Mysteries of Freemasonry
ALL THE DEGREES OF THE ORDER CONFERRED
IN A MASTER'S LODGE,
AS WRITTEN BY
CAPTAIN WILLIAM MORGAN.
All the Degrees Conferred in the Royal Arch Chapter and
Grand Encampment of Knights Templars—Knights
of the Red Cross—of the Christian Mark—and
of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Eleven Ineffable Degrees Conferred in the Lodge of Perfection—and the
still higher degrees of Prince of Jerusalem—Knights of the East and
West—Venerable Grand Masters of Symbolic Lodges—Knights
and Adepts of the Eagle or Sun—Princes of the Royal
Secret—Sovereign Inspector General, etc.
Revised and Corrected to Correspond with the Most Approved
Forms and Ceremonies in the Various Lodges of Free-Masons
Throughout the United States.
By GEORGE R. CRAFTS,
Formerly Thrice Puissant Grand Master of Manitou Council, N.Y.
MORGAN'S EXPOSE OF FREEMASONRY.
CEREMONIES OF OPENING A LODGE OF ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS.
One rap calls the Lodge to order; one calls up the Junior and Senior Deacons; two raps call up
the subordinate officers; and three, all the members of the Lodge.
The Master having called the Lodge to order, and the officers all seated, the Master says to the
Junior Warden, "Brother Junior, are they all Entered Apprentice Masons in the South?" He
answers, "They are, Worshipful." Master to the Senior Warden, "Brother Senior, are they all
Entered Apprentice Masons in the West?" He answers, "They are, Worshipful." The Master then
says, "They are in the East;" at the same time he gives a rap with the common gavel, or mallet,
which calls up both Deacons. Master to Junior Deacon, "Attend to that part of your duty, and
inform the Tyler that we are about to open a Lodge of Entered Apprentice Masons; and direct him
to tyle accordingly." The Tyler then steps to the door and gives three raps, which are answered by
three from without; the Junior Deacon then gives one, which is also answered by the Tyler with
one; the door is then partly op