HOW TO BECOME A FREEMASON
Becoming a Freemason can be one of the most significant events of your life. From the moment you become a Brother, you will feel immediate acceptance and Brotherly love.
Membership in a Masonic Lodge is open to all men 18 years of age or older — regardless of race, color, or religion. Our membership requirements are very clear:
You must be of good character and reputation. You’ll have to provide evidence of living a positive life through references from at least one Mason and three other people. [ADD CONTEXT IF YOU DON'T KNOW ANY MASONS]
You must believe in a Supreme Being and the immortality of the soul. This belief is not prescribed — rather, we encourage you to be steadfast in the faith of your choice.
The First Steps
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Interested in becoming a Mason or learning more? Fill out the contact form below we will send you some preliminary information and someone will contact you shortly. Outside of New York? You can find a lodge near you — the Brothers will be happy to meet with you for an informational session.
Brothers will then present a formal petition to submit for consideration that is then read in a Lodge meeting and referred to a committee (usually composed of three members). This committee then interviews you (usually right in your home), so your family can ask any questions that they may have. You can download the “Brochure for Families” HERE.
After the interview, the committee reports its findings to the Lodge, and a secret ballot is taken. If the vote is favorable, you’ll be notified by mail and you’ll be given a date to start the degree program. The next step is to submit your petition to the Lodge you want to join.
Upon the completion of the third degree, you’ll become a Master Mason and be eligible for all that Masonry has to offer you, which includes: Worldwide Brotherhood / Fellowship / Meaningful community service / Camaraderie with other moral men / Much more.
It’s our sincere hope that you’ll consider becoming a Free and Accepted Mason, and sharing the feeling of friendship and Brotherly love that Freemasons have enjoyed from time immemorial.