EACH OFFICER: WORSHIPFUL MASTER
His Station is in the East, reached by
three steps. His seat represents the place once occupied by King
The color of his station is 'White'
denoting Purity and Wisdom.
White reminds us of that Devine Wisdom
which can only be obtained through searching the revealed word of Him who is
without beginning of days, or ending of years.
His jewel is the Square of Virtue which
teaches us morality. It is angle of 90 degrees, or the fourth part of a
His tools of authority are the Charter
(Warrant), Book of Constitutions, Gavel and the Hat.
His position in the Lodge is similar to
the Minister in the church. He has always been charged to present
religious and intellectual teachings to the craft and must do so
at every communication. ( Wages )
He is the overall administrator of all
acts in and for the Lodge.
The Lodge at all times belongs to the
Master, and is to be at his Will and Pleasure. He can not be contested or
questioned; or placed on trial.
He answers only to the Grand
Master/Grand Lodge, and his conscience.
Whenever the Master enters an area, he
is to receive the acknowledgement of every Mason present.
It is his duty to deal fairly with
every infraction of Masonic Law in hi domain. This includes visitors and
All who enter his domain should make
their presence known, offer their services and seek their wages.
While a Masters power is extensive
within his Lodge, he does not have the right or power to issue an edict.
That power is reserved for the Grand Master, to invoke firm precepts
applicable to every Lodge, thereby
He must be a moral and good man He must
be a law-abiding man.
He must not be a conspirator or enemy of the government. He must be
temperate and meek he must be cautious, courteous, faithful and
self-governing. He must possess a love for genuine Masonry. He must
respect his Masonic superiors:
1. Deity through His Law
2. The Grand Lodge through it's charter
3. His own law (while be commands, he
He must be a zealous man.
He must be well versed in the Landmarks
He must be a lover of old-time things.
(Written Laws of Old)
He must be zealous to honor.
He must communicate stately with the
He must recognize no clandestine rival.
He must maintain the regularity of the
His Duties Include (but not limited
- attending the communications of his
- to open his Lodge at a regular time,
and close at a suitable time
- to preserve order in his Lodge
- to regulate the admission of visitors
- to protect and preserve the charter /
transfer it to his successor
- to perform the ritualistic work of
his Lodge/drill and drama, and
- to cause investigation into all
- to visit the sick and preside at
- to be a good example to his brothers,
maintaining peace and harmony within and without the Lodge