Masonic Movement

Mouvement de la Franc-maçonnerie

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prior to 1640, probably as a semi-secret brotherhood of masons travelling among the sites where cathedrals and other great buildings were being erected. Officially open to non-stonemasons from 1717 onwards. The term 'freemason' is first recorded in 1376.


Lodges and chapters include: U-XK0356 - Gran Oriente Latinoamericano (GOLA); U-XK0358 - Grande loge mixte universelle; U-XK0359 - Grand Masonic Lodge for Arab Countries; K-XK0363 - Grand Rite Malgache (GRM); G-XN2053 - General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International; G-XN2770 - General Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; U-XG7238 - Grande loge nordique. Instrumental in setting up: G-XN3479 - DeMolay International.

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