Masonic Resources

Below are some excellent resources and links about Freemasonry. If you would like more information about joining our fraternity, please contact us.


WHAT IS A FREEMASON Source: Freemasonry is the oldest and largest Fraternity in the world. Its members included Kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Statesmen, Generals, Admirals, Supreme Court Chief Justices, corporate CEO's, opera stars, movie...


WHAT IS A FREEMASON Source: Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest fraternal organizations. The lessons Freemasonry teaches in its ceremonies, are to do with moral values. Freemasonry's acknowledgement, without crossing the boundaries of...

Religion and Freemasonry

One of the most misunderstood aspects of our Masonic teachings is the relationship of Freemasonry to organized religion. Some of you have no doubt been exposed to some of the attacks on Freemasonry by some religious groups. Some of these attacks grow out of an honest...

Masonic Etiquette

Masonic etiquette is simply the rules of good manners which make lodge meetings pleasant for everyone. The position of Worshipful Master in the East occupies the most exalted position within the lodge. A lodge which does not honor its Master, no matter how they...

Cease & Desist Issued

To our fellow Brethren, Friends, and Supporters: Carmel Lodge #421, has been the recipient of untrue allegations concerning the operations of, and conduct of, certain members of Carmel Lodge, by former Indiana F. & A.M., Joseph R. Cravens, also a Masonic...

Legendary Brotherhood…

Freemasonry is the oldest, largest, and most esteemed fraternal organization in the world. Since 1818, the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Indiana and our entire Hoosier Masonic family have been cornerstones of nearly every Indiana community, large and...

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities Freemasonry offers its members leadership opportunities at the lodge, District, and Grand Lodge level. As Freemasons progress through the Craft, they discover different aspects of themselves and develop a range of skills that even they might...

What is Freemasonry?

A Quick Video Overview of Freemasonry Below: "Freemasonry Today" Another (older but timeless!) Video Below: "Freemasonry and the Fabric of America” What is Freemasonry? (from Freemasonry is the world’s oldest, largest, and best-known gentleman’s...

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Matt Lackner
Matt Lackner
12:52 02 Oct 20
Nice building and warmly welcomed by my brothers there. Happy that I could help our brothers welcome some friends into our fraternity.
John Crow Dog
John Crow Dog
12:50 08 Aug 18
Wonderful Brotherhood the camaraderie is top-tier
Nathan Weaver
Nathan Weaver
17:10 08 Jul 17
How do I join
Michael Langdon
Michael Langdon
22:29 10 Sep 22
Very good food for breakfast, on the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7-10:30
Jeff Conrad
Jeff Conrad
18:18 11 Apr 22
An excellent group of people! Welcoming, fun and civic-minded.
Brian Ross
Brian Ross
23:44 05 May 18
Fun group of people to hang out with.
Dave Philpott
Dave Philpott
21:20 08 Apr 22
Masonry seeks to "make good men better." Carmel Masonic Lodge #421 is an excellent representation of what Masonry is all about. If you are interested in joining the Masons, you should ask a Mason about becoming a Mason. Potential members are... required to be male, at least 18 years of age, hold a belief in God, are of good moral character, and have resided in Indiana for at least 6 months. Check? Then you petition (via a member) and then can discover all the "secrets" of Masonry, make a ton of new friends, have a lot of fun, and do some good works for your fraternal brothers and the community!read more
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