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Becoming a Freemason

Becoming a Freemason means you’ll be joining more than 6 Millions members throughout the World.

Membership is open to any man over the age of 21 irrespective of their race or religion. Ladies, Women are invited to join our Women Freemason Group known as The Order of the Eastern Stars.

What is Freemasonry?
What qualifications do I need to become a Freemason?
How does one become a Freemason?
What is a Masonic Lodge?
What goes on in a Lodge meeting?
What are the Masonic Degrees?
What is a Masonic Oath and why take it?
What Masonry is not…......?


What is Freemasonry?

Answer: Freemasonry is considered by many as the world’s oldest Fraternity. Scholars dispute its true origin but most agree that at least some of its history and tradition date to antiquity. Its singular purpose is to make good men better. Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love are also known as the “Mystic Tie” are unique to Freemasonry and survived even the most divisive political, military, and religious conflicts through the centuries.

Question: What qualifications do I need to become a Freemason?

Answer: One must be at least Twenty-one years old to apply. Only individuals with reputable character are favorably considered for membership and every applicant must declare his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being.


Question: How does one become a Freemason?

Answer: In short: Ask one to be one. In most Masonic Jurisdictions, an individual must ask a Masonic friend to recommend him for membership. Some Lodges will accept applicants in person or in writing for initial evaluation without a prior recommendation. He must sign a petition, stating his age, occupation, and place of residence. A specially assigned committee will investigate and interview the applicant and report their finding to the Lodge. Members of the Lodge will vote on his acceptance and the vote must be unanimous. The process may take several months to complete.


Question: What is a Masonic Lodge?

Answer: Most Masonic Lodges meet at least one evening a month to conduct their regular business and vote on petitions for membership. It is here that the bonds of friendship and fellowship take place.

Question: What goes on in a Lodge meeting?

Answer:The meetings typically are of two kinds. In the first, all lodge administrative issues are dealt with, including the reading and approval of the minutes taken during the last meeting, discussion and voting on financial matters, and reading and voting on petitions of new members. In the Subordinate Lodges affiliated with Most Worshipful John G. Jones Grand Lodge A.F & A.M Inc, State of Louisiana there is always some meaningful time dedicated to Masonic Education. The second kind of activity involves the ceremonies and rituals of admitting new Masons, and the election and installation of the newly appointed officers.


Question: What are the Masonic Degrees?

Answer:There are three Masonic Degrees, starting with the Entered Apprentice, continues to the Fellow Craft and concluding with the Third (or Master Mason’s) Degree. The Degrees are formal, solemn rituals and an enjoyable experience. It is within the Degrees where the principles of Freemasonry are taught and it is well recognized that no man who went through them remains the same person. Something very special is added to each individual character. Once a Master Mason, he is welcomed as a “Brother” in any of the thousands of Regular Masonic Lodges throughout the world.


Question: What is a Masonic Oath and why take it?

Answer:The Masonic oath is a solemn promise by Masons to adhere in their conduct in lodge and society to the Masonic principles and values, not to disclose any details whatsoever of the rituals and ceremonies involved in admitting members, nor the modes of recognition by which one Mason can know another.


Question: What Masonry is not…

Answer:Freemasonry is not a religion.The teachings of the Fraternity transcend all denominational and sectional divisions. It has no dogma, and promotes no specific religious belief or faith whatsoever. Freemasonry is not a political organization, nor does it get involved in politics. In fact, politics, like religion are the two critical subjects a Mason is not allowed to discuss in Lodge. Freemasonry is not a secret society. It is a society with secrets. Freemasonry does not promote personal interests of any kind. Though its members are always ready to extend a helping hand to any Worthy Brother or any other person, in distress. Here you will find the most common frequent asked questions about Freemasonry. If any of your questions or doubts about our fraternity not responded here, please refer to our contact page and contact the Secretaries.

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