Recalling Ritual Messages

by Grand King REC Ross R. Black II


As you have moved through your Masonic Career you have heard these words from others or used them yourself.  You may try to complete them on your own. You may look them up and find them in your rituals. You need to think about them and remember their implied meanings and usages in your personal life, your work life and also in your Masonic life. Consider the broader implications they carry. Seek to have them serve as discussion points by your Education Officer. Let the Ritual which is now a book (and in some places is and was learned by word of mouth) be more than something to study for degree work and Inspections.   Also consider how they can be a topic of conversation or as a basis to help you as a Mentor with Candidates or newer Masons. See if you can also find their presence in the words of the Ancient Masters.

Your efforts to seek Light for yourself and others should not end with becoming a Master Mason. Nor are they to be culminated with Capitular Masonry. There is more to be learned and enhanced through Cryptic and Chivalric Masonry. So too do the Allied Masonic Degrees and Scottish Rite bring more light and understanding to the Mason who truly endeavors to learn and apply the lessons learned to his life.

4/16/18  Behold how pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell …
4/23/18  Great Architect of the Universe in Thy name we …
4/30/18  May the Sublime Principles of Freemasonry subdue …
5/7/18  May the Sublime Principles of Freemasonry harmonize and enrich our hearts with …
5/14/18  Before every important undertaking it is proper to ….
5/21/18  In times of difficulty and danger in whom…
5/28/18  Step off with…
6/4/18  Should you hereafter meet…in destitute circumstances, you should contribute to his ...
6/11/18  As the youngest … you are placed in the …
6/18/18  The …. Is used…to measure and layout…
6/25/18  The … is used….to prepare …. but we as….
9/3/18   ….reminds us of that purity of life and rectitude of conduct…
9/10/18  ….is no less than the clouded canopy…
9/17/18  …Faith in God, Hope for Immortality and Charity for …..
9/24/18  The furnishings of the ….
10/1/18  The …is emblematic of human life….
10/8/18  The,,, teaches  morality
10/15/18  The …teaches equality
10/22/18  The …teaches rectitude of Life.
10/29/18  By the ….we are reminded of our imperfect…
11/5/18  By the …. That state of perfection at which we…
11/12/18  By the …endeavor to erect our spiritual building…
11/19/18  By the exercise of Brotherly Love we are…
11/26/18   To relieve the distressed is a duty…
12/3/18  Truth is a Divine….
12/10/18  …is that due restraint
12/17/18  ….is that noble and steady purpose of the mind…
12/24/19  ….teaches us to regulate our lives and…
12/31/18  ….is that standard or boundary of …
1/7/19  There are three great duties…you are charged to inculcate…
1/14/19  …is used to try perpendiculars
1/21/19  …they teach us to walk uprightly…
1/28/19  By order in Architecture is meant…
2/4/19  …defines and fixes the rules by which we can express…
2/11/19  …is that art of using language and…
2/18/19  ,,,te19  aches us not only to think…
2/25/19  ….furnishes the means of making the ordinary computations…
3/4/19  In fine,…is the foundation of architecture and the root of mathematics.
3/11/19  …shows us that, however complete and admirable our own surroundings may be…
3/18/19  Tools and implements of ….
3/25/19  …By … we may curiously trace nature…
4/1/19  The attentive…
4/8/19  The internal and not the external…
4/15/19  All the vital parts of man are within…
4/22/19  …it also demonstrates the most important truths of morality.
4/29/19  …are emblematic of the three principle stage of human life…
5/6/19  Thus was man formed for social and active life…
5/13/19  …that justice will soon overtake us…
5/20/19  Today he puts forth the tender leaves of hope…
5/27/19  …death is but the messenger…
6/3/19  Universal benevolence you are zealously to inculcate….
6/10/19  …and imitate the example of the celebrated artist you have just represented.
6/17/19   The Chisel …
6/24/19  What the mallet is…
9/2/19   ..the stone which the builders rejected…
9/9/19   He who would rule…
9/16/19   He only can teach…
9/23/19  Self, a subject…
9/30/19  By these ceremonies may you be inspired to …

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