Most Worshipful Brother Ralph E. Newby
2019 Grand Master of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Colorado
Grand Master's Message
As Grand Master of Colorado I would like to welcome you to our website. This site represents the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Colorado. We are the Freemasons of Colorado. If you are a Freemason there are links on the website to provide you with information to contact our Grand Lodge and individual lodges as well as the forms that might be required of officers and members of our Fraternity.
If you are not a Freemason and came upon our website I hope that you will browse around the site and find out more information on what our organization is about. There is a link to information About Us which contain a history of our Fraternity in Colorado. It likewise gives information about our Masonic family and the different organizations that make up our family. You may be surprised of what organizations are a part of our Family.
There is much information on the Internet that purports to know what it means to be a Freemason and what we are all about. What I can tell you is this, it is an individual journey that each person experiences or takes away something different from Freemasonry. It is not a one time experience, it is a process of continuing to grow in your understanding of how to apply the teachings to your life, what we would call “Search For Light”. Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values and is the world’s oldest fraternal organization.
As Masons we require a belief in a Supreme Being, whatever you believe that deity to be. Freemasons are not a religion as such your religious beliefs are your own personal beliefs.
We have “Secrets” but we are not a “Secret” organization. We have buildings that are clearly marked as Masonic buildings and we have our meeting times posted on many of our doors. As you can see we have a presence on the Internet. Our members wear Masonic jewelry and have bumper stickers identifying them as belonging to the Fraternity. If you look around at the public buildings in our cities in Colorado, and throughout the country, you will find Cornerstones that were laid symbolically by the Freemasons. That ceremony is very moving and represents a dedication of that building.
If you are interested in learning more about Masonry and becoming a mason please contact the Grand Lodge Office or one of the lodges close to you.
Ralph E. Newby
2019 Grand Master
Grand Lodge A.F.&.A.M. of Colorado
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