Recognized The Latin accipere, receive, was from ad, meaning "to, " and capere, meaning "take, " therefore to consider, to get. The passive apprenticeship and initiation, but following the participle of the was acceptus. In Operative Masonry people were accepted through span of time, so when the Craft had started to decay, gentlemen that had no aim of doing builders' work but were thinking about the Craft for social, or possibly for antiquarian reasons, were recognized" into membership to differentiate these gentlemen Masons in the Agents within the membership these were known as the "Recognized." After 1717, once the whole Craft was totally changed right into a Fraternity, all people grew to become non-Agents, hence our utilisation of the word such phrases as "Free and Recognized Masons." AFFILIATE Filius is Latin for boy, filia for daughter the prefix "af" is a kind of the Latin ad, meaning to increase. To become affiliated means therefore to become adopted right into a family like a boy or daughter, a and therefore superbly covers a Mason's regards to his Lodge once he's associated with it. ALARM The Latin for weapons, or arms, was arma. Our "art" and "article" originated from exactly the same root, art meaning something initially made through the arms, fingers and hands. The British "alarm" dates back straight to an italian man , alle arme, and eventually towards the Latin ad arma to ensure that "alarm" means "to arms, symbols of that something has happened of possible danger. A knock in the Lodge door is really named because it requires performance, lest the incorrect guy be allowed to go in. ALLEGORY The Greeks known as a location of public set up agora out of this they built the term agoreuein, meaning speak, meaning of ad-dressing an open. When you should this really is added alias, meaning another, the compound provides for us our "allegory, " the talking about one factor within the relation to another thing. In Masonry we've the allegory of Solomon's Temple, of the journey, from the legend of the martyr builder, etc., in every situation the acting and explaining of 1 factor being intended to consult another factor. For instance, regarding Solomon's Temple is referred to, not with regards to telling how that structure was erected, but to point out boxy males may go together in brotherliness in a common task. ALTAR Alt, in Latin, known to height, maintained within our "altitude" this root made an appearance in altare, literally meaning a "high place." In primitive religion it had been a typical practice to create sacrifices, or conduct worship, on top of a hill, or high platform, to ensure that "altar" found be relevant to any stone, publish, platform, or any other elevation employed for such reasons. In. the Lodge the altar is easily the most holy place. APPRENTICE In Latin apprehendre designed to lay your hands on a factor meaning of understanding how to comprehend it, the foundation in our "apprehend." This grew to become contracted into apprendre and it was put on a youthful guy starting to become familiar with a trade. The second term arrived to circulation among European languages and, with the Operative Masons, gave us our "apprentice, " that's, one that is starting to understand Masonry. An "Joined Apprentice" is a whose title continues to be joined within the books from the Lodge. APRON At the begining of British, napron was utilized of the cloth, a tablecloth, whence our napery, nap-kin it apparently was based on the Latin map pa, the origin of "map." "Apron is really a misdivided type of "a napron, " and meant a material, more particularly a material tied on in-front to safeguard the garments. The Operative Masons used a leather apron from necessity once the craft grew to become speculative this outfit, such a long time recognized with building work was maintained because the badge of Masons also denoting wholesomeness, a meaning mounted on it, most likely, in comparatively recent occasions, regarded that one can't be certain. ASHLAR The Latin assis would be a board or plank within the diminutive form, assula, it meant a little board, just like a shingle, or perhaps a nick. Within this disadvantage-nection it's interesting to notice our "axle" and' "axis" were based on it. At the begining of British this grew to become asheler and it was accustomed to denote a stone within the rough because it originated from the quarries. The Operative Masons known as this type of stone a "rough ashlar, " so when it absolutely was formed and handle because of its devote the wall they known as it a "perfect ashlar." A Student is really a rough ashlar, because incomplete, whereas an expert Mason is an ideal ashlar, while he continues to be formed for his devote the business from the Craft. ATHEIST The Greek for God was theos once the j prefix a was placed before it, we obtain the foundation j of "atheism, " symbols of a denial from the god, or gods. The term ought to be distinguished from "agnosticism, " meaning neither to affirm nor to deny but to stay doubtful and from "infidel, " meaning that certain doesn't believe some doctrine. Christian believers call Mohammedans "infidels" as they do not believe the Bible Mohammendans call Christian believers "infidels" as they do not believe the Quran. Inasmuch as Masonry requires of the individual he have confidence in God the atheist is instantly excluded in the Fraternity. BROTHER This word is among the earliest, because it is among the most breathtaking, in almost any language. No-body knows where or if this came from, but it's sure that it been around within the Sanskrit, inside a form strikingly much like that utilized by us. In Greek it had been phrater, within the Latin frater, whence our "fraternal" and "fraternalism." It's always meant males in the same parents, or males knit by very close bloodstream ties. When connected with "initiation, which las the overall concept of "being born into, " it's possible to observe how appropriate is its k use within Freemasonry. All people have, through initiation within our "mother" Lodges, been born right into a Masonry and for that reason we're "siblings, " which which holds us together in a single great household is the "Mystic Tie, " the Masonic analogue from the bloodstream tie among kinsmen. CANDIDATE Among Romans it had been the custom for any guy seeking office to put on a shining whitened robe. Because the reputation for this type of color was candidus (whence our "candid"), work seeker found be known as candidate. Within our events the custom is corrected: the candidate is dressed after his election rather than before. CARDINAL In Masonry we've "cardinal points" and "cardinal benefits." The Greeks had kradan, meaning, "swing on, " and also the Romans had cardo, meaning "hinge." The roots imply that which a factor shifts, or hinges, which a factor is dependent or dangles, therefore anything that's of fundamental or pivotal, importance. Part of the Sacred College from the Roman Chapel is really a Cardinal due to the significance of his office, which ranks next in dignity to that particular from the Pope. The cardinal points from the compass are individuals that are determined other points, north, east, south, west the cardinal benefits are individuals that are important other benefits. CEREMONY The Latin caerimonia known to some...
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MASON MAY NEED SOME TEACHING ON THE MEANING OF EASTER....Geez!