Freemasonry is a fraternity of men who seek to improve themselves through their association with one another and their families. It promotes the basic precepts of Truth, Morality and Brotherly Love. It brings good men together for fellowship and the promotion of integrity and good citizenship. It encourages charitable activity, social awareness, and strives through its teachings to uplift its members and assist them in their efforts to attain high moral standards, to live decent lives and to conduct themselves to the benefit of others.

Liberty Trees and America’s 250th Birthday

At the January Stated Meeting of Orrstown Lodge #262, Brother Robert Thomas, PM #443 gave a great presentation regarding the Liberty Tree Program and America 250 PA.

What is a “Liberty Tree”? The Liberty Tree (1646–1775) was a famous elm tree that stood in Boston, Massachusetts near Boston Common, in the years before the American Revolution. In 1765, colonists in Boston staged the first act of defiance … [read more]

"Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealings with one another; sympathy that begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason."
Brother Benjamin Franklin

2B1ASK1 - How do I become a Mason?

Who Can Join?

To qualify for membership every applicant must advocate his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being, be a male at least 18 years of age, be of good moral character, motivated to join for reasons unrelated to personal gain or profit, desirous of earning knowledge of the great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth, and willing to conform to the ancient usages and customs of the fraternity.

How To Join?

Our tradition was to wait for you to seek membership entirely of your own free will and accord. Today, however, we allow our members to selectively invite men of good character, who will be a credit to our Fraternity. But this doesn’t mean that you have to wait to be invited to join the Freemasons of Pennsylvania. Your interest is enough, if you meet the qualifications.

About Freemasonry

– Members must be men, at least 18 years of age and of good moral character.
– Freemasonry is not a religion. It only requires that its members believe in a Supreme Being.
– Discussing politics or religion is forbidden in Lodge.
– There is no national governing body for Freemasonry in the United States. Each jurisdiction governs itself independently.
– Members pay a one-time initiation fee and annual dues that vary by Lodge.

The Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons is the oldest, largest and most widely known fraternal organization in the world. Volumes have been written about it. Yet, to many, Freemasonry remains a mystery.

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Fraternal Organization

Members must be men, at least 18 years of age and of good moral character.

A Way of Life

Freemasonry is kindness in the home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, fairness in work, pity and concern for the unfortunate, resistance toward evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another, and above all reverence and love for God.

Masonic Teachings

It teaches monotheism. It teaches the Golden Rule. It seeks to make good men better through its firm belief in the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man.

Tenets of Freemasonry

The Tenets of Freemasonry are ethical principles that are acceptable to all good men. It teaches tolerance toward all mankind.

Freemasonry and Religion

Freemasonry is not a religion even though it is religious in character.

Brotherly Love

Freemasonry proudly proclaims that it consists of men bound together by bonds of Brotherly Love and Affection. It dictates to no man as to his beliefs, either religious or secular. It seeks no advantage for its members through business or politics.

Ready to become an orrstown mason?

If you are interested in learning more about Freemasonry in Pennsylvania and becoming an Orrstown Mason, please complete the form. A representative of Orrstown Lodge will personally contact you. Please note: this is NOT a petition for membership. This form is only to find out more about the fraternity. Completing this request doesn’t guarantee membership.