the Lamb-Skin Apron

Only briefly here, things have been very busy of late for me, and not all of a fun and idyllic nature. I came across this in one of my daily searches for all things Masonic. It is a great reminder as to what that “old thing of grandpa’s was in the closet”.

Many masons forget or never tell their family what the importance is of that Lamb-Skin Apron in the tube in the closet.

As we are taught,

It is an emblem of innocence, and the badge of a Mason; more ancient than the Golden Fleece or the Roman Eagle; more honorable than the Star and Garter; or any distinction that can be conferred upon you, at this or any future period, by King, Prince, Potentate, or any other person, and which it is hoped that you will wear with pleasure to yourself and honor to the Fraternity.

The link above is a nice reflection on it from a Grandsonwho was left with one.

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~ by Greg on March 19, 2006.

2 Responses to “the Lamb-Skin Apron”

  1. Just a note on myself before my comment. I just recieved my 1st Degree initiation last night (4-24-06) in Ontario, Canada and am proud and honored to be a part of Freemasonry.

    I have read works citing -as well as seem pictures from tombs and temples showing- the high-priests of ancient Egypt wearing very similiar aprons in their ceremonies. If our aprons are a distant continuation of that tradition, then it is quite old indeed.

    I am also sure that as each brother advamces in his knowledge and understanding of Masonry that he will assign new and uniquely personal symbolism to the apron -as well as to all the various tools, instruments, accessories, appendages, and vestments of the craft.

  2. It appears that the link to the story is not working right now.

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