Masonic Aprons

by Lukas
(Johannesburg)

What is the value of the Masonic apron?

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Jan 10, 2011
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Among the Most Precious of Freemason Symbols
by: Tim

Lukas,

Thank you very much for this question.

The apron is one of Freemasonry's most precious symbols. It is, in effect, the badge of a Freemason. According to tradition, the Masonic apron was made of lambskin because the lamb has, in all ages, been deemed an emblem of innocence. In wearing the lambskin as the badge of a Freemason we are constantly reminded of that pursuit of purity in our life and conduct that we have dedicated ourselves to.

During our lifetime as a Freemason the apron is looked upon as a badge of honor. We believe there is no higher honor that can be bestowed upon a man than that of being a Freemason, and we are taught never to allow our actions to stain the purity of the emblem.

The apron is presented to us upon being made a Freemason, and traditionally we take it with us to the grave. It is, therefore, a symbol of the lifelong commitment we make to ourselves to live an honorable and upright life.

As with all symbols, the ultimate interpretation is left to the individual. Perhaps others will offer their own insights as to what the Masonic apron means to them.

Thanks again for the question.

Fraternally yours,

Tim

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