1. conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.
2. a prescribed or accepted code of usage in matters of ceremony, as at a court or in official or other formal observances.
Masonic Protocol is the formal code of etiquette and behaviour between brethren. Rules of the Masonic etiquette have been transmitted from the past and are accepted as the rules of polite manners and correct behavior to be exercised while we are engaged in Masonic activities with our brethren.
Masonic protocol is not just something quaint which we to link us to the past, it is a living reminder of both who we are and who we say we are.
The Grand Lodge Protocol & Etiquette Committee have recently released a series of documents which will be of great assistance to the officers in the Lodge when considering necessary protocol and etiquette for situations such as:
- Receiving Grand Lodge Visitors
- Protocol in the Lodge Banquet Hall
These invaluable documents can be downloaded from the Toronto East District website by clicking on either of the links below:
|The Installation Ceremony – Ritual, Protocol, Tips and Reminders (Revised January 1, 2017)
|Receiving Grand Lodge Officers & Banquet Hall Protocol (Revised September 1, 2017)
|2017 - 2018 Grand Lodge Order of Introduction
|Guide to the Masonic Memorial Services (January 2017)