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    Masonic FAQ > FREEMASONRY > FREEMASONRY - JUST WHO ARE THE FREEMASONS?

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    That's not a surprising question. Even though Freemasons are members of the largest and oldest fraternity in the world, MASONS or FREEMASONRY, and even though almost everyone has a father or grandfather or uncle who was a Mason, many people aren't quite certain just who Masons are or what freemasonry is about.

    The answer is simple. Freemasons are members of a fraternity known as Freemasonry or Masonry. A fraternity is a group of men (just as a sorority is a group of women) who join together because:

    • There are things they want to do in the world.
    • There are things they want to do "inside their own minds."
    • They enjoy being together with men they like and respect.

    (we'll look at some of these things later)

    Last updated on January 15, 2010 by Ossipee Valley Lodge #74