Welcome to Enlightenment Lodge No. 228

In Insights and Thoughts by Rich Martin

On behalf of the officers and brethren of Enlightenment Lodge No. 228, welcome to our brand new site!

Unlike other Masonic websites in Oregon, Enlightenment’s website aims to be a little different. For one thing, we’ll be presenting useful or insightful content for the benefit of the brethren and for the public through this medium. The reasons are simple: We’d like to remind our brothers of the reasons for becoming members of our beloved Craft, and we’d like to give the public a sneak peek into what Freemasonry really is — a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.

From time to time, you’ll come across the word “morality” in our writings. While morality is often associated with religion, please understand that Freemasonry is not a religion; it’s rather a handmaiden of religion with an emphasis on religious tolerance. As long as you believe in a higher power, your beliefs will, for the most part, find Freemasonry’s traditions quite agreeable.

For our Masonic brothers: If you would like to contribute to our repository of content, please feel free to contact us through this link.

Until then, we look forward to hearing from you and hopefully, see you at lodge.