6 Tips For The Newly Entered Apprentice In Freemasonry

Every day, hundreds of new brethren are joining the Masonic Brotherhood thus guaranteeing it will stay alive for the foreseeable future.

While all that is exciting and we have our hopes up about Freemasonry, I am sure (as all you experienced brethren know), being a newly entered apprentice is fun, exciting but sometimes a bit confusing.

That is why we’ve taken to our Facebook page and asked the brethren of the page to offer ONE single piece of advice for the new EAs that are joining the fraternity.

The response was overwhelming so we decided to compile their best tips and advice in one, easy-to-read blog post.

If you’re a new Entered Apprentice, then this is for you.

We wish you many happy years in Freemasonry and may you find the Light that you seek.

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Study: Do Your Work

You get out what you put into Freemasonry. Right now you don’t have much “work” to do but we’re not only talking about studying your obligations, also study about Freemasonry in general.

If you’re a new EA in Freemasonry, there is a lot of things that you should know.

Do some research online about the Craft, its history and what it means to be a Freemason to the 6 million masons around the world.

We have a lot of content for you here on this blog and there are also other useful resources for you out there. I suggest you check out the blog of Dr David Harrison.

Visit Other Lodges

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One of my favourite things to do as a Mason is to visit other lodges and watch them work degrees in their own way.

As a newly entered apprentice yourself, you can only visit other initiations but I suggest you do so as soon as you can.

It will give you a better idea of what just happened to you.

Do Not Look For The Secrets Online

Unfortunately, if you do a quick Google search, everything about Masonry will come up. I know it’s tempting but do not go searching about higher degrees.

It will ruin it for you.

Remember that while you are here reading, your lodge brothers are studying their lines to make your next degree that best it can be, you owe it to them not to go looking for the secrets now.

Let it happen organically, you’ll enjoy it once you are there.

Be Respectful

One thing that I would suggest you do is to be respectful to the brethren, especially the ones in your lodge.

This fraternity is built on fellowship and brotherly love so you must always make sure that you and the brothers in your lodge are working in harmony.

Do not partake in gossip about brethren and do not argue about religion or politics, it’s against Masonic policies.

Know That You’ve Made The Right Choice

Tips For The Newly Entered Apprentice In Freemasonry

If you’ve joined Freemasonry for the right reasons, you have made a wise choice.

You are now in a brotherhood that has kings, presidents and people from all walks of life in it.

What you’ve just done in your initiation is what has been keeping Freemasonry alive for the past few hundred years (possibly thousands).

Enjoy The Ride

You’ve just joined the oldest, most prestigious fraternity in the world. Our craft goes back in time and hopefully, it has much more to go.

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You are now excited, eager to learn and probably have no idea what just happened to you in your initiation ceremony.

Do not worry.

This is normal and most of us have felt the same emotions you are feeling right now, even US Presidents did what you’ve just done.

Do not get caught up in the process of it, but rather enjoy your learning phases.

Soon enough, with the help of the Grand Architect above, you will soon be able to gain more knowledge as you pass on to Fellow Craft and then Master Mason!

*The MM degree will blow your mind!

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In Closing

Thank you very much for reading, I hope these few simple tips will help you if you’re a newly entered apprentice in Freemasonry.

We are here to help spread the word of masonry and also to help people understand it better.

If you have any questions, (Mason or not), feel free to ask us down below in the comment section (or send us an email).

As for you, new initiate, I hope you have a blast in your journey to light. Remember these 6 guides when in doubt and also, do not hesitate to get in touch if you need help or have some questions (you can also go to your proposer).

All the best to you all. Make sure to read more from our blog and also take a peek at the newly launched MasonicFind Store.

Till next time.

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16 thoughts on “6 Tips For The Newly Entered Apprentice In Freemasonry”

  1. Thank you my dear Brother.I was raised Scottish Master Mason.
    From the Clearance P.Shcwarz Masonic lodge #1163 from Chicago Illinois I now
    Live in Puerto Rico.I
    Went to the lodge in the city I live in.I
    Showed the W.M.and every officer of the lodge my credentials
    Including the the Grand lodge of Illinois.I’m still waiting since Oct.2015.THANK YOU

  2. Three years ago I received a piece of advice which I’m so glad I observed. My eldest brother and my mentor told me not to look up any “secrets” online. He too received the same advice from his mentor which he to observed. I’m so glad I didn’t let my curiosity get the better of me. The ritual is best received cold thus you then get the maximum impact from each ritual. One piece of advice I would offer is to pin back your ears and listen. If you don’t understand a point ask as any MM loves to pass on the knowledge when they can. Also attend LOI if you can.

    • Same here. Proposer advised me to stay away from Masonic stuff online till I do my 3 degrees and now I understand why! 🙂

  3. As Mentor and LIO in Admiral Blake 4692. Bridgwater. This is Good advise, for New Masons, as it is only by Making a Daily Advance in MM that you will enjoy your Masonic Brotherhood.
    It is your Lodge Bretheren and Your Proposer who will steer you in the Right Direction.
    Do not Run B4 U Can Walk, give yourself time to enjoy the Craft.
    Also, some will encourage you to join other Sections of the Craft, known as Side Degrees. Hold hard, only Progress, after giving due consideration to your Time And Financial Commitments!!
    Masonry, is Free !! You will hear, but in reality, there obviously are Various Fee’s @ every New Degree you Join into.
    Make sure your Wife and Familly are on board with your Time @ the Lodge Evenings or Daytime Meetings.
    Remember also our Wives , Partners are the ones who are happy with us and Masonry, so in turn we Encourage their Company on Lodge Occasions to join us For Lunches, Ladies Festival Weekends etc.
    Bro David L Preece

  4. In addition to contacting a grand lodge, most local lodges have open house days, such as barbecue or a family day where they open the doors to the public. Remember the phrase” to be one, ask one.”

  5. Greetings,

    Truly a wonderful article from Masonic Find.

    Even though I was initiated in 1975. Became. WM in 1982, in my Mother Lodge -Lodge Thirunal No.179 under the Grand Lodge of India, and again WM in 1995 at Lodge Sanjeevini No.300 under GLI,. I have found the tips even more relevant in today’s context.

    As the WM AGAIN THIS YEAR at Lodge Sanjeevini No 300, celebrating the silver Jubilee year, I would happily and proudly share this with all of the Brethren inLodge , and more especially our New Initiates.

    l.sanjeevini is a lodge open only to Doctor’s and Dental surgeons, committed to providing relief through health care-managing a childrens’clinic free if cost to children till the age of 14 years .

    Many thanks again for this post.


    B A Anantharam. WM

  6. For two years now i have been in the proces to join the fraternity and the brother who was taking me through the process for 4 month now since i told him i want to become a musician and he wanted me to become a businessman it’s looks like he abandoned me..now I’m stranded i don’t know what to do..please i need your help..please tell me what to do so that i can continue with my journey


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