Grand Master Finds New Masons are Disillusioned with Titles

Knockemstiff, OH – Illustrious and Most Worshipful Grand Master (MWGM) of Ohio Masons Bobby Bill, Jr., 33°, Knights of the York Court of Honour (KYCH), Knight Commander of the Court of

Honor (KCCH), Past Imperial Potentate (PIP) of the Oriental Shrine, Past Grand High Priest (PGHP) of Royal Arch Masons in Ohio, Past Right Eminent Grand Commander of The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (aka Knights Templar), Chief Adept of the Ohio College of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF), Most Illustrious Companion, Past Sovereign Grand Master of the Allied Masonic Degrees, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Past Worthy Grand Patron of the Ohio Grand Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, Supreme Imperial Turtle Emeritus of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles, Past Grand Chancellor of the Grand College of Rites of the United States of America, First Grand Master Mason of the the Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisterers, and Bricklayers (The Operatives), Provincial Grand Master of the Masonic Order of Athelstan, KSM, Past Sovereign Grand Preceptor of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor, Honorary Past Commander-General of the Masonic Order of the Bath in the United States of America, Past Provincial Grand Master of the Royal Order of Scotland, Past Grand Preceptor of the Grand College of America Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests (HRAKTP), Past Director of Muskingum Court No. 66 Royal Order of Jesters (ROJ), Past Grand Master of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Grand Lodge of Ohio, Past Grand Monarch of the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm (MOVPER), Past Sovereign Grand Master of the National Sovereign Sanctuary Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim for the United States and Jurisdictions, Past Grand Royal Patron of the Order of the Amaranth Grand Court of Ohio, Past Supreme Tall Cedar of the Supreme Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America, wonders why new Masons are disillusioned by titles.

 – Knight Kadeuch Kennedy MacFaulty, 69˚, of the Mediocre Elu
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15 comments

  1. Speaking as a younger Mason who is heavily involved in several groups as well as Grand Lodge committees, you've nailed it with this one. Thank you! When will we get back to the substance behind the titles, and not just collect them like they're Pokemon?

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  2. You forgot “Grand Supreme Ruler of the Order of the Secret Monitor (Brotherhood of David and Jonathan)” I'm certain I can see the jewel on his chest, somewhere.

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  3. Reminds me kind of Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, “Player Piano,” in which a visiting sheik from some made-up Mideast nation and his aide were caught in the middle of a revolution here in the U.S., and were mistaken for Shriners. The rebels were luddites (haters of technology) and were loosely organized into units according to their fraternal affiliations, in the 1950s, as this was a “high point” of fraternal organization membership. It was an absurdist side plot in the story. The Sheik could not comprehend the differences between workers and slaves.

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  4. I stood next to a man at introductions that insisted his litany of titles be given. I leaned over to him and whispered, “and a parteridge in a pear tree.” (broke him of the habit! 😀 )

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  5. I frequently tell people, after listing all the letters before and after my name, that all this and 2.74 will not get me on the subway.

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  6. so well describe, we have the same here VERMONT , Masons collecting titles like baseball cards thinking it makes them better Mason, they should learn the first degree we mention to the new one… TITLES AND HONORS CAN NEVER SERVE YOU AS A PASSPORT TO THE GRAND LODGE ABOVE.

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  7. Titles are fine, and most of them are well earned.
    But on Title can replace doing what Masons are meant to do. Where is the Title for help a single fallen Brother, His Widow, or Orphans?

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