A Journey of Life
Masonic life and experience is like a journey: from the Initiation ceremony – entering as an Entered Apprentice, through the transition to the level of Fellowcraft, with gradual discovering of the secrets and the mysteries of the Masonry, until the ascent to the Master’s degree (stages marked by special convenient ceremonies), the good man of good report (as Masonry designates the candidate) through continuous work on himself, the collaboration with the Brethren and the dedication of the arts and sciences, “grind” themselves (as the old masters grunted the rough stone to bring it into a perfectly smooth state). This journey of life is accompanied by the discovery of countless “Secrets of the Craft” through which the good man will become even better, or as Masonry denotes – a real Ornament of the society in which he lives.
Who can become a Mason?
Every man of at least 21 years of age, as a man of good report and with a good and worthilly recommendation, can join the Freemasonry, regardless of his ethnic or religious affiliation, political attitudes, economic standing, and it is expected to have faith in the Great Power of the Universe.