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ABOUT THE NATIONAL GRAND LODGE of ROMANIA

GENERAL INFO

The National Grand Lodge of Romania (N:.G:.L:.R:.) is the governing body of Regular Freemasonry in Romania. Its administrative headquarters are located at Matei Elina Voievod Street, No. 2A, District 2, Bucharest.

All the Brethren working under the Jurisdiction of THE NATIONAL GRAND LODGE of ROMANIA preserve in their Masonic works the standards and principles of regularity consecrated in our fundamental documents of regular Freemasonry – “The Ancient Landmarks“, “The Basic Principles for Grand Lodge Recognition“, “The Aims and Relationships of the Craft“, “The Antient Charges and Regulations”, and “The Charges of Free-Mason”.

 

 

GRAND LODGE MEETINGS

The National Grand Lodge of Romania meets in Annual Communication every April (except when special events are organized by N:.G:.L:.R:., such as the 13th World Conference of Regular Masonic Grand Lodges or the 135th Anniversary since the Foundation of the National Grand Lodge of Romania). 

 

 

FUTURE EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE NATIONAL GRAND LODGE of ROMANIA

1. The European Conference of Grand Masters – 2017

The Grand Masters of the Regular Grand Lodges in Europe who attended the European Conference of Grand Masters, which was organized by the Grand Lodge “Alpina” of Switzerland in Geneva, on the 27th – 28th of June 2013, decided by ballot that the National Grand Lodge of Romania shall organize in Bucharest, Romania, the session of the European Conference of Grand Masters that will take place in 2017.

 

2. The European Grand Secretaries / Grand Chancellors Meeting – 2021

The Grand Secretaries and the Grand Chancellors of the Regular Grand Lodges in Europe who attended the 24th European Grand Secretaries / Grand Chancellors Meeting, which was organized by the Grand Orient of Italy in Rome, on the 11th – 13th of October 2013, decided by ballot that the National Grand Lodge of Romania shall organize in Bucharest, Romania, the session of the European Grand Secretaries / Grand Chancellors Meeting that will take place in 2021.

 

3. The 135th Anniversary since the Foundation of the National Grand Lodge of Romania – 2015

In 2015 the National Grand Lodge of Romania will celebrate the 135th Anniversary since its foundation. The Anniversary shall be connected with the Annual Communication of the National Grand Lodge of Romania, the National Grand Lodge of Romania Awards Gala and many other events, which will take place in June 2015. All the Grand Lodges in fraternal relations with the National Grand Lodge of Romania will be invited to participate at the Grand Lodge Assembly, at the special anniversary ceremonies and at the other events that will take place on this occasion.

 

4. The Next Annual Communication of the National Grand Lodge of Romania – June 2015

The next Annual Communication of the National Grand Lodge of Romania will take place in Bucharest, in June 2015. All the Grand Masters of the Grand Lodges with which N:.G:.L:.R:. has established mutual relations, or their representatives, are invited to attend this Grand Assembly.

 

5. The National Grand Lodge of Romania Awards Gala – the 21st of June, annually

The National Grand Lodge of Romania and the Romanian Academy, with the support of 16 Romanian universities and research institutes, organizes yearly, on the 21st of June, “The National Grand Lodge of Romania Awards Gala”.

The purpose of “The National Grand Lodge of Romania Awards Gala” is the promotion of original scientific and cultural research in Romania and the improvement of Romanian research capabilities, with favorable implications in international competitiveness.

The awards are given to those who, in the course of the year preceding the ceremony, made a discovery, developed a revolutionary technique or procedure in a research field, published a notable work with macro-social impact or brought distinguished services or benefits to the Romanian nation. The laureates may be Romanian citizens, residents or non-residents, Masons or profanes. Each of the seven awards bears the name of a famous Romanian Mason who is well-known for his realizations and accomplishments in the corresponding domain. The value of each prize is 10.000 Euros.

 

6. The Charity Ball of the National Grand Lodge of Romania – last Saturday in January, annually

The National Grand Lodge of Romania organizes yearly, on the last Saturday in January, a Charity Ball open to personalities from the civil society, with the aim of raising funds for talented Romanian students.

 

7. The National Day of Romania – the 1st of December, annually

Every year, the National Grand Lodge of Romania organizes special Masonic ceremonies on the occasion of the National Day of Romania – the 1st of December.

  

LODGES WORKING IN THE NATIVE LANGUAGE OF THEIR MEMBERS

Among the 406 Lodges working in the Jurisdiction of THE NATIONAL GRAND LODGE of ROMANIA, there are some Lodges which are permitted to work in a foreign language or in the native language of their members, respectively:

English – INVICTUS, No. 15 – Bucharest

French – LES SAGES d’HELIOPOLIS, No. 53 – Bucharest

             – LES 3 LYS, No. 232 – Bucharest

German – IGNATIUS von BORN, No. 228 – Timisoara

              – JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, No. 366 – Bucharest

Greek – RIGAS FEREOS, No. 211 – Bucharest

Hungarian – TREI CRINI ALBI (A HAROM FEHER LILIAMHOZ), No. 309 – Timisoara

Turkish – ISIK, No. 128 – Bucharest

Armenian – ARARAT, No. 348 – Bucharest

Hebrew – ZORILE, No. 355 – Bucharest