What is the Grand Lodge of Ohio Masonic Code, and how do I access it?
There are at least five levels of Masonic laws, rules, and regulations.
- The Masonic Code is generally used to refer to the Constitution (including Ancient Charges), By-Laws and Resolutions of the Grand Lodge, and the Code of Government for Lodges and the Uniform Code of By-Laws for Subordinate Lodges.
- The ceremonies of installation, dedication, consecration and reconsecration are usually printed as part of the Code and include obligations and instructions that have the force of Masonic law.
- The charter for subordinate lodges includes rules under which a subordinate lodge may operate.
- The rituals of the different Masonic degrees include obligations, promises, and charges related to member behavior that are considered to have the force of Masonic law.
- The Landmarks of Freemasonry are also essential to our understanding and interpretation of the Code and Masonic law.
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