Lutherans Informed about Lodges (LIL)

 Masonic Oaths

 

 


 

The Masonic oaths may vary slightly from one lodge to another, or from one region of the country to another but the oaths are substantially the same throughout the country.  The complete rituals from which the oaths of the first three degrees of Masonry were taken may be found at the Ephesians 5-11 website.

 

 


 

 

Masonic Entered Apprentice Oath.  Entered Apprentice is the first of the three basic degrees of Masonry.

 

To all of which I do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, without any hesitation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind in me whatsoever; binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out, and with my body buried in the sands of the sea at low-water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, should I ever knowingly or willfully violate this, my solemn Obligation of an Entered Apprentice.  So help me God and make me steadfast to keep and perform the same.

 


 

 

Masonic FellowCraft Oath.  FellowCraft is the second of the three basic degrees of Masonry.

 

To all of which I do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, without any hesitation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind in me whatsoever; binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my left breast torn open, my heart and vitals taken thence, and with my body given as a prey to the vultures of the air, should I ever knowingly or willfully violate this, my solemn Obligation of a Fellow Craft. So help me God and make me steadfast to keep and perform the same.

 

 


 

 

 

Masonic Master Masonís Oath.  Master Mason is the third of the three basic degrees of Masonry.

 

To all of which I do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, without any hesitation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind in me whatsoever; binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my body severed in twain, my bowels taken thence, and with my body burned to ashes, and the ashes thereof scattered to the four winds of Heaven, that there might remain neither track, trace nor remembrance among man or Masons of so vile and perjured a wretch as I should be, should I ever knowingly or willfully violate this, my solemn Obligation of a Master Mason. So help me God and make me steadfast to keep and perform the same.

 


 

 

Masonic Shriners Oath

 

The oath of the Shrine concludes as follows: "...in willful violation whereof I may incur the fearful penalty of having my eyeballs pierced to the center with a three-edged blade, my feet flayed and I will be forced to walk the hot sands upon the sterile shores of the Red Sea, until the flaming sun shall strike me with livid plague, and may Allah the God of Arab, Muslim and Mohammedan, the God of our fathers support me to the entire fulfillment of the same, Amen, Amen, Amen."

 


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