Saturday, November 18, 2006

A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

To my Masonic brothers, I wanted to fill you in on the lack of blog activity over the past couple of weeks. I have a few on going medical problems involving vision and I wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten about the blog, but I am finding it difficult doing the work I have to do with my vision being in the state that it is in.

I would like to take this time to urge any brothers who have anything to contribute to this blog to please do so. If anybody wishes to contact me they can email me at pbgol@optonline.net.

As more information is received regarding my medical condition, I will gladly share what I can and I will make every attempt to keep this blog going. Until then I wish you all well and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Fraternally,
W.: Pat Bellotti

Thursday, November 02, 2006

HOW DOES ONE BECOME A MASON?



Most men do not understand the process of getting membership in a Masonic Lodge. No one is ever invited to become a mason or to join a Masonic Lodge. Though all morally good men would be welcome in any Masonic Lodge, however, the man himself must ask a mason about becoming a member. Once he has done so, he will be given an application (petition) to complete and he has taken the first step. It is then submitted to the local lodge for processing.

The lodge will select a committee to investigate the candidate and report its findings. He must receive unanimous approval of the members.
Having passed the ballot box, the candidate then receives the first of the three degrees which make up the symbolic Lodge. The first degree is the Degree of Entered Apprentice. The second is the Degree of Fellow Craft, the third is the Degree of Master Mason. After he has completed all degrees he is then an accepted member of a great and noble fraternity.

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