Grand Lodge and District Protocol & Etiquette



Grand Lodge Protocol & Information

2014-2015 Order of Introduction (Revision of Sept 11 2014) (71K)


Guide to the Masonic Memorial Service (453K)


The Installation Ceremony - Ritual, Protocol, Tips, and Reminders (465K)


Receiving Grand Lodge Officers & Banquet Hall Protocol - Revised Sept15, 2014 (341k)


Protocol and Ettiquette Essentials

P&E Essentials Index (88kb)

Index of topics by issue number.


P&E Essentials Issue_01.pdf (43K)

Simple rules: Rules of the game based on common courtesy, common custom criteria.


P&E Essentials Issue_02.pdf (46K)

Banquet hall protocol and Proper Gavel form.


P&E Essentials Issue_03.pdf (62K)

Banquet Hall seating, Wands and Grand Honours.


P&E Essentials Issue_04.pdf (70K)

Grand Lodge Visitors and Proper Ref to the Grand Master, and the WM Collar.


P&E Essentials Issue_05.pdf (65K)

Saluting the WM, Grand Honours and the Tyler, plus.


P&E Essentials Issue_06.pdf (71K)

Dress & Undress regalia, and the Sign of Fidelity, plus more.


P&E Essentials Issue_07.pdf (116K)

Conducting The Ballot -pt #1

P&E Essentials Issue_08.pdf (116K)

Conducting The Ballot -pt #2


P&E Essentials Issue_09.pdf (121K)

William Mercer Wilson Medal and The Head table


P&E Essentials Issue_10.pdf (143K)

Masonic Toasts and The Masonic Manual.


P&E Essentials Issue_11.pdf (120K)

Proper Saluting and Why is the Master called 'Worshipful'.


P&E Essentials Issue_12.pdf (117K)

Dress codes for the Well Dressed Mason.


P&E Essentials Issue_13.pdf (180K)

Conducting Masonic Memorial Service.


P&E Essentials Issue_14.pdf (120K)

Committee of General Purposes (CGP).


P&E Essentials Issue_15.pdf (115K)

How to Efficiently Conduct the Business Portion of a Lodge Meeting.


P&E Essentials Issue_16.pdf (176K)

Placement of additional Volumes of the Sacred Law and Cell Phones.


P&E Essentials Issue_17.pdf (121K)

Grand Honours, The Deacons, Addressing the East and Head Table.


P&E Essentials Issue_18.pdf (169K)

Election of Lodge Officers.


P&E Essentials Issue_19.pdf (180K)

Part 1 - Banquet Hall Protocol and Seating.


P&E Essentials Issue_20.pdf (174K)

Part 2 - Banquet Hall Protocol and Seating.


P&E Essentials Issue_21.pdf (223K)

How Grand Honours be carried out properly.


P&E Essentials Issue_22.pdf (200K)

Draping the Warrant - The 2 Memorial Services - and - What can be placed on the Altar.


P&E Essentials Issue_23.pdf (162K)

Jewels and Pins - Collars - Military and Civilian Medals and Pins


P&E Essentials Issue_24.pdf (163K)

The District Deputy Grand Master


P&E Essentials Issue_25.pdf (167K)

Questions and Answers Booklet


P&E Essentials Issue_26.pdf (163K)

The Committee of Inquiry


P&E Essentials Issue_27.pdf (180K)

The Director of Ceremonies


P&E_Essentials_Issues_28.pdf (194k)

William Mercer Wilson Medal, The Grand Master's Meritorious Service Award


P&E_Essentials_Issues_29.pdf (177k)

Visitation and a Board of Trial


P&E_Essentials_Issues_30.pdf (168k)

Director of Ceremonies' Baton, and Lodge Elections


P&E_Essentials_Issues_31.pdf (379k)

Masonic Memorial Services


P&E_Essentials_Issues_32.pdf (359k)

Masonic Dress Codes, Dress and Undress Regalia, and the Worshipful Masters Collar


P&E_Essentials_Issues_33.pdf (265k)

Past Master Protocol


P&E_Essentials_Issues_34.pdf (262k)

Humour – When appropriate during a Lodge Meeting


P&E_Essentials_Issues_35.pdf (296k)

Common mistakes in Protocol

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