French National Grand Lodge (GLNF): 100 years

Monday, 6 January 2014

Paris, France. On 6-7 December 2013 GLNF celebrated 100 years of its foundation. On 6 December there were a series of public events attended by members of other Masonic organizations of the hexagon and Grand Masters and representatives of foreign Grand Lodges.

On December 7, was held a Masonic Ceremony to celebrate the first century of existence of the French National Grand Lodge. This ceremony was attended by the Grand Lodges of: Israel and Spain (both delegations were received in applause), Brazil (17 Grand Lodges, plus the Grand Orient of Brazil ), United States (Arizona, Washington D.C., Maryland), Peru, Cuba, Canada (Ontario), Venezuela, Italy, Benin, Senegal, Togo, Portugal, Ivory Coast, Gabon, China, Turkey, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Mauritius, Niger, Armenia, Cameroon, Djibouti, Congo, Andorra, Morocco, Slovenia, Moldova, Guinea, Croatia, Burkina Faso, Russia and Albania. Also attended the event representatives of the World Conference of Grand Lodges, Inter-American Masonic Confederation, American Grand Chapter American and American Royal Arch.

Grand Master Servel thanked to all Grand Lodges who are with GLNF, talking in his speech about last year's efforts. The Grand Masters of Spain, Israel and Washington D.C. talked about supporting GLNF.

GLNF regained recognition of Grand Lodges of Portugal, Ontario (Canada) and Pennsylvania. The Grand Lodge of Turkey also argues powerfully in favor of the GLNF, announcing that it will not recognize any solution which will not be accepted by GLNF.


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