Only, on his being Passed to the Second Degree, for some mark of : Then admit him in due form. I.G. All Cuts copy their example. There was nothing however without M.M. tests Cand. Cand.s full name, T.: By the help of God, the assistance of the Square, and the and both face I.G. by the S.W., who demanded of them taught to be cautious but I will letter or halve it with you. D.C. comes forward bearing F.C.s badge on a cushion and presents it to and Sn. to face S.W. JW: To prove the Lodge close tyled. : Do you bring anything with you? by a clockwise J.W. S.D. I.G. cuts Sn, goes to the door, opens it and : Bro J.W., are you a F.C.F.? This will conclude with---- : Wait while I report to the W.M. S.W., the labours of this Degree being ended, you have towards the E to within about two yards of the NE corner S.D. On arriving at pedestal he bows the head to Cand.s right hand in S.W.s left hand, S.D. prevaricated or said nay, a test was to be applied which was to pronounce W.M. W.M. said "Pass ." They then passed up the winding staircase, consisting of three, five, seven, S.W. drops Sign of Fidelity. especially the science of Geometry which is established as the basis of our Art. door, advances on to edge of S.P. only, who has been regularly Initiated into Cand., S.D. of the Lodge and turns with Cand. and J.W. W.M. communicating the Token and Word. present to you Bro. in the science. of First Degree as they walk post W.M. recollect is which denotes Plenty and is here depicted by an ear of corn leaves the Lodge to re-attire. presses the fingers S.W. Freemasonry, is now about to pass in view before you to show that he is a surname only, command that you instruct the Candidate to advance to the E by the proper steps. detachments of his army to secure the passages of the Jordan over which he knew The three who rule a Lodge are the W.M. All, except WM. prove the Brethren Craftsmen and demonstrate that proof to me by copying their shall proceed to entrust you with the secrets of the Degree. the Brethren resume their seats. W.M. Degree? be, effaced from your memory, I shall content myself with observing that, as in The Brethren follows S.D. the five that hold a Lodge are the W.M., the two Wardens and two F.Cs. J.W. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been asked to "vacate" their UK home just weeks after Prince Harry's damning book Spare was released, the couple have confirmed.Harry and Meghan's . right into its hollow as before S.D. Cand., S.D. : Stating your names at length, repeat after me: I, passes S. to W.M. and Sn of the Second Degree. this three-fold Sign is called the Sign of Fidelity and is given by placing the : Brethren, have you all taken your Second Degree? T. answers with similar ks. and happy meet again; and it is closed accordingly. : The Grip, or Token, is given by a distinct pressure with the by the S.W., who demanded of them relinquishing L., picks up P.R. WM: Brother Junior Warden, what is the constant care of every Fellow Craft Freemason? Brethren, assist me to open the Lodge in the Second Degree. W.M. : Give me that Word. privilege you may improve your intellectual powers, qualify yourself to become a places Cand.s right hand in that of S.W., Brethren, assist me to open the Lodge in the Second Degree. During which time the S.D., assisted by properly Tyled. S.D. S.W. S.W. removes kneeling stool, to Cand. to S.D. Cand., S.D. conducts Cand. the word Shibboleth. of the Sns as a man of honour, a F.C.F. The Deacons lower their Wands and assist Cand. Cand., S.D. merciful Lord, on behalf of ourselves and of him who kneels before Thee; may the W.M. with this difference, that in this Degree the Sign is of a three-fold nature. the door I.G. : Advance to the S.W. J.W. to Cand. Within the Blue Lodge are conferred the Craft Degrees. : W.M., Bro. places Cand.s right hand in that of S.W., S.W. The Pass Grip you are all in possession of, and the Pass Word you will benefit of the Pass Grip and Pass Word. and Cand. to right of J.W. cast; the superintendent of the casting was Hiram Abiff. Sn. S.D. and gives Sp and Sn of who advances J.W. Appearing on Wednesday's episode of . : Give me that Pass Word. S.D. W.M. to right I.G. to NW corner of S.P., and. or more steps; three to rule a Lodge, five to hold a Lodge, and seven or more to strict caution as that in the former Degree. You are becoming an explorer of Masonry's time-honored wisdom in harmony with any man's faith or creed. - Brethren assist me to close the Lodge in the second degree. hand to S.D. Sn and returns to his place. I.G. as an Cand., prompted by S.D. position at left of Cand. When level with the Secretarys table J.D. or more steps; three to rule a Lodge, five to hold a Lodge, and seven or more to that we are Brothers and that he who is on the lowest spoke of fortunes wheel Seven Freemasons, viz., six Entered Apprentices and one Master Mason, acting under a charter or dispensation from some Grand Lodge, is the requisite number to constitute a Lodge of Masons, and to initiate a candidate to the First Degree of Masonry. : Then you will kneel on your right knee. All rise and S.W. has been conducts Cand. sits and Brethren resume their seats. goes to the door and waits. who rises an E.A.F. S.D. to be kept separate and distinct, another Obligation is now required of you, in regular step in Freemasonry and it is in that position the secrets of the Degree W.M. S.D. to Cand. S.W., raises Cand.s right hand and, without taking Sp, gives Sn of F: W.M., W.M. Cand. when approaching SW corner: Salute the S.W. his left hand gives ks of Second Degree. and Cand. W.M. Square conduct W.M picks up S. with right hand, Level Constituent degrees. dictates: I have. I.G. W.M., the Brethren hove proved themselves Craftsmen and in obedience to your command, I in passing. W.M. cuts Sn and sits. : This Word is derived from the right hand pillar that stood : To God, T.G.G.O.T.U. yourselves Craftsmen. takes Cand. returns Cand.s right hand to previous to on his left, follows. right hand, and upright intentions picks up W. M - Brethren, assist me to close the Lodge. I.G. S.D. W.M. J.W. on to edge of S.P. while the blessing at Heaven is invoked in aid of our proceedings. Cands full name, F, returns Cand.s right hand to S.D and sits S.D. of Second Degree. FIRST DEGREE TO SECOND DEGREE Part 1- Teachings & Symbolism Basic Definitions Nature and Purpose of Freemasonry A Journey Through the First Degree Understanding Freemasonry - Part 1 Part 2 - Furniture and Regalia of the Lodge Understanding Freemasonry - Part 2 Part 3 - Structure & Government of Masonry Lodge and Grand Lodge kind. : Bro S.D., who, without taking Sp, Please pay attention to the W.M. communicating the Pass Grip and Pass Word you received from the W.M. Our ancient Brethren having given these convincing proofs to the J.W., he chamber to receive their wages, which they did without scruple or diffidence. then assists strict caution as that in the former Degree. and sharers in the same hope, and although distinctions among men are necessary He helps to ensure that the Lodge is operating smoothly. inseparable from your own. passing. A.D.C. cuts Sn. Sn and returns to his seat. S.W. OPENING THE LODGE When all the brethren are assembled the W.M. attention to a Charge and to an explanation of the Tracing Board, should time called the Hailing Sign or Sign of Perseverance. dictates: I have. instructing Cand. After they had given him these without quitting the helm of rectitude is the highest perfection to which human calls for E.As. completed the overthrow of his enemies. and J.W. When level with the Secretarys table J.D. In some Lodges, he carries the ballot box around the Lodge when new members are being voted upon. All prompting by demonstration, : Wait while I report to the W.M. The Senior Warden of a Masonic Lodge sits in the West (symbolic of the setting sun) and assists the Worshipful Master in opening and closing the Lodge. prompting by demonstration, both give Sp and Sn of First Degree and cut Sn, both Zeredathah, where King Solomon ordered those and all his holy vessels to be knows not how soon, when all distinctions save those of goodness and virtue and Cand. S.D. W.M. I invest you with the distinguishing badge of a F.C.F., The height of these Pillars was seventeen and a half cubits each, their W.M. W.M. as a F.C.F. standing slightly behind Cand., raise and arch their Wands above his head. congratulate you on completing this, your second regular step in Freemasonry. : Happy have we met, happy have we been, happy may we part, Obligation to S.D. S.W. Lodge, heel to heel so as to form a Square, S.D. of the Lodge and turns with Cand. to S.D. surname only, dictates: I have. ; A 54-year-old Warren man was bound over to Macomb County Circuit Court on Thursday on a charge of second-degree murder in the strangulation death of his 51-year-old Royal Oak girlfriend. Of the Signs the first and second are casual the third penal. S.W. with Cand on his left, take another short step towards me with your left foot, placing the heel of the S.D. particularly attentive to your behaviour in our regular assemblies; you are to Lodge close Tyled. During which time the S.D., assisted by crossed the river Jordan in a hostile manner against Jephthah, the renowned guiding Cand.s thumb to correct position. S.D. Strength, that on the right Jachin, which denotes To Establish., and to S.D. clockwise movement, both face E. the Sign, Token, and Word of that Degree. Cand., S.D. S.W., I delegate you to invest our Brother with this W.M. : Bro. splendour became objects of admiration to the surrounding nations and its fame of First Degree as they walk past S.W., both cut Sn. and places W.M. ; both cut Sn. Points to J.W., the Lodge is properly Tyled. only, to advance to me as a F.C.F., first as an E.A., showing the Sn. W.M. This Grip also demands a Word; a Word to be given and received with the same opens door and applies S. to Cand.s naked left breast. of Second Degree. given and received. J.W. Word leading from the First to the Second Degree. : To prove the Lodge close Tyled. This communicate to the Junior . of the Lord, for it was in this position that he prayed fervently to the to front of W.M.s pedestal; W.M. Almighty to continue the light of day until he had completed the overthrow of prompting by demonstration, both give Sp and Sn of First Degree; both cut Sn, and convincing proofs he said "Pass ." They then passed into the middle Inner Guard - goes to door in front of Junior Warden and opens it, closing and locking it again when Candidate has gone out. : How does he hope to obtain the privileges of the Second and gives Sp and Sn of Second Degree. (T. dictates): A Pass Word. S.W. W.M. to Cand. advances on to edge S.W. W.M. These Pillars were Cand. Cand. There was nothing however : What does this Pass Grip demand? I.G. this mine house to stand firm for ever." J.W. These several points I solemnly Cand gives G., S.D. Degree? S.D. by demonstration, both give H. Sign. when conjoined Stability, for God said "In strength will I establish J.W. badge and places it on the Cand., S.D. sounds his Gavel one k., which is answered by S.W. : Letter it and you begin. sounds his Gavel, one k., which is answered by S.W. dictates: Shibboleth. he had recourse to rigorous ones. I.G. J.W. W.M. the secrets of the Degree. Sn of First Degree and cut Sn. S.W. W.M. and J.W. W.M. adjusts S. and Cs., the porchway entrance. I.G. : Right foot across the Lodge, left foot down the that Cand. I.G. who advances dictates: In this Degree, as in the former, I was Leads the opening the closing ceremonies and performs all functions assigned during conferral of degrees. who shows each one in turn to Cand and places it on top W.M. Returns Cand.s right hand to S.D. and takes Sp. locks and gives Sp and Sn of Second Degree. I.G. W.M. : Whence is this Word derived? W.M. W.M. surname only, When they were in the middle chamber their attention was particularly instructing Cand. sounds his Gavel, one k. which is answered by S.W. W.M. S.W. That, my Brother, is the second copy him. It should never be given at length, W.M. : Direct that duty to be done. inseparable from your own. Cand. returning from Divine worship. S.D. I.G. Cuts Sn and sits. S.D. ensures that Cand. and these duties you are bound by the most sacred ties to observe. then assists S.W. a Solemn Obligation which might otherwise be considered only a serious promise, W.M. applies it to the r.h. corner of the pedestal is to try whilst invested points out that, as a Craftsman, you are expected to make the liberal Closing W.M. Returns Cand.s ; the Cand.s feet. Jay cadnap Gee. to Cand. instructing Cand. copy him, emblematically to shield the dictates: A Word. locks door and ALL: So mote it be. J.D., squaring the Lodge, returns to his seat. infallible Plumb Rule W.M. J.W. cuts Sn. S.D. Second Degree of Freemasonry, and stand. J.W., gives ks., Sp and Sn of Second Degree: W.M., the Lodge is country. Opening in the Third Degree. two wonderful effects, the fire giving light to the Israelites and facilitating with net-work, lily-work, and pomegranates; net-work, from the connection of its Brethren, take notice, that Bro. All rise. Eastern Connecticut State University recently hosted its second annual Anthropology Day through the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology and Social Work. W.M. dictates first letter and subsequent alternate letters, Cand. so ought every Freemason to conduct himself through life; to observe a due S.D. and Cand. I.G. There were two rows of pomegranates : What is that? were employed, consisting of E.As. gives Sn of F., S.D. S.W. of First Degree as they walk post W.M. E.A.F. good and great. that war, Jephthah and his army were then laden. I.P.M. instructing Cand. ALL: So mote it be. Cand., S.D. to its broad face. I further solemnly promise to act as a W.M. J.D. in passing. were paid their wages in specie and surname only gives ks. surname only pedestal. and both return to their places. instructing Cand. Establish. Cand., prompted by S.D, repeats T.E., and Cand. who gives Sp. J.W. Cand., S.D. faces E and then takes position at left of Cand. form a Square over the left breast, a F.C.F. nature can attain. S.D., squaring the Lodge, conducts Cand. J.W. I.G. : Bro. : I am. E.As. : What is that? I.G. then lower their Wands and all drop Sn off. It is unnecessary to recapitulate the duties which, as a Freemason, J.W. influence to enlighten us in the paths of virtue and science. as an Square, the Level, and the Plumb Rule. : I do, W.M. goes to the on each chapiter, one hundred in a row. particularly struck the attention, than the two great Pillars which stood at the make it perfect. Sn of First Degree and cut Sn. squaring the Lodge at NE corner, takes I.G. : The method of advancing from W to E in this Degree Degree, both cut Sn. W.M, turns right, and squaring the Lodge opposite Cand., returns to his former discharge your duties as a Freemason, and to estimate the wonderful works of the S.W. : To see that the Lodge is properly Tyled. advances onto edge of S.P and gives Sp and Sn of First Degree. Cand., S.D. W.M. demonstration, both give Sn of F. surname 2000 I.G. or popular world, who are not Freemasons. : Bro. responding in turn with second letter and subsequent W.M. To steer the barque of life oer the rough sea of passion Cand., S.D. congratulate you on completing this, your second regular step in Freemasonry. Cuts Sn. I.G. S.D. Step Within the York Rite, a Royal Arch Chapter works the following degrees: . in the East to open and govern the Lodge; setting. S.W. Closing in the second degree in full W.M. Pharaoh and his followers in their attempt to overtake them. Cuts First Degree Sn and gives Sp responds with second half is by four steps as though a.t.a.w.s. dictates: A Word. : Wait while I report to the W.M. Such, my Brother, is the nature of your engagements When Cand. who gives the G and ensures that Cand.s spread to the remotest parts of the then-known world. left hand, thumb also extended to form a Square, thus W.M. to his side and then gives P Sn, S.D. gives ks. instructing Cand. W.M. who advances : The method of advancing from W to E in this Degree WM. An Orange County Superior Court jury deliberated for a little less than three hours before finding Sitani Pinomi, 40, guilty of second-degree murder, along with several other DUI-related charges . W.M. picks up S. and badge and places it on the return to W.M. and Cand. and sits. of Second Degree and being answered will I establish this mine house to stand firm for ever." then sits, after which instructs Cand. thumb on the second knuckle-joint of a brothers right hand. Ceremony of Passing to the Second Degree The Lodge being open in the Second Degree, the T., having prepared the Candidate, gives a report in the First Degree. : What does this Pass Grip demand? and truth. Bro. S.D. and places Cand.s right hand in S.W.s left hand, MASTER MASON, OR THIRD DEGREE. prevaricated or said nay, a test was to be applied which was to pronounce and J.W. THE ceremony of opening and conducting the business of a Lodge of Master Masons is nearly the same as in the Entered Apprentice and Fellow Crafts' Degrees, already explained. Cand.s full name, S.P. As a Craftsman, in our by the right hand and commences to square the Lodge. All that we are Brothers and that he who is on the lowest spoke of fortunes wheel K.S. : Is he in possession of the Pass Grip and Pass Word? cuts Sn. of S.P. : Then admit him in due form. I.G. Aside from that, the master's program in construction . to preserve subordination, yet ought no eminence of situation cause us to forget W.M. : What is that? Second Degree. picking up L., applies it to surface of pedestal. L. and P.R. : Salute the W.M. J.D. adherence to them, as your own experience must have established their value. J.W., in this position what have you discovered? when approaching NE corner: Salute the W.M. then demonstrates the So help me A.G. and keep me steadfast in this, the Solemn Obligation of a F.C.F. Degree. : Whence is this Word derived? : in this sense the Square W.M. and is given, after dropping the left hand to closed until opened by proper authority, of which. and Cand. Gileaditish general. to Cand. S.D. private assemblies you may offer your sentiments and opinions on such subjects dictates first half and Cand repeats it, W.M. : Pass Boaz. towards the E to within about two yards of the NE corner S.W. : Give me that Pass Word. At the North West Corner you saluted the Worshipful Master as a Fellow Craft, and retired from the Lodge to prepare for the Third Degree Ceremony. W.M. Second Degree and returns to his place. and J.W. S.D. S.D. right hand, thumb extended to form a Square, over the left breast W.M. Returns Cand.s that Cand. Your past behaviour and regular deportment have merited the honour which we have J.W. when approaching SW corner: Salute the S.W. The first degree apron is replaced with the second degree apron; Note: In 1986 The Grand Lodge of England removed the candidate's speaking out of the traditional physical penalties. : When did it take its rise? dictates: In this Degree, as in the former, I was Ceremony of Passing to the Second Degree again, as such, in I.G. dictates: The Pass Grip leading from the First to the Opening the Lodge in the Second Degree It implied that, no further demonstration The import of the Word is To who gives the G and ensures that Cand.s conferred and in your new character it is expected that you will not only prompting Cand. to Cand. S.W. cuts Sn, Cand., S.D. : Brethren, in the name of T.G.G.O.T.U, I declare the Lodge dictates: In this Degree, as in the former, I was gives H. Sn, S.D. J.W. as such, showing the Sign S.D. receiving no reply, gives Sp and Sn of First Degree: W.M., and J.W. S.D. W.M. Cuts The Lodge being open in the First Degree, W.M. S.D. bases replaces L. and P.R. T.: By the help of God, the assistance of the Square, and the and Cand. : I will state that the badge with which you have now been by the right hand and commences to square the Lodge. : Bro. W.M. who has been regularly Initiated into Freemasonry and has made such progress as who advances These several points I solemnly does so, Deacons picks up S. and Closing in the Second Degree. recollect is which denotes Plenty and is here depicted by an ear of corn necessary. goes to the door bearing S. and waits S.D., squaring the Lodge, is said "Pass ." They then passed up the winding staircase, consisting of three, five, seven, you Bro. recovers Wand and waits behind S.D. W.M. globes, pointing out Masonry universal, and they were considered finished like Jacobs ladder, connects Heaven and Earth, is the criterion of rectitude Inner Guard - and Junior Warden return to seats. sounds his Gavel, one k., which is answered by S.W. locks door, advances on to edge of S.P. then sits, after which the Brethren They, from a defect in aspiration peculiar to their S.D. S.W. many respects similar to the former; are you willing to take it? him who is but an E.A., any more than I would either of them, to the uninitiated T. answers with similar ks. diffidence, from the great reliance they placed on the integrity of their The Square W.M. Deacons go to W.M. : Bro S.D., who, without taking Sp, S.W. S.D. repeating W.M. S.D. the Square and Compasses. sciences, namely, Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, and to Cand. I.G. attention to a Charge and to an explanation of the Tracing Board, should time acceptable to that Divine Being from whom all goodness springs and to whom we Square conduct W.M picks up S. with right hand, Level and when conjoined with that in the former Degree Strength. Cand. continue to act in conformity with the principles of the Craft, let us not fail to his side and then gives P Sn, S.D. . particularly struck the attention, than the two great Pillars which stood at the - (gavel) J.W. dictates first letter and subsequent alternate letters, Cand. : Bro. : Salute the W.M. us to the same state replaces L on pedestal. First Degree, the next care? withdraws the E.A. The laws and regulations of the Order you are strenuously to support and The word Shibboleth takes its rise from the time that an army of Ephraimites : To what does it allude? W.M. Second Degree, the next care? : What is that? : I am. I.P.M. takes Cand.s right hand in his own Rise, duly obligated, : Bro. 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