December 17, 2020 - Supplemental Information to Grand Master Edict #6, November 30, 2020
Due to a number of lodges moving their 2021 Officer Installations to be in conjunction with their regular communication, and the question “Can an officer installation be performed in a degree other than Master Mason Degree?”, I hereby authorize lodges to open in any degree for the purpose of installing 2021 Lodge Officers. The “Instructions and Exceptions for Subordinate Lodge Officer Installations to the 2011 Grand Lodge Ceremonies Manual” contained in Edict #6 will remain in effect and followed.
This alteration to the “Grand Lodge Ceremonies Manual” has been coordinated with and approved by the Grand Lodge Committee on Nebraska Work.
Acting under my authority as Grand Master of Masons in Nebraska, I hereby decree that
all 2021 subordinate lodge officer installations will be closed to the public. Only Masons will be allowed to attend the installation ceremony.
Further, the following “Instructions and Exceptions for Subordinate Lodge Officer Installations to the 2011 Grand Lodge Ceremonies Manual” will be followed. Pre- and/or post installation meals, snacks, refreshments, and social time are discouraged, and left to the discretion of the Worshipful Master.
Further, the Phase II Guidance, Directives, Ritual Exceptions of Edict No. 5 will remain in effect.
This Edict will expire upon the installation of the Deputy Grand Master on February 6, 2021.
Please click here for the complete Grand Master’s Edict #6.
Ronald D. Stites
The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Nebraska have, since 1857, provided a way for men to improve themselves and their community. There are 111 Lodges in Nebraska with over 8,500 Masons working to become better men and build a better commuinty.
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