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?
But what is Masonry?
Masonry builds upon hundreds of years of tradition to impart a series of degrees to candidates that seek to teach a series of moral lessons through symbolism and allegory. What Masonry is not is a religion, a political organization, or a social club. What do Masons do? We have regular … Read More about But what is Masonry?
Fraternity Brings Together Men
Freemasonry, or Masonry as most people call it today, can trace its written history back to the 16th century and counts notable people ranging from George Washington to John Elway, W.E.B Dubois to Benito Juarez, Brad Paisley to Ben Franklin, Thurgood Marshall to Voltaire, your High School … Read More about Fraternity Brings Together Men
We’ve got a secret that we would rather not keep to ourselves.
Palestine Lodge has been part of the Catonsville Community for 125 years and have been located at the corner of Frederick Road and Newburg Avenue since the turn of last century. But we are more than a building, we are part of the oldest fraternity in the world. … Read More about We’ve got a secret that we would rather not keep to ourselves.