Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bold Move Made By Freemasons!

Message:
>
> Dear MW Sirs, RW Sirs, VW Sirs, Worshipful Sirs and Bretren,
>
> Please allow us to post in your website the Declaration of Independence of
> the two Masonic Districts comprising of nine Lodges of the Most Worshipful
> Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, to wit:
>
> DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
>
> >
> WE, the officers and members of the Masonic Blue Lodges herein
> jointly assembled, do hereby DECLARE that: >
>
> Freemasonry is, and has always been, a progressive science whose
> growth, throughout the ages, has been borne on the wings of change. From
> its inception in the early 17th century, the Fraternity has spread and in
> the unrelenting pursuit of light, new Grand Lodges were constituted which
> process of continuous regeneration is the very life blood and binding
> force of the Craft. >
>
> WE hold the following ancient Masonic landmarks as the rule and
> guide of the craft by which all masons must abide by and comply with:
>
> That all Freemasons are obligated only in so far as that
> obligation will not interfere with the duty that they owe to God, their
> country, their neighbors or to themselves. That the Craft is a peculiar
> system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols and its
> aim has been, and will always be, the brotherhood of man under the
> fatherhood of God. And, that Grand Lodges are instituted among
> Freemasons and derive its just powers only from and with the consent of
> the governed.
> > WE hold it to be true that all Masons are created equal, endowed
> with certain unalienable rights such as to assemble in lodges, elect
> officers to govern their affairs, make new Masons according to the ancient
> traditions and landmarks of the Craft, visit lodges, celebrate fellowship
> at festive boards and engage in all activities that traditional Lodges of
> Freemasonry, since time immemorial, have practiced in the pursuit of
> happiness.
>
> However, human frailties is the enemy of all human institutions
> and through the passage of time, philosophical ideals are enshrined into
> rigid rules and practices that eventually become destructive to the aims
> of the original principles upon which they are based. >
>
> It is at this juncture that all institutions should be altered and NEW
> ONES INSTITUTED based upon the original principles and ancient landmarks
> of the Craft in order to effect and protect the HONOR, INTEGRITY and
> GENERAL WELFARE of those who are subject to them.
> >
> WE acknowledge that among all human beings, Freemasons willingly
> capacitate themselves to practice the virtue to await a time with patience
> and know fully well that the change in the system of government in
> Freemasonry should not be enacted without due cause. >
>
> But the reality and in the course of the past and present events, it has
> become inevitably necessary for us to dissolve the political bond which
> have connected us with The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and
> Accepted Masons of the Philippines and assume the powers of Freemasonry,
> that is, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and
> that of the Great Architect has entitled us.
> >
> The geographical situation of the country hinders the efficient and
> regular official visitation by the Grand Lodge of subordinate lodges which
> is the important duty to maintain and improve harmonious relations among
> brethren and that management thereof has been outgrown by its present
> size.
> In the light of these due causes, WE are now compelled to assert our
> rights, as freemen and masons, to abolish our former system of Masonic
> government and institute a new one based and founded upon the original
> principles and ancient landmarks of the Craft. >
>
> Thus, WE, the Freemasons herein jointly assembled hereby do ordain and
> unanimously declare our independence and institute and constitute THE MOST
> WORSHIPFUL UNITED GRAND LODGE OF FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF PHILIPPINES.
> >
> Done in the City of Tacloban, Leyte , Philippines, in the 8 th day of the
> month of July, in the year of our Lord 2006.
>
>
>
> Signed:
>
> The Worshipful Masters, Senior Wardens, Junior Warden and Bretren of :
> Masonic District RVIII-B
> 1. Makabugwas Lodge No. 47
> 2. Tacloban Lodge No. 221
> 3. Santiago Chua Lodge No. 336
> 4. Ormoc Lodge No. 234
> 5. Sogod Bay Lodge No. 337
> 6. Biliran Lodge No. 337
> Masonic District RVIII-A
> 1. Mt. Huraw Lodge No. 98
> 2. Northern Samar Lodge No. 211
> 3. East Gate Lodge No. 232
>
> Bro. Nicolas C. Risos, PDGL
> Secretary - Makabugwas Lodge No. 47
> Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

6 comments:

Darren Simpson said...

OUTSTANDING!!!

Tubulcain420 said...

This was sent to me from the other Phillipine masons on the topic
Unfortunately, it is true. However, there are a lot of positive discussions
going on and hopefully, things will come out for the better and all questions
properly addressed and resolved.

The Philipines jurisdiction have 54 Masonic District but losing one or two is a
big deal to us and threatens the harmony of this Grand jurisdiction because, as
we Masons put it, "Harmony is the Strength of All Societies especially of ours".

You can go to their website to view the Manifesto and Declaration of
Independence

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