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Saturday, 29 September 2012
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