIS RIGHT HAND AND WITH IT THE PASS AND TOKEN OF THE PASS OF A MASTER MASON AND BID ME TO RISE AND SALUTE THE WARDENS AS SUCH
  32. AFTER SALUTING THE WARDENS, WHAT DID YOU THEN DISCOVER
    THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER, WHO ORDERED ME TO THE SENIOR WARDEN, WHO TAUGHT ME HOW TO WEAR MY APRON AS A MASTER MASON
  33. AFTER BEING TAUGHT TO WEAR YOUR APRON AS A MASTER MASON, HOW WERE YOU THEN DISPOSED OF
    I WAS CONDUCTED TO THE RIGHT HAND OF THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER IN THE EAST, WHO PRESENTED ME WITH THE WORKING TOOLS OF A MASTER MASON, AND TAUGHT ME THEIR USES.
  34. WHAT ARE THE WORKING TOOLS OF A MASTER MASON
    ALL THE IMPLEMENTS OF MASONRY INDISCIMINATELY, BUT MORE ESPECIALLY THE TROWEL
  35. WHAT IS THE USE OF THE TROWEL
    THE TROWEL IS AN INSTRUMENT MADE USE BY OPERATIVE MASONS TO SPREAD THE CEMENT WHICH UNITES A BUILDING INTO ONE COMMON MASS; BUT WE, AS FREE AND ACCEPTED ANCIENT YORK RITE MASONS, ARE TAUGHT TO MAKE USE OF IT FOR MORE GLORIOUS AND NOBLE PURPOSES OF SPREADING THE CEMENT OF BROTHERLY LOVE AND AFFECTION; THAT CEMENT WHICH UNITES US INTO ONE SACRED BOND, OR SOCIETY OF FRIENDS AND BROTHERS, AMONG WHOM NO CONTENTION SHOULD EVER EXIST.

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