One of the most moving experiences any Mason can be a part of is a funeral service for a brother Mason. If you know a man who has been part of the Lodge and passed away, you may very well end up seeing a Masonic funeral, and knowing what to expect can help you to avoid confusion. Here is what goes into a Masonic funeral.
America and Freemasonry are inexorably linked, and for good reason. Many of the founding fathers were Freemasons, as were others that shaped the country over the centuries. There is virtually no aspect of American culture, from history to politics to comedy and even to the space program, which is untouched by masons.
For centuries the Freemasons have been the subject of suspicion ad debate. Perhaps no legend of the Freemasons has been more enduring than the supposed treasure that was said to be hidden by masons centuries ago. The legend of the Freemason treasure began in the Middle Ages, as the Knights Templar protected pilgrims seeking out the holy land. According to the story, the knights discovered a vast treasure hidden under Jerusalem’s Temple of Solomon. The treasure was said to be the most extensive, valuable treasure ever discovered and was subsequently hidden by the Freemasons.