The privileges of Freemasonry are no greater than the responsibilities of its members. The obligations will not conflict with those already assumed by virtue of one's membership in a modern society. On the contrary, Freemasonry reiterates, reinforces and re-emphasises them. Thus, in asking … Read More about What Freemasonry Expects of You.
Not every man can fulfill the requirements that Freemasonry asks of it’s aspirants. The primary requirement is, of course, a sound moral character. One whose reputation in the Community is in any way questionable, cannot expect to become a Mason. But there are other requirements which the … Read More about Who May Become a Freemason.
So that one may not have a mistaken idea of what Freemasonry is, it may be well to point out some of the things which Freemasonry is not, and which it has never claimed to be. Those that would have you believe otherwise are either ignorant of the fraternity or are lying to you for motives known only … Read More about What Masonry is not.
There have been a great number of definitions of Freemasonry. Perhaps the best, and certainly the simplest, is Freemasonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. Morality. The idea of teaching by allegories and symbols is not new. All great teachers have, more … Read More about What is the Meaning of Freemasonry and it’s Expectations?
In college most fraternities had three letters, ours has one letter… and several million members world wide. We claim presidents, luminaries, and a good percentage of Grand Dads as members. If you are interested in an inclusive group with tradition, fun, and philosophy Masonry may be the place … Read More about Fraternity
All that being said, we do have some secrets which are largely tied to the means of recognizing each other as Masons and members of the Fraternity, be it a handshake or password. These arose out of our beginnings as an actual guild of working Masons in the prior to the 16th century. One theory is … Read More about Secrets?