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The Masonic Minute

Featuring Worshipful Brother Gerald


Proficiency


Share this video In freemasonry there are times where a mason must prove his knowledge of a particular subject. When a man is initiated an entered apprentice or passed to become a fellowcraft, he is required to demonstrate some knowledge of the events that took place to bring him there. This demonstration to the brethren is known as a proficiency. Likewise, when a master mason wants to go through the chairs to become an officer, he must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the work he will be required to undertake in the desired position. This demonstration, often not done in open lodge, but rather for an inspector or grand lodge officer is also known as a proficiency. The contents of each proficeincy varies dramatically among different points in history and jurisdictions. 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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