What is Masonry?
Excerpt from the Grand Lodge of Canada website:
Freemasonry is the oldest and largest world wide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Although of a religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. It urges its members, however, to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs.
In our Province the governing body is called the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. It is under the leadership of the Grand Master. He presides over the 53,000 Masons who belong to one or more of the 587 lodges in our jurisdiction. Each of these lodges is under the direction of a Worshipful Master.
Any man who becomes a Mason is taught a pattern for living; reverence – morality – kindness – honesty – dependability and compassion. He must be prepared to honour his country, uphold its laws and respect those in authority. He must be prepared to maintain honourable relations with others and be willing to share in Masonic activities. Freemasonry is a way of life.
Please take the time to look through the Grand Lodge of Canada website. This information in this site is certain to answer many of the questions you have about Freemasonry
Becoming a Freemason
To Be One. Ask One. This motto is one of the explicit foundations of Masonry. There is no solicitation for membership. Men must come seeking Masonry of their own volition.
Masonry teaches and encourages men, from all walks of life, to be all they choose to be with the comfort and support of a fraternal brotherhood. Both of the brochures listed below are helpful for those interested in learning more about the journey into Masonry.