We speak this word at the end of a prayer to signify that we are in complete accord with the sentiment uttered.  And when we say “Amen” almost unadulterated Hebrew and Greek for this word has traveled through both these old languages and found its way into the English in practically its original form.  In the Lodge we say, after “Amen”, “So mote it be.” That is, we translate the word “Amen” by the use of the above form of expression and thus emphasize its significance.  We might say, “May it be so,” but because we like to cling to that which has been found good, we use the old form of “may,” which is “mote.”  There is utterly nothing secret about the expression “So mote it be.”

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District Deputy Grand Master Saratoga-Warren District 1998-2000; Grand Lodge Leadership Services Committee; Leadership Development Course Coordinator; Vice Chairman Grand Master's Educational Task Force; Vice Chairman Grand Lodge Child ID Committee; District Deputy Grand High Priest 14th Capitular District; Grand Master of the 1st Veil 2010; Grand Master 2nd Veil 2011; Grand Master 3rd Veil 2012 Grand Royal Arch Captain 2013 Grand Principal Sojourner 2014 Grand Captain of the Host 2015 Warren County Historical Society Board of Trustees; Queensbury Masonic Historical Society Charter Member; State Chairman Lodges & Buildings Committee Deputy Grand Master's Advisory Committee
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