Questions from the ritual regarding a normal meeting.
When was Ethel T. Weadmick born?
When did she die?
Born- March 9th, 1881
Died- February 21st, 1957
On what page do the diagrams start?
Describe the Attitude of Prayer.
The attitude of prayer is assumed by bowing the head slightly and placing the open hands palm to palm, fingers together pointing upward, forearms following the line of the cord, elbows close to the body.
Describe the established lines for floor work.
Eastline- 2 steps west of the front of the custodian chairs
Westline- 2 steps east of the west dias
North/South Sidelines- 1 step in front of the 1st row of chairs
North/South Marching- 2 steps in front of the 1st row of chairs
Altar Line- 2 steps east of the Altar
Describe the rap of the order.
The rap of our order is 4 distinct raps. It is given by the Inner and Outer Guards when attending at the door and by the guide during Initiation.
When is the first time a late member or visitor may enter the bethel room?
When the IG tells the OG the bethel is in session.
Describe how the Chaplain attends the altar.
to approach the altar, the chaplain leaves her station, marches diagonally to a point halfway between the east dias and the altar, in front of the HQ turns west and marches to the altar.
Describe the positioning of the Bible on the Altar.
The bible is placed on the altar near the wast edge with the back at the center and the open edge facing north.
Describe the position of the horn of Plenty on the HQ's podium.
Describe the position of Lily of the Valley on the HQ's podium.
The Horn of Plenty is placed on the HQ's podium, south of the center, near the west edge, facing north west.
The Lily of the Valley is placed north of the center, on the north west corner.
Station Part: Outer Guard
HQ, my station is outside the Anteroom door. My duty is to prevent interruptions during Bethel meetings, with your permission, admit only those who are qualified. It teaches we must guard against sin and protect ourselves from the temptations of the world to the end of our earthly journey.
Station Part: Inner Guard
HQ, my station is inside the Anteroom door. My duty is to respond to warnings from the outside and to give your orders to the OG. it teaches that we must be alert to temptations that influence our hearts and minds.
Station Part: Junior Custodian
HQ, my station is to the left and west of the JP. My duty is to assist the marshal in caring for the properties of the Bethel, to assist the JP during the Ceremony of Initiation and to perform any other duties that may be assigned to me by the HQ. It teaches that the smallest task carefully performed is a stepping stone to advancement and more important duties.
Station Part: Senior Custodian
HQ, my station is to the right and west of the SP. My duty is to assist the Marshal in caring for the properties of the Bethel, To assist the SP during the Ceremony of Initiation and to perform any other duties assigned to be my the HQ. It teaches that the smallest task deserves the same attention as one of more importance and should be promptly and cheerfully performed.
Station Part: First Messenger
HQ, my station is in the Messengers' semicircle between the T and 2M. My duty is to assist the JP during the ceremony of the 1st Epoch. It teaches that respect for the wishes of our parents and guardians is a virtue to be practiced in our homes and daily lives and that we must strive to be an example for others.
Station Part: Second Messenger
HQ, my station is in the Messengers' semicircle between the 1st and 5th Messengers. My duty is to assist the JP during the ceremony of the 1st Epoch. It teaches that in our daily lives, we must always be aware of life's temptations.
Station Part: Third Messenger
HQ, my station is in the Messengers' semicircle between the C and 4M. My duty is to assist the SP during the ceremony of the 2nd Epoch. it teaches that whatever our stations in life may be, our responsibilities to God and all mankind should always inspire us to noble deeds.
Station Part: Fourth Messenger
HQ, my station is in the Messengers' semicircle between the 3rd and 5th Messengers. My duty is to assist the SP during the ceremony of the 2nd Epoch. It teaches that righteous service will lead to life eternal.
Station Part: Fifth Messenger
HQ, my station is in the Messengers' semicircle at the center. my duty is to assist the HQ during the ceremony of the 3rd Epoch. It teaches that we should consider all of our actions and thoughtfully plan our lives so that we may reach the highest attainments in life.
Station Part: Librarian
HQ, my station is to the right and west of the SP. My duty is to encourage a desire for good literature, arts, and sciences. It teaches that since our Order is founded on the Book of Job, we should live according to its teachings that we may assume any duty God may require of us.
Station Part: Musician
HQ, my station is at the piano. My duty is to preside at the instrument during the musical part of our ceremonies. It teaches that harmony is essential to all organizations and is a virtue for which we should all strive.
Station Part: Recorder
HQ, my station is to the left and west of the JP. My duty is to record the minutes of the Bethel, to assist the Guardian Secretary in receiving money due the Bethel and turn it over to the Bethel Treasurer and Guardian Treasurer. It teaches that our every act should be as the Recording Angel would have it in her Book of Life.
Station Part: Treasurer
HQ, My station is south of the altar. My duty is to read the Treasurer's report at each Bethel meeting and to assist the GUardian Treasurer in receiving Bethel money from the recorder and the Guardian secretary. It teaches that honesty is the foundation upon which to build character.
Station Part: Chaplain
HQ, my station is north of the Altar. My duty is to attend at the Altar during the devotions of the Bethel and to communicate the Obligation to Pilgrims. it teaches that piety, religion and reverence for sacred things are the beacon lights of life.
Station Part: Marshal
HQ, my station is in the west, at the left of the G. My duty is to present the Flag of our Country, to be in charge of the properties of the Bethel and to assist the G in the performance of her duties. it teaches that respect for our country and its laws is the foundation of good citizenship.
Station Part: Guide
HQ, my station is in the west. My duty is to escort distinguished visitors and to conduct Pilgrims through the Ceremony of Initiation. It teaches that as God in His wisdom guided Job to restored health and prosperity, so will He guide us if we follow His teachings.
Station Part: Junior Princess
HQ, my station is at your left. my duty is to preside during the ceremony of the 1st Epoch. In the story of Job's happiness and prosperity and his loss of family and possessions, we are impressed with the need of improving our times of prosperity with acts of kindness to others.
Station Part: Senior Princess
HQ, my station is at your right. My duty is to preside during the ceremony of the 2nd Epoch. In the story of Job's suffering and his faith in God, we learn that we will overcome our misfortunes if we put our trust in Him.
Station Part: Honored Queen
My station is in the east. My duty as HQ is to carefully plan and preside during all the meetings of the Bethel, to require an orderly procedure at all times, to avoid favoritism and partiality and to exercise a general supervision over the Bethel activities. in the ceremony of the 3rd Epoch we are taught the triumph of faith in God as we journey through life. Daughters, you will rise and join in exemplifying the signs and repeating the responses of our Order.
What is the Opening Prayer?
Blessed Father, we thank You for the opportunity to meet together. Make us ready and eager to gather knowledge and wisdom that we may grow to become confident young women. Give us faith to trust that You will always guide us and help us to be more accepting of others. We ask that You watch over us and help us learn to do Your will. Amen
What is the order of Escort, Introductions and Honors?
GB Officers/ Reps-HW
Any others HQ gets approved.
What is the Order of Business?
1.Reading of the Special Dispensation
3.Report on the Ballot on Petitions
4.Ceremony (Initiation, Majority, Obligation)
5.Reading of Minutes
8.Petitions for Membership
15.Mothers', Fathers' and Guardians- Prayer and Song
16. Good of the Bethel
What 6 things are listed under Good of the Bethel?
Introduction of parents of new members
Installation of Bethel Officers
Installation of Bethel Guardian Council
Proficiency Lessons Examination
Remarks by those call upon by the HQ
Coin March (Optional)
What is the Mizpah Benediction?
"May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another"
What are 3 things the daughters may do while in the Closing formation?
Sing "Nearer, my God,to Thee"/ "Let there be Peace on Earth" or say the Mizpah Benediction.
Describe how the Daughters kneel.
On the 1st chord, they kneel on the RIGHT knee, on the 2nd chord they go down on the LEFT knee, and on the 3rd cord they assume the attitude of prayer.
Describe how the Daughters rise from the closing formation.
On the 1st chord,, they drop their hands, on the 2nd chord, they raise the LEFT knee, and on the 3rd chord they stand.
What is the march music for when the Chaplain returns to her station?
"To a Wild Rose" or "Peace"
What is the march music for when the daughter enter/ exit the Closing formation?
"We're Job's Daughters Fair and True" or "Onward Christian Soldiers"
Who makes up the body of the Cross?
Who makes up the arms of the Cross?
(left to right)
Who follows the Guide for Opening?
Who follows the Marshal for Opening?
Who make the 6 Points in the Square and Compass?
Who makes up the back of the Triangle?
(left to right)
What 4 things can be on the HQ's podium?
Order of escort
Names/ Titles of those to be introduced
Outline of order of business
Notes on the Business to be discussed
Oh no! Someone didn't sign in!
It is with pleasure that I welcome you to our meeting Please introduce yourself, giving your name, title and bethel # beginning on my right.
What 6 things does Job's teach us according to the introduction?
respect for parents and family
love of one's country
What kind of Robes do the daughters wear?
Up until what point is the ritual confidential?
Until the HQ directs the IG to notify the OG that the Bethel meeting is closed.
What parts of the normal meeting may anyone view?
When the doors are open, anyone may view the Opening Ceremony through the Bethel flag presentation and the Closing formation
How do officers and bethel choir sit/ stand?
Officers and members of the Bethel Choir sit upright, with feet flat on the floor and hands in lap.
When officers stand, hands are at sides.
When during a meeting do the officers rise, face the HQ and nod her head, before saying HQ?
Only during the opening ceremony.
Where is the altar placed in a bethel room?
The altar is placed east of the center of the Bethel room with a kneeling bench or cushion on the east side, unless the Altar location is permanently fixed in the bethel room.
What shall be placed on the altar?
Nothing except the Bible, other appropriate Holy Book, and the Altar cloth shall be placed on the altar. With the approval of the Executive members of the Bethel Guardian Council, flowers may be placed on the Altar during the Memorial Ceremony or other appropriate ceremonies.
How far back is the crown allowed to be worn?
The front of the crown shall be worn no more than 1 inch back of the hairline.
What does 3, 2, or 1 rap of the gavel signify?
3 raps call up the assembly
2 raps call up the Officers
One rap seats the entire assembly or calls the entire assembly to order
On rap also signifies that an order of Business, a motion or an action has been completed.
What three committees must be assigned by an HQ?
Who shall give the Pledge of Honor to late visitors?
The Pledge Committee, assisted by an Executive member of the bethel guardian council (preferably the ABG)