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Friday, 28 December 2012
Monday, 17 December 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
APMR: Freemasons of Europe discussed with EU's leaders on the establishment of parameters for the society of tomorrow in Europe
Monday, 26 November 2012
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
Another international scandal regarding the compatibility between Freemasonry and the Roman Catholic Church
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Masonic Press Agency: Freemasons from around the world meet in India to talk debate on Universal Peacekeeping
Saturday, 3 November 2012
Message of Thomas Jackson, Executive Secretary on the occasion of the 12th World Conference of Regular Grand Lodges
Monday, 29 October 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
Masonic Press Agency: A Masonic document signed by Garibaldi confirms the presence of women in Freemasonry
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Masonic Press Agency of Romania: Paraguay's President, Federico Franco attends this year's most important Masonic event in Asuncion
Monday, 8 October 2012
Friday, 5 October 2012
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Monday, 1 October 2012
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Samir Bichara, the Brazilian who became Worshipful Master of one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in the United States of America
Friday, 28 September 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Friday 26 October 2012
14:00 : Registration at the Hotel
18:00 : Welcome to Paphos: Informal welcome drinks for Brethren and Ladies in the Hotel
19:30 : Traditional Cyprus Dinner
Saturday 27 October 2012
10:00 : The official European Masonic Meeting. Ritual Lodge Meeting
10:30 : Program for Ladies/ Families "Paphos city"
13:00 : Luncheon for Brethren and Ladies
16:00 : Visiting monuments, mosaics, harbor of Paphos
19:30 : Gala Dinner for Brethren and Ladies
Sunday 28 October 2012
09:00 : Farewell Branch
Please Note: Durring the Paphos EMM, there will be a selection of the Lodge that will host the 2014 EMM.
In 2004 was organized by the R. Lodge "SAINT JEAN DE LUMIERE" at the Orient of ARLON (Belgium).
In 2005 was organized by the R. Lodge "MATTEO ALBERTI" at the Orient of BERGISCH-GLADBACH/COLONIA (Germany).
In 2006 was organized by the R. Lodge of "LUXEMBOURG" (Luxemburg).
In 2007 was organized by the R. Lodge "MEUSE ARGONNE" in the Orient of SAVERNE (France).
In 2008 was organized by the R. Lodge of "ZU DEN DREI WELTKUGELN" in the Orient of BERLIN (Germany).
In 2009, was organized by the R. Lodge of "CARLEMANY" No.3 Lodge of Andorra's Orient in the Principality of Andorra.
In 2010, was organized by the R. Lodge of "Oscar til den kronede Bog" to St. John in Larvik, Norway.
In 2011, was organized by the R. Lodge of "TRADIOZIONE E FUTURO" No.1274 in the Orient of MONTECATINI TERME (Italy).
In 2012, the Lodge "KINYRAS" in Pafos, Cyprus has the honour of inviting you to the 10th European Masonic Meeting.
From 1931 the lodge was inactive due to restrictions imposed by the Colonial rule and was re-activated in 1937 and the lodge work was suspended by the government again from 1954 to1959 during the liberation struggle. An earthquake in 1996 incurred major damages to the building. Currently, the Lodge is very active, with growing numbers of brothers, producing substantial spiritual and humanitarian work.
Many Cypriots studying abroad and particularly in Athens, were initiated into Masonry, but on returning home they had no possibility to join established Lodges or even to create new ones. One of these young men was Dr. Ioannis Karageorgiades, who had been initiated in a Greel Lodge of Athens, in 1865. After the British purchase of Cyprus, in 1878, and the foundation of the "St Paul" Lodge in 1888 (the first Lodge under the auspices of the United Grand Lodge of England in Cyprus), Bro Karageorgiades joined it. Subsequently, in 1893 and aided by both English and Greek Brothers, he founded "Zenon" Lodge, the first Greek speaking Lodge under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Greece. As the years passed, the establishment of Greek speaking Lodges in Larnaca, Nicosia, Pafos and Famagusta, followed this.
According to international Masonic convention, each independent state can have a Grand Lodge, under the auspices of Greek Cypriot Masons could have legitimately established their own Grand Lodge, for many years they did not do so, due mainly to sentimental reasons of not wanting to sever ties with the Grand Lodge of Greece. After much debate about going forward with such an endeavour or not and many efforts, the Cypriot Masons convened in a Plenary Assembly, on the 4th December 2005 and took the historic decision, by a vast majority.
The founding Members of the new Grand Lodge were the following Lodges, all, until then, under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Greece:
KIMON Lodge, Larnaca, Founded in 1918
SOLON Lodge, Nicosia, Founded in 1921
KINYRAS Lodge, Pafos, Founded in 1923
EVAGORAS Lodge, Famagusta, Founded in 1928
ADONIS Lodge, Nicosia, Founded in 1961
KOINON KYPRION Lodge, Nicosia, Founded in 1977
ZENON Lodge of Limassol and PHOENIX Lodge of Nicosia, for their own reasons, decided not to follow the others but instead to join the District Grand Lodge of Cyprus, under the United Grand Lodge of England.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
ExCeL London (Exhibition Centre London) to host the 2017 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England
ExCeL Exhibition Centre is an exhibitions and conference centre in the London Borough of Newham, England. It is located on a site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands, between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. For the 2012 Summer Olympics, ExCeL London had been divided into five sports halls with capacities ranging from 6,000 to 10,000 that were used for boxing, fencing, judo, taekwondo, table tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Brother Alton G. Roundtree, Past Master of Redemption Lodge No. 24 PHA (District of Columbia) and coauthor of Out of the Shadows: The Emergence of Prince Hall Freemasonry in America.
Brother Andrew Hammer, Past Master of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 (Virginia) and author of Observing the Craft: The Pursuit of Excellence in Masonic Labour and Observance.
Pre-registration is required. To pre-register simply e-mail Brother Shawn D'Ignazio at email@example.com with your name, address, Lodge number, and telephone. If you pre-register and subsequently determine that you will be unable to attend, please notify Brother D'Ignazio so that he can adjust the luncheon count.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
He said that Freemasons in Chile hold important positions in the country's political and financial executive offices and that they play an active role in the institutional changes in the country.
Asked about women and homosexuals joining Freemasonry, Grand Master Riveros Cornejo replied that women have their own organization and that it is following the same directions as the Grand Lodge of Chile and that regarding homosexuals stated that they have the right and that is no impediment. However he wanted to assert the existence of mixed Grand Lodges, but that time has not yet come; and maybe "in the future things may chance (...)".
The fact that "Freemasonry tends towards progressive ideals of the left, not right," Riveros Cornejo said that all these things are no longer relevant. In the same vein, given the acute crisis of state institutions and political parties in Chile, the Grand Master emphasized that the Grand Lodge plays a role in improving the country's actual situation, showing that even the President and the President of the Senate have acknowledged the important role played by Freemasonry. What he wanted to point, in fact, was that "we are determined to influence more decisions."
Finally motivated one of his first statements on the Constituent Assembly, saying that it must be made by the Grand Lodge because it is better to have a Masonic proposal and that this must not be delivered by any of Chile's political parties.
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Friday, 7 September 2012
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
The Indiana Grand Lodge Scholarship program has provided nearly $500,000 each year for the past several years
Those eligible to receive a Grand Lodge Scholarship are the sons, daughters, adopted sons or daughters, stepsons or stepdaughters of Master Masons in good standing. Since 2003, Master Masons under the age of 25 are able to apply under their own membership if their father is not a Master Mason.
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Monday, 27 August 2012
Neil was among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time. When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable - that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible. And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time, he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.
Friday, 24 August 2012
Freemason, Knight Templar or just a mass-murderer, Anders Behring Breivik will serve at least 21 years in prison
Monday, 20 August 2012
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Sir Knight David Dixon Goodwin was installed as the Most Eminent Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar
Brother Goodwin was raised a Master Mason in Binghamton Lodge #177, F&AM, Binghamton, NY, in September of 1977. He served through the line as was elected Master in 1982. He served as a director and president of the Masonic Youth Foundation of New York. He was commissioned as the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Austria near the Grand Lodge of New York in September of 2000.
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Monday, 13 August 2012
Friday, 27 July 2012
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Also we are waiting for an official reaction of the United Grand Lodge of England, Grand Lodge of Scotland and Grand Lodge of Ireland (to be released soon or in September?!). On the other hand GLdF foreign and European affairs could represent also a problem. The jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines was invaded by a Grand Lodge recognized by GLdF, also GLdF recognizes a Grand Lodge in India, Paraguay, others in Africa and Europe, those from Europe composing the Confederation of United Grand Lodges of Europe (UGLE), leaded by a GLdF Past Grand Master.
There are issues pending the relation between the Supreme Council of France and the Supreme Council for France (US Southern Jurisdiction recognition), Supreme Council of Mexico (where SCF recognizes a Supreme Council) and so forth.
Monday, 11 June 2012
Will Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Luxembourg recognize the Grand Lodge of France as regular?
The conditions to start negotiations with the GLdF are the following: to continue to work in accordance with the fundamental principles of regular Freemasonry; to sever unambiguously remaining links with irregular Obediences; to respect the international customs and traditions governing the relation between a Grand Lodge and a Supreme Council.
Therefore GLdF must (if interested) rethink its masonic strategies not only in France but also abroad. This might be understood as the fall of the Confederation of the United Grand Lodges of Europe, ending relations with the Grand Orient of France, Feminine Grand Lodge of France, Droit Humain, Traditional and Symbolic Grand Lodge "Opera" and so on.
Sunday, 10 June 2012
The Deputy Grand Master continues by saying the following: "Out of respect for my Brethren who elected me to guide them in their work by investing me in the position of Deputy Grand Master, today, June 6th, 2012, I want to communicate you just a few things (...)."
One of the three things stated by NGLR's Deputy Grand Master is the following: "I will use the public communication channels, diplomatically and discreet as possible, but out of respect for truth - even if only my truth, because my access to the internal channels of communication in the organization was banned for nearly a year."
Ending his post on Facebook, RW Deputy Grand Master sends a message to his Brethren: "My dears, thank you for your trust and love and I hope to be understood and forgiven at this point in which I have not found the patience and strength to face these challenges."
Friday, 8 June 2012
The United Kingdom is hosting this year the 2012 edition of the Olympic Games in London. Therefore the initiative of UGLE's Brethren is welcomed not only by Freemasons but also for all those attending the Olympic Games.
Jaime Chalita Zarur, President of the Federation of Mexican Lodges, lamented the existence of legal immunity for politicians linked to organized crime and corruption, as it freezes on the desk of President Felipe Calderón, a law passed by the Congress that seeks to protect reporters.
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Monday, 4 June 2012
APMR's Secretary-General attended Saturday the book launch of the President of the International Academy of the Illuminati
Most Worshipful Brother Giuliano di Bernardo is Past Grand Master of the Regular Grand Lodge of Italy and President of the International Academy of the Illuminati in Rome. He was the one that after the end of the Romanian communist era brought Light to Romanian Freemasonry, leading to the establishment of the National Grand Lodge of Romania. An enlightened mind and a benchmark of World Freemasonry, Di Bernardo is closely related to the recent history of Romania and Romanian Freemasonry.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Sunday, 27 May 2012
In June, Bucharest will host the celebration of this event under the gavel of Brother Gh. Florea, with the participation of various delegations from Russia, Italy and other countries.
Monday, 21 May 2012
The allegations concern the documentary “Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond,” which has descended into disarray after its executive producer, the wife of former San Francisco Chronicle Publisher Charles Thieriot, allegedly fled with two dozen hard drives and 10 computer towers containing the film’s footage.
“She ran away with the footage,” Julia-Levy said. “She was informed not to leave the country, but she did. We are extremely sad and disappointed that Mrs. Thieriot did this, and we will pursue this with all the arms of the law.”
Thieriot did not respond to emails sent to her through her website and her Facebook page.
Among the documents obtained by entertainment news organization The Wrap is a letter from the attorney general in the Mexican state of Campeche that orders Thieriot and two others to appear and turn over the hard drives and towers.
Another letter, from Ramon Carrasco Vargas of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, a government entity, is addressed to Thieriot and details a list of violations and warnings.
In a series of interviews with The Wrap over the past year, Julia-Levy said the film would prove that the Mayans had been contacted by extraterrestrials who left messages that will be vital to humanity during an upcoming period of upheaval.
The Wrap via Reuters
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Alain Juillet was elected Grand Master of the recently formed Grand Lodge of the Masonic French Alliance
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Monday, 16 April 2012
Hosting IMC's General Assembly, the Grand Orient of Brazil (vanguard of Latin American Freemasonry as stated by APMR's Secretary-General) presides now the Inter-American Masonic Confederation together with Peru which has the Executive Secretariat.
Nothing unusual until now but... looking closer to what happened in Brazil we could say that the tow most important seats belong now to IMC's 6th Zone/Area composed of Brazil (Grand Orient of Brazil), Paraguay (Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay), Argentina (Grand Lodge of Argentina), Chile (Grand Lodge of Chile), Uruguay (Grand Lodge of Freemasonry of Uruguay), Bolivia (Grand Lodge of Bolivia). Portugal (Regular Grand Lodge of Portugal) and Spain (Grand Lodge of Spain).
Continuing our analysis we want to stress that for the GLNF there are no bad news, at least not regarding the Report of the IMC (former) Executive Secretary, Guatemala's PGM. Stifani was Vice-president of IMC's 2nd Zone/Area until recently and his efforts in trying to organize a regional General Assembly in Guadeloupe failed due to GLNF's internal problems.
The new board of the IMC will have now a hard task in trying to repair all broken things in Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador and most probably also in Mexico and Cuba and to motorize what happens in France. But surely with the diplomacy of the new Executive Secretary and with the administrative experience of the new President the IMC will manage to bring light regarding the stability and sustainable development of the Inter-American Masonic Confederation.
We thank APMR's Secretariat General for the information provided.
If for decades Italy's Masonic panorama was the most colorful and burlesque of all Europe it now seems that France, already in top 10, will take the lead. The famous Anglaise #204 Lodge leaves GLNF for a new French Grand Lodge (aka Grande Loge de l’Alliance Maçonnique Française) to be consecrated on 28 April 2012 by... no one (theoretically, until now, there was no official document announcing the three Grand Lodges which will consecrate the new Masonic body).
Even though all this, the Supreme Council for France, through the voice of its Sovereign Grand Commander (US South Jurisdiction affiliation) stated recently that this new Grand Lodge has the authority to ask for recognition.
Monday, 9 April 2012
Will the Regular Freemasonry in Latin America have a new horizon after the election of its new leader?
It's hard to say who will win but the stakes are high. We have analyzed both interviews granted to APMR's Secretary General and we tried to have the official opinion of the Secretary General but he politely refused us by saying that "I can not say that if a candidate or other will be the future Executive Secretary due to our neutrality policies. What I can say is that if Hernando or Eduardo will be appointed as IMC's Executive Secretary I will be the first in extending my hand for promoting future IMC projects."
Both candidates have a more human vision of Freemasonry and a more interactive one with the profane world and with local, national and Inter-American authorities. Both have close ties with North American Brethren and they are well-known in their national Masonic communities, both leading until a few years ago the most emblematic Grand Lodges in their countries.
There are also rumors on both sides saying that the vote of each Latin American Grand Master could change in the following days and that the general impact could create some misunderstandings, being for the first time in its 65 years of existence when the candidates for IMC's leadership granted public interviews and talked publicly about their government programs. By this not only the Grand Masters of each country but also all Brethren were able to see their type of speech, their vision and type of understanding the role of Freemasonry in the future of Latin American history and that of the 21st century Freemasonry.