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Welcome, brother, to the Education program of the M.W. Grand Lodge of Alabama. The quizzes provided here refer to the Alabama Masonic Ritual Monitor and the Alabama Masonic Code and the Holy Bible. Access to these resources can be obtained at your lodge or on the Grand Lodge website by clicking here.
These quizzes are designed to instruct you in the MW Grand Lodge of F&AM’s practice of Freemasonry; to help you separate truth from error by referring you to the correct answers as stated by the approved materials provided by the MW Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.
You may find that answers to these questions may not agree with what you have seen in television programs, read in books or magazines written by respected Freemason, or even other recognized Grand Jurisdictions. While these materials and further education of historical and foreign practices of Freemasonry are worthy of consideration, it is important to note what is required of us as Alabama Freemasons. If you enjoy these quizzes, you are encouraged to request further instruction from your Worshipful Master, District Lecturer, or the Committee on Education and Public Relations.
In the Monitor, The Entered Apprentice Lecture informs us that “never were more excellent rules and useful maxims laid down than are inculcated in the service Masonic Lecture.” The Installation of Officers states to The Lodge, “Let nothing disturb that pure, warm, and holy love which our ritual enjoins. Follow the injunctions and your lodge will flourish.”
Mike Feld, PM
Chairman, Committee on Education and Public Relations
If your lodge’s Worshipful Master would like to submit an update for your lodge, please have them click here to email the Internet Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more clarification, see MWGM Tommy Morrow’s post.
Last Saturday, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, I granted permission for the Worshipful Masters of the Alabama Masonic Lodges to suspend Masonic activities during the period of the declared National Emergency if they felt it would be in the best interest of their Brethren and their Lodges. As I stated at that time, we have never experienced this type of national response to any crisis. I felt it necessary to take extreme measures in response to an extreme situation. We are now one week later,and the situation has been elevated to a level we have never seen in this nation.
As I write this, I am sitting at my home because we have been requested not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary. For the first time in our history, our churches were closed this morning. The restaurants are closed, the schools are closed, all non-essential businesses are closed; as well as all major gatherings such as weddings, funerals, and graduations. Simply stated, we have never experienced this type of extreme national response in our lifetime and I feel that it is important that we protect all our Brethren during this turbulent time.
As such, in order to comply with the orders of the President of the United States and the Governor of Alabama concerning the number of people who should be gathering together in meetings or locations, I am suspending all Masonic meetings and functions in Alabama until April 30th, 2020. The Grand Lodge officers will be convening prior to that date and will assess the current situation and provide further guidance before the end of the April.
Brethren, please understand that the only reason I am making this decision is to ensure the safety and well-being of all our Brethren. I realize this will place a hardship on some lodge activities, but I am convinced this is the most prudent course of action for Alabama Masonry.
Once this critical situation has passed, we will reengage the Masonic Fraternity in Alabama with the strongest fervency and zeal. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me anytime at 205-276-5348. I sincerely Hope and Pray that each of you and your families remain safe during the COVID-19 crisis.