The dress code for all visitors is black tie tuxedos or at a minimum a dark suit with white shirt and black tie. Please note that formal kilt dress, military dress or anything other than that described above are not acceptable.
If you would like to visit Templum Phoenix please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance and to arrange payment no later than 8 business days prior to the meeting. This fee is to cover the costs of the Festive Board. The Festive Board is an integral part of the observant experience and of your visit to Templum Phoenix. The menu can be made available upon request and we will attempt to accommodate any dietary or religious requirements when sufficient notice is given either via the notes field in the e-transfer, contact form or email to email@example.com. Guest speakers will be announced well in advance of each regular meeting.
The Lodge requires this advance notice to make arrangements with the caterer and set up the banquet hall for the Festive Board. If visiting from another jurisdiction, the Secretary is required to confirm that your Grand Lodge is recognized by the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick.
The dress code is something we take very seriously. It is a reflection of both the high importance we place on the occasions we come together as Masons and our commitment to Freemasonry. Although we as Masons hold ourselves ‘in common’ to certain principles and ideals, there is nothing common about this, or in the standards of being a Freemason. Our dress code is an outward expression of this, the uncommon and singular experience of Freemasonry.
On the day of your visit, the Senior Warden may inspect your dues card and, if necessary, conduct a Board of Trial prior to your entrance to the Lodge. Visitors and members alike should plan to arrive at least a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the opening of Lodge to give the Director of Ceremonies time to arrange the procession into Lodge.
Upon entrance to the Lodge building, all non-essential discussion shall be kept to a minimum, and in hushed tones. There will be plenty of time for Fellowship at the Festive Board following Lodge.
Visitors shall find the doors to the Lodge room closed until moments before Lodge is to be opened. No one shall be admitted into the Lodge room prior to this time. At that time, visitors and members are expected to enter and wait quietly while the Director of Ceremonies escorts the officers of Templum Phoenix into Lodge.
After Lodge has opened, there shall only be one voice: that of the Worshipful Master, or whomever he has given the floor to. No other discussions are acceptable.
After Lodge is closed the Brethren shall assemble on the level for the Chain of Union. The Brethren shall then proceed to parade to the banquet hall for the Festive Board.
Before the close of the lodge only a speaker representing the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick will be called upon. All other greetings will be called upon at the Festive Board.