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WHAT IS MASONRY?

The word is Freemason, Freemasonry represents the romanian form of the words free mason (English), franc maçon (French) or frei Maurer (German language) which means “free mason (Master Builder)” and constitutes an legacy of one of the roots of Freemasonry: the builder`s guild which were making churches, basilicas and cathedrals in the Middle Ages. The name as such – Mason, Masonry – appeard for the first time around year 600, on the site of the Church Canterbury , located under the leadership of the legendary monk Austin. Almost half a century later in the year 643 during the time of the lombarde domination in Italy, a legal edict evokes the “Masters Masons from Como”. The new name (Masonry) for the ancient initiate order made a brilliant international career…….

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WHY IS THE FREEMASONRY A SECRET SOCIETY?

Freemasonry is not a secret society but the lodges gatherings like in the case of many other asociations are private and opened only to their members.The guiding rules and ideals of Freemasonry are known to the publicand in many areas the gathering places are also used by the local community.

WAT ARE THE SECRETS OF FREEMASONRY?

Secrets of Freemasonry consist mainly of members of the traditional modes of recognition which are not used in a discriminatory manner, but only in order to prove membership in certain situations, such as participation in the work of other lodges.

HOW MANY RANKS ARE IN FREEMASONRY?

Basic Freemasonry has 3 degrees (apprentices, fellowcraft Master Mason). There are many other Masonic degrees and orders which are called additional because it adds to the base. Some of these additional degrees are numerically superior grade 3rd to grade 33.

ARE MASONS ATHEISTS OR AGAINST RELIGION ?

In Romania we have operating at the present moment two Rites: The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and The York Rite. Both rites belong to regular Freemasonry. Regular Freemasonry is in no way an atheist or against religion. It involves, on the contrary, the faith in God and divine principles. It doesn’t try to remove or replace the religion. Each candidate is free to declare his religion and practice it. Regular Freemasonry doesn’t guide the members to a particular religion and doesn’t offer models. It takes care of relationships between people and religion, the relationship between man and his God.

Grand Lodge of Royal Art Study is an association established by law, as a legal private Romanian entity, nongovernmental, apolitical and non-patrimonial purpose; obey the Constitution and laws of the country and calls on all its members (under penalty of exclusion from the Order) to observe the laws of Romania and fulfill their civic duty to our country.

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

The royal art is defined by the Universal Freemasonry as: “Art which tranforms a profane – by the complex initiation process – a king, its own master, and also the supreme ruler of nature.“

THE IDENTITY M:.L:. S:.A:.R:.

The admission applications into the Order are not accepted unless the applicants are men of good morals, they believe in the Supreme Being (Grand Architect of the Universe), they have attained the age of 21 years and they are not members of an irregular Masonic Obedience or unrecognized by Grand Lodge of Royal Art Study.

BECOMING A MASON ?

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