In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.
The three Great Lights in Masonry are the Holy Bible, the Square and the Compasses, and are thus explained:
The Holy Bible is given us as the rule and guide for our faith and practice, the Square to square our actions, and the Compasses to circumscribe our desires and keep our passions in due bounds with all mankind, especially the brethren.
The three Lesser Lights are the Sun, Moon and Master of the Lodge, and are thus explained:
As the Sun rules the day and the Moon governs the night, so should the Worshipful Master, with equal regularity, endeavor to rule and govern the Lodge.
The Representatives of the three Lesser Lights are three burning tapers, placed