The Grand Lodge of Texas web site contains extensive information for the Freemason, or anyone interested in learning about who we are and what we do. Masons will find information about current events, news, educational materials and extensive resources.
The Scottish Rite is a Masonic organization that continues a Master Mason's education of the first three degrees. Other examples of Masonic affiliated organizations are: The Shrine (Shriners); York Rite; Grotto; Eastern Star, DeMolay International, Job's Daughter's, International Order of Rainbow for Girls and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. The Scottish Rite consists of the 4th through 32nd Degree and an honorary 33rd, which is awarded for exceptional service.
The symbolic degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason, as conferred in the United States, are degrees of the York Rite. York Masonry is the oldest and best known of all Masonic Rites. It takes its name from York, England, where the earliest known record of Masonry exists, dating from about A.D. 923. Masonry's first written record is centered around York, the seat of the Ancient York Grand Lodge. In 1813, this Grand Lodge merged with another group called the Modern Grand Lodge, to form the United Grand Lodge of England. This is the basis upon which our present system of Symbolic Lodge Masonry is built.
Masonic research and study group.
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. There are approximately 375,000 members from 191 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama.
The MSA is a great source of info and includes a Grand Lodge locator for most US States.
Presentation and communication of Masonic knowledge for all who are interested to seek it.
Chartered in 1928, Keystone Lodge has been active in philanthropic events throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex.
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (called IORG, or Rainbow) is a non–profit, fraternal youth service organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 20. Rainbow provides an environment where teenage girls gain self-confidence and self-respect while practicing reverence, patriotism, love and service. Rainbow teaches leadership skills, service to the community, patriotism to our country and respect for all. It is not a religion, cult or secret order.
The Order of DeMolay was founded in 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri by Frank S. Land. His intention was to create a club for young men to learn life and leadership skills. With World War I raging in Europe, many of these young men had no father at home, and Frank Land became a kind of guide and father figure for them. He was awarded the honorary title of "Dad" by the first group of DeMolays, a title which has since been passed on to every Advisor of a DeMolay Chapter.
A social order comprised of persons with spiritual values, but it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the refreshing and character-building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work. A deep fraternal bond exists between its members. It is the wholesome relationship of sisterly and brotherly love brought about through high principles exemplified in our lives which makes us near and dear to each other.
George Washington Masonic Memorial was built in the 1920s by the more than two million American Freemasons who wished to: "express in durability and beauty the undying esteem of the Freemasons of the United States for him in whose memory it shall stand throughout the coming years."
Magazine by Freemasons for Freemasons. Excellent source for historical info, articles and Masonic world news.
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