Pennsylvania Masonic Restoration

Issues

Membership
One of the oldest customs of Pennsylvania Freemasonry which had remained unchanged these nearly three hundred years was the complete unanimity in which we worked. Every man who entered our fraternity knew that there was not a single Brother who wished him ill or held any grudge against him. He entered Freemasonry as one with every man who entered before him and who would enter after him. Such was considered necessary for the harmony of Freemasonry and to prevent its workings from being disturbed by discord. So integral was this precept that it stood the long test of time unmolested by even the most reform minded members...until now. read more...
Ritual
Freemasonry without its ritual is like the ocean without water. The ritual is and always has been the core of Freemasonry. Over the years, many Grand Lodges have changed their ritual significantly 'to keep up with the times' or to appeal to critics. In face of all that change and watering down of Freemasonry, Pennsylvania stood as the oldest ritual in the world. Unlike even the mother Grand Lodge of them all, Pennsylvania never needed to merge its ritual between Ancients and Moderns. Our Grand Lodge is fully Ancient York Rite Masonry. Our generations of nearly unchanged ritual were a source of great pride to all Pennsylvania Freemasons. read more...
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There can be no doubt that most people today are unaware of exactly what Freemasonry is or what it does. Raising the public awareness of who we are and why we exist is a valuable goal. The first step is to know who we are and why we exist. It is that first step that is often the one which is overlooked in the rush to 'market' Freemasonry. read more...