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A square and a set of compasses linked together, commonly known as the Square and Compasses, is the most identified mark of Freemasonry. The square and compasses on the symbol are representations o.. Read More
The Royal Arch Masonry is the extension of Craft Freemasonry. The members of the fraternity, identified as the Companions, meet in particular Chapters under the assistance of a Grand Chapter. Each .. Read More
Composed of specific clothing and insignia, regalia is a legitimate traditional practice that is a manifestation of chivalric organizations during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Today, numer.. Read More
The manifestation of true Masonic etiquette is rarely confined to Lodge assemblies conducted by the organization. Certain social manners fit for each member of the Freemasonry, such as when a membe.. Read More
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The Relevance of the Square and Compasses Symbol
A square and a set of compasses linked together, commonly known as the Square and Compasses, is the most identified mark of Freemasonry. The square and compasses on the symbol are representations of the tools used by an architect. The Masonic ritual uses these tools as emblems to educate symbolic lessons to the brotherhood. Most Lodges around the world and Masonic rituals identify these symbols as lessons of conduct. For instance: ·         Square - symbolizes virtue. For every Masonic brother, it means to “square our actions by the square of virt..
What is Royal Arch Masonry?
The Royal Arch Masonry is the extension of Craft Freemasonry. The members of the fraternity, identified as the Companions, meet in particular Chapters under the assistance of a Grand Chapter. Each Chapter is directed by three leaders, called the Principals. Each Grand Chapter is governed by three Grand Principals. If a Royal Prince is the First Grand Principal, then a Pro First Grand Principal is required.   Home Chapters are classified as Metropolitan areas or Provinces, which are based on old counties. Alternatively, Chapters abroad are arranged in Districts. A Grand Superint..
The Basics of Knights Templar Regalia
Composed of specific clothing and insignia, regalia is a legitimate traditional practice that is a manifestation of chivalric organizations during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Today, numerous self-styled organizations use specific regalia to provide a more orthodox feel and setting for their members. The prominent ceremonial regalia traditionally used by resurgent groups, commonly associated with the Knights Templar Regalia, is authentic to Freemasonry. Below are basic facts about the Knights Templar Regalia. ·         The standard “white..
Etiquette to Consider When Giving Masonic Gifts
The manifestation of true Masonic etiquette is rarely confined to Lodge assemblies conducted by the organization. Certain social manners fit for each member of the Freemasonry, such as when a member thinks of giving a present to another member. Etiquette for giving Masonic gifts is likewise relevant for non-Masonic guests who wish to give a gift to a Freemason. Though there is no stringent or specific rule on gift-giving, here are a couple of social manners that should be observed when presenting a token or gift to a Mason.   1.       Consider what..
The Significance of the Masonic Ring
If there is one piece of Freemasonry jewellery that's equal parts fascinating and confusing to a lot of people, it is the Masonic Ring. Even those who are members of the brotherhood have different opinions about it. The topic is often that the ring means a variety of things to different people. Some connect it as a representation of their own Masonic journey as well as their dedication to the fraternity and their craft, while others see it as a chance to share the virtues of Freemasonry with the world and enlighten others about the organization. Although numerous regalia and emblems are..
What is Royal Arch Masonry?
The Royal Arch Masonry is the extension of Craft Freemasonry. The members of the fraternity, identified as the Companions, meet in particular Chapters under the assistance of a Grand Chapter. Each Chapter is directed by three leaders, called the Principals. Each Grand Chapter is governed by three Grand Principals. If a Royal Prince is the First Grand Principal, then a Pro First Grand Principal is required.   Home Chapters are classified as Metropolitan areas or Provinces, which are based on old counties. Alternatively, Chapters abroad are arranged in Districts. A Grand Superint..
What is a Provincial Lodge?
A Provincial Lodge (or a Provincial Grand Lodge) is an administrative sub-division of a Freemasonry Grand Lodge. Under the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) jurisdiction, Provincial Grand Lodges are the regional authorities of the organization all over England and Wales, as well as in the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. At this time, the number of Provincial Grand Lodges regulated by UGLE is 47. The majority of these lodges have boundaries that mainly overlap with the ones from the historic England counties. A Provincial Grand Lodge is commandeered by a Provincial Grand Master. ..
The Officers in a Masonic Lodge
Every Masonic Lodge either elects or appoints Lodge Officers to carry out the functions and responsibilities of the lodge's work. The actual list of officers may differ from one jurisdiction to another, though certain variables are standard for all. The duties of the Officers in a lodge are entirely established by the lodge's leaders. Much like any organization, the officers are unable to effectively function if there is no leadership team that the training needed to do the job right. The future of the lodge is determined by how good this team of officers operates together to deliver the ri..
The Relevance of the Square and Compasses Symbol
A square and a set of compasses linked together, commonly known as the Square and Compasses, is the most identified mark of Freemasonry. The square and compasses on the symbol are representations of the tools used by an architect. The Masonic ritual uses these tools as emblems to educate symbolic lessons to the brotherhood. Most Lodges around the world and Masonic rituals identify these symbols as lessons of conduct. For instance: ·         Square - symbolizes virtue. For every Masonic brother, it means to “square our actions by the square of virt..
Masonic Jewels Used in Freemasonry
Jewels Used in Freemasonry Every Freemasonry Lodge is decorated with six jewels. Three of these jewels are regarded as movable, while the remaining three are labelled as immovable. All six are classified as jewels since they have an ethical and honourable propensity which makes them gems of immeasurable value. The movable jewels are called as such because they are not restricted to a specific area of the Lodge. On the other hand, the immovable jewels are termed this way since they are earmarked to specific parts of the Lodge. The Movable Masonic Jewels The three movable jewels o..
Men’s Masonic Gifts for Your Loved One
If the most important men in your life are brothers of Freemasonry, then you must understand how truly important their affiliation is to them. After all, only those with high levels of intellect, morality, emotional maturity, and similar attributes are accepted into this elite group. You should also understand how important their symbolisms are to them. With each image depicted in their Masonic regalia comes a long history of how these symbols became important to them. The Square and Compass for example, has become the most recognizable symbol of Freemasonry. It shows two of the most im..
The Symbolism of Ladies Masonic Pendant
Freemasons have always looked at their wives as the most important women in their lives. After all, it is quite true that behind some of the most successful men, there is often a great woman who supports him. As Freemasonry evolved and eventually accepted women into their ranks, the importance of women has become highlighted even more. Because of this, the variety of Masonic gifts for ladies has become even wider, giving Freemasons a lot more options to choose from. When it comes to jewellery, one of the best choices would be the ladies’ Masonic pendant. Each pendant carries a symbol mo..
Tips on Dealing with a Freemasons Regalia Supplier UK
Masonic regalia carry so much history in each piece considering the importance of the symbols that they bear. This is why it is of utmost importance to understand how important it also is to choose the right Freemasons regalia supplier in the UK. What factors do you need to consider to help you choose the perfect supplier not only for your own personal needs, but for the entire lodge as well? Here are some of them: ·         Check on their experience. Does the supplier have any experience in making Masonic regalia? Only an experienced supplier..
The Importance of the Knights Templar Regalia
The Knights Templar was a powerful force in the Middle Ages, and its members were among the wealthiest among Western Christian military orders. This is where the Masonic order Knights Templar derives their name, although they are not exactly a direct descendant of the group. The Masonic order, however, holds the same amount of power and wealth not in a military sense, but in terms of knowledge, morality, and other similar aspects. In general, Freemasonry requires each of its members to believe in a Supreme Being, but does not really lean towards specific religions. When it comes to the ..
Choosing the Right Masonic Gift for a Friend
Freemasonry emphasizes the strong bond that each brother has with one another, considering the heritage and history that they all share. The mere thought of how exclusive the group is to those who are able to meet and surpass an extremely high level of standards is more than enough for brothers to appreciate the family that they find within their lodges. Because of this, it has also become a tradition to display this appreciation through the giving of Masonic gifts that does not only show generosity, but also shows how important the symbols within these gifts are for your bond. What mas..
A Guide to Shopping for Ladies Masonic Jewellery
Throughout the history of the Freemasons, it is known knowledge that membership has mostly been limited to men. As time passed and as their organization evolved however, women were eventually seen as an integral part of their brotherhood, which led the way to having mixed lodges and women-only jurisdictions. As for the rest of the lodges that have continued the tradition of staying as organizations exclusive to males, the importance of the presence of their wives and close family members who are women is still emphasized. Because of this, the mix of different Masonic symbols can not onl..
The Famous Masonic Manuscripts
Being a Freemason is not just about wearing exclusive Masonic regalia or associating with some of the most powerful people in the world and being called their brothers. Being a Freemason also means being able to understand the roots of the brotherhood, the beliefs by which the group stands by, and the rich history and culture that great men have passed from one generation to another. Part of this understanding is going back to the roots of the brotherhood, an act where learning more about the old charges or constitutions becomes a very important part. These old charges and constitutions are..
Masonic Blogs Worth Following
A lot of people still have mixed perceptions and opinions about Freemasonry in general, no matter how long they have been wearing their own Masonic regalia. To each his own of course, but knowing about the different opinions of Freemasons all around the world still proves to be important, not only to reaffirm your own beliefs through the eyes of those who say the same thing you do, but to challenge and test your own faith as you look at opposing sides in different Freemason matters. Of course, although information on Freemasonry is widespread throughout the Internet (with a huge amount ..
Benjamin Franklin’s Take on Immortality
Each and every time a Freemason starts wearing his Masonic regalia, it is probably impossible not to think about the great Masons that came before you, the ones who have worked at making this brotherhood even more sacred and far-reaching to all. Of course, one of the greatest Masons who will probably be part of these realizations is Benjamin Franklin. It was probably Ezra Stiles, a past president of Yale College, who received one of the most in-depth look at how Benjamin Franklin lived, especially when it comes to his religious beliefs and his take on immortality. "Here is my Creed,..
Debunking Common Myths about Freemasonry
One of the most frequent targets for conspiracy theories is the Freemasonry. In the past few decades, Freemasonry has grown to be more distinguished and noticeable in many local communities, partly as a result of the openness of the brotherhood. The regular coverage the organization receives, particularly when it comes to their charitable programs, is also causing people to gain interest about the organization. The countless books and movies that use Freemasonry or Mason-related things, like their regalia, add to this increased popularity. However, despite the growing visibility of the orga..
How to Become a Member of a Masonic Lodge
Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that is made up of men around the world that are of good persona, good will, and good reputation. The brotherhood has faith in a Supreme Being and believes in the concept of a universal brotherhood. Members of a Masonic Lodge often wear specific Lodge regalia. To become a member: ·         You must be male and at least 21 years of age. There's no discrimination in the organization so any race, religion, or colour is qualified to become a member of the esteemed brotherhood. ·     ..
Freemasonry is not a Religion nor a Cult
In a nutshell, the answer to the question on whether freemasonry is a religion or a cult is a debatable one, and will elicit a long and somewhat tiring discussion that would either end with a conclusion that will prompt yet another debate. Trace the paths through world history and attempt to inject modern information from current advocates and you are left with the same question unless you go straight to a mason for an obvious insight. Historically, the freemasonry tradition is Christian in nature and for most parts has employed Protestants as its members, but masons claim that freemaso..
The Brotherhood of Freemasonry prides themselves with their amazing line up of members, most of whom play key influential roles in their field. This only proves that being dubbed as a Freemason alone is a considerable honour, knowing that you have been seen as someone superior over a lot of other people who are striving to be part of the group, but have been proven to be unable to meet the strict standards. So if membership alone proves to be quite an honour, just imagine the huge privilege of being appointed as a key player in the group. Appointments for Freemasons to become promoted t..
Ladies’ Night in Freemasonry
By tradition, Freemasonry has always been an organization dominated by men. In fact, it was not until the 18th century that women were considered to be somewhat part of the organization to some degree, although this was something that was considered to be completely outside the original rites. The lodges that practiced this eventually became women-only lodges in the 20th century, which showed how women started to become having a more important role in the organization. Today, this respect and appreciation for ladies does not mean that they have to become Freemasons themselves. For lodge..
Famous Freemasons Then and Now
Freemasonry has been around for centuries, although very little is known about it by the common man. After all, Freemasons have always enjoyed an air of mystery that only adds to their appeal, making them even more special than they already are. Joining the brotherhood is no easy feat. You have to be considered as somebody who is excellent in mental, spiritual, emotional, and ethical aspects, somebody who can be a true example of what a common man should be aiming for. To prove what a high level of expectation is given to each and every member of Freemasonry, here are a few famous F..
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