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The Masonic Shoe/Masonic Blue Slipper

The Masonic Shoe also called the Blue Slipper is a symbol that represents the physical confirmation of a spoken deed or bond. In ancient times, when you remove your shoes and give it to someone, you are confirming a contract. First Degree: The Shoe Connotes a Promise In the book of Ruth, found in the Christian Bible, Boaz, a rich landowner proposed to the closest kinsman of Ruth and exercised his legal right by redeeming the land of Naomi and marrying Naomi’s daughter-in-law. But the kinsman was unable to do so, and he left his right of purchase to Boaz. The Bible further explains that in Israel, a man removed his shoes and gave it to a neighbor for a...

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Masonic Hats

Masonic hats are worn by Masters of lodges as a sign of their rank and status. This tradition goes back in time. The hat worn by a Master is a reference to the crown that was worn on the head of King Solomon. In Lodges in the United States, most Lodge Masters wear Fedora style or Stetson Homburg hats. Other styles and brands can also be worn.

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Masonic Shirts

Question: Why do Freemasons wear Masonic shirts? Answer: Freemasons wear Masonic shirts for the same reasons that they wear Masonic rings, cufflinks and other Masonic jewelry and apparel. They wear them to identify with the brotherhood and show that they are proud to be a Freemason. Question: Are Masonic Shirts That Useful? Answer: Yes, they are. Sports fans wear jerseys of their favorite teams to show them support and as a sign of the love they have for their teams. There is no reason why you shouldn’t do the same as a Freemason.   There are also some other reasons which will be expatiated further in the following subheadings. The Growth of Masonic Lodges Freemasons have a responsibility to help...

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Masonic Gloves

Freemason gloves are worn by Freemasons. Some of them contain the Freemason emblem of square and compasses while some do not. This is because some jurisdictions do not permit markings on Masonic gloves. Freemason gloves have a symbolism that is similar to the symbolism of Freemason aprons. What the Gloves Symbolizes White Freemason gloves are spotless, and they signify that the works of a man’s hands must be as pure and as spotless as the gloves. Psalms 24 verses 3 to 4 says, ‘Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn...

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Masonic Jewelry and Regalia

Masonic Jewelry and Regalia Masonic jewelry and regalia include rings, pins, aprons, watches, clips, hats, tools and other items containing Masonic symbols. They serve as a form of identification and affiliation with the Brotherhood. They are worn with pride to both official and unofficial events. Regalia owned by Lodges Most masonic regalia are owned by lodges. They include the following, Tiler's sword The Master gavel Funeral aprons Masonic Hoodwink The three Lesser Lights The Bible Velvet collars, chains and other jewel of office for officers Warden’s Columns Rods and Rod Tops Clothes for candidates Aprons for officers The Masonic jewelry and regalia owned personally by members of the Brotherhood include the following: Masonic gloves Masonic shirts Masonic hats Masonic caps...

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