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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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