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[one_half last=”yes” text_align=”text-align-left”][service icon=”fa fa-user” title=”Recommendations” position=”left” fx_effect=”fade-from-right”]2 Masons must sponsor your petition for membership by signing your petition[/service][service icon=”fa fa-user” title=”Dues” position=”left” fx_effect=”fade-from-right”]You must be able to afford the annual Dues for membership and initiation fee which varies from lodge to lodge.[/service][service icon=”fa fa-user” title=”Petition” position=”left” fx_effect=”fade-from-right”]The Masonic Fraternity does not recruit members, you must come of your own free will and be prepared to improve yourself.[/service][/one_half][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
“Freemasonry is a Beautiful System of Morality, Veiled in Allegory and Illustrated with Symbols…”
It teaches Morality, Brotherly Love and Truth It requires a serious commitment to learn and understand
our ceremonies to enable you to prove yourself a member when travelling the world.
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What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is a fraternal organization, where men can regularly come together to enjoy each other’s company. We are known for making good men better and encourage our members to improve themselves intellectually and spiritually, all in a fun and fulfilling environment.
Although, Freemasonry has many influences, we can trace our origins to the medieval stone masons, who at the time were among the few capable of producing great works through their use of mathematics, physics and geometry. We use the tools of these craftsmen today as symbols to teach moral lessons. You may already be familiar with the Square and Compasses that can be seen over the threshold of Masonic Buildings in towns throughout New Jersey.
As a freemason, you will not only make new friends in your own community, but should you have the opportunity to travel, you will have friends ready to welcome you in Lodges thoughout the state, the country and the world.
How to find out more?
The best way to learn more about Freemasonry is to get to know some Freemasons in your community.
If you click on the Lodge Locator tab on the main menu you can find the lodges near where you live or where you work in New Jersey.
You will then be able to find the contact information and can explore these Lodges at your convenience.
You can then call or email one of the Lodges in your area and make an appointment to drop in to meet some of the Lodge members.
There should be plenty of opportunities for you to get together either before or after their regular meetings, at one of their fundraisers, an open house, or some other event they may have planned.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Our Requirements for Membership are:
- You Must ASK to petition to become a Freemason, we do not Recruit new members
- You Must be a Good Man 18 years old or older
- You Must believe in a Supreme Being
- You Must provided references to members of the local community that can vouch for your High Moral Character
- You Must Submit to a criminal background check
- You Must be able to pay the initiation fees and annual membership dues without causing any hardship to your family
- You Must find 2 Freemasons in New Jersey to Recommend you for membership and vouch for you
- Freemasonry Does Not offer insurance policies like some other Fraternal Organizations
If you need any further help in exploring Freemasonry, you can contact The Grand Lodge of New Jersey via email or by calling (609) 239-3950.
by Chris Hodapp – Illinois
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