The day I became an Illustrious Brother…

Posted: November 26, 2017 in Masonic
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My Masonic journey has been one of self fulfilment, complete with reflection of my spiritual, moral and social virtues, and, whilst I’m not a perfect man, I strive to be a better one. I look back at who I was before I took my first step into the Craft, and can honestly say, I would not be the man I am today without my Brethren who have guided me, taught me and mentored me these past 12 years.

The Craft is my second family, and through each Degree and step I’ve taken, I’ve delved into it with gusto and absorbed the information and teachings like a sponge in the sea of knowledge. As explained when I obtained the 18th Degree , the ceremony being one of beauty and thought-provoking warmth, much cannot be revealed.

Since that momentous occasion, I have grown into more auspicious positions, having been the Master of my Craft Lodge, Principle Officer in the Royal Arch and Most Wise Sovereign of my Rose Croix Chapter. The latter being the prerequisite for my future promotion.

These achievements, promotions in the District, from Steward to District Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, and all the Masonic knowledge and rich history learnt could not have prepared me for what I experienced yesterday.

The ceremony being conferred to the 30th Degree was indescribable. As I tried to explain to my fellow Illustrious Brethren during the Festive Board, it was nowhere near what I expected, it was thought provoking, mind blowing and jaw dropping. . and…WOW!!

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The collarette and beautiful hand crafted sash worn in the 30th Degree

True to my Masonic obligation, the experience itself will not be revealed, except to say I am truly honoured by this conferment, and, most especially now, intensely  proud to be a Freemason.

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Comments
  1. Carl you certainly have grown immensely over the last 12 years, which is a tribute to the masonic family but more importantly to you for your passion and desire to improve yourself. I am one incredibly proud father to see how you have grown to be such an amazing person. Wish I could have been there with you to celebrate this day with you. Congratulations my boy.

  2. Wow!!! Absolutely awesome my boy! I am so very very proud of you, your commitment and dedication to Freemasonry and all you have achieved. Proud mom here 😊 love you lots and lots xxxxx

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