What is Masonry?

A Quick Overview of Freemasonry for Those Who Would Like To Know A Little More About Us If there is one thing most people are sure they know, it’s that Masons are never supposed to talk about Masonry. Not true. Oh, there are some secrets – but there’s nothing in them that would interest anyone except a Mason. Almost all of the “secrets” deal with ways of recognizing...
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Your Friend has Asked You to Read This

WHY YOUR FRIEND ASKED YOU TO READ THIS Your friend is proud of Freemasonry and the fine character of its members. He believes that you have the qualities for Membership and that you deserve the opportunity to know more about it.  The following will explain what Freemasonry is, who Freemasons are, what they believe in and what they do. WHAT FREEMASONRY IS Freemasonry is the world’s oldest...
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Famous Masons

        Abbott, Sir John J.C. – Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92 Abbott, Robert Sengstacke – Founder/publisher “Chicago Defender” Aldrin, Edwin E. “Buzz” – Astronaut – Second man to walk on the moon Allen, Richard – Founder/first bishop AME Church Allende, Salvador – President of Chile, overthrown in 1970 Armstrong, Louis – Jazz Musician Arnold, General Henry “Hap” –...
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Masonic Membership Card

I hold in my hand a little scrap of paper 21/2 x 31/2 inches in size. It is of no intrinsic worth, not a bond, not a check or receipt for valuables, yet it is my most priceless possession. It is my membership in a Masonic Lodge. It tells me that I have entered into a spiritual Kin- with my fellow Masons to practice charity in word and deed; to forgive and forget the faults of my brethren; to...
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We Meet Upon The Level

By: W. Bro. Jay B. McCallum, PM Bernice Lodge No. 239 The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. – Proverbs 22:2 We are reminded by the Senior Warden, at the close of every meeting, that we as Masons should meet upon the level. As with most admonitions in masonry and life we give little thought to the fuller meaning of the statement. These words are more than just...
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What Makes a Man a Mason?

WHAT MAKES A MAN A MASON? by: George M. Free What makes a man a Mason, O brother of mine? It isn’t the dueguard, nor is it the sign, It isn’t the jewel which hangs on your breast It isn’t the apron in which you are dressed It isn’t the step, nor the token, nor the grip, Nor lectures that fluently flow from the lip, Nor yet the possession of that mystic word On five points of fellowship duly...
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The Lamb Skin

It is not ornamental, the cost is not great, There are other things far more useful, yet truly I state, Tho of all my possessions, there’s none can compare, With that white leather apron, which all Masons wear. As a young lad I wondered just what it all meant, When Dad hustled around, and so much time was spent On shaving and dressing and looking just right, Until Mother would say:...
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