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For most of the past year, Loren Newman ––member of Prometheus Lodge No. 851–– had a set morning routine: Wake up at 5 a.m. and get ready for an early jog… up and down a 1,000-foot-high mountain… five times.
Armin Houshmandi, a master Mason with Golden Rule Lodge No. 479 and the founder of the riding association the Seekers of Light, puts it this way: “The asphalt is unforgiving and physics are unforgiving, and you have to learn to work within the rules and laws of life… Where do you really do that, aside from Masonry?”
The July/August issue of California Freemason magazine is now available on our newly redesigned online edition: californiafreemason.org!
Click on the image below to access the July 2019 issue of Claremont Masons
On aprons and teapots, in the first degrees and the virtues and lessons of Freemasonry, feminine symbols are threaded into the very fabric of Freemasonry.
Freemasonry’s relationship with women evolved during its long history. How has this relationship changed over time, and why are separate streams of Masonry likely to continue?
The Order of DeMolay supports young men in building character and leadership skills that serve them for a lifetime. Its close friendship and enduring values provide vital support, cultivate deep understanding, and nurture emotional intelligence at a pivotal point in life.
Two Senior DeMolays cross a generational divide and find commonalities through their experience in DeMolay International.
Adult mentors of our youth orders find that not only is mentorship helping the kids thrive and build important skills, it’s also fulfilling for the mentors themselves. Watch this brief video featuring Masons who mentor DeMolay chapters at their lodges.
Please join us as we celebrate 50 years of service and brotherhood by presenting Worshipful James R. Perry with his Golden Veteran Award!
In the 2017-2018 fraternal year, 18 lodges pledged – as Pace Setter donors – to the Let’s Write the Future campaign between $100,000 and $300,000. Learn why three lodges chose to write a better future for California communities.
California masons’ partnership with raising a reader has brought crucial literacy training to nearly 600 classrooms – and we’re not close to done yet!
Please join us Saturday, January 26th for the 107th Annual Installation of Officers
There is an implication that a lodge, being made up of masons who are “good, and becoming better” has by extension the same duty- to be good, and to work to be better. So how can we each contribute to the improvement of the lodge as a whole? That is the focus of this manifesto.
At Orange Grove Lodge No. 293 in Southern California, fraternity, and family are deeply intertwined with Freemasonry. Learn more about what inspires these brothers and their fun-filled Masonic experience – from luaus to support for California public schools.
Last Sunday, October 21, Most Worshipful Brother Stuart A. Wright was installed as grand master of Masons in California. We look forward to a year of growth and prosperity under his leadership, inspired by his theme: “Freemasonry… the difference is you.”
Masonry professes to “make good men better”. This implies that a good man is the only kind that we should allow through our doors; but even then he must realize that he can become better still- if he will make himself a vessel for the teachings and experiences that “make a mason”.
So what’s all this “initiation” stuff about, anyway?
Initiation is not a word one often hears in everyday conversation. Other than a certain gym which calls the first installment of their monthly dues an “initiation fee”, it’s just not used very much. So just what does it refer to and why are Freemasons always using it?…