Why A New Grand Lodge
… In addition to the three most prominent masonic organizations, in numerical terms, namely the Grand Orient of Italy, the Grand Lodge of Italy of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons – Palazzo Vitelleschi, and the Regular Grand Lodge of Italy – the first two to be considered as “historical “, while the third one, although younger, has been recognized by the influential United Grand Lodge of England – there are a large number of masonic organizations, with numbers of members ranging from a few dozen to a few hundred, more or less organized and more or less widespread in the territory, born by the initiative of individual masons or as a consequence of demergers, from which even the most important obediences are not exempt.
For those who have not had direct experience of the masonic phenomenon, and know little about the history of this centuries-old institution and its “local” evolution, it remains extremely difficult to disentangle in the forest of denominations, structures and rituals. Certainly, the original concept of a fraternal union among all freemasons and the English principle of masonic territorial unity – that is, just one Grand Lodge in each country – no longer seem to find correspondence in reality.
Why then, in this panorama, establish a new Grand Lodge?
The reason is simple: hope. The hope of contributing, going back to the roots, to restore dignity to Freemasonry, often vilified and mistreated, and to underline its role as a path to enlightenment, as an inspiration for a life in harmony with oneself and with others in respect of diversity, for the dissemination and defense of the fundamental values of Freedom, Equality, Solidarity and Tolerance. A method, the one we propose, which combines the values of Tradition with the needs of the modern world, through a clear and transparent communication, an operativity fully compliant with the laws of the State, and a statutory structure that avoids the excesses, distortions and personalities caused by an incorrect interpretation of the symbolic hierarchy of masonic degrees and roles.
This is the hope which guides us, and the purpose we set ourselves in founding the Grand Liberal Lodge of Italy
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…