Emulation Lodge of Improvement Preceptors’ Festival 2019

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Emulation Lodge of Improvement Reconvenes

Emulation Lodge of Improvement reconvenes on Friday 5th October 2018.

The first meeting of the season is known as ‘Committee Night’, as the main Offices and Lecture section are conducted by the Committee.

Please come along and join us for a demonstration of ritual by the best of the best.

6pm, Lodge Room 9, Freemasons Hall, London

Emulation Lodge Of Improvement Preceptors’ Festival 24th June 2016

 

Emulation Lodge Preceptors' Festival Flyer 2016A Booking Form is attached here. Should you wish to attend please return your cheque, made payable to Emulation Lodge of Improvement, to Scott Cargill at the address as shown. For on-line bookings, please visit the Eventbrite booking page here

Emulation Lodge of Improvement will hold its Preceptors’ Festival at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ on Friday 24th June 2016.

This year we will be demonstrating the Ceremonies of Initiation and Installation and the Committee very much hope you are able to attend what we believe will be a real showcase of ritual excellence.

DOORS WILL OPEN
AT 3.30PM AND LODGE AT 4.30PM.

TICKET COSTS:
– £41.50 FOR TEMPLE

AND DINING
– £7.50 TEMPLE ONLY

DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT THE GRAND CONNAUGHT ROOMS.

This event is open to all Master Masons and Past Masters regardless of Rank or ritual background.

 

2016 Programme of Work is Released.

The Programme of Work for 2016 has been released by the Committee of this Lodge of Improvement.

If you wish to be considered to demonstrate the work of the Worshipful Master, or indeed of any other Officer at a regular Friday meeting, you should contact the Secretary  by email at secretary@emulationloi.org

To work an Office you should aspire to be able to conduct your part of ceremony with less than 10 mistakes.

2016 Ceremony Lecture
January 1 NO MEETING
8 Second degree and Tracing Board Section 3 of Third Lecture
15 Third degree Section 2 of Second Lecture
22 Installation Section 6 of First Lecture
29 First degree and Charge Section 3 of Second Lecture
February 5 Second degree and Tracing Board Section 4 of Second Lecture
12 Third degree Section 5 of Second Lecture
19 Installation Section 1 of First Lecture
26 FESTIVAL (2, 3, 4 and 5 of 2nd)
March 4 First degree and Charge Section 2 of Third Lecture
11 Second degree and Tracing Board Section 5 of First Lecture
18 Third degree Section 3 of First Lecture
25 GOOD FRIDAY NO MEETING
April 1 Installation Section 2 of First Lecture
8 First degree and Charge Section 1 of Second Lecture
15 Second degree and Tracing Board Section 1 of Third Lecture
22 Third degree Section 2 of First Lecture
May 29 Installation Section 4 of First Lecture
6 First degree and Charge Section 6 of First Lecture
13 Second degree and Tracing Board Section 3 of Third Lecture
20 Third degree Section 3 of First Lecture
27 Installation Section 7 of First Lecture
June 3 First degree and Charge Section 1 of First Lecture
10 Second degree and Tracing Board Section 2 of Third Lecture
17 Third degree Section 3 of Second Lecture
24 FESTIVAL (First + Installation)
October 7 Second + Installation Second + Installation
14 Installation Section 4 of First Lecture
21 First degree and Charge Section 1 of Second Lecture
28 Second degree and Tracing Board Section 2 of Second Lecture
4 Third degree Section 5 of First Lecture
November 11 Installation Section 1 of First Lecture
18 First degree and Charge Section 1 of Third Lecture
25 Second degree and Tracing Board Section 4 of Second Lecture
2 Third Degree Section 5 of Second Lecture
December 9 Installation Section 7 of First Lecture
16 First degree and Charge Section 3 of Third Lecture
23 NO MEETING
30 NO MEETING

Emulation Lodge of Improvement Reconvenes

Emulation Lodge of Improvement Reconvenes – October ’15

On Friday 2nd October Emulation Lodge of Improvement will reconvene for the new season. If you wish to know more about us, please have a look at our website www.emulationloi.org which contains lots of information about our history, customs, procedures and the Programme of Work. This Friday will not only be another New Members Evening, when we actively encourage those have never been and “have always wanted to attend” to do so, but it is also what is known as The Committee Day, in which the Committee work both Ceremonies from the Chair. It always proves most interesting to see world class ritualists at work.

We are not scary, we are not elitist and you do not have to be an excellent +/or experienced ritualist to attend; all you need is the desire to learn and improve (and of course, to be a MM).

If you wish to learn Emulation Working for ANY Office there is absolutely no better place on the world to do so.

6pm for a 6.15pm start, Lodge Rm 9, FMH, London. We would be delighted to receive you..!!

Sincerely and fraternally,

Scott Cargill
Secretary
Emulation Lodge of Improvement

 

Emulation Lodge of Improvement launches a Digital Version of its Ritual

Digital Edition of the Emulation Ritual

The official and authorised eBook version of the Emulation Ritual is now available in a totally secure downloadable eBook format (ePUB) for those wishing to read it on their desktop computer (PC or Mac), tablet (e.g. iPad or Galaxy), smartphone (e.g. iPhone or Samsung), or dedicated eReader (e.g. Sony, Kobo or Nook).

Buy your digital version of the Emulation Ritual at http://www.lewismasonicdigital.com and dont forget to download your Adobe Digital Editions to allow you to read it on your platforms.

Features

eReading software packages (e.g. Adobe Digital Editions; Blufire; Readmill; Calibre and other proprietary packages from Apple and Amazon) are designed to optimise the reading experience on the specific device that the reader is using. Common features include:

1.   Resizing the Font

The user has the option to resize the font and the eBook will automatically re-paginate or reflow to accommodate the reader. So if your eyesight is not too strong you can enlarge the font to meet your needs.

2.   Bookmark a Page

Just tap the bookmark feature and close your eBook, when you come back to it you’ll be taken straight to your bookmark.

3. Highlighting

Highlight quotes and passages and easily find them again. This activity can also be social, some eReading software like (Readmill) is designed to allow users to share their personal highlights and comments with other readers of that same title, either within a private reading group or more publicly with other Readmill users who have purchased the same eBook.

4. Notes

Create and then easily display archived notes. Instead of scribbling in small writing in the margins of a paper book, you can type a clear note in your eReader.

5. Dictionary

Tap a word and the definition will be displayed.

6. Search

Search for topics or keywords inside your eBook, or out on the Web. Similar to the word look-up feature, this is something that augments the reading experience. This is of course a very useful tool when learning ritual. simply search for your office in the lodge to see all the ritual you are to perform.

7. Links

Internal links from the contents page and/or from individual works within the text take you to related content within the same eBook.

There are many other features not mentioned here including a range of potential multimedia enhancements dependent on the specific software. Some will allow you to have the text read out to you, so you have a chance to rehearse your responses, and others have more basic features like the ability to change the font or background colour, or brightness to suit your personal preferences. Links to free eReader software can be found here http://www.lewismasonicdigital.com

Buying Your Emulation eRitual

The links above will take you directly to the page to buy and then download your Electronic Emulation Ritual. The website is designed for first time users and will guide you through the whole process, including the downloading of any software needed.

What is an eBook?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘eBook’ as…

‘An electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device.’

But a more complete and, in our view, accurate definition can be found on Wikipedia…

‘An electronic book (variously: e-book, eBook, e-Book, ebook, digital book, or even e-edition) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices.[1] Sometimes the equivalent of a conventional printed book, e-books can also be born digital. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as “an electronic version of a printed book,”[2] but e-books can and do exist without any printed equivalent. Commercially produced and sold e-books are usually intended to be read on dedicated e-book readers. However, almost any sophisticated electronic device that features a controllable viewing screen, including computers, many mobile phones, and nearly all smartphones, can also be used to read e-books. Some companies, such as Amazon, with their Kindle for PC software, provide an emulator that allows a user to read their format on other platforms’.

About the Publisher

http://www.lewismasonicdigital.com

When John Hogg produced his first successful publication under the pseudonym A. Lewis in 1864, the telephone was just being invented. To him the idea that ritual could be stored in a form of memory other than that of the brothers in his lodge would have seemed fantastical to say the least.

He was, however, passionate about helping his fellow Mason learn ritual and the modernisation of Masonry. In fact, he had seen that Masonic exposés were being used by Masons as an aid for learning, and believed that a proper ritual book should be produced. This would allow Masons to learn the official ritual without the corruption and confusion of using editions that had been produced by opponents of the Craft.

It was this inspiration that led to him publishing the first ever commercially produced Masonic ritual book called Perfect Working.

In the modern age Lewis Masonic has the same goals: to aid the brethren in their Masonic education, and to make sure that brethren learn the genuine Masonic ritual, rather than poor quality counterfeit rituals produced digitally and unscrupulously circulated.

It is for this reason we have created Lewis Masonic Digital. The only website that you can trust to be producing the most up-to-date, official rituals for Craft and Royal Arch Masonry in an easy-to-use, downloadable electronic format.

Emulation Lodge of Improvement seek Tyler

Emulation Lodge of Improvement seek a new Tyler(s) to work its meetings on a regular Friday between October & June.

You do not have to be an experienced Tyler or even an Emulation traditionalist. What you do need to be able to do is work the Office for each of the Ceremonies using Emulation Working without correction. This is a paid position.

Should you be interested please email a brief CV to secretary@emulationloi.org for my attention.