Maine Masonic College

The Maine Masonic College is an initiative of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Maine – the fraternity of Freemasons. Our goal is to create educational opportunities for members in our jurisdiction and for friends and neighbors in the communities where we live and work.

To Bring More Light

The Maine Masonic College endeavors to bring programs to enrich and stimulate. Using a variety of modalities, our goal is to help our society remember its past, understand its present and look forward confidently.

The College Briefly

Our name inspires us to a ‘higher educational calling’. We are not a bricks and mortar school but a ‘Temple of Knowledge’, offering learning opportunities in various modalities.

We believe that Freemasonry is relevant in society today, helping to create a continuum of knowledge for those who are interested in personal enrichment.

Masonic ritual exhorts us to broaden our knowledge of the seven liberal arts and sciences. Thus, our programs include topics of interest to anyone with an inquisitive mind: ethics, astronomy, logic, public speaking and more. We have molded the Maine Masonic College on the best features of not only traditional and modern Masonic-oriented education but also ‘senior college’ and lifelong learning endeavors.

At the Maine Masonic College, we encourage your input, your recommendations, and – most of all – your INVOLVEMENT!

Special Shorter Programs

The Maine Masonic College also provides shorter programs of high interest and use to the Craft. These presentation are especially well suited for lodge and district settings. Topics include The Amazing Fellowcraft Degree, Harmony of the Seasons, Cosmology and Our Ritual, The Letter G, Masonry and the American Revolution. Contact R.W. Donald McDougal, Chairman of this service to the Craft. His phone number is 938-2290, and his email address is .

Important Note

Opinions expressed by the instructors and Regents of the Maine Masonic College do not represent the/an ‘official’ position of Freemasonry or of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Maine.

No one person speaks for Freemasonry. Only the Grand Master can speak for Freemasonry within his own jurisdiction and then, only during his term of office.

Upcoming Courses

June 1, 2019 - World Religions

           A highly important and timely subject and open to all. A recent poll of Americans revealed an alarming lack of basic knowledge about the world's religions. Surprisingly, a Gallup poll revealed that only half of American adults could name even one of the four Gospels of the New Testament. This course has been designed to teach participants the basics of world religions including their origins, historical figures, rituals, scriptures, holidays and key teachings – all that Masons should know and understand in order to consider themselves religiously literate. By studying the religious  traditions of the world, we will better understand our world and our neighbors, and because religions deal with the fundamental questions of human existence, understanding religion will help us to better understand ourselves as                                                                                                                 Freemasons who profess to be linked together by an indissoluble chain of sincere affection and who regard the whole human species as one family. We will begin by exploring what a religious tradition is and by examining a number of ways of defining religion along with the strength and weaknesses of each. Then we will examine important themes that nearly all religions address: The concept of divinity or ultimate reality, scripture, ritual understanding of good and evil, and the idea of salvation or liberation. We conclude our studies by examining important trends in religion and the relationships of religion, violence and peace in today's world.  

Instructor: RW Charlie Plummer

Location: Oriental Lodge, Thomaston 9AM-12PM

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