Illstrations of Masonry

Illstrations of Masonry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: applies to any book which is considered to be the holy writings. 5-TIn allusion to the Constitutions of the Order being originally vested in that officer; who is always considered as the general Governor and Director of the Fraternity, in case of the resignation or death of the Grand Master. necessary preparations are made for laying the Stone, on which is engraved the year of Masonry, the name, titles, &c., of the Grand Master. The stone is raised up, by means of an engine erected for that purpose, and the Grand Chaplain or Orator repeats a short prayer. The Grand Treasurer then, by the Grand Master's command, places under the stone various sorts of coin and medals of the present age. Solemn music is introduced, an anthem sung, and the stone let down into its place, and properly fixed; upon which the Grand Master descends to the stone, and gives three knocks with his mallet, amidst the acclamations of the spectators. The Grand Master then delivers over to the architect the various implements of architecture, instructing him with the superintendence and direction of the work; after which he re--ascends the platform, and an oration suitable to the occasion is delivered. A voluntary subscription is made for the workmen, and the sum collected is placed upon the stone by the Grand Treasurer. A song in honour of masonry concludes the ceremony, after which the procession returns to the place whence it set out, and the lodge is closed by the Grand Wardens. On the day appointed for the celebration of the ceremony of dedication, the Grand Master and his officers, accompanied by all the breth ren who are members of the Grand Lodge, meet in a convenient room adjoining to the place where the ceremony is to be performed, and the Grand...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969987
  • 9781236969989