Helion Lodge #1 – The First and Oldest Lodge in Alabama

409 Lincoln St. SE
Huntsville, AL 35801

Stated Business Meetings:
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Dinner at 6pm and Meeting at 7pm CST

T : +1 (256) 536 6693

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Feel free to get in touch with us using the form below. We value your feedback and are here to assist you with any information you need regarding Freemasonry, our Lodge activities, or membership inquiries.

Have a Question?

Do you have a question about Freemasonry? Our knowledgeable team at Helion Lodge is here to provide answers and insights, helping you deepen your understanding of the ancient craft and the principles that guide our fraternity. Here are some answers to a few of the questions we get the most. For anything not listed here please reach out and ask!

Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that promotes moral and ethical values, personal growth, and brotherhood among its members. It utilizes symbols, rituals, and teachings to impart lessons and principles that encourage self-improvement and service to humanity.

To become a Freemason, you need to express your interest in joining and meet certain qualifications. These typically include being of mature age, having a belief in a higher power, and demonstrating good moral character. You can reach out to a local lodge or a Freemason you know to express your interest and start the process.

Freemasonry is not a religion, nor does it promote any specific religious doctrine. However, it does require its members to have a belief in a higher power. Freemasonry welcomes individuals from different religious backgrounds and emphasizes the importance of spirituality in personal development.

No, Freemasonry is not a secret society. While it has certain private rituals and ceremonies, the organization itself is well-known and its members openly identify themselves as Freemasons. Freemasonry’s principles and teachings are publicly available, and many lodges engage in charitable and community activities that are widely recognized.

Masonic rituals and ceremonies are symbolic practices that convey moral and philosophical lessons. They often involve allegorical stories, gestures, and symbolic objects. These rituals aim to inspire self-reflection, promote moral virtues, and strengthen the bond of brotherhood among Freemasons.

Freemasonry provides a supportive environment for personal growth and self-improvement through its teachings, discussions, and mentorship. Freemasonry encourages members to cultivate virtues, develop leadership skills, enhance moral character, and pursue lifelong learning within an ancient framework that has withstood the test of time.

Yes, there are financial obligations involved in Freemasonry. Members typically pay yearly dues, which contribute to the operational costs of the lodge. However, the financial obligations are reasonable and vary from lodge to lodge. Freemasonry is committed to ensuring that financial circumstances do not prevent individuals from joining, and assistance may be available for those in need.

Yes, Freemasonry encourages its members to maintain their existing religious and social affiliations. It complements and supports individual beliefs and encourages members to find harmony and unity among their diverse backgrounds. Freemasonry promotes the idea of tolerance and respect for differing opinions and beliefs.