Who We Are

      We are a constituent Lodge of the Grand Lodge of Oregon, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons. Redmond Lodge #154 A.F. & A.M. was chartered on June 12th, 1913. Our current Lodge building was dedicated on October 28th, 1958. Our membership is based in Central Oregon and has been a part of the fabric of the Redmond and Central Oregon communities for over one hundred years. 

What We Believe
  • Founded on the belief in a Supreme Being and tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth
  • Composed of moral men committed to self-improvement, family values, and community involvement
  • Supporting representative government, a free society, and public education
  • Dedicated to perpetual fraternal service

What is Masonry

     One of the things that most Masons struggle with is how to answer the question "What is Masonry" or what are Masons and what do they do? Words that have been used for decades or even centuries to help describe Masonry include archaic, mystical, ineffable, arcane, esoteric, allegorical. These words cause plenty of confusion even if they are accurate in describing Masonry. Phrases like "the oldest fraternity in the world" or "a system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols" fail to adequately describe Masonry as well. What we Masons lack is a short and concise elevator speech that answers all the questions.

     Most Masons, especially active ones, would likely admit that the original reason they became Masons may not be the same reason they are Masons today. One of the true pleasures of Masonry is the opportunity to enjoy the brotherhood and friendship of men who are good and true.

     To be a Mason you must believe in God. How you worship God is left up to the individual. You must believe in the immortality of the soul. Masonry is said to take good men and make them better, better fathers and husbands, better citizens. Masonry does not have universal appeal among men nor are all men morally and ethically eligible to join. Past Grand Master Ed Bousquet and member of Redmond Lodge said it best when He said that Masonry doesn't make you a better man, it only gives you the tools to become a better man. The journey to become a Mason and a better man is one that a man must decide for himself to undertake, no one will ask you to join.

     As Past Grand Master Mike Wick stated, "being a Mason means living our Masonic obligations every hour of every day and not just when it is convenient or when no one is looking. It is a way of living our lives based on the high Masonic principles and values that we pledged to uphold; Freemasonry is a lifestyle".

    To become a Mason you simply need to ask a Mason. We do not solicit members, for it is up to you to seek the "Light" of Freemasonry at the time you are ready to receive it.

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