HFAF (The Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons) celebrates today its 100th anniversary

Sunday, 30 June 2013

London, United Kingdom. A ceremony was held today London marking a century since the founding HFAF (The Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons). This Women's Masonic organization is the second in the world in recent years to celebrated 100 years since its foundation.


HFAF was founded on November 27, 1913. The ceremony took place in the Grand Temple of London (Freemasons' Hall), headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England.



XIX Meeting of Sovereign Grand Commanders of America

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. During the period of June 26 to 30 takes place XIX Meeting of Sovereign Grand Commanders of America (Supreme Councils of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite). The event is hosted by the Supreme Council of the Dominican Republic.


Michael Baigent died at age 65

Saturday, 22 June 2013

London, United Kingdom. The editor of the Masonic magazine Freemasonry Today died at age 65. Michael Baigent died from a brain hemorrhage. Brother Michael was a Freemason and Past Grand Officer of the United Grand Lodge of England. From 1991 he was editor of the prestigious UGLE's Masonic magazine, Freemasonry Today.


Baigent was co-author of one of the most controversial books of the '80s, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. He also was the author of The Jesus Papers.


2013 NGLR (National Grand Lodge of Romania) Awards Gala

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Bucharest, Romania. On June 21, the Romanian Athenaeum will host a Masonic event that has become a tradition in Romania: NGLR Awards Gala. The project began under the leadership of Grand Master Radu Balanescu, being committed to promote the national values ​​and to support renowned people of the Romanian society in their scientific and cultural activities.


NGLR Awards Gala stands proof that Freemasonry is an active part of the society, and the event itself has an almost unique character in Europe and in the world.


Confederation of European Supreme Councils

Lausanne, Switzerland. The creation of the Confederation of European Supreme Councils represent a significant action of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in Europe, one of the highlights since the 1875 Congress of Lausanne and until now. The new structure is committed in bringing together the European Supreme Councils, organize regular events, promote the primacy of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and the sovereignty of the Supreme Councils, promote cooperation etc.


The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of countries such as France (Jean-Luc FAUQUE, President), Germany (Eberhard DESCH, Vice President) and Romania (Constantin IANCU, Secretary-General), together with Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal, engages in a project designed to support the European and Masonic ideas and values at a continental level​​.


French National Grand Lodge: 100 years of Masonic spirituality

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Paris, France. A unique moment in the existence of any Masonic Obedience is celebrating a century since its foundation. GLNF will celebrate this year a century under the motto "100 years of Masonic spirituality." After a long and difficult period for GLNF's members, 2013 will be concluded with a celebration designed to raise awareness of the spiritual importance of the type of Freemasonry practiced by and within the French National Grand Lodge.


Founded in 1913, a year before the 1st World War, GLNF (Grande Loge Nationale Indépendante et Régulière pour la France et les Colonies françaises, as it was called at the time) merged through absorption several times after the 2nd World War, the most important being that of 1964, when many members (practicing the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite) of the Grand Lodge of France joined GLNF.

Currently GLNF is one of the largest Masonic organizations in the Hexagon, maintaining fraternal relations with more than 100 Grand Lodges worldwide. It should also be noted that GLNF is one of the most important organizations that supported the founding of  Grand Lodges on the African continent, the cradle of human civilization.


Installation Ceremony of the Grand Master General and Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Brazil

Brasilia, Brazil. On June 24, 2013 will be held, at the Grand Temple of Brasilia the Installation Ceremony of the Grand Master General and Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Brazil, the largest Latin American Masonic Obedience. Monday, June 17, 2013, the Grand Orient of Brazil celebrates 191 years since its foundation.


On the same occasion will take place the meeting of the Federal Sovereign Legislative Assembly (Annual Communication). The official agenda for the Annual Communication includes, among other issues the following: masonic topics of regional and national interest, membership growth, the involvement of Freemasonry in the areas of health and education, the involvement of Freemasonry in Brazil's sovereign defense movements against corruption and drugs etc.


The President of Rotary International welcomes Romanian youth's initiative in organizing Rotaract Global Model United Nations

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Baia Mare, Romania. The President (Elect) of Rotary International sent today a letter to the organizers of Rotaract Global Model United Nations (Rotaract TEAM Baia Mare).


Ron D. Burton (President of Rotary International 2013-2014) expressed his belief that Baia Mare's youth will organize an international event which will be an example and will serve Rotary International's motto: "Engage Rotary, Change Lives." The full message can be read here.


Bilderberg Meeting 2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The largest think tank group known to contemporary history will meet in two days in England. Bilderberg's members will meet at The Grove Hotel, as was announced last month. Among the participants are the Crown Prince of the United Kingdom and British Prime Minister. Bilderberg has adopted a policy of openness towards the media and society.


Presentation of the book: El retorno de los sabios

Monday, 3 June 2013

Madrid, Spain. On 7 June 2013, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Spain, Óscar de Alfonso will present the book "El Retorno de los sabios" by Brother José Ignacio Carmona Sánchez. Also Gema Scabal (soprano) will perform a musical soiree of Masonic inspiration.


photo: José Ignacio Carmona Sánchez


 
 
 

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