What Is Freemasonry?

/What Is Freemasonry?
What Is Freemasonry? 2008-09-28T21:02:31+00:00

Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternity. It is also an applied system of moral and philosophical study aimed at improving the minds and characters of its adherents. Freemasonry is not, however, a religion. We welcome members of every country, sect and opinion.

The Degrees of Masonry are ancient ceremonies, rich with symbolism, by which the Craft is taught to new members. The three Degrees of Craft Masonry are: Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason. After receiving a Degree, the candidate studies the meaning of its symbols. For more information on the Degrees, see “For Candidates“.

Freemasonry teaches the importance of an industrious life; that we should continually work toward the betterment of our selves, families and friends, our communities, country and the larger world around us. We find Brothers across the globe united by this simple principle.

Masons agree that all mankind are one family. We recognize the equality of all men, without regard to material distinctions. The principle tenets of our Fraternity bring together men of all races, religions and professions. For more about our Lodge in particular, see “About Our Lodge“.