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    Master Mason Pocket Certificate

    The Grand Lodge of New York use to issue "Traveling Papers". It had all your masonic information on it in several languages. It was a very large piece of paper that I think looked like parchment. If I can find it and scan it into my computer I will post a copy.
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    New to the Chaplain's office

    Thanks, I made the corrections
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    Just raised!

    Which bring to mind the question, How many Masons does it take to change a light bulb?..... the answer is 17, one to change the bulb and 16 to do the ritual. I thought that this was a good joke so I went to tell it to a couple of older brothers in my Lodge. When I asked them How many Masons it...
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    Passed to Fellowcraft

    As per your wise counsel I have edited my post and deleted the reference.
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    Passed to Fellowcraft

    Many years ago I went to GA and attended a Lodge there that was doing a 1st Degree. My father and I arrived at the Lodge building in our coat and tie But were unsure if we were in the right place. I asked one of the men standing around if they were having a 1st Degree tonight and he said yes...
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    New to the Chaplain's office

    I am the utility brother in my Lodge and am often called on to fill in for an officer for the opening and closing ritual. Now after 35+ years in the Fraternity I have just started learning the Chaplain's parts. I never realized how many prayers and scripture lessons the Chaplain needed to...
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    Corn, Wine & Oil

    Presenting the new Fellowcrafts with C,W,&O tokens is not official ritual in NY but lots of lodges do it. Because it is frowned upon to modify the ritual the tokens are not presented until after the Master says "This concludes the 2nd degree of Masonry". At this point the prerogatives of the...
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    Corn, Wine & Oil

    MarkR That was a great article. With your permission I am going to make copies of it and give a copy it to the new Fellowcrafts after the 2nd degree at Lodge.
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    Corn, Wine & Oil

    I made up some Ritual for presenting them in Lodge. Here is a copy of the wording we use. Corn, Wine and Oil presentation for 2nd Degree (Fellowcraft Middle Chamber ending) This is suggested wording for the presentation. W.M. My Brother(s) this concludes the second degree of Masonry, however...
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    Corn, Wine & Oil

    I was wondering if any other lodges present the new Fallowcrafts with Corn, Wine and Oil during or after the 2nd Degree. We always present our new Fellowcrafts with the CW&O at the end of the degree. I make them for my Lodge and for several other Lodges in my district. Here is a picture of one.
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    Passed to Fellowcraft

    Many years ago I want to a Civil War reenactment in Gettysburg and got an opportunity to attend a lodge meeting there. They did a 2nd Degree and had 2 candidates. It was a long night. Here in NY we can put up to 5 candidates threw at the same time and if we can get dispensation we can do...
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