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Masonic Education

A Mason's thirst for knowledge is everlasting. The links provided below are to help not only to further educate your fellow Mason, but also to help better acquaint and educate the public.

A. F. & A. M. vs. F. & A. M.

The differences between Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and Free and Accepted Masons, along with descriptions of other examples of Accepted Masonry, including the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge.

Masonic Etiquette

Masonic Etiquette, for the most part, is merely good manners and respect for your lodge, its members, its Worshipful Master and the convention of Freemasonry, in general. Several rules of Masonic etiquette are presented here.

Masonic Mentor Program

Step-by-Step guide for the Masonic Mentor program.

Origins of Modern Freemasonry

A presentation, by Brother Guy Alwine, with the goal of explaining how Freemasonry developed into its present day form.

The Three Great Principles and Four Cardinal Virtues of Freemasonry

Insightful descriptions of the Three Great Principals (Brothery Love, Relief, and Truth) and the Four Cardinal Virtues (Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, and Justice).

History and Purpose of the St. John's Day Banquet

In Freemasonry, our two patron saints are St. John the Baptist, and St. John the Evangelist; the latter of whom is celebrated with this evening’s festivities. Originally, a banquet was held for each of the Saints Johns annually.

History of the "Table Lodge"

In our Colonial days the Table Lodge was Freemasonry's greatest asset. It buoyed up the spirit of the Brethren when the spirit of the colonists was low. The repast may have been limited under these conditions, bread, cheese, and wine perhaps, but the fervor was there. The moment the Table Lodge opened, there was added to the speech of those present an assortment of military terms. Presented here is the full history of the Table Lodge.

"What I Get from Freemasonry"

Written by Brother Tony Ghaffari, PM in 2009, this is his account of what he gets and has learned from being a Freemason.