A - Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest and largest fraternal societies. It
provides a code of living in today's society based on moral and ethical standards.
Freemasonry is an organization of men who strive to live by the fundamental principles
of integrity, goodwill and charity. It is a non-profit organization that is heavily
involved in supporting charity and community service. Freemasonry is a society that
unifies men of high ideals, regardless of color, creed or worldly status.
Q - What are the origins of Masonry?
A - It is largely believed by academics and scholars that Freemasonry formed out
of medieval stonemasons' guilds. These guilds were responsible for designing and
constructing glorious cathedrals and impressive castles. Masonry's formal organization
began in 1717, when four lodges combined in London to create England's first Grand
Lodge, which survives to this day. Masonic lodges can be found in almost every community
throughout the United States and Brothers from all over the world are welcome into
the lodges found spanning the entire geography of inhabitable Earth.