Suspension of works [悬架的工程]

We come to the closing of the masonic year in Sun Yat Sen Lodge. The works will regain strength and vigour next September. Be free to contact us. The message facility is always available and we will reply as soon as we see your message. We encourage all masons that use this social community to visit Macau and contact us. Freemasonry is performed here in a different way but with the same spirit, bring free men of good report to the Fraternity and show them the path to the Light.
我们到了更接近于共济会的年孙中山提出的。 工程将重新获得力量和活力的明年9月。 可与我们联系。消息设施始终是可用的,我们将在第一时间给你回复我们看到您的留言。我们鼓励所有的石匠,用这种社会社会访问澳门并与我们联系。 共济会是在这里演出中以不同的方式,但以同样的精神,使自由的男女的好报告的友爱和展示它们的路径。

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Freemasonry extends across Asia

Lodges in AsiaFreemasonry has been, in Asia, the result of the European colonization of Asian territories which were part, during several decades or centuries, of the European Empires. This was the case of Portugal, France and Great Britain. Lodges were founded where military personal was positioned in order to facilitate the communication, the integration and the strengthening of the spirit of corps of the newcomers. The bigger masonic community was located in India as lodges where decisive to consolidate English colonization and the structuring of local majority. The movement of independence emerged in part from nationals that studied in Britain and return to their motherland where they spread the ideal of an India ruled by the Indians. Masonic lodges were also important in other British possessions in South Asia, such as Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. After gaining the independence (and in the case of Hong Kong after the return of the colony to China) lodges become gradually headed by locals although they keept the connection with the three British Grand Lodges: the United Grand Lodge of England, the Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of Scotland. In the case of India, a Confederation of United Grand Lodges of India was founded in 2001.

Although never integrated in an European Empire, Thailand followed that logic and the majority of lodges in operation were subordinated to the aformentioned grand lodges. In recent years, French Obediences founded local lodges in that country. This is the case of the Grand Loge Nationale Française and the Grand Loge de France. The Grand Orient of Netherlands has a local lodge there.  Singapore followed a different approach as lodges subordinated to the British Constitutions exist side by side to French and American Lodges. In Macau, former Portuguese territory and since 1999 under the sovereignty of the People’s Republic of China, the situation is hybrid, with lodges subordinated to the Portuguese two main Obediences – Grande Oriente Lusitano and Grande Loja Regular de Portugal -, and a third lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, meeting alternately in Hong Kong and Macau.

Other countries followed a different path: the autonomization of local freemasonry. This is the case of the Philippines that after being under the jurisdiction of the United States become an independent Obedience, the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines. This is the case of Taiwan that has became a national jurisdiction as the Grand Lodge of China. This is also the case of the Japanese Freemasonry that was initially formed by bodies of the Scottish Rite – under American administration – later becoming a national jurisdiction, the Grand Lodge of Japan in 1957.  Indonesia is a special case as during Dutch colonization a great number of lodges spread along the archipelago, but under Japanese occupation these lodges were closed. After the end of the Second World War, lodges regained activity but Freemasonry was outlawed by the dictator Sukarno, in 1961. President Abdurrahman Wahid revoked the banning of Freemasonry in 2010 but no information exists if local lodges retake activity or not. Some of the former Lodges moved to Australia where Freemasonry is legal and strong. Freemasonry is banneed in mainland China and Vietnam. 

 

 

Anno Lucis

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Blue Lodge Freemasonry’s calendar commences with the imagined creation of the world and uses the term Anno Lucis (A.L.) – “In the year of Light” to represent that date. This date structuring comes from the theological convention that the world began in 4,000 B.C.E with the Great Architect of the Universe and its utterance of “Let there be light,” and light was created.

To derive the Anno Lucis date, add 4000 to the present year.

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What Does Freemasonry Do?

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Freemasonry opens men’s eyes to the knowledge that the road to happiness is found in the journey to the perfection of the spirit, intellect & soul, collectively striving to their fullest potential.

Differing from religious institutions, Freemasonry sees all men as equal, not drawing division of expressions of faith or depth of beliefs. Fellow Freemasons are regarded as brothers because of the rituals of Freemasonry, which have remained virtually unchanged for many hundred years. By accepting men of all faiths, together in Freemasonry, they learn and teach the truths of morality, justice, patriotism and brotherly love all expressed through reverence to the divine Great Architect of the Universe.

Simply, Freemasonry builds and advances the character of men to make them better.

Building on principals of moral integrity, Freemasons hold brotherly love as paramount to the benefit of mankind. Whether through charitable acts or by direct involvement, Freemasonry has dedicated itself to the prosperity of mankind.

On the individual level, Freemasonry builds on moral philosophy, through allegorical symbols to impart rich and complex meanings about the divine. What that means is taught through Masonic education where individuals are given their own personal building blocks to contribute to the development of their own personal moral character and then charged with applying that purpose in their day-to-day life.

Freemasonry does NOT act to impart religion to its membership. Instead, Freemasonry builds on the tenants and virtues taught by all religions, including a faith in the divine, the application of the Golden Rule, and the value of leading a moral virtuous life – all with the drive to put these ideas into personal practice. It promotes the active participation in the member’s individual faith tradition, charging them to build their spiritual character.

Throughout the mason’s life, the lessons of morality and ethics are revisited through the extensions of the various bodies of Freemasonry, building further on the principals of Freemasonry. Seldom can a mason say they have learned all of the meanings taught to them through the degrees.

By serving to promote brotherly love, Masons are actively involved in extending charity and benevolence to meet the needs of those in the most need in society.

By example, Freemasons are involved in ALL of these charitable organizations giving to the needs of others.

Faith, Hope, and Charity

  • Childhood language disorders
  • Treatment for birth defects
  • Scholarship and direct grants to children and grandchildren of Scottish Rite Masons as well as to members of DeMolay, Job’s Daughters, Rainbow for Girls, and other Masonic youth groups
  • Research on diabetes
  • A summer camp for underprivileged children
  • Arteriosclerosis research
  • Christmas Day Dinner for the Des Moines community
  • Cancer research
  • Training awards for religious leadership and those making religious work their career
  • A museum and monument to George Washington
  • Grants to students at in Schools of Government and Business
  • Administration and International Affairs
  • Dental care for handicapped children
  • Scholarship assistance to nursing students
  • Geriatric research
  • Child development for good citizenship and sound character for boys and girls
  • Outpatient services for cancer treatment
  • Low cost education loans
  • Eye surgery and prescription glasses
  • Treatment for cancer patients and cancer research support
  • Masonic Hospital Visitation Program for V.A. Hospital volunteers
  • Research in heart disease, cancer, aging, hypertension, and blood substitutes
  • Meeting and performance facilities at the International Peace Garden
  • A clearinghouse on Masonic information
  • Education of youth about drugs and alcohol
  • Ohio Special Olympics
  • A non-denominational chapel for mediation and religious services at the International Peace Garden
  • Research into the causes and treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders
  • Research into auditory perception disorders in children
  • A Georgia children’s medical Center
  • A museum and library focusing on our American heritage as well as Freemasonry’s role in the history of our country
  • The first public library in the District of Columbia
  • Scholarships and fellowships for Ph.D. candidates in Public School Administration
  • Support for students seeking degrees in fields associated with service to country and humanity Orthopedic services to children through a network of 22 hospitals and treatment for burns victims at four burns centers
  • Support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • A provider of new shoes for needy Tennessee and Alabama children
  • An orthopedic, neuralgic, and child development hospital in Texas
  • Operates a clinic for dyslexic and aphasia disorders in children
  • Provides needy homeless children in the school district with clothing and toiletries