Symbolism of
 The Entered
  Apprentice

        for the good of masonry
We were first
prepared in our
     heart

          for the good of masonry
You were duly 
    and truly 
    prepared
Emphasized a man’s internal qualifications
  rather than worldly wealth and hon...
You were worthy 
             and well 
            qualified
    Your Character and reputation were 
•



    investigate...
You entered into 
          the Lodge
    From the outer world of 
•



    materialism 
    To inner world of true being
...
You were 
    received on the 
point of a sharp 
       instrument
    Serious consequences for 
•



    violating our ob...
You were 
hoodwinked with 
a cable­tow about 
         your neck
 The darkness and ignorance of the
  uninitiated
   Bound...
You were caused 
      to kneel and 
    attend prayer
    First invoking the blessing of Deity
•




    Supreme Architec...
You were 
conducted once 
      around the 
           Lodge
    Patterned after the movement 
•



    of the Sun as seen...
You were placed 
     in due form
    Making vows was 
•



    common

    Bound himself for life
•




    Promise not t...
The Three Great 
   Lights of 
   Masonry

          for the good of masonry
The Open Bible
    Should regulate our conduct 
    according to its tenants and 
    teachings

    Acknowledgment of his...
The Square
Morality, Truthfulness and 
honesty
To “act on the square” is to act 



honestly
                     for the...
The Compass
    Restraint, skill and 
    Knowledge
    Excludes all that is harmful 



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