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Liberal Grand Lodges

The Mixed Grand Lodge of France (GLMF)

The Mixed Grand Lodge of France is an essentially humanistic, philosophical and progressive institution.

Its purpose is the research of truth, the study of ethics and the practice of solidarity.

It works to improve material and moral, intellectual and social development of humanity.

Its principles are: mutual tolerance, respect for others and oneself.

It proclaims the principle of secularism considered as the opposition to all alienations, including any dogmatic influence.

It refers to the absolute freedom of conscience, that is to say, the right of every Freemason to believe in the truth of his choice or not to believe.

Its motto is:

LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY

The Mixed Grand Lodge of France has a duty to extend to all mankind the fraternal ties that unite the Freemasons.

It recommends to its initiates to participate in social and cultural public life and to disseminate the fruits of their research by their example, subject to the strict observance of the Masonic secret.

The Freemason’s duty under all circumstances, is to help, inform, protect his brothers and sisters and to defend them against injustice.

The Mixed Grand Lodge of France honors any work that improves the Human Being.

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The Feminine Grand Lodge of France (GLFF)

The Feminine Grand Lodge of France is the oldest French Feminine Grand Lodge. It initiates women who become Sisters. Brothers of all GLFF recognized Grand Lodges can come as visitors in its lodges. However, it happens that the Lodge leaves Brothers visitors outside the Temple so that the Lodge conducts its “family business”.

 

History of the Feminine Grand Lodge of France

The Feminine Grand Lodge of France was established from the Lodges of Adoption1 of the Grand Lodge of France. Each mixed lodge of Adoption was led by a masculine Lodge. Thus, for a specific ritual, many Freemasons spouses had access to a masonry of their own. Lodges of adoptions have flowered in the 19th century.

The first lodge of adoption from which the Feminine Grand Lodge of France was lit in 1901. She was built on “Le Libre Examen2 “, Nr 217. This attempt did not last long. In 1906, the “La Nouvelle Jérusalem3 ” Lodge, Nr 378 on the board of the Grand Lodge of France, requested permission to create a lodge of adoption. The adoption Lodge Nr 376bis is created on May 31, 1907.

Until 1935, several other Lodges of the Grand Lodge… Continue reading

The International Co Masonry – Le Droit Humain (DH)

The Human Right is as an International Federation. This mixed Grand Lodge is present in many Francophone countries and Anglo-Saxon ones. It practices the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, from the first to the thirty-third degree. It has at least 30,000 members spread over the surface of the planet.

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The Grand Orient of France (GODF)

The Grand Orient de France is the oldest French Masonic Grand Lodge. It had many great men such as Benjamin Franklin, Lafayette, Proudhon, Jules Ferry, and many others among its members.

This grand lodge is viewed as a part of the so called “liberal” Grand Lodges. In that sense, it is progressive and opened to evolution throught the time. It authorizes since 2011 its Lodges to initiate Women and receive the Sisters as visitors. However, these initiations and visits are at the discretion of each Lodge. There are now, since 2011, Feminine lodges at the Grand Orient of France.

The Grand Orient is defined as a federation of craft rites. It practices the French Rite – named “Groussier”, the Traditional French Rite, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, the Rectified Scottish Rite, the Antient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Mizraim.

 

History of the Grand Orient of France

The history of the Grand Orient of France merges with that of the Grand Lodge of France until 1773, date of “birth” of the Grand Orient …

In 1773 the Grand Lodge of France is splitted in 2:

  • Part comes off and becomes the Grand Orient of France.
  • The other part is called… Continue reading