Maestro Gian Luigi Zampieri closed the George Enescu Philharmonic season

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Bucharest, Romania. Yesterday evening was held a concert in honor of the Italian takeover of the rotating presidency of the European Union, organized by the Italian Embassy in Bucharest, in partnership with the Romanian Athenaeum. On this occasion, Alexandru Tomescu was decorated by the Italian Ambassador Diego Brasioli with the Order of the Star of Italy in the rank of Knight, granted by President Giorgio Napolitano for his extraordinary merits in promoting the Italian culture. 


The concert was conducted by Maestro Gian Luigi Zampieri, initiated in Giorgio Asproni Lodge #1049, under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Orient of Italy, led by Grand Master Stefano Bisi. The event was attended by the ambassadors of the Member States of the European Union, Romanian state officials, the representative of the European Commission in Bucharest, the Secretary General of the Masonic Press Agency, diplomats, artists and business from Italy and Romania etc. Maestro Zampieri became a publicly known figure in the Romanian cultural landscape in recent years thanks to his talent and his collaborations with George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Chamber Orchestra of Romania.

Aras Kazaz is the new Grand Master of Azerbaijan

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Baku, Azerbaijan. On June 28, 2014, was held the Annual Communication of the National Grand Lodge of Azerbaijan. The event was attended by the Grand Master of Russia, Andrei Bogdanov, and Germany's Rüdiger Templin. Robert B. Heyat, Honorary Grand Master of the National Grand Lodge of Romania and Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Washington DC, also attended the event. On this occasion took place the Installation Ceremony of Grand Master Aras Kazaz.


Inter-American Masonic Confederation leaders gathered in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina. On June 27, 2014 took place the Executive Council of the Inter-American Masonic Confederation. The meeting was hosted in the Cangallo Palace in buenos Aires, headquarters of the the Grand Lodge of Argentina. During the working meeting was read a petition of the Grand Orient of Paraguay. MIC's leaders have jointly decided that the petition can not be taken into account and that the Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay is Paraguay's sole regular Obedience.




The Lieutenant Grand Commander of the Supreme Council for Cyprus passes away, aged 85

Monday, 16 June 2014

Larnaca, Cyprus. With great sorrow the AASR Supreme Council for Cyprus announces that its Lieutenant Grand Commander, Illustrious Malcolm Gilbert Bruce-Squires, 33º, passed to the Eternal Lodge on 12 June 2014, age 85.


He was one of the founders of the first Rose Croix Chapters in Cyprus and of others such as St. Barnabas, St. Lazarus etc. He was appointed Grand Prior of the Supreme Council for Cyprus in 2006 and starting with 2009 he was Lieutenant Grand Commander of the AASR in Cyprus.

Joint Statement of the Grand Lodges of England, Ireland and Scotland on the French National Grand Lodge

Thursday, 12 June 2014

London, United Kingdom. The Grand Lodges of England, Ireland and Scotland issued today a joint statement regarding the recognition of the French National Grand Lodge. They informed that they recognized again GLNF due to the positive evolution within the Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge of Ireland has restored GLNF's recognition on June 5th, UGLE on June 11th and the Grand Lodge of Scotland on June 12, 2014.


Grand Lodge of Massachusetts recognizes the Grand Lodge of Montenegro

Boston, United States. Last weekend was held the Quarterly Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Among the decisions taken in this QC was extending recognition to Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Maryland and to the Grand Lodge of Montenegro. 


In 2006 the Grand Lodge of Yugoslavia decided to separate into two Grand Lodges (Serbia and Montenegro). On May 12, 2007 was founded the Grand Lodge of Montenegro and the consecration was made ​​by United Grand Lodges of Germany, Grand Lodge of Serbia, the Grand Orient of Italy and the Grand Lodge of Austria.

UGLE recognizes again the French National Grand Lodge - GLNF

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

London, United Kingdom. According to news published yesterday by the Masonic Press Agency, the United Grand Lodge of England announced today that it will recognize again GLNF. UGLE's official communique will be made ​​tomorrow at 16:00 GMT.


Grand Lodge of Ireland has recognized GLNF. UGLE will make the announcement this week

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

London, United Kingdom. Tomorrow takes place the Quarterly Annual Communication of the United Grand Lodge of England. The event is expected with excitement by members of the French National Grand Lodge, given the French expectations of having again the confidence English Brethren. 


UGLE is expected to communicate in the following days that GLNF respect regularity standards and that the two Grand Lodges will restore fraternal relations. Grand Lodge of Ireland already announced last week that recognition was resumed for GLNF. Grand Lodge of Scotland will announce in next period it recognition regarding GLNF.

The Second World Meeting of Francophone Lodges

Barcelona, Spain. On 14 June will take place the Second World Meeting of Francophone Lodges , hosted by the Grand Lodge of Spain in the city of Gaudi, Barcelona. The first meeting was held last year in Budapest. 


Grand Lodge of Spain has six Francophone Lodges (four in Catalonia, one in Andalusia and one in Madrid). The next meeting will take place in 2015 and the location will be determined this week in Barcelona.

Nicolás Orlando Breglia is the new Grand Master of Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Following the elections that took place in the Grand Lodge of Argentina, the Deputy Grand Master was elected Grand Master of the Freemasonry in Argentina. Dr. Nicolás Orlando Breglia is the successor of Angel Jorge Clavero and won 77.6% of the total votes. Breglia has a term of three years and his election to this position ensures the continuity of policies and projects implemented by Clavero. 

Breglia & Clavero

Breglia is an Argentine lawyer and historian of Freemasonry. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, a former adviser to several unions and is the author of several books on Freemasonry. The installation ceremony will take place on June 28, 2014 in Buenos Aires.

 
 
 

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