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Nothing secretive about us: Freemasons

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The ‘secretive’ Freemasons, the stuff of lore, have opened up their doors for the public to know what the group is all about. After staying closed for more than two centuries in India, the group held its ‘Divine ceremony’ on Saturday and allowed media and public to be part of it. The ceremony was held at the three-century-old Goshamahal Baradari Masonic Building here on Saturday. The city last played host to such an event 22 years ago. The service was conducted by Grand Master of Grand Lodge of India Vasudev J. Masurekar. Dressed in the customary dress, the Grand Master ... Read More »

A Brief History of Freemasonry in Japan

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THE PRE-MODERN ERA Japan being separated by water from the Asian Continent, its civilization developed in relative seclusion in pre-modern days. Foreign cultural influence gradually reached the country mainly through the neighboring countries of China and Korea. The first Westerners to reach Japan were Portuguese traders who landed on Tanegashima, a small island in southern Japan, in 1543. Subsequently other nationals arrived. In due course the then ruling shogunate became concerned about the growing foreign influence on its people. In 1639 it virtually secluded the country from the rest of the world, which condition lasted for more than two centuries ... Read More »

The Annual Meetings of the Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India is starting today

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The Annual Meetings of the Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India to starting today at The BNR Chanakya, Ranchi. Brethren are informed that R.W. Bro. Raja Mookerjee, Right Worshipful the Regional Grand Master will meet Brethren from throughout the Region on Saturday 2nd March, 2013 at Hotel Chanakya BNR, Ranchi between 12.30PM to 2 PM. The meeting will be followed by lunch for the attending Brethren. (source: Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India, http://www.rgleast.com/) Read More »

Alberta Filipino Masonic Conferral Team

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Freemasonry in Laos : Lodge Lane Xang

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Lodge Lane Xang is a Scottish Freemasons Lodge operating in Thailand but originally consecrated in Vientiane, Laos in 1967. It operated there until the Laotian government was overthrown by communists and due to political circumstances, it went into darkness in 1976. The lodge was reopened again Bangkok in 2000 and has been successfully operating ever since. If you are a visiting Mason, you could view Lodge calendar and hopefully partcipate to a meeting whilst you are in Bangkok. You may also contact the Secretary should you require further information or assistance. For those Non-Masons who are interested to learn more about Freemasonry, ... Read More »