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The Masonic Minute

Featuring Worshipful Brother Gerald


Rod


Share this video Rods or wands are an indication of power. Their ancestry derives from antiquity. Today we see representations of the Rod in different forms everywhere. The caduceus in medicine, the septor in royalty, the bishops staff in church, the speakers mace the black rod in politics and the english army officers swagger stick. Our masonic world continues this custom with the deacons and stewards rods as well as the marshals baton. Within some lodges the director of ceremonies derives his power and respect from the carrying of his rod. The deacons rods are surmounted by metal emblems, varying from country to country. In America they are The Square and Compass, and in England, they are the dove and olive branch. In sum the rod conveys authority and is found almost everywhere, even orchestras are directed and controlled by the conductors baton. 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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