Each Mark Mason has his own personal and unique mark, which provides a direct link to operative stonemasons who have used marks to identify their work for centuries.

The Mark degree, focusing on the keystone of the sacred arch of King Solomon, provides a comprehensive understanding of the inter-connections between the Solomonic degrees: Craft, Mark, Holy Royal Arch, Royal & Select Masters and other orders.

The beautifully written ritual teaches lessons of hope and encouragement, having confidence in the quality of one’s own work and of the advantages of perseverance.

The dramatic and yet friendly ceremony illustrates that the wisest can be mistaken, that experts are often wrong, that the most insignificant has the potential for distinction and that we all have a significant part to play in building the temple.