F A Q ‘s

A selection of questions asked, and some you may have.

Business

What are your dues?

Our Dues are currently (29-May-21) $81.00 per annum. This includes the Grand Lodge per capita.

When is your stated?

We meet the first Monday of every month. The exception to this is on a holiday when we will meet the following school of instruction night (currently second Tuesday). The meetings are NOT open to the public, however (only to MASTER Freemasons in good standing).

When are your schools of instruction?

Second Tuesday and fourth Monday. The WM calls it if we have a fifth Monday.

What is freemasonry?
The Brotherhood of Man

What is it?

Some say it is a system of morality; beautiful, and like the Holy Bible, a system covered in allegory and demonstrated in symbolism.

To the everyday Mason, it is a place to come and to commiserate with your fellows and brothers.

But not every Mason is just here for the laughs and friendship.

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Is it for me?

A Past Master of New Providence,
No. 128 (Broyles)

Every man who comes to join the order of Freemasons does so of his own volition.

No man will ever coerce or manipulate any individual into joining, or risk being in mortal violation of his masonic life (and NOT his physical life!).

With that said it becomes a personal preference; one of choice and your own free will.

Testimonials

Founding Father

“To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy of the benevolent design of a Masonic institution; and it is most fervently to be wished, that the conduct of every member of the fraternity, as well as those publications, that discover the principles which actuate them, may tend to convince mankind that the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.

[Letter to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, January 1793]”

― George Washington, Writings

Lost Symbol?

“Professor Langdon,’ called a young man with curly hair in the back row, ‘if Masonry is not a secret society, not a corporation, and not a religion, then what is it?’
‘Well, if you were to ask a Mason, he would offer the following definition: Masonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.’
‘Sounds to me like a euphemism for “freaky cult.” ‘
‘Freaky, you say?’
‘Hell yes!’ the kid said, standing up. ‘I heard what they do inside those secret buildings! Weird candlelight rituals with coffins, and nooses, and drinking wine out of skulls. Now that’s freaky!’
Langdon scanned the class. ‘Does that sound freaky to anyone else?’
‘Yes!’ they all chimed in.
Langdon feigned a sad sigh. ‘Too bad. If that’s too freaky for you, then I know you’ll never want to join my cult.’
Silence settled over the room. The student from the Women’s Center looked uneasy. ‘You’re in a cult?’
Langdon nodded and lowered his voice to a conspiratorial whisper. ‘Don’t tell anyone, but on the pagan day of the sun god Ra, I kneel at the foot of an ancient instrument of torture and consume ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh.’
The class looked horrified.
Langdon shrugged. ‘And if any of you care to join me, come to the Harvard chapel on Sunday, kneel beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion.’
The classroom remained silent.
Langdon winked. ‘Open your minds, my friends. We all fear what we do not understand.”

― Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

Good Men

“Freemasonry is a spiritual practice that good men of every spiritual practice can agree upon.”

― J.Adam Snyder

The great equalizer

“As a Master Mason, he is now at a wiser, more mature age, awaiting the inevitable destiny which binds us all: Death.”

― Andreas Economou, Templar Secrets

Drawing Wages

”Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are in the dealings with one another; sympathy begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason”.

Benjamin Franklin

Strangers?

“There are no strangers in Freemasonry, only friends you’ve yet to meet.”

Dave Thomas

The great equalizer

“As a Master Mason, he is now at a wiser, more mature age, awaiting the inevitable destiny which binds us all: Death.”

― Andreas Economou, Templar Secrets

Let’s build something great together.