Monday, August 21, 2006

Past Master

Tonight I received the Past Master degree in York Rite (August 21, 2006). It was better than I expected. I had relatively low expectations for it, basing my knowledge off of the Public Installation of Officers for Blue Lodge that I have witnessed. It was a little more involved. Kudos to our long departed Brother Thomas Smith Webb who first incorporated this ceremony into York Rite, for improving it to the point where it can rightly be considered a degree of its own.

3 comments:

Tubulcain420 said...

I recieved the yrk degrees before going into the east. When the tile was put on my head, it felt different.
they are nice degrees, I am king of my chapter and am trying to learn the stuff.

Tom Accuosti said...

Congrats, Bro. Jeff.

I haven't bothered with any of the YR or SR degrees yet, I wanted to get through the East before looking at anything else. But the PM degree was interesting. In Conn, it's performed by a Lodge of Past Masters, and not by the YR chapter.

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