Welcome to the official website of the Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy, a community of Masonic lodges established on the 27th December 2018
Those who try to learn about the presence of masonic organizations in Italy, the so-called “obediences”, are certainly baffled by the large number of Grand Lodges and Grand Orients operating in Italy. The fragmentation of Italian Freemasonry is evident – just do a search on the web – and the confusion is not lacking…
The first Grand Master of the Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy is Bro. Marco Galeazzi.
In life a professional engineer and a former adjunct university professor, he was born in 1954 and lives in Ancona. He was initiated Entered Apprentice on the 20th March 1981, in the “historical” Stamira Lodge no. 192, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Italy of the AF&AM .
During his membership in the Grand Lodge of Italy he performed…
The Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy is a community of masonic lodges of men and women which work the first three degrees of symbolic Freemasonry: Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason.
The Grand Liberal Lodge is regularly established as an association, according to the laws of the Republic of Italy.
The Executive Council
The Grand Dignitaries and some of the Grand Officers of the Grand Liberal Lodge are the members of the Executive Council. The Executive Council is the administrative body of the Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy, and coincides with the Board of Directors of the Association. It is composed by a maximum of 10 members…
“We are always looking for something that complements us…
to evolve in doubt, to know ourselves in the experience
and in the life of brotherhood”.
The History of Freemasonry In Brief
Freemasonry is an “esoteric discipline”, in the sense that some aspects of its internal activity are not in the public domain, but covered by confidentiality. The members of Freemasonry are called “freemasons” – “franc-maçons” in French – “framassoni” or “liberi muratori” in Italian. The name comes from the alleged offspring of the Company of the Free Masons – an association of operative masons that used to refer to the legend of Hiram, architect of the Temple of Solomon.
Freemasonry was born as an association of mutual aid and moral improvement among craftsmen masons, which later adopted the current speculative guise, turning into an initiatory type of brotherhood characterized by secret rituals, with a worldwide organization.
It is not easy to reconstruct, in historically incontrovertible terms, the birth of Freemasonry as a concretely documentable phenomenon and for this reason someone has come to the conclusion that its true origins are lost in history.
The roots of Freemasonry are traditionally traced – by its members – to the construction of Solomon’s Temple (the Inner Temple or Esoteric Temple) and to the legend of Hiram Abiff. According to the Bible, Hiram was sent by the king of Tire to Solomon to help him build the Temple. In the masonic legend, the brilliant craftsman instead becomes the architect of the Temple, in charge of the direction of all the works and all the workers. The story has its own mystical interpretation key and refers to the concepts of Perfection, the aim of mystical research, and refers to the Great Work (the work of the Grand Architect who created the Universe), through whose understanding the entrance of the sacred into the profane takes place. Symbolic Freemasonry is based on this mystical vision and therefore it would exclusively deal with a spiritual path.