What about the secrets?

What about the Secrets?

Contrary to what many believe, Freemasonry is not a secret society. It does not hide its existence nor its membership. There has been no attempt to conceal the purposes, aims and principles of Freemasonry. It is an organization which has as its principal teachings Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Its rules and regulations are open for all to see. Thousands of books about Freemasonry have been published and are available in any public library. It is true that Freemasonry does have some secrets, or private information, it attempts to preserve. These have to do with secret modes of recognition, which enable members to quickly recognize each other as Masons and which serve to unite them into one Society of Friends and brothers.

Masonry does have its secret (or private) rituals. These are the modes by which we instruct new members. These rituals originated with the old cathedral builders mentioned above and have been handed down over the centuries.

Most of these secret rituals are based upon writings in the Holy Bible and the writings of other great philosophers, so they are ‘secret’ only in their unique adaptation and presentation. This ritualistic mode of instruction has proven remarkably effective over the centuries and its use, being peculiar to Freemasonry, has kept the Fraternity apart from those who would imitate it. The lessons taught in the Masonic ritual are in no way secret; they may be obtained from many and various Masonic writings available to all.

The unique modes of recognition and the rituals for instruction are the only secrets Masonry has.

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    Stated Meetings

  • 2nd & 4th Tues of each month
  • (Dark December, January & Holidays)

  • 6:00 PM - Dinner (Pub)
  • 7:30 PM - Meeting (Lodge)
  • Physical Address

    • 7 South Ash St.
    • Omak, WA
    • 98841

    Mailing Address

    • P.O.Box 94
    • Omak, WA 98841
    • 98841

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Stated Meetings

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month
(Dark December, January & Holidays)

6:00 PM - Dinner at North Country Pub
7:30 PM - Meeting at Lodge