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 β€œa system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” Today it might be defined as β€œan organized society of men who symbolically apply the principles of operative masonry to the art of character building.”

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What is a Mason

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What is Masonry

Freemasonry is the oldest fraternity in the world. No one knows just how old it is because the actual origins have been lost in time. Read More =>

What is a Lodge

The word “lodge” means both a group of Masons meeting in some place and the room or building in which they meet. Read More =>

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