The constitution and laws of the grand lodge of Scotland

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...been installed in the Chair of his Lodge, the Members of the Lodge are admitted in the Third, Second, and First Degrees, and advance in procession, pay due homage to the new Master, and signify their subjection and obedience by the usual salutations in the respective Degrees. This part of the ceremony being concluded, the Depute and Substitute Masters, Wardens, and other Office-Bearers, are requested to advance to the Altar, and the Installing Brother will administer the oath dcfideli, viz.:--"' I,, do hereby agree to accept of the office of Depute Master, Substitute Master, Senior Warden, or Junior Warden, etc. (as the case may be), of the Lodge..., and solemnly promise, to the best of my ability, to discharge faithfully, zealously, and conscientiously, its duties during the ensuing twelve months unless a successor shall be previously appointed and installed in my stead; and that I will do my utmost to forward the interests of the Lodge, and support the Master in his various duties. So help me God."' When the Most Worshipful the Grand Master and his Officers attend to constitute a New Lodge, the Grand Wardens may invest the Wardens, the Grand Secretary invest the Secretary, and so on. Sometimes the new Master enters immediately on the duties of his office by administering the oath de _fideli too, and investing the Wardens, etc., but it is more convenient in practice that at all Installations the Presiding or Installing Brother conducts the whole Ceremonial. The Office-Bearers are then invested, in succession, with the Insignia or Jewels of their Offices, and addressed as follows i--"Brother C. D.--I invest you, as Depute Master, with the Square and Compasses, being the insignia of your office. The Square has the two ends of unequal length, t...

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