"The greatest of these being charity"The chapel at the Oxford Orphanage
The mission of Freemasonry at the J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge AF&AM, 743 is to increase the moral, social, intellectual, and spiritual conscience of society by teaching the ancient and enduring philosophical tenets of Brotherly Love, Charity, and Truth. The most important of these tenets is charity. These tenets are expressed outwardly through service to God, family, country, and self under the Fatherhood of God within the Brotherhood of Man. That the brethren become filled with the fortitude of Freemasonry, believe and understand its purposes and ideals.
Basic Understanding of Freemasonry
Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternity known. In 17th and 18th century England, Masons defined their fraternity as “a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” Today it might be defined as “an organized society of men who symbolically apply the principles of operative masonry to the art of character building.”