Frequently asked questions
What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is a brotherhood of men committed to lives of honor, integrity, and character. The men of Freemasonry are on a journey of self discovery. For hundreds of years, Freemasons, with deep brotherly support, have worked to become the best version of themselves while working to better their communities and our world.
Who can be a freemason?
Freemasonry welcomes men of every country, religion, race, age, income, education, and opinion. However, to join Freemasonry, one must meet the following qualifications:
>Be a male at least 18 years of age (the minimum age varies in some jurisdictions, sometimes up to 21)
>Believe in the existence of a Supreme Being, although Freemasonry is not concerned with theological distinctions or particular religious beliefs
>Be of good moral character
>Be motivated to join for reasons unrelated to personal gain or profit
>Your decision to apply is based on your own “free will and accord”
>Be prompted by a favorable opinion of Freemasonry
>Be desirous of earning knowledge and willing to conform to the ancient usages and customs of the fraternity
Is Freemasonry a religion?
Freemasonry is not a religion or a substitute for religion. Freemasonry does not intrude on the religious beliefs of its members, although it does require that all members profess a belief in a Supreme Being. Men of all faiths are represented in Freemasonry. Religion is not discussed at lodge meetings.
How do I become a Master Mason?
To become a Master Mason, you must complete the three degrees of the symbolic lodge. Once you have completed the third degree, you become a full member of Freemasonry, enjoying both the rights and responsibilities of membership.
To begin your journey to becoming a Master Mason, submit a petition for membership at a Masonic lodge in your area. Visit our Contact page to take the first step.