The mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like minded men in a worldwide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth: and, by the outward expression of these, through its fellowship, its compassion and its concern, to find ways in which to serve God, family, country, neighbors and self.
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J. Michael Atchley is a Long Beach State University alumnus. He served two tours of duty as a Marine in Vietnam. His career paths after college and his military service took him from working with iron to working in sales and then working over thirty years with the U.S. Postal Service...
His Masonic career began in 1980 with Epes Randolph Lodge No. 32. Today he is a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason having achieved the Scottish Rite's highest honor, the Grand Cross, in 2011. He is a Past Grand High Priest, Past Illustrious Grand Master, and Past Grand Commander in Arizona...[ Read more ]
This year's planning has focused on the event to not only be informative, but inspirational, motivating, and even entertaining. New this year will be Saturday Evening Entertainment and a Sunday Morning Breakout Discussion on the Grand Master's theme this year, "Strengthening Masonry- Lodge by Lodge and Brother by Brother" with attending DDGMs facilitating the discussion groups to developed reasonable actual plans with objectives, responsibilities, and timelines. As always in the past, there will be plenty of time for visiting with the Brethren during Friday's afternoon's mixer, and during the breaks and meals on Saturday and Sunday morning.
The Ashlar Award is a means of recognizing members who actively participate, and to encourage members to engage in programs, events and activities conducted or sponsored by their Lodge. All members of the Grand Lodge of Arizona are eligible to earn the Ashlar Award.[ Read more, download submission form ]
It becomes my sad duty to announce the passing of Illustrious Brother Harold A. York, 33. Illustrious Brother Harold entered into the Celestial Lodge above on January 30, 2016 at approximately 1:30am.
To all of Masonry this is a true loss as Harold served the Grand Lodge of Arizona as its Grand Master in 2003-2004.
Services are private however a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Please keep his wife Joann and their family in your thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
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The Masonic bodies that comprise the fraternity of Freemasonry are many, and not all are for men alone. Each of the bodies, or orders, uses it's own set of symbology and allegory to illustrate to it's members important societal lessons. Follow the links below to learn more about the numberous orders.