Freemasonry is an organized society of men, symbolically applying the principals of operative masonry and architecture to the science and art of character building.” The aim is to build a better world by building better men to work in their own communities.
Freemasons are men from every race, religion, and political belief. They come from all professions and walks of life, but are drawn together to support each other in the journey of self improvement.
What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is he world’s largest secular, fraternal and charitable organization. It teaches moral lessons and self-knowledge through the participation in a progression of allegorical two-part plays.
For many years, Freemasons have followed three great principals:
- Brotherly Love – Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.
- Relief – Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
- Truth – Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.
What is the purpose of Freemasonry?
Simply put, the overall purpose of Freemasonry is to provide a way to help each member become a better person. The fraternity place emphasis on the individual by:
- Strengthening his character
- Improving his moral and spiritual outlook
- Broadening his mental horizons
Finding Out More
The internet can be a great resource for discovering information about Freemasonry, but beware that many websites seek to spread incorrect information and rumors. If you are interested in learning more about our fraternity, we recommend the following sites. Of course, you are always welcome to contact us directly with any questions or for more information.
Freemasonry for Dummies by Christopher L. Hodapp
Freemasonry: A Journey through Ritual and Symbol by Kirk MacNulty
Freemasonry by Jasper Ridley
The Craft and its Symbols by Allen E. Roberts