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To become a member of the Norwegian Order of Freemasons, which has today approximately 18.500 members, one must be sponsored by two members of the Order, one of whom must have obtained the degree of Master Mason. Those seeking admission must profess to the Christian faith, have reached the age of 24 and known to have stability in his daily life.

Those interested in membership must take contact with a Freemason he knows personally and who is willing to recommend him as a member. This application for membership should be a completely free decision; no one should be persuaded to become a member. It is the case of a strong personal relationship.

It is the name given to the assembly room or building where the Masonic brothers meet. A lodge meeting, as a rule, includes a solemn ceremony where new brothers are received into their respective degrees. These admissions are conducted within a framework of solemnity with opening and closing ceremonies, with music and rituals rich in tradition. The lodge evening closes with a simple meal in an air of informality among the brothers.

The foundation for our Masonic system is the first three degrees, which are called St John’s, Craft or Blue Masonry where brothers receive the titles appropriate to their degree - I. Entered Apprentice (EA) II. Fellow Craft (FC) III Master Mason (MM) as in accordance with the art of building.

This is followed by St. Andrew’s Masonry, which works within the IV, V and VI degrees.

The final section is the Chapter or Chivalric Masonry for brothers of the VII - X degree.

A few brothers with special responsibility within the Order may receive titles like Knight and Commander of the Red Cross XI degree.

Besides Norway’s approximately 92 lodges there are numerous Lodges of Instruction which work within the same framework as the lodges, but are not allowed to initiate new members.

The Norwegian Order of Freemasons is a detached independent body of men from all walks of life and from all parts of the country. They meet regularly initially to work on their personal development. These meetings which are based on Christian Faith are conducted with dignity and bound in traditionThe idea and aim of Freemasonry is to influence the process of ennoblement and personal improvement by promoting humility, tolerance and compassion. Those qualities which the members master in the lodge should be practised in their daily lives.

These human qualities can of course be attained and practised by others who are not freemasons, but the Order of Freemasons is an organisation where this thought has taken a practical form which enables its members to develop it through ancient rituals, and with dignity.

The Norwegian Order of Freemasons does not engage itself in national or international political issues, nor does it engage itself in religious or social disputes.
The members shall show loyalty to the authority and laws of the country. They shall show respect for the Order itself and the aims of Freemasonry.
Our present day Freemasonry grew forth in England and Scotland in the 1600´s as an ethical and philosophical system based on the art of building, its symbolism and history. The Order, in its original form, was consecrated in 1717 when four Masonic lodges in London amalgamated to form The Grand Lodge.

The system was quickly adopted and became predominant in continental Europe. The first Norwegian lodge was founded on the June 24th.1749 on Bygdoey, a peninsular on the Oslo Fjord.

Det Svenske System som brukes i frimureriet i Norge har 11 grader og er det eneste frimurersystemet i verden som er sammenhengende fra I til XI grad?

Gjennomsnittsalderen ved opptagelse i Den Norske Frimurerorden er 44,2 år?

Den Norske Frimurerorden er en uavhengig organisasjon, uten noen form for innen- eller utenlandsk høyere myndighet?

Den Norske Frimurerordens lover er offentlig tilgjengelig på de fleste av landets biblioteker og ved henvendelse til Den Norske Frimurerorden eller lokale loger.

Den Norske Frimurerordens matrikkel er med bakgrunn i de nye personvernlovene (GDPR) ikke lengre offentlig tilgjengelig.  

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