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Note: There may be two courses offered on the same day!

All courses are open to all Masons as well as the general public. Note that this is a tentative schedule and more classes may be added. Future course listings will be posted here as they become available.

While it is not necessary, it is strongly recommended you pre-register with Ashley at the Grand Lodge Office – 207-843-1086. *not necessary for Virtual Classes*

Please note: During in person classes there will be a lite luncheon served after each class. The charge is $5.00. If you plan to attend the meal you must pre-register for the class by calling Ashley at the grand lodge office at 207-843-1086. Thank you.


April 17, 2021 - The Entered Apprentice Degree

Through the use of lecture, illustration and seminar dialogue, this course seeks to expand the participant’s realization of the extraordinary experience which takes place when candidates become Entered Apprentices.  Together those involved in this course will seek to explore the expanding space of particular human experience in which the new Masons find themselves. Governing the working geometry of this space are such cardinal points as Ethical Care, Scope of Understanding, Practical Skills and Professional Responsibility as a Mason. As a source of historical perspective, attention will be given to one of the oldest Masonic documents, the Regius Poem, and its significance to the E.A. Degree.  Every part of the Degree has a symbolic meaning as well as a literal interpretation. That most important symbolic part will be highlighted and explored.     The final goal of this course is to have every on present leave with an understanding why  ...the greatest and best of men in all ages have been encouragers and promoters of the art, and have never deemed it derogatory from their dignity to level themselves with the fraternity....”

Instructor: RW Donald McDougal and Luke Shorty

Location: Virtual

Topic: MMC Entered Apprectice
Time: Apr 17, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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May 1, 2021 - The Fellowcraft Degree

This course explores the Fellow Craft Degree as the central introduction to the quest which Freemasonry offers. It suggests that among all the good attributes of the Masonic environment, it is this opportunity of quest which makes the Fraternity of special importance to men and society today.   

 Assisted by visual images and interactive discussion this exploration will begin with that ancient legend that two great pillars stand at the beginning of the journey that all must take if they are to find wisdom, strength and establishment. What will follow is a consideration of the ways in which the Fellow Craft Degree introduces the candidate to this most remarkable passage which leads to a world of enlarging enlightenment, ability and contentment. Exploration will include the winding stairs, the liberal arts and sciences, the references to our human history and role of geometry and architecture, the jewels of a Fellow Craft, the passage to the Middle Chamber and the gem of Masonic Teaching, the “Letter G Lecture”.

    This course is designed to bring new focus to that all important middle degree in Freemasonry and to afford an opportunity for new masons as well as their mentors to expand their horizons as they labor to be builders of knowledge and worthy, life giving vision and ideals.  

Instructor: RW Donald McDougal and RW George Macdougall

Location: Virtual

Topic: MMC Fellowcraft
Time: May 1, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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May 22, 2021 - An Introduction to Symbolism

This course will help establish a foundation of understanding for several Maine Masonic College courses dealing with Masonic and other forms of symbolism, allegory, myth and philosophical expressions of belief.

Instructor: Christopher Howard Ph.D

Location: Virtual

Topic: MMC Symbolism
Time: May 22, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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