My Freemasonry | Freemason Information and Discussion Forum

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

I have a question my brother how do it takes for to get your birth certificate to come back

Darrel B Smith

Registered User
A few pictures of me

Sent from my LGLS676 using My Freemasonry mobile app


Premium Member
He’s asking about his Master Mason’s certificate - talk to your secretary/WM of your lodge

Sent from my iPhone using My Freemasonry


KOP Council director / Lodge instructor
Premium Member
You usually get it the night you are raised but if you had a special circumstance ie you where raised with a class in a neighboring lodge your WM probably will have it at your next meeting

Sent from my iPhone using My Freemasonry
Last edited:


Registered User
Depends on your Lodge? Some give it the night of, others may give it next meeting, there is no standardized time line in which you get it.

Bro. R. Rigby, MM
Kissimmee Lodge #68 PHA

Sent from my iPhone


Premium Member
The class could be as small as one candidate done by courtesy at another lodge, but I doubt that's the case here.

Or it could be several Brothers raised the same night, not necessarily all from the same lodge. Both of my Illinois lodges put out general invitations to there districts when doing degrees and often do several candidates in the same night. The obligation part gets done in parallel (maximum of 3 around the altar), the second section individual, the lectures in parallel. Three or four are common as a class for 1st or 2nd degrees. I've never seen more than 2 for a 3rd degree.

Or it could be a larger festival sponsored by the Grand Lodge.

In any of those cases I can imagine the lodge doing the degrees might have a different tradition on the certificate. My mother lodge gives out several mementos but not that certificate. I had to order mine directly from my Grand Lodge because I decided I wanted one in addition to my dues card.