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Posted: 27 November 2012 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hi all. I’m from Europe, Finland and I’m 19 year old male. I tried to call to our central lodge which is located in Helsinki (capital of Finland). I asked this male who answered me on phone “can I join freemasons and I’m 19 year old male, bla bla..” he said that i’m kinda young as average age there is about 50 year old males and youngest ones like 30… I was interested in freemasonry at like 15 year old and on… and i really hope i could join there one day, as i think it will help me to find myself better and make me a better man…

So question is: is it like that everywhere around the world that young people can’t join freemasonry? or is it only in Finland?

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Posted: 27 November 2012 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Here in the US, you have to be at least 18 in many states and in some states you have to be 21 to join.

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Posted: 27 November 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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I believe that in Finland the lodges practice what is known as the “Scandinavian Rite” along with Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This rite is very different from what is used in the rest of the world, including the USA, so we here can be of very little help to you. I suggest that your best course of action would be to find someone who is a Freemason near you who would be willing to talk to you about Masonry in Finland.

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Posted: 27 November 2012 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Thanks, i appreciate your help.

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Posted: 19 March 2018 02:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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REYoung - 27 November 2012 11:45 AM

I believe that in Finland the lodges practice what is known as the “Scandinavian Rite” along with Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This rite is very different from what is used in the rest of the world, including the USA, so we here can be of very little help to you. I suggest that your best course of action would be to find someone who is a Freemason near you who would be willing to talk to you about Masonry in Finland.

Actully the GL of finland uses american ritual. The lodges that uses the Swedish rite are under the GL of Sweden.

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Posted: 19 March 2018 07:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Also…for what its worth….here in Boston the guy who answers the phone when you call the Grand Lodge isn’t even a Mason, just an employee of the building, and probably doesn’t even know how old you have to be to join.  I would not assume that information is correct unless you hear it from a member of a lodge.

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