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Thread #71557 Message #2986506
Posted By: C-flat
14-Sep-10 - 08:36 AM
Thread Name: Freemasonry and Sword Dancing
Subject: RE: Freemasonry and Sword Dancing
A long time since the question was asked but the only link between sword dancing and English Freemasonry (I can't speak for others) would be a ceremonial sword held by an outer-guard whose job. traditionally, was to keep out intruders (non masons).
The guard or "Tyler" may be (depending on the individual lodge ceremony) presented with the sword on his appointment during a ceremony to appoint lodge officers.
No dancing involved, I'm sad to say!!