Past Sovereign Grand Commander Jesús Luciano Armada Pena died

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Havana, Cuba. On 26 August 2013, the former leader of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Cuba died. Jesús Luciano Armada Pena served as Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council for Cuba for over a quarter of a century.


A number of lawyers contest the right of Magistrates to be Freemasons

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bucharest, Romania. Following the decision of the Superior Council of Magistracy, a number of Romanian lawyers expressed their disagreement with the Magistrates' right to be part of Masonic organizations. They argue that this right of the Magistrates seriously violates the Constitution.

Historic event: The Supreme Council (Mother of the World) recognized the Prince Hall Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction

Washington, United States of America. "It's something we have had done a long time ago," said Ronald A. Seale before making an historic announcement. At the ceremony in Washington, today August 26, 2013, Sovereign Grand Commander Seale handed over a letter of recognition to the Prince Hall Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction.


Also, another announcement was made by the Sovereign Grand Commander for the Northern Jurisdiction: if the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction recognizes Prince Hall Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction, then we will do it also. Excited to overflowing, Sovereign Grand Commander Deary Vaughn said: "I thought I would not live to see this."

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William G. Sizemore 33° became the first Past Sovereign Grand Commander Honoris Causa of the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States

Washington, United States of America. An unprecedented event in the history of the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States took place today in Washington. William G. "Gene" Sizemore 33° became the first Past Sovereign Grand Commander Honoris Causa of the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. He has served as Grand Executive Director of the Supreme Council, office currently occupied by his son.


  
Gene Sizemore 33° has announced this morning his withdrawal from the Supreme Council in Washington. He was awarded by the Sovereign Grand Commander with the title of Past Sovereign Grand Commander Honoris Causa. Also, Sizemore received from the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Jurisdiction the highest award, Sizemore being the first ever Freemason alive receiving the medal of the Northern Jurisdiction.


2013 Biennial of the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America

Monday, 26 August 2013

Washington, United States of America. Today was held the biennial session of the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America. The event was attended by the 32 Grand Masters of the Southern Jurisdiction, 27 Sovereign Grand Commanders and 9 Heads of Delegation of the Supreme Councils from 36 countries (North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe), plus 4 Grand Masters from Europe: Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.



Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Washington D.C. spoke on behalf of the Southern Jurisdiction Grand Masters and Sovereign Grand Commander of Canada spoke on behalf of the Supreme Councils present. The noted writer Dan Brown sent his greetings to all present.



During the session of the Supreme Council the young representatives were praised and a funny moment was when the International Congress secretary of  DeMolay was invited by Illustrious Ronald Seale to take the Throne of the Sovereign Grand Commander.



At the closing ceremony of the Supreme Council, the Sovereign Grand Commander left the Temple having at his side the two members of DeMolay. The event was also attended by the wives of the members of the Supreme Councils and other guests.

Superior Council of Magistracy: Judges and Prosecutors must declare their membership to Freemasonry

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Bucharest, Romania. Romania's Judges and Prosecutors will have to write in their declaration of interests (public document) whether they belong or not to any Masonic organizations. The decision was taken at CSM's meeting in August 20, 2013.


In April 2013, CSM's Commission #2 established that Magistrates are not incompatible with their status if they are Freemasons. We stress that Romania's Masonic organizations are not secret organizations and are respecting the Constitution and their members are depositing an oath of allegiance to the Country by respecting the Constitution and National laws.


Dutch Ambassador to Romania attended the opening ceremony of RotaractMUN

Friday, 23 August 2013

Baia Mare, Romania. Yesterday took place the opening ceremony of RotaractMUN (Rotaract Global Model United Nations). Besides young people arriving from around the world, the event was attended, among others, by: Dumitru Prunariu (former Ambassador of Romania to Russia), Catalin Cherecheş (Mayor of Baia Mare), Matthijs van Bonzel (Ambassador of the Netherlands to Romania), Kai Frithjof Brand -Jacobsen (PATRIR's founder), Mircea Mecea (President of Rotary Baia Mare) etc.


The Dutch Ambassador to Romania said in his speech: "I are proud that I am a member of the Rotary Club in Costa Rica. I believe that you (today's youth) are a better equip than we were (those of my generation)." More information in Masonic Times.


Bicentennial Biennial of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Washington, United States of America. This week was held the Bicentennial Biennial of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States. The executive sessions of the Supreme Council took place Friday and Saturday at Grand Hyatt Hotel . Yesterday, after the conferral ceremony of the degree of Sovereign Grand Inspector General, took place the closing ceremony of the 201st session of the Supreme Council.


200 years since the founding of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States of America

New York, United States of America. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary since the founding of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States, on August 5, 2013, a ceremony was held to present a historical Charter.


The ceremony was presided by the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Jurisdiction and the Charter was presented by the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Southern Jurisdiction. The event was attended by the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York, dignitaries of the Grand Lodge and members of both Scottish Rite Masonic Jurisdictions.


Supreme Council of Argentina to organize a public conference in the Grand Temple of Buenos Aires

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Supreme Council of Argentina will organize today a public conference "Society, Education, Politics." The speaker will be Daniel Santoro, member of the National Academy of Journalism. APMR will provide more information on the conference of the Supreme Council soon.


Sovereign Grand Commander of Argentina, Roberto Horacio Neumarkt 33° died

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Buenos Aires, Argentina. On August 9, 2013, passed away the leader of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Argentina, Sovereign Grand Commander Roberto Horacio Neumarkt 33°.


He entered Freemasonry in 1965 and the was the one who organized the celebration of the 150th anniversary since the founding of the Supreme Council of Argentina. Roberto Horacio Neumarkt 33° was Sovereign Grand Commander from 2001 to 2007 and he was re-elected for this office on April 27, 2012.


 
 
 

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