A. Currently, the minimum age requirement to petition a Masonic Lodge in Florida is 18.
A. No. Freemasonry accepts men of all religions. The only requirement is that you must believe in Deity.
A. No. Freemasons are part of a worldwide fraternity of Brothers. While many of our rituals and communication are secret, or known only to Brothers, there is quite a bit of information made available to all regarding Freemasonry. If we were truly a secret society, we wouldn't be known to all people, and none of our symbols would be visible by anyone.
A. Masons believe in three principal tenets: relief, truth, and charity. As Masons, these tenets are exemplified not only within the fraternity, but throughout life. Freemasonry is a lifestyle, not a membership, and promotes family, honor, and the betterment of society. Masons currently contribute approximately $2,000,000 per day to various philanthropic organizations within the United States.
A. Assuming that you are in good standing with your home Lodge, you may petition a Florida Lodge for dual membership. A dual membership form is available here.
A. Yes. All members of the Shrine are Master Masons in good standing.
A. Yes. The Digest of Masonic Law states that you must be a man of good moral character, and shall not have been convicted of a felony crime. As part of the petition process, you will be required to submit to a full background check. Additionally, an investigation committee from the Lodge will schedule a visit to your residence at a time convenient for you.