How to become a freemason

How to become a freemason

Freemasonry is a fraternity that traces its origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons in the Middle Ages. Its members are known as "Freemasons," and they use ritual and symbolism drawn from stonemasonry to teach moral lessons and values. If you are interested in becoming a Freemason in the Philippines, here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply:

  1. Research the organization. Before you apply to become a Freemason, it is important to understand what the organization stands for and what it expects from its members. You can find information about the history, principles, and values of Freemasonry on the websites of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines or other Masonic organizations in the country. Be careful not to join dubious masonic organizations as they are basically fake. The legitimate and regular jurisdiction in the Philippines recognized and in amity with the United Grand Lodge of England is the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines (GLP).

  2. Find a lodge. Freemasonry is organized into lodges, which are local units that meet regularly to conduct business and participate in Masonic rituals. To apply to become a Freemason, you will need to find a lodge near you that is accepting new members. You can do this by contacting the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines or by searching for lodges in your area online.

  3. Contact the lodge. Once you have found a lodge that you are interested in joining, reach out to the lodge secretary or another member of the lodge to express your interest in becoming a Freemason. They will be able to provide you with more information about the application process and answer any questions you may have.

  4. Submit an application. Most lodges will require you to complete an application form and provide some personal information, such as your name, address, and occupation. You may also be asked to provide references from other Freemasons or members of your community.

  5. Attend an interview. After you have submitted your application, you may be asked to attend an interview with the members of the lodge. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the organization and for the lodge to get to know you better.

  6. Attend your degree ceremonies. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to attend 3 degree ceremonies, the last one known as a "raising." During the third ceremony, you will be initiated into the fraternity as a Master Mason, which is the 3rd degree in Freemasonry.

  7. Participate in lodge activities. As a new member of the fraternity, you will be expected to participate in regular meetings and activities with your lodge. These may include business meetings, social events, and charitable projects.

By following these steps, you can apply to become a Freemason in the Philippines and join a fraternity that has been dedicated to promoting moral values and personal development for centuries. It is important to do thorough research and make sure that you are joining a legitimate and recognized Masonic organization, such as the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines. It is also important to understand the values and principles of Freemasonry and be committed to participating in regular meetings and activities with your lodge.

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