Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Freemasonry, But You Were Either Afraid or You didt Know Who to Ask
FAQ- About Freemasonry
Point of this lines below is to answer you on many of frequently asked questions, asked by countles masses of people during centuries about our universal brotherhood. If you want to ask us some question that you did’t find on our list of FAQ, be free to contact us with question, and we will give you an answer that is best to our knowledge.
Who are Freemasons?
Many of our nation’s patriots were Freemasons – Peter Ičko, Mitropolit Stevan Stratimirovich, Mitropolit Metodije, Voyvoda Janko Katich, Aleksa Nenadovich, Dositej Obradovich, Voyvoda Toma Vuchich Perishich, Vladika Peter Petrovich Njegosh, Vuk Stefanovich Karadzich, Voyvoda Zhivojin Mishich, Vladika Nikolai Velimirovich, Dr. Laza Pachu, Djordje Vajfert, Knez Mihajlo Obrenovich, King Milan I Obrenovich of Serbia, King Petar I of Serbia aka Peter Mrkonjich, King Aleksandar I of Yugoslavia, Damjan Branković, Svetomir Nikolajević and many other countless brothers that dedicated there lifes to freemasonry, freedom and wellfare of Serbian nation.
What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest Fraternity. Its history and tradition date to antiquity. Its singular purpose is to make good men better. Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military, and religious conflicts through the centuries. Freemasonry is neither a forum for, nor a place of , worship. Instead, it is a friend to all religions which are based on the belief in one God.
There have been a number of definitions of Freemasonry, though perhaps the most direct is employed by English Freemasons: “Freemasonry is a beautiful system of morality veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols.”
The system of morality referred to undoubtedly includes principles with which candidates are more or less familiar before their entrance into Masonry. They, nevertheless, find these principles presented in new ways and under forms different from those which they have known in the past. The essence of morality is to be found in the utter simplicity (though not the ease) of Masonry’s requirements.
Symbolism reaches a high degree of development in Freemasonry, and is largely responsible for its universality. Men of different tongues may find it difficult to reach a common understanding; but symbols enable all men to comprehend each other without the necessity of any spoken word. The symbolism of Freemasonry deals with the intellectual, moral, and spiritual values of life.
There is nothing of a light or trifling character in Freemasonry. Any intimations to the contrary are patently false. A Masonic Lodge is a place wherein members are content to love and serve their brothers, to honor their God, and to learn the many lessons that Masonry seeks to teach.
What do Freemasons do?
Freemasons are respectable citizens who are taught to conform to the moral laws of society and abide by the laws of the government under which they live. They are men of charity and good works. They remain unchallenged as “the world’s greatest philanthropy.”
For Example, The Freemasons of America contribute more than one million dollars every day to charitable causes which they, alone, have established. These services to mankind represent an unparalleled example of the humanitarian concern of this unique and honorable Fraternity.
What are qualifications for being a Freemason?
Freemasonry is proud of its philosophy and practice of “making good men better.” Only individuals believed to be of the finest character are favorably considered for membership. Every applicant must advocate his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being (note: atheists are not accepted into the Fraternity).
How does a man become a Freemason?
In most Masonic Jurisdictions, an individual must ask a Masonic friend to recommend him for membership. He must sign a petition, stating his age, occupation, and place of residence. Members of the Lodge vote by secret ballot which, in most Jurisdictions, must be unanimous and that is common practice all around the globe.
What are the Masonic Degrees?
A Candidate receives three Masonic Degrees, concluding with the Third (or Master Mason’s) Degree. The Degrees are solemn, enlightening, and an enjoyable experience with no uncomfortable or embarrassing moments. It is here where the principles of Freemasonry are taught and where the new member learns that his family and his livelihood are to be considered above Freemasonry. Every Master Mason is welcomed as a “Brother” in any of the thousands of Regular Masonic Lodges throughout the world.