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


What is Freemasonry?

     Freemasonry (also called “Masonry”) is the world's oldest and largest fraternity, based on the belief that each man can make a difference in the world. Its history and tradition date back to antiquity. It promotes Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love among its members, who are men from every race, religion, opinion, and background. Freemasonry is a society that unifies men of high ideals, regardless of colour, creed or worldly status. It is a non-profit organisation that is also involved in supporting charity and community service. It offers a philosophy on life and its main aim is to "make good men better" by teaching - with metaphors taken from geometry and architecture - about building values based on great universal truths. Freemasonry enhances and strengthens the character of the individual man by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and education. Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes. For some, it is an enjoyable hobby.

     There are Freemasons in nearly every free country in the world. Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military and religious conflicts through the centuries. Every Master Mason is welcomed as a “Brother” in any of the thousands of Regular Masonic Lodges throughout the world.

     Only individuals believed to be of the finest character are favourably considered for membership.

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