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  Lodge of Rapport  
  Lodge No. 920
A. F. & A. Masons of Victoria
Tick An Accredited Lodge of Freemasons Victoria
 

 
Freemasonry and How to Join

If you share the following values you are openly invited to make contact with Lodge of Rapport to find out how to join Freemasonry.

  • A Freemason is a person who believes in the equality of all men and in the existence of a Supreme Being.
  • He is someone who believes in family values and who is willing to contribute to the betterment of society.
  • He is a law-abiding citizen who seeks the fellowship of like-minded men.
  • He is a man of more than 18 years of age who cares for the world in which we live; and
  • He is prepared to practice high moral standards and seek excellence in all he undertakes.

Lodge of Rapport is a progressive and exciting Lodge which will always welcome new members. If you are interested in joining Freemasonry you would be very welcome at our Lodge. You can contact Lodge of Rapport by sending an email to membership@rapport920.org.au, or in writing to the Lodge Secretary (Lodge of Rapport, 318-322 Stephensons Road, Mount Waverley Victoria 3149).

Freemasonry - A Way of Life

Freemasonry is about people helping people, and its teachings are built around concern for others, by caring for those in trouble, distress, sickness or need.
Freemasons support the golden rule - do unto others as you would wish them to do unto you - and recognise all people as equal, regardless of race, creed or social qualifications.
Freemasonry is a world-wide organisation; an ethic for living; kindness in the home; honesty in business; courtesy toward others; dependability in work; compassion and concern for the less fortunate; tolerance toward one’s fellow beings; resistance to evil; help for the weak; love for one another; reverence and love for a Supreme Being.
Freemasonry is, most of all, a universally accepted way of life. It offers fellowship, character building and a form of adult education, geared to the development of the individual as a contributing member to the welfare of the community.
Masonic ceremonies, which are held in private, are concerned with truth and the principles of morality. In those ceremonies Freemasons consider Stonemasons’ tools and the principles of architecture as useful symbols that serve to teach basic moral truths. They also impress upon members the “Cardinal Virtues” of faith, hope, charity, prudence, fortitude, temperance and justice.
Lodge of Rapport is a member Lodge of the Victorian Constitution of The United Grand Lodge of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of Victoria – commonly referred to as “Freemasons Victoria”. The Vision, Mission and Values of Freemasonry Victoria are:

Freemasonry Victoria Vision Statement

Freemasonry is an integral part of society

Freemasonry Victoria Mission Statement

The Mission of Freemasonry is to promote and maintain the principles and teaching of Freemasonry for the moral and ethical improvement of men and society.

Freemasonry’s Core Values

  • To believe in a Supreme Being
  • To adhere to the true great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth
  • To be law abiding
  • To conduct all activities honourably and harmoniously. To give priority to family
  • To foster self development in ourselves.

Freemasonry’s Aims

  • To practice universal charity
  • To provide opportunities for self-development
  • To build friendships
  • To foster moral standards
  • To seek excellence in all pursuits

"The Three Grand Principles"

Freemasons teachings revolve strongly around “The Three Grand Principles” which are:
Brotherly Love: Freemasons are expected to show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to all people.
Relief: Freemasons practise charity and care, not only for members of the fraternity, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving and by voluntary work as individuals.
Truth: Freemasons strive for truth in their quest to achieve higher moral standards.