Mount Lebanon Lodge No. 54
The Grand Lodge of Alberta
Ancient Free and Accepted Mason
FreeMason as a society is:
Charitable – It is devoted to the welfare and happiness of mankind.
Benevolent – Teaches that the good of others is of primary concern.
Communal – Recognizes that society is made up of individuals, impresses upon its members the principles of personal righteousness and responsibility, enlightens them in those things which make for the good of human welfare; and inspires the feelings of charity and goodwill toward all mankind leading to practical application of these cherished principles.
Educational – Its authorized ceremonials teach a system of morality and brotherhood based upon Sacred Law.
Religious – It acknowledges a one and caring Deity. Neither secular nor theological, reverence for a Supreme Being is ever present in its ceremonials. The Volume of the Sacred Law, appropriate to its members, is open upon its Altar whenever a Lodge is in session.
Social – It encourages the meeting together of men for the purpose of its primary objects: education, fellowship and charity.
To these several ends
It Teaches – And stands for, the individual’s worship of a Supreme Being; truth and justice; fraternity and philanthropy; enlightenment and liberty civil, religious and intellectual.
It Charges – Each of its members to be true and loyal to the government of the country to which he owes allegiance and to be obedient to the laws of the province in which he may reside.
It Believes – That the attainment of these objectives is best accomplished by laying a broad basis of principles upon which men of every race, country, sect and opinion may unite, rather than setting up a restricted platform upon which only those of certain races, creeds and opinions can assemble. It is expected that holding these beliefs and in the knowledge that the true Freemason will act in civil life according to his individual judgment and dictates of his conscience.
Source: The Grand Lodge of Alberta Declaration of Principles