EACH OFFICER: SW
His station is in the West, upon a dias
reached by two steps. He sets in a seat representative of one once occupied
by King Hiram of Tyre.
the color of his station is 'Red',
emblematical of Strength, Zeal and Love.
His jewel is the Level, emblematical of
Equality. (Masons meet on the level) We should never act in the presence of
a brother, at a level higher than that which he has attained.
In the presence of the Master, he is
the second ranking officer or member of the craft, and must always respect
the Master as goes every other member.
While the Master is about the business
of the Lodge, the Sr Warden generally is authorized to superintend the
behavior of the craft.
A responsible and concerned Sr Warden
attempt to involve himself in all aspects of Lodge movement, and stay
abreast of lodge activities.
He, like the Secretary, should be in
contact with the Master almost daily in order that he might stay
informed, and the Master should welcome this type of concern and support.
Including degree work, the Sr Warden
duties are minimal as compared to those of the Master. Therefore, upon
taking office, he should begin serious study into the duties of the
Master ; to be adequately prepared to assume the Master’s seat in his
In the absence of the Master, the Sr
Warden is to faithfully represent the Master, and govern the Lodge as
such. At the earliest time following his tour representation, he should
contact and inform the Master of the proceedings during his absence.
The word Warden (extracted from France)
means surveillant or overseer.
He carries the Column of Doric.