Freemasons' Lodge
S h i l l o n g

Consecrated : 10th March 1902

"From its origin to the present hour, in all its vicissitudes, Masonry has been the steady, unvarying friend of man" - Rev. Erastus Burr


Qualifications for Becoming a Freemason.

1.     Be a man, freeborn, over the age of 21 years, and of sound mind and body.
2.     Have a sound reputation, and be well-recommended by your peers. Being of good repute is an essential requirement. Masons do not wish to encourage membership by those whose actions would stain the reputation of the fraternity. Be capable of furnishing character references, as well as one or two references from current Masons. In Freemasonry, honour, personal integrity, and responsibility are held in high esteem. These basic principles have been the means of attracting the most highly respected persons to Masonry for over three centuries.
3.     Believe in a Supreme Being (the form of which is left to interpretation by the candidate), regardless of your religion. Freemasonry interferes neither with religion nor politics. Once a candidate professes such belief, no further investigation or interrogation is made. Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.
4.     Come to Freemasonry of your "own free will and accord". Freemasonry insists that men come to its doors entirely of their own free will; not as a result of solicitations, but simply a desire to be ranked among its members.
5.     Have the ability to support yourself and your family; your admission to Freemasonry will entail fees and contributions payable on your entrance and an annual subscription for the support of your Lodge which you should be able to pay without detriment to yourself or those dependent on you.


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