Beltsville Masonic Center

Requirements to Become a Mason

Ever see this bumber sticker?     Wonder what it means?

It is a landmark tradition that a Freemason may not ask a man to join the fraternity. If you desire to become a mason, you must ask one. It alludes to ancient scripture that you may have heard ...

"Ask and you shall receive,   Seek and you shall find,   Knock and it will be opened unto you".

Freemasonry has a saying: "We Make Good Men Better". This we do through study and discussion of the symbols and emblems of ancient masonry, always striving toward improvement, and discharging accepted responsibilities throughout our communities. Ours is a proud tradition of service to our Higher Power and humanity.

There are three basic requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age and male
  • A belief in a Supreme Diety
  • A desire to improve yourself

If you are interested in becoming a Mason and joining our lodge, please contact us at: 2B1ASK1

Why Become a Mason?

As the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization, Freemasonry today is built on Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Through fellowship, charity, education and leadership, Freemasons are making their lives – and their communities, stronger by the day.

Ten Reason to Become a Mason

  1. Masonry is place where you can confidently trust every person, and entrust your family with as well.
  2. Masonry is a place where, within moral and civil guidelines; free thought, free speaking and the spiritual growth of man can grow into its fullest potential.
  3. Masonry provides the opportunity to meet, know and call brother, outstanding individuals from all walks of life that I would not otherwise have met.
  4. Masonry is a place to be a part of an organization that has for its principle tenets—Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.
  5. Masonry is a place that provides self-development opportunities, leadership training and experience, and to improve public speaking skills.
  6. Masonry is a place you can go to give support as well as seek it.
  7. Masonry is a place where moral virtues are taught and, through these teachings, a regular reinforcement of the moral virtues is experienced.
  8. Masonry is a place to spend time with a group of brothers, who, by acting as good men, make me want to become a better man. Not better than others, but better than I would otherwise have been.
  9. Masonry is a place to become better prepared to serve church and community.
  10. Masonry is a place to meet with established members of the community and to become a part of the community.

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