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Mark and Royal Ark Degrees
The Mark Degree teaches the importance of not taking things at face value, of giving careful consideration to avoid making ill- advised decisions in haste. Mark is often referred to as the completion of the Second Degree in Freemasonry. However, it can be taken only after a Mason has taken his third degree in the Craft.
For us The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges overseas is our sovereign body, and HRH Prince Michael of Kent is the Grand Master. From 1931 to 1936 his uncle, HRH the Duke of York, later HM King George V1, was the Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Middlesex.
The Mark is often referred to as the 'fun' degree and the 'friendly' degree, and on joining, members soon realise why this is. True without the element of fraternal friendship all freemasonry would lose its “raison d’etre”. However, the special ambiance of this order is exceptional. I have lost count of the number of brethren who have said
“I wish I had joined Mark years ago”
The only qualification for membership is for a candidate to be a subscribing Master Mason of a recognised constitution.
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