What We Ask Of You

Any man who is twenty-one years of age or older and of good moral character, who come well-recommended, and who believes in Supreme Being and a life after death may petition to become a Freemason.


TWO IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

Is Freemasonry a religion?

No, Neither is Freemasonry a religion, nor does it require a religious affiliation.  However, Masons worship in congregations of their choice.  Some are ordained priests,, ministers, or rabbis; many serve in lay capacities; and, others have no affiliation.  With origins in post-Reformation England, Freemasonry's allegories and rituals are rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition.  They exemplify mankind's universal experience and inculcate an admired moral and ethical value system.  With respect to religion, Freemasonry simply teaches the "Fatherhood of God" and the "Brotherhood of Man."

Is Freemasonry a "secret" society?

No.  Freemasonry is a fraternity of men who are proud to be known as Masons.  Since our inception, the world has known of speculative Freemasonry and its work.  Freemasonry does, however, have some secrets, all extending from historic tradition.  Our modes of recognition, opening and closing ceremonies, and rituals of conferring the Degrees of Masonry are our only secrets.  Thousands of works discussing Masonic history, traditions, craft, and proceedings are widely available to the public.