The Mark degree teaches the importance of not taking things at face value, of giving careful consideration to avoid making ill-advised decisions in haste. Mark is often referred to as the completion of the Second Degree in Freemasonry. However, it can be taken only after a Mason has taken his third degree in the Craft.
For us The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges overseas is our sovereign body, and HRH Prince Michael of Kent is the Grand Master.
The Mark is often referred to as the ‘fun’ degree and the ‘friendly’ degree, and on joining, members soon realise why this is. True without the element of fraternal friendship all freemasonry would lose its “raison d’etre”. However, the special ambiance of this order is exceptional. The only qualification for membership is for a candidate to be a subscribing Master Mason of a recognised constitution. The qualification required for elevation into the Royal Ark Mariner degree is membership of the Mark.
It is my great pleasure to announce that the Mark Order under Gallipoli Lodge of MMM No:1984 conducts their masonic business in Turkish language under the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of U.K. This is the very first lodge in United Kingdom to conduct the Masonic business in Turkish language since 300 years.