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Our History

Beginning Steps to Brotherhood Questionnaire

Beginning Steps to Brotherhood Questionnaire

From the 1923 Minutes of the Grand Lodge annual meeting, the report of Brother Edson - Chairman Rituals and Ceremonials stated,

"We recommend that the First Degree members before receiving Second Degree initiation shall attend a class in which they receive definite instruction in the fundamentals of the Order as follows:

The full name, the meaning of the name, the password, the meaning of the password, obligation, hand-clasp and its meaning, the sign of the First Degree and its meaning, the hailing sign, the Lodge song, the statement of policies of the Order"


This began the steps that were formalized in 1927 when thirty-one questions were recommended to be asked of the First Degree members who were seeking induction into the Second Degree.