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Presentation showing the symbolism of the Entered Apprentice degree.

Presentation showing the symbolism of the Entered Apprentice degree.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Symbolism of The Entered Apprentice
  • 3. We were first prepared in our heart
  • 4. You were duly and truly prepared Emphasized a man’s internal qualifications rather than worldly wealth and honors
  • 5. You were worthy and well qualified <ul><li>Your Character and reputation were investigated </li></ul><ul><li>You received a favorable vote of the lodge </li></ul>
  • 6. You entered into the Lodge <ul><li>From the outer world of materialism </li></ul><ul><li>To inner world of true being </li></ul>
  • 7. You were received on the point of a sharp instrument <ul><li>Serious consequences for violating our obligations </li></ul><ul><li>Dishonor ourselves </li></ul>
  • 8. You were hoodwinked with a cable-tow about your neck <ul><li>The darkness and ignorance of the uninitiated </li></ul><ul><li>Bound to other Masons by a tie as long and as strong as we permit </li></ul>
  • 9. You were caused to kneel and attend prayer <ul><li>First invoking the blessing of Deity </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Architect for his guidance and blessings </li></ul>
  • 10. You were conducted once around the Lodge <ul><li>Patterned after the movement of the Sun as seen from earth </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the circumference of life </li></ul>
  • 11. You were placed in due form <ul><li>Making vows was common </li></ul><ul><li>Bound himself for life </li></ul><ul><li>Promise not to reveal </li></ul>
  • 12. The Three Great Lights of Masonry
  • 13. The Open Bible <ul><li>Should regulate our conduct according to its tenants and teachings </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgment of his relation to Deity </li></ul>
  • 14. The Square <ul><li>Morality, Truthfulness and honesty </li></ul><ul><li>To “act on the square” is to act honestly </li></ul>
  • 15. The Compass <ul><li>Restraint, skill and Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Excludes all that is harmful or unworthy beyond its circle </li></ul>
  • 16. The Square and Compass together <ul><li>The Square represent the earth </li></ul><ul><li>The Compass relates to the arc of heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Union of heaven and earth </li></ul>
  • 17. You were presented a white leather apron <ul><li>An emblem of innocence and a badge of Freemasonry </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolizes clean living, obedience to the laws of the craft, and a sincere goodwill </li></ul>
  • 18. You were asked to deposit something of a metallic nature <ul><li>Metals controlled the planets </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate is not to bring passions and prejudice into lodge </li></ul>
  • 19. You were placed in the northeast corner of the lodge <ul><li>Where cornerstone of building is laid </li></ul><ul><li>Midway between darkness and light </li></ul><ul><li>Future foundation of the Lodge </li></ul>
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