The Conroe Masonic Lodge #748 (history of the lodge), charter granted December 6, 1894, meeting at:
Driving Directions from I-45:
“HE PLUCKED OFF HIS SHOE…”
In the Master’s Lecture of the Entered Apprentice Degree, we learn that in ancient Israel it was customary for a man to “pluck off his shoe and give it to his neighbor” in order “to confirm all things.” We further learn that as Masons we have adopted this custom, to demonstrate the “sincerity of our intentions in the business in which we are engaged.”
Why would plucking off of one’s shoe be a confirmation of anything?