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Masonic Mottoes

Posted by Sam Salama P.M. on March 27, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Freemasons have for different branches of their Order mottoes, which are placed on their banners or put at the head of their documents, which are expressive of the character and design, either of the whole Order or of the particular branch to which the motto belongs. [Mackey’s Encyclopedia, p. 684.]


1395 Ancient Craft Masonry (Ordo ab Chao) (Order out of Chaos)

1472 London Company of Freemasons (God is our Guide).

1677 London Company of Masons (In Deo fiducia vinces) (In the Lord is all our Trust)

1717 Premier Grand Lodge of Freemasons (In Deo fiducia vinces) (In the Lord is all our Trust).

1751 Ancient Grand Lodge (Holiness to the Lord)

1740s Mark Master (Lapis reprobatus caput anguli) ([the] stone [which was] rejected [has become] the head[stone] of the corner [Acts 4:11])

1783 Capitular Masonry (Kodesh Layehovah Exodus 29:30) (Holiness to the Lord)

1780 Templar Masonry (In hoc signo vinces) (By this sign thou shalt conquer)

1802 Scottish Rite (Lux e tenebris) (Light out of darkness)

1815 UGLE coat of arms (Kodes la Adonai) (Holiness to the Lord [Exodus 28:36])

                                             ( Audi, Vide, Tace "Audi, vide, tace, si vis vivere in pace)

                                             (Hear, see, be silent if you would live in peace)             

1855 Scottish Rite, 14° (Virtus junxit, mors non separabit) (Virtue has united, death shall not separate)

Scottish Masonry 30° (Ne plus ultra) (Nothing more beyond)

Scottish Masonry 32° (Spes mea in Deo est) (My hope is in God)

Scottish Masonry 33° (Deus meumque Jus) (God and my right)

A. & A. S. R. S. J. (Dieu et mon Droit) (God and my right)

1865 Order of the Red Cross (Magna est Veritas, et praevalabit) (Great is truth, and it will prevail)

(Pulsanti Operietur) (to him who knocks it shall be opened)

G. O. D. (acronym) (Gomer, Oz, Dabar) (Wisdom, Strength and Beauty)

(Bene agere et laetari) (Do good cheerfully)

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