FAQ: I see that Masonic buildings are called Temples. Does that mean that Masons worship there?

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    I see that Masonic buildings are called Temples. Does that mean that Masons worship there?

    No. "Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary provides a definition
    for the word 'temple' which is as good an explanation as any: 'a
    building, usually of imposing size, serving the public or an
    organization in some special way; as, a temple of art, a Masonic
    temple'". (Dr. Jim Tresner. 33rd degree)
     

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