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1st Degree: Entered Apprentice

1st Degree: Entered Apprentice

Update: 2021-11-21
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In this episode, we discuss the 1st Degree - "Entered Apprentice" from "Morals & Dogma: The Annotated Edition". Transcripts, Chapter Markers and Show Notes for all episodes are available from our website - WayOfTheHermit.com.

It is highly recommended that you read the chapter in order to fully follow our discussion.  "Morals and Dogma" is available from these sites: 

The Tracing Board for the degree is available here:

Overview

  1. Moral Lessons
    1. Masonry is not a substitute for religion (p. 77)
    2. The Masonic Decalogue (p. 89)
    3. The Four Cardinal Virtues - Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, Justice (p. 92)
  2. Symbols of the Degree
    1. Gavel and Ruler
    2. The Point Within a Circle
    3. The Ladder of 7 Rungs - Jacob’s Ladder
  3. Symbols of the Lodge
    1. The Lodge is a Temple
    2. The Pillars Outside the Temple - Boaz & Jachin
    3. The Three Columns Supporting the Temple
    4. The Great Lights - Compass, Square & Holy Book
    5. The Lesser Lights - Sun, Moon & Master of the Lodge
    6. The Ornaments of the Lodge - Mosaic Pavement, Indented Tessel, Blazing Star
    7. The Jewels of the Lodge
      1. Movable (now called Immovable)
        1. Square
        2. Level
        3. Plumb
      2. Immovable (now called Movable)
        1. Rough Ashlar
        2. Smooth Ashlar
        3. Tracing Board 


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1st Degree: Entered Apprentice

1st Degree: Entered Apprentice

Dr. David Brown & Gene Lawson