Welcome to...
Now serving number
[Square & Compasses]

...A page about Freemasonry
(est. October 1994 -- the World's Oldest Masonic Website)

"...the Network, by the intimate connection
of its several parts, denotes Unity."

You've found a place to learn about Masonry. Have a look around.

What's New?  
Exhibit: "Freemasons in American Community" continues at the National Heritage Museum
A friend asks "What are the Masons?" What's your answer? Add your Masonic website! Square&Compasses
Two new essays: What Do Younger Masons Want? 
"They want to earn it!"    "I want my path to be challenging and enlightening."
LINKS: to Masonic websites around the world.
If you're not reading the blog Freemasons for Dummies — you should be! Zetland Lodge of Victoria, Australia is looking for all the other "Zetland Lodges" in the world.
One Day Classes: Various opinions and a Model Amendment
More letters just posted!
Every Mason should Read This! Laudable Pursuit -- the present and future of Masonry. Pietre-Stones Review of Freemasonry -- online Masonic magazine [US Great Seal a/k/ 'Eye in Pyramid'] Everything You Know About This Is Wrong!
WARNING! Look out for these Scams and swindles targetting Masons Make your own Pop-up Lodge! American Past Grand Master to Chair English Lodge Freemasonry as a Sacred Retreat
U.S. News & World Report cover story Inside The Masons Not One Person ever joined Masonry for any of these reasons... A letter to the new Mason's lady Essay: It Doesn't Have to Be Like This!
Have you seen One More Time Please!? Bringing older Masonic writings to light again. Freemasonry featured on National Public Radio! More articles coming soon
Sorry, but there is NO genealogical information at this website. A selection from the Masonic aphorisms of Dr. George Oliver. "Difficult" Questions about Freemasonry
Masonic Bookshelf
book cover: Freemasons for Dummies
Not just for Dummies!

American Freemasons by Mark Tabbert

The Claudy Books are back!
Submit your Masonic book for review

Regular Features Current Items
What is Masonry? What are we about? Square&Compasses
Masonry for Women Information about fraternal recognition of Prince Hall Masonry


Pointers to Masonic resources on the Net including Grand Lodges, Lodges, and others.

Frequently-Asked Questions: The USENET FAQ Anti-Masonry? MasonicInfo.com: the best analysis of the "Anti"s I've found on the net!
An Anti_masonry FAQ
An invitation to submit an essay, Why I Joined Freemasonry. The 2004 Prestonian Lecture: A new look at early Masonry Visit a Virtual Lodge Room / The Temples at Jerusalem
Essays, Articles, and Questions Masonic Miscellany Learning & Memorizing Ritual A suggested project for your Grand Lodge
Reports from Masons from around the world. Letters Page: New questions, new answers: every month! The Masonic Service Association has material to help Masons respond to attacks from anti-Masonic critics The Interview: what the petitioner expected, and what really happened!
Current announcements and an archive of previous announcements. Items and filler for lodge notices Excellent, simple, and practical advice for newly-installed Masters (and maybe some experienced ones?) The Masonic Information Center and the Masonic Service Association of North America

Some Important Notes
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These pages by Rt. Wor. Gary L. Dryfoos