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EA’s talking and participating in lodge
Posted: 22 March 2017 06:06 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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I am a new EA and was wondering it is OK to talk or give my humble opinions during lectures inside the lodge. My understanding is that we are here to listen until we pass to FC but does this apply during lecture time too? Sometimes the lectures have topics which I can add value to in terms of history or philosophy.

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Posted: 22 March 2017 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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If you will supply us with at least which jurisdiction you fall under then maybe someone from that Jurisdiction can respond with a more accurate response. All answers are jurisdictional.

The easy answer would be that an EA or FC may not have a voice in lodge affairs (business related events), but when it comes to education then I would think everyone should be able to ask questions or supply some knowledge they may have.

But again, this is just my opinion.

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Posted: 22 March 2017 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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My best advice here is that this is a question for the Master of your Lodge (or some other brother in a leadership position in your jurisdiction).  We can’t speak in generalities on things that may vary by jurisdiction.

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Posted: 22 March 2017 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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It very much depends on your jurisdiction. In mine, EAs and FCs are entitled to engage in all discussions.

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Posted: 23 March 2017 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Lark - 22 March 2017 09:54 AM

It very much depends on your jurisdiction. In mine, EAs and FCs are entitled to engage in all discussions.

Same in mine as long as the lodge has been opened in the EA / FC degree.

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Posted: 24 March 2017 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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In my lodge all business is done on the EA degree.

Only FC and MM ritual and proficiencies are done in higher degrees.

Only Master Masons are allowed to vote.

I’ve never spoken in lodge during business or degree work, unless the Master calls on me with a question. It’s a good idea to sit close to someone you can whisper a question to. As an EA I was directed that my place was near the Junior Warden in the South. So as an EA I always sat there so I could lean over and whisper a question to him.

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