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Monaco suspends relations with the GLNF

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Severing ties between

Grande Loge Nationale Régulière de la Principauté de Monaco (GLNRPM)

and Grande Loge Nationale Française (GLNF)

On 25 January the Grand Lodge of Monaco in a letter to the National Grand Lodge of France announced the suspension of relations between the two Grand Lodges.


New masonic partnership

December 26, 2011 Leave a comment


December 26 , 2011

New masonic partnership


The Greek News  Masonic Agency  (


MasonicPress  ( )

announces the beginning of collaboration starting with 26 December 2011.

Ε.Π.Τ.Ε Νέες Συνεργασίες

Το Ελληνικό Πρακτορείο Τεκτονικών Ειδήσεων ανακοινώνει τη συνεργασία του με την με την ιστοσελίδα MasonicPress


A Palestinian Becomes Grand Master of Israel

June 26, 2011 Leave a comment

A Greek Orthodox Palestinian Arab, Nadim Mansour, has been installed in Tel Aviv as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Israel, a position he will hold until 2013.
Israel has had two previous Palestinian Arab Grand Masters – Yakob Nazee (1933-1940) and Jamil Shalhoub (1981-1982).
Nadim Mansour, who was born in Haifa but moved to Acre aged five, was initiated – as a Lewis – into Lodge Akko in 1971, of which his father Elias was a founder, and in 1980 became its Master. He also has the rank of 33rd Degree in the Ancient and Accepted Rite.
Currently, the Grand Lodge has about 1,200 members in 56 lodges, working in ten languages – Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, Hungarian, Rumanian, Turkish, Russian, German and Spanish – and five different religions.

Nadim Mansour, the newly installed Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Israel

Conference publique

April 10, 2011 Leave a comment


–19 avril 2011 Paris


A GRAND BEGINNING – The Grande Loge Nationale Regulière de la Principauté de Monaco

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The Grande Loge Nationale Regulière de la Principauté de Monaco is born in splendid style

The consecration of a new Grand Lodge is a rare event

– and when such an occasion took place in Monaco it proved to be a day to remember, writes John Railton

It’s probably fair to say that Freemasonry in Monaco has been low-key for a number of years, following its conditional acceptance by the Monégasque authorities in the first half of the twentieth century.

The Port of Hercules Lodge was formed in 1924 under the English Constitution, and many Monégasques who wished to become Freemasons sought membership outside the principality. In more recent years, three lodges were formed under the German Constitution, but it became apparent that the Monégasques who had joined lodges in France would like one of their own. Accordingly, the first steps were taken three years ago to establish a Grand Lodge in Monaco, and this meticulous planning came to fruition on

19 February 2011  in Monte Carlo.

The Grande Loge Nationale Regulière de la Principauté de Monaco was formed by seven lodges, one formerly meeting under the English Constitution and three each under the German and French.

The consecrating officer was Pro Grand Master, Peter Lowndes, assisted by the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Germany, Rüdiger Templin, as Senior Warden; and the Past Grand Master of the National Grand Lodge of France, Jean-Charles Foellner, as Junior Warden. The ceremony was directed by Oliver Lodge (Grand Director of Ceremonies) with the help of Nick Bosanquet and Sebastian Madden (Deputy Grand Directors of Ceremonies) and Malcolm Brooks (Grand Tyler). The team from UGLE also included Nigel Brown (Grand Secretary), Alan Englefield (Grand Chancellor), Reverend Dr John Railton (Grand Chaplain) and Ron Cayless (Grand Organist).

The consecration ceremony proceeded without a hitch, and included the unveiling of the lodge boards, the familiar scriptural readings from the Bible, the symbolic use of corn, wine and oil, and the censing of the lodge and its officers. It was conducted almost entirely in English, but the Rulers-designate took their obligations in their own languages. Jean-Pierre Pastor was installed as the first Grand Master, and he then appointed and installed Claude Boisson as Deputy Grand Master, and Rex Thorne, Knut Schwieger, Renato Boeri and John Lonczynski as Assistant Grand Masters.

Jean-Pierre Pastor -Grand Master Monaco’s Grand Lodge

Other Grand Lodges were represented by more than a hundred delegates and many presented gifts to the newly installed Grand Master, including a magnificent ceremonial sword from the United Grand Lodge of England. The new Grand Master appointed and installed his officers, before the UGLE team withdrew, leaving the Grand Master and his new team to complete essential business. Monaco’s Grand Lodge had been launched in splendid style.