Grand Master Arthur G. Crandon
Let’s Try Masonry!
This year we are going to focus on getting back to basics, and to me, that means focusing on what we are really about as Masons.
First and foremost is “The Fatherhood of God”. From the time we signed our petition, stood at the door of the Lodge to receive our first lesson, knelt in the center of the Lodge to pray, and took our obligations at the altar, we are taught that God should be in our thoughts and actions in all we do and say.
Second is “The Brotherhood of Man”. We are all Brothers who “Meet on the Level, Act by the Plumb, and Part upon the Square”.
Ritual is that part of Masonry which brings this together and contains all the lessons and tenets which should characterize our daily lives.
We don’t have to reinvent the wheel. We have programs in place to accomplish the education of the New Masons:
The Masonic Enlightenment Course
The Mentoring Program
The Academy of Knowledge
The Regional School System
The Local Study Groups
And most importantly, the individual Mason who will give of his time to work with a Brother, old and new, who has the desire to learn.
The Grand Master’s Area Meetings will be held in October and November HERE for the schedule.