EACH OFFICER: STEWARDS
The position of these officers in the
Lodge is at the right and left of the Jr. Warden.
Their jewel is the “Cornucopia” also
known as the horn of Plenty. This jewel signifies that the wearer is a
servitor of the Lodge.
They are to assist other Lodge officers
in the performance of their duties in the Lodge.
Of the Jr Wardens duty to provide
entertainment and refreshment, he is merely to establish and provide the
means. The physical portion bf that duty is to be carried out by the
As the word Steward means servant, they
are in fact servants of the Lodge. (Since the year 926, Stewards have been
directed to provide refreshment and good cheer to the craft during the hours
They are to assist the Tyler in the
preparation of the Lodge and aid in the care of all furnishings.
At social gatherings, they are to make
certain that the Worshipful Master and special are adequately provided for.
Also at meetings.
If there are Masters Of Ceremonies
appointed in the Lodge, the Steward are considered to be the higher ranking
In many Lodges, the business of
examining visitors is a duty of the Jr Warden, which he will sometimes
relegate to the Stewards.