Education & Information Committee
This Education section of freemason.com is designed for the curious minded members. We hope that you will be able to find the information that you are looking for. Our diversified membership dictates that we develop a strategy and curriculum that will serve all of our members. Some feel that we have drifted away from the fundamental teachings however you will find within the tabs of this portal the information necessary for the enlightenment of Entered Apprentices, Fellow Craft and Master Masons and also information for the curious non-mason who is trying to decide if he should ask his friend for a petition.
Members often ask themselves “what about the Masonic Education that teaches a deeper understanding of self, of our surroundings, and of our relationship with the Supreme Architect of the Universe”. Those members have the means of accomplishing that level of Education through the Freemason University (http://www.freemasonuniversity.com). This project is under the leadership of MWB Jack Allen and provides leadership, management and ritual training.
As a member if you are serving as a Candidate Councilor or are a Master Craftsman who is about to be assigned an Entered Apprentice your manual can be found under the Handbooks and Manuals tab. Listings of preferred reading for Candidates and members alike can be found by reading Bulletin 11 under the Education Forms tab. Officers, Members and New candidates will be better informed than ever before if this website is utilized to its fullest.
We continue to encourage the use of the online Code Courses. There are additional training exercises available that cover questions and answers for the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason degrees found in the Apprentice Manual. Brethren taking these courses will be instructed to do so through their LEO for grading purposes. Once successfully completed, the LEO will request the Grand Lodge Certificate for you.
Brethren, Education is Job One and I congratulate you on using these tools provided to you by the Grand Lodge Education Committee.
Ronald L. Runion, PDDGM
Chairman – Grand Lodge Education Committee