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  1. As I understand it, in Scotland the Mark degree is performed in Craft Lodges and Royal Arch Chapters. So, clearly, GLoS considers the Mark Degree to be Masonic. As I understand it, in the US the Cryptic and the Templar Degrees are clearly considered to be Masonic by the York Rite Grand Lodges... As others have stated, UGLE is not Masonry, even in the UK
  2. Interesting... in their quest to be inclusive, has UGLE dropped their requirement for a belief in Supreme Being? Rejecting those with Religion=None would appear to be contrary to “irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society”
  3. Indeed... which is why my post include "less 5 members to open/close" 🙂 It is situations like this where the words (probably incorrectly) attributed to Douglas Bader are appropriate: Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
  4. All meetings suspended for four months with IMMEDIATE effect!https://www.ugle.org.uk/coronavirus-member-update My first decision as WM of a Lodge was to cancel this week's GPC... the second to cancel next week's Lodge meeting (less 5 members to open/close)... please tell me it's not always like this?
  5. Deeply honoured to have been confirmed as Master Elect of Mercury Lodge, for the forthcoming year!

  6. Very pleased and proud to have been made a Worthy Night, at St George's Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine

  7. Honoured to be appointed Raphael at Ferneberga Rose Croix (No.1096)

  8. The pseudo-independent but not really status of Kosovo is causing confusion and argument in so many multi-national organisations and programs
  9. This is all fine and dandy if the Ritual is performed well. But for some parts, IMHO, it is better to be read and right than memorised and wrong. Obligations are a case in point - surely it is better that the Obligation is word-perfect first time, than wrong, or repeatedly prompted? After all, we ask the Candidate to repeat that Obligation, and seal it on the VSL. I've been very fortunate in my various Ceremonies, in that the Master (reigning or acting) has been very good - but I've also witnessed some very poor ceremonies when visiting.
  10. But surely, a proscribed quasi-masonic organisation is still proscribed even if it is no longer extant? A Wiki-type page would be ideal.....
  11. Ummm... So how long before this masonic connection is linked to the murder of Ms Galizia
  12. Mike Martin (09/06/2017)Sadly something done by the previous website owners several years ago prior to their business failing which we've never been able to remove from the forum.You need to edit the site's template, and remove two lines from near the top:<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.thefreemason.com/skins/Skin_1/hellobar.css" /><script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.thefreemason.com/skins/Skin_1/js/hellobar.js"> </script>And a block from near the bottom<!-- welcome bar configuration start --><script type="text/javascript"> new HelloBar( '<span><img src="http://www.thefreemason.com/t-new-customers.aspx">Click for details</a>', { forgetful: true, borderSize: 6, height: 40, fonts: 'Arial Black, Helvetica, sans-serif', speed: 250, transition: 'easeInOut', showWait: 65000, helloBarLogo: false, shadow: true, positioning: 'sticky', }, 1.0 );</script><!-- welcome bar configuration end -->HTH
  13. Hadrian2 (13/04/2017)Although now we have the pronouncement that those who are not members of the Royal Arch, are less likely to beconsidered for promotion. Which in my mind amounts to blackmail, and is more likely to get me to resist joining.I am aware, that in some Provinces, not being a member of HRA seems to cap your Provincial rank at PJGDeg http://www.pglel.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Craft_Honours_Scheme.pdf
  14. The route you choose to take is, obviously, yours to make - but when I faced the same decision, I was strongly advised to pursue Elevatation into Mark prior to Exaultation into the Royal Arch.This is, of course, the way it happens in most non-English constitutions anyway...
  15. Thanks to NorwichMan for attending - and everyone else who helped make the evening very enjoyable.
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