Monthly Masonic Education

There shall be two sets of Masonic education lectures. The first set comprise of the prescribed monthly topics issued by the Grand Lodge and which will be handled by the SGL, JGLs, DDGMs, and DGLs. The second set would be the supplementary Masonic education to be handled or assigned by the WMs.

May 2016

The Grand Lodge Theme and Term Plan

  • “Personify Freemasonry. Be the Best Person Through the Best Way – Think, Speak and Act the Mason’s Way”
  • Briefer on the Theme and Program of Activities for the term.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • WM’s Report on the highlights of the 2016 ANCOM and Selective reading of such parts of the approved proceedings of the Grand Lodge as may be deemed important to the members of the lodge.

June 2016

Our Sworn Obligations as Masons

  • The DGL shall request the WM to cause the recitation of the obligation by all members. Afterwards, the DGL shall deliver the lecture on this topic.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge. 
    • Suggested topic:  Masonic Investigation & the Investigating Committee

July 2016

The Duties Imposed by our Charges

  • The DGL shall request the WM to recite or cause the recitation of the Charges of the Third Degree and afterwards deliver the lecture on this topic. He may expand the discussion to cover the charges of the first and second degrees.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Suggested topic: Responsibilities of a Sponsor /Recommender

August 2016

The Legacies of our Heroes

  • The DGL shall lecture on the impact of Masonry in the crafting of the Philippine  Constitution and  the establishments of Masonic advocacies in the Bill of Rights.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Rules / Guidelines in the conduct of Balloting (Election or Rejection of Petitioner)

September 2016

The Lessons of our Masonic Rituals

  • DGL to deliver a selected lesson on Masonic rituals.
  • The brethren to be apprised of the important changes in the Monitor of the first, second and third degree.
  • The DGL and GLI to conduct a selected demonstration of certain prescribed floor works.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Masonic Demeanor & Proper Decorum In and Out of the Lodge

October 2016

The Role and Duty of the Lodges in the Community

  • To deliver lecture dwelling on the prescribed duties of the lodge in the community, i.e.  support to public education;  support to law enforcement; support to the community, with emphasis on the charitable nature of Masonry.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Suggested topic: Rules Governing the Conduct of Election of Officers of Subordinate Lodges

November 2016

Our New Voting Process and Responsibilities as Electors

  • DGL to lecture on updates on the rules governing the election of Grand Lodge Officers.
  • To review the conduct of the immediately held election of the JGW and to note its strength and possible refinements.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Suggested topic:  Overview on the Rules Governing the Election of Lodge Officers

December 2016

Landmarks and the Unwritten Laws of Masonry

  • The DGL to summarize the important aspects of our Landmarks with emphasis on selected items with strong impact to the lodge.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Procedures on the Conferral of Degrees

January 2017

Candidates for Freemasonry: Our Future Ashlars

  • Discuss the qualifications of petitioners and the updated rules on the admissions and processing of candidates as contained in the Constitution and relevant edicts.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Mentorship and orientation of candidates

February 2017

Harmony and teh Means to Resolve Internal Disputes

  • Discuss the relevance of harmony, the value of whispering good counsel and other masonic strategies and means to settle internal disputes among brothers inside the lodge.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Updated Rules on Masonic Charges, Trials and Procedures

March 2016

Our Duty to God, Country and Family

  • Lecture concerning masonic view on religion and his duty to God, Country and Family. Select one extensive topic.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Discuss the role of allied masonic organizations such as Demolay, Job’s Daughters, Order of the Amaranth and drum up support for these organizations.

April 2016

ANCOM Proceedings and Best Practices and the Value of Participating in our Annual Communications

  • Emphasize the importance of the Annual Communications, the procedures to be observed, and the important roles and participation of the delegates in the proceedings.
  • Supplementary Lecture by the Lodge:
    • Proposal, Approval and Processing of Lodge Resolutions;
    • Procedure in the amendment of the provisions of the Constitution.