Welcome To Freemasonry Booklet


Welcome to Freemasonry: A Guidebook for the Master Mason


This Welcome to Freemasonry Booklet is given to every newly raised Master Mason by the Grand Lodge of Virginia.

Some Lodge’s have asked to be able to purchase additional copies.

Welcome to Freemasonry, we are so glad you knocked on the door! The booklet you now hold in your hands has been prepared just for you! As you read and absorb this material please know it is our heartfelt desire to help you be well-informed and prepared, as well as comfortable an confident as you begin your journey as a Master Mason. You are one of us now—this sacred band of friends and Brothers—and all that our Gentle Craft has to offer is yours.

63 pages, printed in color, first published 2018.

History of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Virginia
Participation and Visitation
Lodge Officers, District Deputy
Grand Masters, and Grand Lodge Officers
Titles, Aprons, Name Badges, and Jewels
Types of Lodge Communications (Meetings)
Attending a Stated Communication
How to Speak or Make A Motion In Lodge
Arriving Late or Leaving Early In Lodge
Other Tips for Attending a Communication
of Your Lodge or Another Lodge
Recommending a Candidate for the Degrees (i.e. Signing a Petition)
Approach to Non -Masons
Your Financial Responsibility to Your Lodge
Leaving a Legacy Through a Life Membership in Perpetuity
Visiting Other Lodges
Passport to Freemasonry
The Grand Annual Communication
Masonic Affiliated Organizations
Life and Masonry Balance
Other Ways to Get Involved In Your Lodge
Staying Connected
Wearing Masonic Emblems
The Lewis Jewel
Service Awards
Being a Mason On Social Media
Masonic Education and Ritual
Conversing With Well-Informed Brethren
Books, Articles, and Publications
Research a Masonic Topic
Correspondence Courses
Division Leadership Conference
Research Lodges
Degree Work
Catechism Instruction
Ritual Certificates and Cards
Officers of the Grand Lodge of Virginia
The Virginia Methodical Digest
Executive Orders, Proclamations, Edicts, Etc.
Masonic Home of Virginia
Scholarship Program
Masonic Community Blood Program
Masonic Relief Fund
Child Safety Initiatives
Grand Lodge Library, Museum, and Historical Foundation
List of Grand Lodge Publications
List of Photographs

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