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PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING IF YOUR BLUE LODGE IS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF MARYLAND.
I understand that, as a Master Mason in a Maryland lodge, in order to make application to the Scottish Rite for its degrees, I must fulfill the requirements set forth in Section 6, Paragraph D, of Article XVI of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Maryland which reads as follows:
D. Proficiency Examinations — Lodges shall exact from all candidates for advancement from one degree to another, an examination in open lodge. No Lodge may advance a brother until he has shown sufficient proficiency. The proficiency shall be determined by ballot.
- Lodges shall also exact from candidates who have received their Master Mason Degree an examination in open Lodge as to their proficiency in that degree. The proficiency shall be determined by ballot as in previous degrees.
- The examination shall be exacted within twelve months from the date of raising.
- Until passing a satisfactory examination, a Master Mason may not make application to any Masonic Order or Organization which requires its members to be Masons. Any violation may subject a member to disciplinary action
- If a Brother fails to pass his examination within twelve months, he shall be summoned by the Worshipful Master to show cause and, upon failure to do so, is subject to charges for unmasonic conduct.