Masonic third degree ceremony

April 4, 2018
Masonic Third Degree

Tyler - prepares Candidate so when prepared to proceed with Ceremony gives three distinct knocks. By providing the Joined Apprentice knocks with longer times the Tyler signifies the Candidate is prepared.

Inner Guard - increases before his chair, Step. and Joined Apprentice Sign. - Brother Junior Warden, there's a study­ holds Sign.

Junior Warden - sitting, also gives three distinct knocks using the gavel - ( -I), increases, Step and Joined ApprenticeSign.- Worshipful Master, there's a study - holds Sign.

Worshipful Master - Brother. Junior Warden, inquire who desires admission.

Junior Warden - cuts Sign. and sits - Brother Inner Guard, see who desires admission.

Inner Guard - cuts Sign. and would go to door of Lodge, opens it, doesn't leave Lodge, but re­mains on threshold with hands on door handle, and assures themself that Candidate is correctly prepared. (The colloquy between Inner Guard and Tyler. ought to be spoken noisy enough for this to become heard in most areas of the Lodge)

Inner Guard - to Tyler - Whom perhaps you have there?

Tyler - names Candidate - Mr. ____________, an undesirable Candidate in a condition of darkness that has been well and worthily suggested, regularly pro­posed and approved in open Lodge, and today comes, of their own freedom and accord, correctly prepared, humbly taking to become accepted towards the mysteries and rights of Freemasonry.

Inner Guard - So how exactly does he aspire to obtain individuals rights?

Tyler - compelling Candidate aloud - By the aid of God, being free as well as good report (Candidate repeats).

Inner Guard. - Halt, as i are accountable to the Worshipful Master - shuts and locks door, returns to put before his chair, Step, Joined Apprentice Sign. that they holds.

Inner Guard .- Worshipful Master, - names Candidate - Mr. _______________, an undesirable Candidate in a condition of darkness that has been well and worthily suggested, regularly suggested and approved in open Lodge, and today comes, of their own freedom and accord, correctly prepared, humbly taking to become accepted towards the mysteries and rights of Freemasonry.

Worshipful Master - So how exactly does he aspire to obtain individuals rights?

Inner Guard - By the aid of God, being free as well as good report.

Worshipful Master - The tongue of excellent report was already heard in the favour. Would you, Brother Inner Guard, vouch that he's correctly prepared?

Inner Guard - I actually do, Worshipful Master

Worshipful Master - Then allow him to be accepted in due form.

Inner Guard - cuts Sign.

Worshipful Master - Brother Deacons.

Senior Deacon - places kneeling stool in place.

Inner Guard - takes poignard. and would go to door then Junior Deacon and Senior Deacon, Junior Deacon on left.

Inner Guard - opens door, retaining hang on it as being before, presents poignard to Candidate's naked left breast.

Inner Guard

Junior Deacon - with left .hands takes Candidate firmly by right hands. (Senior Deacon on Candidate' s left) and leads him towards the kneeling stool. The 3 stand facing East.

Inner Guard - after Candidate is accepted, shuts and locks door, places poignard. on Senior Warden's pedestal and resumes his chair. .

Worshipful Master - names Candidate - Mr., as nobody can be created a Mason unless of course he's free as well as mature age, I need for you, are you currently a totally free guy as well as the entire chronilogical age of twenty-one years?

Junior Deacon - compelling Candidate aloud - I'm. (Candidate repeats).

Worshipful Master - Thus assured, I'll thanks to kneel as the blessing of Paradise is invoked on the proceedings.

Junior Deacon assists Candidate to kneel, instructing him if required inside a whisper, after which releases his right hands.

Worshipful Master Body -I

Senior Warden Body -I

Junior Warden Body -I.

Deacons.- holding magical wands in left hands mix on them Candidate' s mind and provide Manifestation of Reverence. .

ALL - stand with Sign. of Reverence. (Candidate doesn't give Sign. of Reverence.).

Vouchsafe Thine aid, Almighty Father and Supreme Governor from the World, to the present convention, and grant this Candidate for Freemasonry may so dedicate and devote his existence to Thy service as to become true and faithful brother in our midst. Endue him having a competency of Thy divine knowledge, that, aided through the strategies of our Masonic art, he might the greater be enabled to unfold the special gems of true godliness, towards the honor and glory of Thy Holy Title.

Immediate Past Master.- So mote it's.

ALL - drop Manifestation of Reverence.

Deacons - uncross magical wands and hold them again in right hands.

Worshipful Master - In most installments of difficulty and danger, in whom would you place your trust?

Junior Deacon - compelling Candidate aloud - In GOD (Candidate repeats).

Worshipful Master - Right glad shall we be held to locate your belief very well founded: depending on such sure give you support may securely rise and follow your leader having a firm but humble confidence, for in which the title of GOD is invoked, we trust no danger can ensue.

Worshipful Master - sits.

Junior Deacon - assists Candidate to increase, taking his right hands firmly as before.

ALL - (except Deacons and Candidate) sit.

Senior Deacon - draws kneeling stool aside to his excluded from method of Junior Deacon and Candidate

Worshipful Master- The Brethren in the N., E., S. and W. will take serious notice that Mr. . is going to pass because before them, to exhibit that he's the Candidate correctly pre­pared, along with a fit and proper person to make a Mason.

Junior Deacon - keeping your hands on Candidate's right hands firmly as before instructs him inside a whisper to step served by the left feet, and starts the perambula­tion by leading him in the N. to N.E. corner of Lodge, that is 'squared', then past Worshipful Master to S. E. corner in which the Lodge is again 'squared, ' and lastly to E. of Junior Warden's pedestal where they stand parallel towards the pedestal, along with a convenient distance from this. Junior Deacon instructs Candidate each and every corner, after 'squaring, ' to step served by left feet These instructions are whispered.

Senior Deacon - meanwhile replaces kneeling stool in normal position so when Junior Deacon and Candidate have passed N. E. corner, takes poignard. from S. W to Worshipful Master and resumes chair.

Junior Deacon - holding Candidate's right hands firmly, strikes Junior Warden on right shoulder 3 times with Candidate's right hands.

Junior Warden - Whom perhaps you have there?

Junior Deacon - Mr.…………., an undesirable Candidate in a condition of darkness that has been well and worthily suggested, regularly suggested and approved in open Lodge, and today comes of their own freedom and accord, correctly prepared, humbly taking to become accepted towards the mysteries and rights of Free­masonry .

Junior Warden - So how exactly does he aspire to obtain individuals rights?

Junior Deacon - By the aid of God, being free as well as good report.

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