You will have seen from the recent edition of El Oriente that our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Oscar de Alfonso Ortega recently attended the 300 year celebrations of the formation of United Grand Lodge of England. A video of this entire event which was held at the Royal Albert Hall and which runs for just over 2 hours is available for viewing via this video link Tercentenary Event at the Royal Albert Hall
To view the video you must enter your details, the details of your GLE Lodge and Valencia as your Province are accepted.
The event is a delight, it traces the history of Freemasonry from 1717 with a number of plays and presentations with actors playing the roles of famous Freemasons through the ages.
On the 25th of October, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Rodney Charles Bignell made an Official Visit to Lukopolis Lodge No.85 meeting at Restaurante Menu de Toni, Calle Vall de Biar 4, 03530 La Nucia.
The Deputy Provincial Grand Master received a warm greeting from the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Walter Matthijssen (see main picture) and the entire Lodge.
The ceremony of the evening was a celebration of the Harvest and the Autumnal season. The Lodge had kindly arranged English translations of the ceremony so that all Brethren could follow the proceedings and at one point every Brother present in the Temple took part in the ceremony.
After the Lodge was closed the DPGM presented a Grand Lodge certificate to the Worshipful Master for Bro. Ger Schotte who was not present that evening. It also gave the DPGM the opportunity to once again greet W.Bro. Rob van Leeuwen a former Worshipful Master of Leukopolis Lodge, now living in the Netherlands and visiting from his home Lodge of ‘Moed en Volharding No.61’ in Assen.
After a most enjoyable and enlightening ceremony the Temple was cleared and the Brethren enjoyed a fine Festive Board, during which the DPGM and his Official Escort were encouraged by their hosts to demonstrate the predominantly English Masonic practice of singing, and so the visiting Brethren entertained their hosts by singing the ‘Toast to the Master’, ‘Grace’ and the ‘Closing Ode’.
All Brethren of the Province are encouraged to visit Leukopolis Lodge No.85 and experience their wonderful ceremonies, visits can be arranged by contacting the Brother Secretary, Bro. Leo Bronsgeest at email@example.com
On the evening of October 17th the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Michael Shilan made an Official Visit to the Oliva La Safor Nº112 Lodge held at the Restaurante Viva España, Oliva. This was the 95th Regular Meeting of the Lodge.
The Worshipful Master of the Lodge, W.Bro. Ian Skipper ProvAGSec and his team welcomed the Provincial Grand Master who was accompanied by an Escort conducted on this occasion by the the Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Gordon Ramshead. The Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Graham Simons being the Immediate Past Master of the Lodge and therefore was engaged in the ceremony.
After the entrance of the Provincial Grand Master the main work of the evening was to Initiate and welcome the newest member into the Province of Valencia and the Grand Lodge of Spain, Bro. Robert Monte.
The evening was completed with a fine Festive Board where among the speeches and toasts Bro. Monte made a fine first speech and thanked the Lodge for their warm welcome into Freemasonry and also the Provincial Grand Master for being there to make his first meeting so special.
If you would like to learn more and to visit the next Regular Meeting of the Lodge please contact the Lodge Secretary
W.Bro. David Watts ProvGSec firstname.lastname@example.org