Zone and District Schools of Instruction are held regularly to increase the knowledge and further the light of all Master Masons. Each school presents the Three Symbolic Degrees in Freemasonry in a concentrated and detailed format, thereby allowing everyone to practice, ask questions, and clarify issues that may arise during each degree. Pursuant to the degree work, each school furthers the education of Masons by the ritual floor work and communication of esoteric work in each degree.
Symbols are a part of our everyday life. In fact, we notice them so often that we may not see what is really being shown. Symbolism sometimes has a way of communicating to each individual a very different message, and is some cases the message is missed without further investigation or knowledge. Masonic schools of instruction help Master Masons make the invisible visible, the hidden in plain view, and the art of our ritual apparent to those who seek it.
NOTE: In order to attend any Masonic School of Instruction, you must be a Master Mason in good standing within your Lodge and present a current dues card upon registration.
Masonic Leadership Training is a comprehensive program designed to prepare all Officers and Master Masons to occupy the Master's chair in the East and properly administer their particular Lodge. All Master Masons are encouraged to attend; all Officers of particular Lodges in Zone 6 are expected.
District 22 Schools of Instruction concentrate on the ritual floor work of the Three Degrees and business of particular Lodges, which include Elections, Balloting, District Deputy Grand Master Official visits, and much more. District schools are held by the District Instructor on the first Wednesday of every month. You must be a Master Mason in good standing to attend.
Zone 6 schools place heavy concentration on the ritual and esoteric work of the Three Degrees in Freemasonry. As such, the written books are opened and available for reading in each of the Degrees, the Lectures, Opening and Closing of Lodges, and much more. You must be a Master Mason in good standing, and show your valid membership dues card prior to admittance.
The Masonic Society is one of the newest research societies included in the bodies of Freemasonry. It was founded on May 1, 2008, and produces quarterly publications to its members. While there is no limit on the numbers of Fellows within the Society, it does require its members to be Master Masons in good standing, and recognized by the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America.
For upcoming dates to any Masonic Leadership Training or Masonic Schools of Instruction, view the Hillsborough Lodge website calendar.View Calendar