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Blue Lodge

In most areas of the world Masons gather together in Blue Lodges to work the three degrees of Freemasonry:

Lodges are bound together in national groups, usually called Grand Lodges. In the United States, however, there is a Grand Lodge for each State. In Britain the Grand Lodge regulates blue lodges of the United Kingdom. Every Blue Lodge must hold a charter from some supreme body, like a Grand Lodge, or it is considered irregular or clandestine.

There are several sets of ancient landmarks that indicate that the lodge is regular. Among the most important:

There are other landmarks, but none are as important as these.