The Ahiman Rezon Pennsylvania Grand Lodge AHIMAN REZON or. BOOK OF THE CONSTITUTION of. THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL GRAND LODGE of the. Most Ancient And honorAble frAternity of free And. AHIMAN REZON or The Book of Constitutions of the Antient Grand Lodge of England by Laurence DERMOTT.
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MADAM and dear Mother, you may well blame the Senate for their long sitting, at least for calling in Question a Case so impertinent; for except the Wives of the Senators be admitted to consult thereon, there can be no Hope of a Conclusion; I speak  this but out my young Apprehension, for I know their Gravity may easily confound me; and yet, whether Nature or Duty so instruct me, I cannot tell; But to them it seems necessary, for the Increase of People, and for the public Good, that every Senator should be allowed two Wives; or otherwise their Wives two Husbands; I shall hardly under one Roof call two Men by the Name of Father; I had rather call two Women by the Name of Mother.
In whose Power to make new Regulations Transactions of Lodges to be written in their Books, and Lodges removed shall be reported to the Grand-Secretary. The Precedency of Lodges is grounded on the Seniority of the Constitution.
THE Senators of Rome, at their usual sitting in the Senate-House, had constituted a Custom among themselves, that each Brother Senator who had a Son, should be admitted with his Father to abide in the Senate-House during their sitting, or depart if Occasion required; nor was this Favour general, but extended only to Noblemen’s Sons, who were tutored in such a Manner as enabled them to become wise Governors, capable of keeping their own Secrets. Concerning clandestine Makings, and how the Transgressors are to be treated.
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IN the State, a Mason, is to behave as a peaceable and dutiful Subject, conforming cheerfully to the Government under which he lives. Concerning meeting on St. THE wise King Solomon, says in his Proverbs, that a King ought not to drink Wine, because Drunkeness is an Enemy to Secrecy; and in his Opinion, he is not worthy to reign that cannot keep his Secrets; he farthermore says, that he which discovers Secrets is a Traitor, and he that conceals them is a faithful Brother; He likewise says, that he that frefraineth his Tongue is wise; And again, he that keeps his Tongue, keeps his Soul.
IN like Manner, the new Master shall call forth his junior Warden, who shall be a Master- Mason, and presented as above to the junior Grand-Warden, or some other Brother in his stead, and shall in the above Manner be installed in his proper Place; and the Brethren of this new Lodge shall signify their Obedience to these new Wardens, by the usual Congratulations due to Wardens.
This is the Question, Mother; and To-morrow it must have determination. HERE I think is necessary to put in a Word of Advice to some who may have an Inclination to become Members of this ancient and honourable Society; First, they are to understand that no Man can be made a regular Free-Mason, but such as are free from Bondage, of mature Age, upright in Body and Limbs, and endued with the necessary Senses of a Man; This has been the general Custom of Masons, in all Ages and Nations, throughout the known World.
The Wardens shall be true both to the Master and Fellows, taking Care of all Things both within and without the Lodge, especially in the Masters Absence; and their Brethren shall obey them. NEXT, the members of this new Lodge, bowing altogether to the Grand-Master, shall return his Worship their Thanks according to the Custom of Masters and shall immediately do Homage to their new Master, and as faithful Craftsmen signify their Promise of Subjection and Obedience to him by usual Congratulations.
If any Set or Number of Masons, shall take upon themselves to form a Lodge without the Grand-Masters Warrant, the regular Lodges are not to countenance them, nor own them as fair Brethren duly formed, nor approve of their Acts and Deeds; but must treat them as Rebels, until they humble themselves as the Grand-Master shall in his Prudence direct, and until he has approve of them by this Warrant signified to the other Lodges, as the Custom is when a new Lodge is to be registered in the Grand Lodge-Book.
Shewing who should fill the Chair in the Grand-Master’s Absence. Concerning Grand Officers visiting Lodges, and by whom Lodges are to be constituted. Aristotle was demanded what Thing appeared most difficult to him; he answered, to be secret and silent. BUT as Masonry hath at several Times felt the injurious Effects of War, Bloodshed, and Devastation, it was a stronger Engagement to the Craftsmen to act agreeable to the Rules of Peace and Loyalty, the many proofs of which Behaviour hath occasioned the ancient Kings and Powers to protect and defend them.
By this Time I imagined myself superior to Josephus, Stackhouse, or any other Historian whom the Reader shall please to think on. FOR human Society cannot subsist without Concord, and the Maintenance of mutual good Offices; for, like the working of an Arch of Stone, it would fall to the Ground provided one Piece did not properly support another.
But to avoid disputes, the Grand-Master usually gives a particular commission, under his Hand and Seal of Office countersigned by the Grand Secretary to the senior Grand Warden, or in his Absence to the junior, to act as Deputy Grand-Master when the Deputy is not in Town.
THE Benefits arising from a strict Observance of the Principles of the Craft, are so apparent that I must believe every good Man would be fond to possess and practice the same; because those Principles tend to promote the Happiness of Life, as they are founded on the Basis of Wisdom and Virtue. And although very few or none of the Brethren arrive to the Sublimity and beautiful Contrivance of Hiram Abif; yet the very Enemies of Free-masonry must own, that it is the most renowned Society that ever was, is now, or perhaps ever will be upon Earth; the following true Description [C ] of the Royal Art will clearly shew its great Use to Mankind.
Whether any such Histories are of any Use in the secret Mysteries of the Craft 2 — Next after the Title at the Head of every Chapter except the ninth of the Alcoran, is prefixed the following solemn Form: Part of a series on. Also the Regulations of the Stewards Lodge, or Committee for Charity, as they have been approved of and practiced by the ancient York-Masons in England since the Year Thus Masonry is the Center of their Union, and the happy Means of consiliating Persons that otherwise must have remained at a perpetual Distance.
Nothing can prove more shocking to all faithful Masons, than to see any of their Brethren profane or break through the sacred Rules of their Order; and such as can do it, they wish had never been admitted. THEN the Grand-Master placing the Candidate on his Left-Hand, and having asked and obtained the unanimous Consent of the Brethren, shall say after some other Ceremonies and Expressions that cannot be writtenI constitute and form these good Brethren into a new regular Lodge, and appoint you, Brother A.
In the first Place; our Privileges and Instructions, when rightly made Use of, are not only productive of our Welfare on this Side of the Grave, but even our eternal Happiness hereafter.
This melancholy News blew up such a brain-sick Passion, that the Ladies immediately assembled; and though some say falsely that a Parliament of Women are seldom governed by one Speaker, yet this Affair being so urgent, the Haste as pertinent, and the Case on their Behalf merely  indulgent, the revealing Woman must prolocute for herself and the rest.
The Grand Lodge decreed, that no Person so made, nor any concerned in making him, shall be a grand Officer, nor an Officer of any particular Lodge; nor shall any such partake of the general Charity, if they should come to want it.
By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse otherwise, you agree to their use. Shewing who ought to preside in the Absence of the Master of a particular Lodge. Another Prayer, and that which is most general at Making or Opening MOST holy and glorious Lord God, thou great Architect of Heaven and Earth, who art the Giver of all good Gifts and Graces, and hast promised that where two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt be in the Midst of them; In thy name we assemble and meet together, most humbly beseeching thee to bless us in all our Undertakings, that we may know and serve thee aright, that all our Doings may tend to thy Glory and the Salvation of our Souls.
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I would be understood by this, to mean that no reputable Tradesmen should receive any of our Benefits; but, on the contrary, am of Opinion that they are valuable Members of the Commonwealth, and often have proved themselves real Ornaments to Lodges.
Of Masters, Wardens, Fellows, and Apprentices.
Accordingly, Laurence Dermott, who was at one time their Grand Secretary, and afterward their Deputy Grand Master, compiled such a work, the first edition of which was published by James Bedford, at London, in rzeon, with the following title: And on the next Morning such a Din was at the senate Door, for Admission to sit with their Husbands in this wonderous Consultation, as if all Rome had been in an Uproar.