August 2012

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Grand Lodge of Angola

According to an internal report of APMR's Secretary-General we find out that Angola is preparing for its first Grand Lodge. "We already know that in Angola there are four Lodges which consists of about 150 Brethren," stated APMR's Secretary-General for the Brazilian Masonic on-line publication Jornal Maçônico today.

The report of internal use and analysis for APMR speaks about the intention of the Regular Grand Lodge of Portugal to implement Grand Lodges in all former colonies, now sovereign states speaking Portuguese. All these Grand Lodges will integrate in the future the Lusophone Masonic Regular Confederation. The same source reports that there are Lodges working in Cape Verde (2), in São Tomé and Principe (1) and Guinea-Bissau (1).

Monday, 27 August 2012

Among Brethren | Statement by the President on the Passing of Neil Armstrong

Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Neil Armstrong.

Neil was among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time. When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable - that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible. And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time, he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.

Today, Neil's spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown - including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure - sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Freemason, Knight Templar or just a mass-murderer, Anders Behring Breivik will serve at least 21 years in prison

The already former member of the Grand Lodge of Norway, Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in two attacks in Norway last year, is sane and will serve at least 21 years in prison. Breivik carried out the meticulously planned attack in July 2011 and he accused the Labour Party in Norway of promoting multiculturalism and endangering Norway's identity.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Weekly special reports on the latest news regarding the Masonic life in India

Strengthening our partnership with APMR and at the proposal of APMR's Secretary-General, starting with this week Masonic Times will dedicate periodically special reports on the latest news from India. According to APMR, India hosts the largest Masonic community in Asia, being constituted as the Grand Lodge of India which recently celebrated half of century since its founding.

This new program starts this week continuing the strategic partnership with APMR. The program will last until June 2013 after which will be analyzed and if positive will continue. The partnership aims to bring APMR's international contribution in promoting worldwide India's daily Masonic activity and will have the same framework as that used by APMR for the Grand Masonic Jurisdiction of Brazil.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sir Knight David Dixon Goodwin was installed as the Most Eminent Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar

Sir Knight David Dixon Goodwin was installed as the Most Eminent Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar on August 15, 2012, at the 65th Triennial Conclave held in Alexandria, VA. He was also elected President of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., according to the official website.

David Dixon Goodwin was born on August 15, 1949, in Johnson City, New York and graduated from Union University, Albany (NY) College of Pharmacy in 1972 with a B.S. in Pharmacy. He married Marci Lynn Sternberg on July 15, 1979. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Samantha.

Brother Goodwin was raised a Master Mason in Binghamton Lodge #177, F&AM, Binghamton, NY, in September of 1977. He served through the line as was elected Master in 1982. He served as a director and president of the Masonic Youth Foundation of New York. He was commissioned as the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Austria near the Grand Lodge of New York in September of 2000.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Monday, 13 August 2012

Sovereign Grand Lodge of Corsica seeking recognition

Another product of the GLNF Masonic scandal, the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Corsica seeks recognition from the Grand Lodges abroad. We must remember the fact that already the Grand Lodge of Tahiti received recognition from some American Grand Lodges.

Composed of 4 Masonic Lodges, SGLC was founded on March 7th, 2012, and has around 100 Master Masons.