Museum of Freemasonry - Masonic Library

Why is an Apprentice Entered?

The word goes back to operative days. The Freemasons of middle ages were a select group; they were the highest class of artisans of their time. It required sound health, moral character and high intelligence, to be a good operative freemason and to be permitted to work on the great Houses of God, which were the Freemason’s work and the display of their art. They were of course, proud of their abilities and of their reputation and very strict in their rules.

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