Dear Brother Herman: Answering Questions Relating to Freemasonry
by Sarachan, Herman A
Masonic Service Bureau, 1979. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Rear wrapper lightly rubbed. 1979 Trade Paperback. 223 pp. "Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that traces its origins to the loose organization of medieval Stonemasonry. Early organizational forms included "lodges," incorporations, and craft guilds. Early Freemasonry based on craft labour is known as Operative Freemasonry, while the modern, more philosophical form of Freemasonry is known as Speculative Freemasonry. Freemasonry now exists in various forms all over the world, with a membership estimated at around six million world wide. The fraternity is administratively organised into independent Grand Lodges (or sometimes Grand Orients), each of which governs its own Masonic jurisdiction, which consists of subordinate (or constituent) Lodges. The largest single jurisdiction, in terms of membership, is the United Grand Lodge of England (with a membership estimated at around a quarter million). The Grand Lodge of Scotland and Grand Lodge of Ireland (taken together) have approximately 150,000 members. In the United States, the Fraternity is divided between fifty-one Grand Lodges (one for each State, plus Washington DC), which taken together have a total membership of just under two million. The various Grand Lodges recognise each other -- or do not-- based upon adherence to landmarks. A Grand Lodge will usually deem other Grand Lodges who share common landmarks to be regular, and those that do not to be "irregular" or "clandestine". There are also numerous appendant bodies, which are organisations related to the main branch of Freemasonry, but with their own independent administration. (Inventory #: 2206527)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
Shipping & Return Policies
Unless alternate arrangements have been made, payment is expected at the time of purchase. We accept payment by credit card, PayPal, check, or money order. All orders are shipped promptly and securely packed in boxes to avoid damage during shipment.Shipping costs stated are estimates. Large sets or particularly heavy items may require additional postage, especially for priority or international service.All items are guaranteed to be as described (this includes condition, edition, authenticity of signatures, etc.). If you are not satisfied with your order, please contact us and we will be happy to work with you.Returns are accepted for any reason. Notification of return within 10 days of receipt is appreciated. Please send returns by the most economical method, and you will be refunded upon receipt.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.