The Lectures of the three degrees in Craft Masonry
These lectures deal with the description of the ritual of those Degrees along with their moral and symbolical significance and are of a formal nature, arranged as catechisms—that is, in question and answer form—meant to be worked by two or more brethren.
The above statement is taken from the introduction of the little green book which was introduced to me within two months of being initiated in March 1994,when I was asked to join the Pendle Lodge Demonstration Team. In retrospect that invitation probably shaped my Masonic thinking.
Pendle Lodge work these lectures with four or five being involved and the lectures are committed to memory and recited accordingly. A fifth would be introduced in the event of using a narrator as well as four members taking up the four corners on the square. These four members ask and answer questions in a clockwise direction as a catechism. These questions are designed to take the listener through the first degree ceremony expounding on the script and it’s meaning and hopefully enlightening the listener with their “moral and symbolical significance”, as any good lecture should.
As I have intimated Pendle Lodge have been working these lectures for years, certainly long before I joined Freemasonry and currently I am working with four enthusiastic Junior brethren. It is our intention to deliver the first and second section of the first degree lecture at Pendle’s April Lodge meeting and enthusiasm is such that we are prepared to repeat the work for other Lodges as may be their wish. Enquiries from interested parties must be made via our secretary.
W.Bro.Ron Atherton ProvSGD
5 thoughts on “Demonstration Team”
I believe the team are back in action and performing at Pendleside Lodge of Installed Masters meeting on the 16th August.
The demonstration team first practice was an exhibition of skill in the art’s of masonry the team did a out standing practice with panache, Ron and team well done
The first practise went very well indeed, albeit without one of their number, Kevin Pickering being away. If all goes to plan the team should be on top form for April’s Lodge meeting and hopefully perform in front of a full house of guests and visitors.
Well done chaps.
We are having a new members /initiates night in May within the Accrington District. Would you be available and interested in carrying out a demonstration in the first degree. A date has not yet been booked but it could be the 4th or the 11th
District Mentor and Membership Officer.
Make contact with Ron Atherton who leads the team and able to book visits etc. Sent you a personal e mail with details.