What I Learned During My Year as a Worshipful Master

What I Learned During My Year as a Worshipful Master

I learned a lot during the year 2022. A lot of it was from personal experience; a lot was from the advice of Past Masters. Regardless, I feel that my leadership ability has grown and developed, and I am grateful to my Lodge for having entrusted me with the opportunity. So, what did I learn … Read more

Why the Volume of Sacred Law is Important to a Freemason

why the volume of sacred law is important in freemasonry

A while back, I contributed a piece explaining Masonic Heirloom Editions of The Holy Bible. As noted in another article, a Volume of Sacred Law (“VSL”; e.g., The Holy Bible, the Torah, the Koran, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Doctrine and Covenants, the Bhagavad Gita, etc.) is always present when a … Read more

50 Masonic Gift Ideas For A Freemason

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for a fellow Freemason? In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the best masonic gift ideas to help you find the perfect gift for the Freemason in your life. From traditional masonic merchandise to unique/novelty and personal items, I’m pretty sure we’ve included something for everyone, even … Read more

Is The Rosetta Stone a Masonic Artifact?

is the rosetta stone a masonic artifact

The Rosetta Stone is not a Masonic artifact. It is a granite stone with inscriptions in three different scripts (Egyptian hieroglyphics, Demotic, and Ancient Greek) that was discovered in 1799 by French soldiers in the Egyptian city of Rashid (also known as Rosetta). It was later used as the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics, which … Read more

Why Do Good Men Seek Out Freemasonry?

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Freemasonry is an ancient and honorable fraternity that has been around since the 17th century or even earlier. It is believed to have originated in England and eventually spread throughout the world. This ancient Fraternity has always had a reputation for being one of the most elite men’s societies, and its members (some of them … Read more

What is a Masonic Mentor (& How Can They Help You?)

what is a masonic mentor

What is a Masonic mentor, and what can they do for you? A Masonic mentor is a trusted advisor and friend who helps guide you on your journey through Freemasonry. They can help answer any questions you have, provide advice, and support you along the way as you progress through the three degrees and beyond. … Read more

Building Better Men Through Fraternity & Freemasonry

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Becoming a better man is discovered upon the several paths of each individual man’s “walk” upon them throughout life. Each man’s path is not singular in time or type. Here, the masculine archetype is employed and perceived, as it may apply to and for the Fraternity of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, or Freemasons, as … Read more

How to Promote Freemasonry (& Help Grow the Fraternity)

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Freemasonry is a great fraternity with plenty to offer. However, in order to keep great and keep it going strong and growing, we need to promote it in the right way to the right audience. In this article, we will discuss all the different ways you can go about promoting Freemasonry. We will talk about … Read more

The History of Masons in Nauvoo

The History of Freemasons in Nauvoo

As you may surmise from previous articles I have contributed to MasonicFind, I very much enjoy the history between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Freemasonry. Since the time that I became a Mason in 2016, this has become one of my favorite areas of study. A lot of rumors surround this … Read more

Can a Freemason Change His Masonic Lodge?

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If you are a Freemason and are not happy with your current Masonic lodge, is it possible to change lodges? Yes, you can change your Masonic (mother) Lodge. In this article, we will explore the process of transferring from one Masonic lodge to another and we’ll also discuss a few reasons (although this may not … Read more

Can a Police Officer Become a Freemason?

can police become freemasons

The short answer to this question is yes, a police officer can become a freemason. However, there are some things that you should know before making the decision to join. In this article, we will discuss the qualifications for membership and what to expect if you decide to become a Freemason (as a police officer). … Read more

Do You Have To Be A Stonemason To Become a Freemason?

do you have to be a stonemason to become a freemason

Freemasonry is a centuries-old fraternity many people are curious about but don’t know how to join. Some believe you actually have to be a stonemason in order to become a Freemason, but this isn’t true! In this article, we will explain the process of how to become a Freemason and dispel some of the myths … Read more

What Roles Do the Deacons Have in the Lodge?

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Eyebrows raise sometimes when non-Masons hear of the offices of the Deacons (especially if such conversations are had at church meetings); after all, Freemasonry is not a religion nor a substitute for one. So what are the roles of the Deacons in the Lodge? It should be noted that the duties of the Deacons may … Read more

The 3 Core Principles of Freemasonry: An Explanation

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Freemasonry is a centuries-old fraternity that has its roots in the stone-cutting trades. Today, it is open to men of all faiths who share a common belief in the principles of Freemasonry. There are three core principles that are at the heart of Freemasonry, which are: brotherly love, relief, and truth. This article will explore … Read more

What Are The Roles of The Wardens in a Masonic Lodge?

the role of the wardens in a masonic lodge

Sometimes, whenever I spoke with non-Masons about Masonry last year, my office in the Lodge would come up (which, at that time, was that of Senior Warden). I remember that the first thoughts invoked in my mind by the titles Senior Warden and Junior Warden before joining Masonry were those of prison wardens from the … Read more

How To Plan A Masonic Degree Ceremony

how to plan a masonic degree ceremony

As Worshipful Master, one has a lot of duties to the Lodge which he must perform or delegate. One of his more common (and, therefore, important) administrative duties relative to candidates is planning their degree ceremonies. In some Grand Lodge jurisdictions, such duties may be delegated to a Deputy Grand Lecturer or some similar officer. … Read more

Can You Become a Freemason if You Are Disabled?

Can You Become a Freemason if You Are Disabled?

Disability is common and comes in many forms, physically and mentally. Some wonder whether this prevents one from becoming a Mason. I have done my best to remain sensitive to those who have such disabilities. However, being removed from situations and circumstances where such disabilities are had, I may fail in this endeavor at some … Read more

Does Being a Freemason Help Your Career?

does being a freemason help your career

Some people believe that becoming a Freemason will help to further their career, whether because of their views that Freemasonry is principally for networking, that it is a form of nepotism, etc. Mercenary Motives As I have written about and focused upon in another article that I contributed to MasonicFind, mercenary motives disqualify a petitioner … Read more

What Questions Will be Asked When Joining Freemasonry?

what questions will be asked when joining freemasonry

Once one submits a petition to become a Freemason, he then goes through the Lodge’s investigation process. This investigation may consist of background checks, calls to character references, confirmation of employment (if applicable), and calls to Masonic recommenders. There should also be a visit or interview where members of the Lodge’s investigation committee get to … Read more

What is the Role of the Worshipful Master in a Masonic Lodge?

the role of a worshipful master in a masonic lodge

The title Worshipful Master invokes a sense of curiosity and mystery in some (and perhaps a misperception of ego or arrogance by others) who are not Masons. Although most may ponder the dignity, honor, and/or pomp subjectively invoked in the minds of those who hear this title, little thought is given to the role performed … Read more

How Does Freemasonry Make Good Men Better?

how does freemasonry make good men better

When asked, “what does Freemasonry do?”, one of the answers we tend to give is “Freemasonry takes good men and makes them better.” But what does this really mean? How does Freemasonry make good men better? We can approach this question in a variety of ways. There are first of all the lessons in the … Read more

Do The Freemasons Accept Anyone To Join?

do freemasons accept anyone

Masonic lodges in jurisdictions around the world have different policies when it comes to accepting new members. Some lodges are more selective than others, but no, the Freemasons do not accept anyone. There are some requirements that need to be stated and proved before you become a Mason. In this blog post, we will discuss … Read more

Why Are American Lodges Dedicated to the Holy Saints John?

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Most (if not all) Masonic Lodges in the United States are dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and to Saint John the Evangelist. This can be perplexing to some, including to Masons from other countries whose Lodges are not dedicated to these Christian Saints. It leads many to wonder: English Freemasonry The Grand Lodge of … Read more

How Much Time Do You Need To Commit To Freemasonry?

how much time do you need to dedicate to freemasonry

Outside of Masonry, we have lives; we have duties to God, country, neighbor, family, and ourselves. We also have careers (or at least jobs). Some of us are in university full-time. I am aware of petitioners, candidates, and Masons being told that their time commitment to the Lodge is a few hours per month. Is … Read more

Masonic Fortitude (Masonic Virtues Series)

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Fortitude is not a trait that typically or immediately comes to mind when one considers Freemasonry, especially among those with little firsthand knowledge or experience therein. However, as yet another cardinal virtue, Fortitude is also an important Masonic value. Why is Fortitude so important for Masons? Because the obstacles that we face as Masons (whether … Read more

Freemasonry in Cinema: 9 Movies With Masonic References

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Freemasonry is an ancient and secretive society that has been the subject of mystery, speculation, and conspiracy for centuries. It’s not surprising then that it features prominently in cinema. Here are nine movies with Masonic references to get you started on your movie binge night: Spoiler alert: There might be some spoilers below. Proceed accordingly. … Read more