Rituals and Ceremonies
What are the Rituals?
Freemasonry rituals are basically a series of ceremonies for personal development and are the one aspect that distinguishes Freemasonry from almost all other social groups. For many non-Freemasons, this dominates their perception of Freemasonry.
What are the Ceremonies or Rituals about?
The ceremonies and rituals are steps or stages dramatically portrayed as allegories or stories – through which new or Apprentice Freemasons pass to become Master Masons.
These steps or stages are known in Freemasonry as degrees and represent the three stages of a man’s life: youth, manhood, and aged.