Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses the knight rose croix & symbols of bread and wine. The AASR journey is filled with enlightenment based on the three degrees or virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity. This journey implements dramatic skits using grand casts and colorful costumes. It also includes good music, sound effects, and lighting effects which help to enhance the Master mason’s knowledge to pursue further study of the liberal arts and sciences, history, and virtuous education.
The Rose Croix or the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite has a total of 33 degrees of which the first three are analogous with those of Craft Freemasonry. To reach the 33rd degree takes many years of hard work and very few reach the top. Freemasonry helps one to learn the spiritual aspects of life and imbibe their virtues. It is not only stimulating but challenging and very interesting. It spans across friendship to lessons in moral rectitude. The Scottish rite is recognized as an extension of the degrees of Freemasonry by Grand Lodges.
Traditionally, Freemasonry has two great festivals to celebrate. They are St. John the Baptist on 24th June and of St. John the Evangelist on December 27th. The Table Lodge Ritual is a yearly feature and takes place on the night of the anniversary of St. John the Baptist which is on the 24th of June. In ancient times, the Ritual was very long drawn, tedious and elaborate but it has now been modified to suit the present times.
The summer festival was the time that was best suited for a meeting, especially the one for Entered Apprentice Degree. This ceremony was followed by “Table Lodge” where the new apprenticed Mason would be immediately initiated and admitted into the rich Masonic fellowship. All the brethren are aware that the word “refreshment” did not necessarily mean food, but a small rest in between the long sessions. Only after the session is finished, refreshment is taken by the brethren.
During the 1700s, they ate, smoked, and drank during the ceremonious work, but it has been changed now. At the Table Lodge, all the brethren sat around the table in the pattern of a horseshoe and enjoyed a smoke or drink while they worked on the catechisms or the old lectures. The Master in the chair would ask questions and this would be answered by the brethren one by one.