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Online Masonic Education Course

For the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason

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The aim of the course is not to make candidates "experts" in Freemasonry, but rather to give them a broad knowledge of its principles, teachings, history and workings.
Developed by W.Bro. Kent Henderson
Dip. T., B. Ed., Grad. Cert. Ed., Grad. Dip. Ed., M. Ed, Diploma of Masonic Education (Sth. Aust.)
Past Junior Grand Deacon, A. F. & A. Masons of Victoria, Australia.




1. How got you raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason?

Answer: By undergoing a previous examination in open lodge and by being entrusted with a test of merit leading to that degree.


2. Where were you then conducted?

Answer: To a convenient room adjoining a Master Mason's Lodge for the purpose of being prepared.


3. How were you prepared?

Answer: By having both ankles, both breasts and both knees made bare, and both heels slipshod.


4. What enabled you to claim admission?

Answer: The help of God, the united aid of the square and compasses, and the benefit of a pass grip and a pass word.


5. Give me that pass word.

Answer: T - - - - C - - - .


6. The import of the word?

Answer: W - - - - - - P - - - - - - - - - -.


7. How did you gain admission?

Answer: By the knocks of a Fellow Craft.


8. On what were you admitted?

Answer: Both points of the compasses presented to both breasts.


9. On your admission into the lodge, did you observe anything different from its usual appearance?

Answer: I did - all was in darkness, save a great light in the East.


10. To what does that darkness allude?

Answer: The darkness of death.


11. Am I to understand that death is the peculiar subject of this degree?

Answer: It is indeed.


12. From what circumstance?

Answer: From the untimely death of our Grand Master Hiram Abif.


13. What were the working tools with which our Master was slain?

Answer: The plumb rule, level, and heavy setting maul.


14. How came you acquainted with his death?

Answer: By having figuratively represented our Master, Hiram Abif, when I was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.


15. On what were you raised?

Answer: On the five points of fellowship.


16. What symbol marks the resting place of the dead in a Master Mason's Lodge?

Answer: A sprig of Acacia.


17. What are the Working Tools of a Master Mason?

Answer: The skirret, the pencil, and the compasses.


18. What do the working tools symbolize?

Answer: The skirret points out that straight and undeviating line of conduct laid down for our pursuit in the Volume of the Sacred Law, the pencil teaches us that our words and actions are observed and recorded by the Most High, and the compasses remind us of His unerring and impartial justice.


19. What, as a Master Mason, are now entrusted to your care?

Answer: The Landmarks of the Order.


20. What are they?

Answer: The Rites, and established usages and customs of our Order.

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