A Grand Principle

January 6, 2019

The Order is founded on three grand principles, being Brotherly Love (friendship), Relief (charity) and Truth (integrity).
Charity is, therefore, one of the three great pillars which support the fraternity. But how is this demonstrated?

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged.

Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not simply for each another but also for the wider community, by giving charitably and by undertaking voluntary work as individuals. Masonic charity can be something as small as buying a birthday gift for the widow of a deceased member, to supporting major disaster relief agencies in their work in times of need.

Photo of authorJohn J.

A stalwart of the lodge - John joined Phoenix in 1972 - for nearly thirty years he served as Lodge Secretary (save when he has occupied the chair of Master, most recently in 2004). He is now an honorary member. His most recent promotion within the province was to Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden. Considered a goldmine of masonic information, particularly with respect to our lodge, he recently assisted Historic England in the completion of their report into the historical significance of our beloved building. With what little spare time he has, John enjoys reading, research, and delivering lectures.

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