There is a lot involved in Masonic ritual. The words must be learned by heart with precision and then performed under pressure. Besides the words themselves, inside the lodge room everything is placed in an exact order. We have exacting routines that take place involving specific routes to walk, steps to take, objects to move, knocks to make, salutes, and signs.
The Tuscan is the most simple and solid of the five orders in architecture; it was invented in Tuscany, a region of Italy, from whence it derives its name. Its column is seven diameters high and its capital, base, and entablature1 have but few moldings or ornaments.
Although Masons of the current day go to great lengths to decry Freemasonry as having any secrets, this was not always the case. Our operative forbears went to equally great lengths to preserve secrets of Masonry, restricting their trade to only those who had been properly brought to light.
The Worshipful Master is the chief executive officer of a lodge of Freemasons. He is subordinate to the Grand Lodge in his jurisdiction, but in all other respects he acts independently much as the captain of a ship is subordinate to the Admiralty in matters of overall strategy, but he remains free to chart his own course.