The Master’s Hat

A hat is presented to the Worshipful Master during his Investiture as a reminder to
the Lodge that it his province, alone, to remain covered, while the rest of the Brethren
remain uncovered during Lodge sessions and other ceremonial occasions. The origin of
this beautiful tradition is said to have been founded upon the wearing of a crown by
King Solomon as a visible mark of refined dignity and authority.

It is said, that the Master recognizes only three superiors; The Great Architect of
the Universe, Death, and the Grand Master. He should always remove his hat during
prayer, in the presence of death (including . announcements), and when the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, or District Deputy Grand Master are present.

The Master’s hat should generally match his dress; formal (silk) hat for full dress,
a Homburg style with a Tuxedo, and an ordinary hat for ordinary dress. Frivolous caps
should never be worn.

About leader

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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