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  • 1. Symbolism of The Entered Apprentice for the good of masonry
  • 2. We were first prepared in our heart for the good of masonry
  • 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. 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. You entered into  the Lodge From the outer world of  • materialism  To inner world of true being • for the good of masonry
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. You were placed  in due form Making vows was  • common Bound himself for life • Promise not to reveal of masonry for the good •
  • 11. The Three Great  Lights of  Masonry for the good of masonry
  • 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. The Square Morality, Truthfulness and  honesty To “act on the square” is to act   honestly for the good of masonry
  • 14. The Compass Restraint, skill and  Knowledge Excludes all that is harmful   or unworthy beyond its circle for the good of masonry
  • 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. 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. 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. 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