posted on May, 8 2009 @ 02:54 AM
Originally posted by vcwxvwligen
Fine, but who enforces that Masonic law, and who has jurisdiction over the activities of Grand Lodges?
Nobody has jurisdiction over the activities of Grand Lodges.
Typically, once admitted into Freemasonry, you will receive documentation about the fraternity, and included in a documents, there is usually a
paragraph like this:
"Fraternal amity exists between the English, Irish, Scottish and Southern
Africa Constitutions and Lodges of the Grand East of the Netherlands.
Interchange of visits by members and Lodges under this jurisdiction of
the foregoing is welcomed.
Association with any other so-called Masonic body is however,
STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. Consult your W.M. if in doubt."
Attending an "irregular" lodge would mean giving the signs etc to someone who is not a regular mason, which goes against our oath, and therefore
Masons simply don't do it.
Because Masons are true to their oath, there is no need for policing/checking or jurisdiction at all. It is simply accepted that regular Masons won't
attend irregular lodges, and if they do, it will be on their own conscience.
[edit on 8/5/2009 by Saurus]