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The Masonic Minute

Featuring Worshipful Brother Gerald


The 3rd Degree


Share this video In the early 1700s only a few speculative lodges were practicing three degrees. The Trinity College Dublin Manuscript indicated that in 1711 there existed a third degree. In 1725 doctor francis drake of the york lodge declared a third degree was already being worked in york. The first third degree in lodge minutes appears on april 27, 1727 By 1730 a larger number of lodges had adopted the use of the third degree. By 1738 three degrees were officially recognized but not eagerly accepted by all lodges, scottish lodges in particular were openly hostile to the third degree. This left some to continue with the old two degrees only. Today the three degree system is the well established standard. Dr. William Wescott Alexander Pope Profane Hale, Hail & Hele Cowan Beehive Apron 1717 Corn, Wine, & Oil James Anderson Ancients & Moderns Unite Paul Revere Geometry To Be One Ask One The Ancients Royal Masonic Hospital Anthony Sayer Eavesdropper Freemasons Hall The Cubit The Regius Manuscript Elias Ashmole Christopher Wren William Preston The 3rd Degree Acacia Cable Tow Ritual Secrets Altar Dispensation Demit Balloting Proficiency Erasure Desaguliers Dermott Blue Lodge of Antiquity Worshipful Warden Installation Anti Masonic Movement Transparency Tracing Boards Masonic Education Gould Rod Robert Peary Working Tools Constitution Free Lewis Royal Arch Norman Peale Audie Murphy Leland Stanford Arthur Conan Doyle Lord Chesterfield Lewis Wallace Pierre LEnfant Arthur Wellesley Robert Service William Gilbert Wolfgang Mozart Joseph Kippling John Brown John Coustos Harry Carr Alexander Fleming Ernest Shackleton John Phillip Sousa Melvin Jones James Hoban Richard Gatling Thomas Lipton Harry Truman Albert Mackey David Wooster Sir Robert George Richard J Gatling King George VI Irving Berlin James Doolittle Tommy Douglas Cy Young Louie Tschoudy
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