A fraternal organization, which unites men of good character who, though of different religious, ethnic or social backgrounds, share a belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind.
Freemasonry is an individual journey towards becoming a better father, husband, friend, citizen and man, supported by other men at different points on the same journey. For centuries, the Lodge itself has been the launchpad for Masonic Education, and a common ground for Brethren of different backgrounds to meet and exchange ideas, provide support and offer friendship.
The traditions of Freemasonry are founded upon the building of King Solomon’s Temple, and its fraternal ceremonies use the working tools of the stonemasons to symbolize moral lessons of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
Brotherly Love: Caring for each other and our communities
Relief: Humbly assist those in distress
Truth: Using knowledge and understanding to improve ourselves, our families and our community
The experience of becoming a member of a Masonic Lodge is divided into three ceremonial stages that Masons call “degrees.” These three degrees are loosely based upon the journeyman system, which was used to educate Medieval Craftsmen. Symbolically, the degrees represent the three stages of human development: youth, manhood and age. During all three ceremonies, a candidate is treated with complete respect. At no time is he ever made to feel uncomfortable or harassed in any way. These ceremonies are always conferred in such a way as to bring pride to the candidate and the members of the Lodge.
In order to become a Freemason, you need some basic qualifications these vary from one lodge to the next.
Even if you meet the criteria, you still have to go through a process, from petitioning to becoming a full member
Masonry believes in religious freedom and that the relationship between the individual and God is personal, private, and sacred.
Don’t let your dad, uncle, neighbor, or friend pressure you into joining. Join because you want to.
You must be a man
in the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Texas the age is 18.
This varies from Jurisdiction to Jurisdiction.
In the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Texas you will have to be recommended by two members of the Lodge you wish to join and three other Mason maybe but do not have to be members of Lodge.
If you are accepted the Lodge will schedule your initiation.
If you are rejected your degree fee and birth certificate will
be returned to you.