Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Millenial Masonry

DeMolay is not now, nor has it ever been, a "junior Masonic Lodge." However, with it being sponsored by the Masonic fraternity, many young men decide to join Freemasonry as their DeMolay career culminates. The transition between DeMolay and Freemason is a rewarding, yet challenging one. It's akin to going from the age of boy to man, when you now sit in Lodge with your father and grandfather, being on equal level with them.

As young men, under the age of 30, become members of Lodges, their expectations of membership are often at odds with what they thought the experience would be. Their ideal of what the fraternity is rarely matches up with what they find beyond the portals of the Lodge. Interestingly though, many find the experience an educational one, even if it didn't exactly match their preconceived notions.

Recently, I came across a blog from a young Freemason named Nick Johnson. Nick's website is called "The Millennial Freemason" and documents his experiences with the Masonic Fraternity. I follow Nick's blog pretty regularly, as it gives me insight into what other young Masons are experiencing outside of Pennsylvania. Plus, Nick has a great writing style and a good sense of humor. I strongly encourage you to check it and get an idea of what young Freemasons are feeling as they embark on their Masonic journey.

Frat! ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony

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