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Lodges in the Northern Division

Lodge Orange

Lodge Star Of The Rand

Lodge Libertas

Lodge De Broederband

Lodge Prins Frederik

Lodge Star Of The East

Lodge Star of the West

Lodge Albert J. Haak

Lodge M.W. Pretorius

3rd Wed @ 8:00 PM
Every month; except Dec
Installation on 2nd Saturday in October at 12:00 PM.

Lodge Vereeniging

Lodge President Burgers

1st Wed @ 8:00 PM
Every month; except Jan
Installation on 1st Wednesday in August at 7:00 PM

Lodge Golden City

3rd Thu @ 7:30 PM
Every month; except Dec
Installation on 3rd Thursday in August at 7:00 PM

Lodge Koh-I-Noor

1st Mon @ 8:00 PM
Every month; except Jan
Installation on 1st Monday in December at 7:00 PM

Lodge Alpha

1st Tue @ 8:00 PM
Every month; except Jan
Installation on 1st Tuesday in February at 7:00 PM

Lodge Friendship

4th Wed @ 7:00 PM
Every month; except Dec

Lodge Trichardt

2nd Thu @ 8:00 PM
Every month; except Dec

Lodge Brits

2nd Thu @ 8:00 PM
Every month; except Dec

Lodge Flaming Star

2nd Mon @ 8:00 PM
Every month; except Dec

Some FAQ’s

Is Freemasonry a religion?

Because Freemasonry has often been associated with secrecy and mysticism it has been the subject of much speculation and misunderstanding, particularly in relation to its relationship with religion.
At its core, Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. It does, however, require its members to believe in a Supreme Being, which is referred to as the “Grand Architect of the Universe.” This belief is a fundamental requirement for membership of all Lodges in the Grand Lodge of South Africa.

However, Freemasonry is neither affiliated with any particular religion nor does it promote or advocate any specific religious beliefs or practices. It welcomes members of all faiths and backgrounds, and promotes tolerance, respect, and understanding among its members.

While some rituals and symbolism in Freemasonry appear to. have religious elements, they are not intended to replace or contradict the religious beliefs held by its members. Instead, they serve to remind us of the importance of moral and ethical principles, such as truthfulness, integrity, and charity.

So, Freemasonry is not a religion, but rather a fraternal organization that emphasizes moral and ethical principles, and welcomes members from all religious backgrounds. Its members are encouraged to practice their own religion and to use the teachings of Freemasonry to enhance their understanding and practice of their faith.

Are Freemasons Satanists?

What about the rumour that Freemasons are Satanists?

No, Freemasonry is not a satanic organization. Freemasonry is a fraternity that focuses on the development of moral and ethical virtues, such as charity, kindness, and honesty. The organization is based on the principles of brotherhood, tolerance, and mutual respect, and while it does not promote any particular religion or belief system, it does not accept Satanists in it midst..
Because Freemasonry encourages its members to lead moral and virtuous lives and to uphold the laws of their country, It encourages its members to be more actively involved in their own religious beliefs and organisations and is in fact quite contrary to the beliefs and practises of Satanism. Freemasonry seeks to create a better world through the development of the individual and the improvement of society.
While some conspiracy theories and myths suggest that Freemasonry has connections to satanism or other occult practices, these claims are unfounded and lack any basis in reality. Freemasonry is a non-religious organization that welcomes members of all faiths and backgrounds.

So you want to become a Freemason, how do you go about it?

Contrary to Popular belief, becoming a Freemason does not require a special invitation, all you have to do is apply, and, while the application process is designed to weed out those who wish to join for the wrong reasons (like those who believe it will make them rich and famous), it’s surprisingly simple to join, if you qualify.

Who is allowed to join?
The requirements of those who wish to join the Grand Lodge of South Africa is that they have either citizenship or permanent residence in South Africa , and are 21 years old or older (unless they are the son of a Mason, in which case they only have to be 18 years old), they must be gainfully employed (or if a student, have a sponsor to assist them with the reduced fee structure applicable to students), believe in a Supreme being, desire to improve themselves on an ongoing basis, have their own transport and want to associate themselves with men who hold strong moral and ethical values.

SATANISTS, UNREHABILITATED INSOLVENTS AND THOSE WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

We find many of our applicants these days are young, successful (or well on their way to success) intelligent, hard-working and committed to self-improvement as well as sharing in the belief that we can all make a contribution to making the world a better place.

Is it true Freemasonry will make me rich and famous?

One of the many reasons it’s a popular myth that Freemasonry makes you rich and famous is the fact that a large number of Freemasons are in fact rich and famous!
This is probably because many of the attributes of a good Freemason, attributes such as diligence, integrity, high moral values, commitment to self-improvement, hard work and a willingness to assist others, are the very attributes of success in most endeavours.

Some of the many better-known, or “Famous Freemasons are:

Shaquille O’Neal
Scottie Pippen
Duke Ellington
Nat King Cole
Louis Armstrong
Lionel Richie
Steve Wozniak
Jesse Jackson

 

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