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Mysteries of Freemasonry

Mysteries of Freemasonry

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THE
Mysteries of Freemasonry
CONTAININGALL THE DEGREES OF THE ORDER CONFERREDIN A MASTER'S LODGE,
AS WRITTEN BY
CAPTAIN WILLIAM MORGAN.
All the Degrees Conferred in the Royal Arch Chapter andGrand Encampment of Knights Templars—Knightsof the Red Cross—of the Christian Mark—andof the Holy Sepulchre.
ALSOThe Eleven Ineffable Degrees Conferred in the Lodge of Perfection—and thestill higher degrees of Prince of Jerusalem—Knights of the East andWest—Venerable Grand Masters of Symbolic Lodges—Knightsand Adepts of the Eagle or Sun—Princes of the RoyalSecret—Sovereign Inspector General, etc.Revised and Corrected to Correspond with the Most ApprovedForms and Ceremonies in the Various Lodges of Free-MasonsThroughout the United States.
By GEORGE R. CRAFTS,
Formerly Thrice Puissant Grand Master of Manitou Council, N.Y.
 
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MORGAN'S EXPOSE OF FREEMASONRY.
C
EREMONIES OF
O
PENING A 
L
ODGE OF
E
NTERED
 A 
PPRENTICE
M
 ASONS
.
One rap calls the Lodge to order; one calls up the Junior and Senior Deacons; two rapscall up the subordinate officers; and three, all the members of the Lodge.The Master having called the Lodge to order, and the officers all seated, the Mastersays to the Junior Warden, "Brother Junior, are they all Entered Apprentice Masons inthe South?" He answers, "They are, Worshipful." Master to the Senior Warden, "BrotherSenior, are they all Entered Apprentice Masons in the West?" He answers, "They are,Worshipful." The Master then says, "They are in the East;" at the same time he gives arap with the common gavel, or mallet, which calls up both Deacons. Master to JuniorDeacon, "Attend to that part of your duty, and inform the Tyler that we are about to opena Lodge of Entered Apprentice Masons; and direct him to tyle accordingly." The Tylerthen steps to the door and gives three raps, which are answered by three from without;the Junior Deacon then gives one, which is also answered by the Tyler with one; the dooris then partly opened, and the Junior Deacon delivers his message and resumes hissituation, and says, "The door is tyled, Worshipful" (at the same time giving the due-guard, which is never omitted when the Master is addressed). The Master to the JuniorDeacon, "By whom?" He answers, "By a Master Mason without the door, armed with theproper implements of his office." Master to the Junior Deacon, "His duty there?" Heanswers, "To keep off all cowans and eave-droppers, see that none pass or repass withoutpermission from the Master." [Some say without permission from the chair.] Master toJunior Deacon, "Brother Junior, your place in the Lodge?" He answers, "At the righthand of the Senior Warden in the West." Master to Junior Deacon, "Your business there,Brother Junior?" He answers, "To wait on the Worshipful Master and Wardens, act astheir proxy in the active duties of the Lodge, and take charge of the door." Master toJunior Deacon, "The Senior Deacon's place in the Lodge?" He answers, "At the righthand of the Worshipful Master in the East." [The Master, while asking the last question,gives two raps, which call up all the subordinate officers.] Master to Senior Deacon,"Your duty there, Brother Senior?" He answers, "To wait on the Worshipful Master andWardens, act as their proxy in the active duties of the Lodge, attend to the preparationand introduction of candidates—and welcome and clothe all visiting brethren." [i.e.,furnish them with an apron.] Master to Senior Deacon, "The Secretary's place in theLodge, Brother Senior?" He answers, "At the left hand of the Worshipful Master in theEast." Master to the Secretary, "Your duty
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there, Brother Secretary?" He answers,"The better to observe the Worshipful Master's will and pleasure, record the proceedingsof the Lodge; transmit a copy of the same to the Grand Lodge, if required; receive allmoneys and money-bills from the hands of the brethren, pay them over to the Treasurer,and take his receipt for the same." The Master to the Secretary, "The Treasurer's place inthe Lodge?" He answers, "At the right hand of the Worshipful Master." Master to the

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