Become a Mark Master Mason

So why is the Mark Degree so central to Freemasonry? It is sometimes said to be an extension of the Second Degree in the Craft. Ideally the Mark, as it is the requirement in other constitutions, is a logical step from the Craft to the Royal Arch and enables the candidate to more fully appreciate the structure and beauty of Solomonic Masonry. This Degree, and the lessons offered within, give a more complete understanding of the first three Degrees in Freemasonry , and we highly recommend you join and learn.

Membership Requirements:


The requirements to join a Lodge of Mark Master Masons in the state of Pennsylvania are that:

  • You must be a  Master Mason in good standing in a Lodge under, or in Amity with, the Rite Worshipful Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, or
  • You must be a Royal Arch Mason in good standing in a Chapter under, or in Amity with, the Most Excellent Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Pennsylvania.

How to Join?


To start the process, you must first submit a petition for membership to Good Samaritan Mark Lodge #139 for consideration. These petitions can be obtained by asking a known member of the Mark Lodge to get you one, by visiting the Mark Lodge during one of our events or Open Houses, by contacting the Mark Lodge directly, or by clicking the link below:

Good Samaritan Mark Lodge No. 189, Petition for Membership
Mark Lodge Petition.pdf
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Petitions are carefully read, eligibility investigated, and selection for membership must be approved by a vote of the Lodge as in the preceding Degrees.  If you are looking to further your Masonic education, and want to gain a unique perspective on Masonry as a whole, we highly encourage you to submit your petition!