25 LANDMARKS OF FREEMASONRY
The Modes of recognition.
The division of Symbolic Masonry into
The legend of the third degree.
The government of the fraternity by a presiding officer called a Grand
Master, who is elected from the body of tile craft.
The prerogative of the Grand Master to preside over every assembly of the
craft, wheresoever and whensoever held.
The prerogative of the Grand Master to grant dispensations for conferring
degrees at irregular times.
The prerogative of the Grand Master to grant dispensation for opening and
The prerogative of the Grand Master
The necessity of Masons to congregate
government of every lodge by a
necessity that every lodge, when
right of every Mason to be represented in all general meetings of the craft
and to instruct his representatives.
right of every Mason to appeal from the decision of his brethren in lodge
convened, to the Grand Lodge or General Assembly of Masons.
right of every Mason to visit and sit
15. That no
visitor, not known to some brother present as a Mason, can enter a lodge
without undergoing an examination.
16. That no
lodge can interfere in the
every Freemason is amendable to the laws and regulations of the Masonic
Jurisdiction in which he resides.
every candidate for initiation must
every Mason must believe in the existence of God as the Grand Architect of
every Mason must believe in a
21. That a
book of the law of God must constitute an indispensable part of the
furniture of every lodge.
22. That all
men, in the sight of God, are
Freemasonry is a secret society in
Freemasonry consists of a
25. That the
landmarks of Masonry can never be changed.
These constitute the landmarks, or as they have sometimes been
called, "the body of Masonry," in which it is not in the power of man
or a body of men to make the least innovation.