Pacific 50 AF&AM
Welcome to the mysteries of Freemasonry
We hail your decision to pass through our portal today! Just as you have virtually passed through our portal, we invite you to learn how our fraternity is a system of morality veiled in allegory.
Pacific Lodge # 50 A.F. & A.M.
1625 Brush College Rd, NW
Salem, Oregon 97304-1405
Stated Communication – 7:30 Second Tuesday
Special Communication – 7:30 Fourth Tuesday
Lodge Secretary: Ken Palen (503)364-8144
Blue Lodges are your portal into the largest fraternity in the world. They confirm the three degrees of masonry on worthy and well qualified men. Pacific Lodge No. 50 is a Regular Lodge operating under a Charter granted by the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Oregon.
We are a “Blue Lodge” located in Salem, Oregon.
The three degrees are: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. Once you have been tested as a Master Mason you may then petition for membership in either the York Rite, or Scottish Rite. Masonry has many concordant bodies providing fun for the whole family, including de Molay, Grotto, Eastern Star, Rainbow, Job’s Daughters, and the Shrine. However, many never venture further than the Blue Lodge. And your Blue Lodge should always take precedence over other Masonic work.
Is Freemasonry a religion?
No. Neither is Freemasonry a religion, nor does it require a religious affiliation. However, Masons worship in congregations of their choice. Some are ordained priests, ministers, or rabbis; many serve in lay capacities; and others have no affiliation. With origins in post-Reformation England, Freemasonry’s allegories and rituals are rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition. They exemplify mankind’s universal experience and inculcate an admired moral and ethical value system. With respect to religion, Freemasonry simply teaches the “Fatherhood of God,” and the “Brotherhood of Man.”
Are the Masons a secret society?
Yes. In Oregon, The Ancient Landmarks of Freemasonry state:
Landmark 23. That Freemasonry is a secret society in possession of secrets that cannot be divulged.
No. Freemasonry is a fraternity of men who are proud to be known as Masons. Since our inception, the world has known of speculative Freemasonry and its work. Freemasonry does, however, have some secrets, all extending from historic tradition. Our modes of recognition, opening and closing ceremonies, and rituals for conferring the Degrees of Masonry are our only secrets. Thousands of works discussing Masonic history, traditions, craft, and proceedings are widely available to the public.
However, the greatest secret of Masonry is completely personal to each initiate – we make a good man better.