Worshipful Master (WM)

The Master’s jewel is the Square, a tool used by operative masons to ascertain true and correct angles of the cut and smoothed stone … thus his jewel symbolizes virtue.

The Worshipful Master sits in the East of the Lodge, symbolic of the Rising Sun in the East, and directs all of the Lodge's business. While most Masonic Lodges are built with an East-West orientation, even if the building faces a different direction, the Master is said to be “in the East”. He also presides over rituals and ceremonies.

His position is similar to a President of any other organization. As Master, his word is final over any and all actions pertaining to the Lodge.

It is his duty to "set the Craft to work and give them proper instruction for their labor”.

The Worshipful Master is responsible for every single thing within the Lodge during his year as Master. He is ultimately responsible for every other Lodge officer and their duties, every Lodge committee, ritual and degree work, Masonic education, social functions, fundraisers, District and Grand Lodge Liaison, Trestleboard (Newsletter) Communication, etc.

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