BEA Abraham Haskins-Murphy Proves Up
Posted on February 17, 2023
Becoming a Mason is a journey that requires dedication, discipline, and a deep commitment to self-improvement. For an Entered Apprentice Mason, this journey begins with an important first step: the initiation. But it doesn’t end there. The path to mastery is a long and arduous one, and it requires a great deal of study, reflection, and practice. And yet, for those who are truly dedicated to the Craft, every step of the journey is a source of joy and inspiration.
Last night, our Lodge had the pleasure of witnessing one of our Entered Apprentice Masons take a major step forward on his path to mastery. After months of diligent study and preparation, Brother Abraham Haskins-Murphy was brought before the Lodge, examined as to his proficiency in the Candidate’s Lecture of the EA degree, and was declared proficient by the Master. This is a significant milestone in any Mason’s journey, and it is a cause for celebration.
As Brother Abraham prepares to move on to the Fellowcraft Degree, he can look back on his journey thus far with a sense of pride and accomplishment. He has learned the foundational principles of the Craft, and he has demonstrated his commitment to mastering them. What’s more is that, throughout the process, he has connected with his fellow Masons and has started building strong bonds of brotherhood and camaraderie.
But, of course, there is still much work to be done. The Fellowcraft Degree is a challenging and thought-provoking experience, and it will require even more dedication and discipline than the Entered Apprentice Degree. It will push Brother Abraham, and those who follow him, to think deeply about the nature of knowledge, the importance of study and reflection, and the role of self-improvement in the pursuit of mastery. It will challenge him to broaden his horizons, expand his knowledge, and deepen his understanding of the Craft.
The Brethren of Kenton Lodge offer Brother Abraham our hearty congratulations on a job well done; we look forward to witnessing his continued growth and development as he moves forward on his Masonic journey.
Unfortunately Worshipful Brother Presswood was unable to attend the meeting at the last minute; however, the Brethren were gratified to see Senior Warden Manase Salema rise to the occasion and preside over the Lodge in his stead. While this was not the first time that Honored Brother Salema has taken up the Eastern chair (he conferred Bro. Tyler Manthe’s EA Degree – read more), it was the first time that he opened and closed the Lodge and he did so with skill and precision.