What role does ritual play at meetings of the Freemasons?

We use rituals to remind ourselves of our historical roots, reinforce key lessons, and help us forge strong bonds of friendship through shared experience.

Our rituals use storytelling, drama and symbolism to impress upon members the principles and teachings of Freemasonry. This is much more effective than conveying these messages in matter-of-fact everyday language. Sometimes these rituals might seem strange or even amusing when taken out of context (like the rolling-up of trouser legs during admission ceremonies), but like many other aspects of Freemasonry, they have symbolic meaning, and we take them seriously.

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