The man who comes to The Grotto had his Masonic origin in a Symbolic Lodge. Where he was taught to revere the name of God and pray for guidance. He came on through the degrees where his knowledge of the dignity of Masonry was expanded and the Grotto was provided for him as a place where he might join with his brothers in letting human instincts for fun, pleasure and amusement prevail.
In the United States The Grotto is officially recognized by Grand Lodges as an extension of the degrees of Freemasonry. The Grotto builds upon the ethical teachings and philosophy offered in the craft lodge, through dramatic presentation of the individual degrees and other ancient rites.
Its proper rendition requires a large stage, elaborate costumes and stage settings. The ceremonies are lavish and require a cast of thirty or more and offer unlimited opportunities in activities and performances.
They are mysterious, startling and spectacular!
Its membership is exclusively Masonic and requires you must first be a Master Mason in good standing, and that you continue to maintain a good standing to retain your membership in the Order.
Membership in The Grotto gives you the right to wear its emblem and to participate in its good work, as well as enjoy all its pleasures.
The Grotto leads its members through an Enchanted Realm where the spirit touches the heart and evolves cheerful companionship, eyes beam with delight and laughter goes with its mystic fellowship.