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What Masonry IS:
It is a voluntary association of men.
It is a system of moral conduct.
It is a way of Life.
It is a fraternal society.
It is religious in its character.
It teaches the Golden Rule.
It seeks to make good men better men.
It teaches morality through symbolism.
It uses rites and ceremonies to instruct its members.
It is based on a firm belief in the Fatherhood of God,
the Brotherhood of Man, and the Immortality of the Soul.

What Masonry IS NOT:
It does not solicit members.
It is not an insurance or benefit society.
It is neither a religion nor a creed not a religious order.
It is not a charity organization, but makes charity a duty.
It is not organized for profit.
It dictates to no man as to his beliefs, either religious or secular.
It seeks no advantages for its members through business or politics.
It is not a forum for discussion of religion, politics or other partisan affairs.
It is not a secret society, as it does not conceal its existence or purposes.

What's a Mason?
www.yorkrite.com/mason.html
Why A Royal Arch Mason?
www.yorkrite.com/gcmx/whyaram.htm
What is A Royal Arch Mason?
www.yorkrite.com/chapter/ggramdeg.html
What is A Cryptic Mason?
www.ggccmi.org/cmdegrees.html
What is A Knight Templar?
www.knightstemplar.org

NEWS AND ARTICLES

Click Here for the George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Survival - Rivival
www.yorkrite.com/gcamd/reese.html

ARCHIVE of ARTICLES
from the Knight Templar Magazine

ARTICLES/RESEARCH PAPERS
by Dan Pushee
1994 Paper - "Joseph Warren,PGM"
1996 Paper - "Paul Revere, Grand Master"
1997 Article - "Freemasonry on the Internet"
1997 Article - "Paul Revere, York Rite Mason"
1998 Paper - "Something New Found in the Quaries"
2002 Internet - American Pioneers In Antigonish

50 Years Ago Today - April 1954
www.yorkrite.com/papers/jcsimser.htm
Talk given by JC Simser on 29 April 2004
to 50 Year Members of Morning Star Lodge #159 in Jefferson IA

Masonry, "For the Glory of God"
www.mwsite.org/papers/panderson071007.html
Talk given by MP Perry Anderson on 10 July 2007
At Maggie Valley Conference, North Carolina

RESEARCH SOCIETIES
www.ram-il.org/ResearchSocieties.htm


Iowa Research
Lodge No.2


Visitors Since February 2, 2002
UPDATED July 2, 2009


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