Freemasons For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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Freemasonry is full of ritual, and for rituals you need people to be responsible for the various activities associated with the ritual and for the lodge in general. And what would any lodge be without a leader? The following list shows the officer positions available in a typical lodge:
  • Worshipful Master (WM): President

  • Senior Warden (SW): First vice president

  • Junior Warden (JW): Second vice president

  • Secretary: Recorder

  • Treasurer: Financial officer

  • Senior Deacon (SD): Worshipful Master’s messenger

  • Junior Deacon (JD): Senior Warden’s messenger

  • Senior Steward (SS): Page

  • Junior Steward (JS): Page

  • Marshall: Master of ceremonies

  • Inner Guard: Inner door guard

  • Tyler (or Tiler): Outer door guard

  • Chaplain

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Christopher Hodapp's long career as an author, researcher, editor, museum director, and marketing director has been focused on Freemasonry, fraternalism, and secret societies. He's also an enthusiastic traveler who lived out of a motor home for many years when he worked as a commercial filmmaker.

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