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THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER
When installed the Worshipful Master's authority is complete- it is part of our Masonic Manual and Code.
But as surely as we think in terms of authority in Masonry, we must also think in terms of responsibility. The Worshipful Master is the guide and the leading spirit of the lodge. The spiritual progress of the lodge depends largely upon his devotion to the Ideals of Masonry. The program of the meetings, which degree is to be conferred, the holding of special and open meetings, are all within the scope of the Master's authority, responsibility and duty.
Ever before the Master must be the realization of his obligation to the tenets of Masonry, to the lodge's welfare of the individual member. He must have a thorough knowledge of procedure, and above all, must represent in his daily life the moral strength that reflects the teachings of the Institution.
No candidate must be subjected to embarrassment or humiliation. The Master must see that nothing takes place in the conferring of any degree that debases the dignity of Masonry, or of the candidate. The responsibility rests directly upon the shoulders of the Master to see that nothing takes place which is not inconsistent with the sacred teachings of Masonry.
Authority in Masonry means properly placed confidence and responsibility.
The Master's authority and responsibility- both are complete.
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