Friday, May 10, 2013

What does that mean?

DUE GUARD is two words, forming one, which scholars fight over and Masons accept as a matter of course. Every Mason knows what it is. None apparently, really knows where it came from. Masonic author Albert Mackey says that it is a contraction of "duly guard". He asserts it is an Americanism and not used abroad now to mean what we mean, even though two hundred years ago it was the name given to a sign. 

Lots of opinions on these two little words. Research it yourself and at the next Lodge dinner share what you find with a Brother.