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What is Freemasonry?

As a fraternal organization, Freemasonry unites men of good character who, though of different religious, ethnic, or social backgrounds, share a  belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind. The  traditions of Freemasonry are founded upon the building of King  Solomon’s Temple, and its fraternal ceremonies use the working tools of  the stonemasons to symbolize moral lessons and truths. For example,  Masons are reminded at Lodge to “meet upon the level of equality, act by  the plumb of uprightness, and part upon the square of virtue.”Like  most organizations, one will get out of Freemasonry what he is able to  put into it. However, membership in Freemasonry is not meant in any way  to interfere with an individual’s commitment to his faith, family, or  occupation. Freemasonry is not and never can be a replacement for these  important institutions, but rather it is a positive environment that  reminds every Mason of his duty to God, his community, his family and  himself.

Freemasonry provides opportunities for sincere, honest,  forthright men who believe in God and desire to contribute to the  improvement of their communities and themselves. Through our Masonic  Fraternalism, we reaffirm our dedication and unity to become involved  citizens who have a strong desire to preserve the values that have made  and continue to make America great.

Freemasonry is a beautiful  system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.  It teaches us that each member has a duty to their country, their God,  their neighbor, and themselves. We are taught not only to hold each life  as sacred, but to hold sacred each memory and experience that gives  that life meaning.

We learn that the greatest battles fought are  against the demons within ourselves and the greatest peace one can offer  is through eternal vigilance. We are taught to seek the angels of our  better nature and with those wings lift up those in despair or in need.

We  are given the tools of masonry and are taught to build that spiritual  Temple within ourselves. As workers and warriors, professors and  priests, we move at all social levels and yet as brothers we meet as  equals.‚Äč

Freemasonry is the oldest, largest Fraternity in the world. Founded in London, England in 1717, its current worldwide membership totals 4 million members, 2 million of which are in North America. It’s members have included Kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Statesmen, Generals, Admirals, Supreme Court Justices, corporate CEOs, opera stars, movie stars and probably, your next door neighbor.  And Masonry is always ready to welcome good men into the Fraternity. It’s ready to welcome YOU, if in your heart you can answer “yes” to a few questions.

 

It’s easy to find out more. Just find a Mason and ask him about Masonry. You probably know several Masons. Perhaps you’ve seen the Square and Compasses like the one at the top of the page or on a pin or tack or bumper sticker. Contact us through the contact us page, our Facebook Page or come visit us at the lodge.

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