There are some words in Masonic ritual that are simply not common outside our tyled lodges. Or Masons learn the meaning of the word as it was used in an older time. Such it is with the word ‘ejaculation’.
A phrase in an early lecture is ‘the many pious prayers and ejaculations offered up by King David’. Some of the uninitiated who hear the word ejaculation’ will recall their sex education classes — and be confused. The educated man knows this use of the word ‘ejaculation’ properly means to speak a quick and short prayer or religious exclamation such as “The Holy Sts. John, pray for us”. An initiated and educated Mason will acknowledge an example of an ejaculation is “so mote it be”.
I offer this short message so you might make a daily advancement in Masonic knowledge. I serve my Brethren as the Sarnia District Librarian and Historian, so I work to make many resources available for Masonic Education. For information about Sarnia District, visit our website (and look for the page about our District Library).
And here is a short video courtesy of Bro. Danny McLaughlin and ‘Squaring the Circle’.