Chronicle 2006-2016

16.04.2009
Between April 16 and April 21, Brother John Stephen Wade, secretary of Quatour Coronati Lodge No. 2076 visited Lodges in Warsaw and Poznan. He presented a lecture entitled: “Go and do thou likewise: English Masonic Processions from the 18th to the 20th Centuries”
During his stay in Poland, Brother Wade visited the Masonic collection in Ciazen and the library of Warsaw University.

21.03.2009

Ten members of the National Grand Lodge of Poland, led by the Most Worshipful Grand Master, attended the consecration ceremony of the Grand Lodge of Slovakia. Delegations of many Grand Jurisdictions were in attendance, among them Grand Masters of Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro, and Austria. Representations of Grand Lodges of Belgium, Spain, France, Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy and the United Grand Lodge of England were led by prominent Grand Lodge officers.

This event was commemorated by a special postmark which was available that day in the main post office in Bratislava.


07.03.2009

The celebration of the first anniversary of Silesia Lodge No. 9 was attended by Brethren of the Lodge and Masonic Brothers visiting from England, Italy, France and Germany.The first anniversary was commemorated by a special medal which was presented during this event.


10.01.2009
The meeting at the Masonic University Library in Poznan took place on the 10th of January 2009.

A collection of valuable prints were shown from the University of Poznan as well as 18th century copies of Anderson's Constitutions were presented by Mr Andrzej Karpowicz.

At the end of the presentation, the Most Worshipful Master of "Świątynia Hymnu Jedności" Temple of Unity'' Lodge in Poznan, presented the lodge's Jewel in appreciation. Thanks for the exhibition were also sent from the Most Worshipful Grand Master.As well as the brethren of Poznan Lodge, also present was the writer of Freemason magazine ''Ars Regia'' Professor Tadeusz Cegielski.

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27.12.2008
On the 27th of December the Grand Lodge officially gathered. Attendig were representatives of most lodges from all over Poland. During the meeting delegates presented their reports and plans concerning the functioning of certain lodges. The Grand Committee also presented Its report.

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10.10.2008
On the 10th and 11th of October at Freemasons' Hall in London the meeting of the European Grand Secretaries and Chancellors took place organized by the United Grand Lodge of England. At Freemasons' Hall, where the meeting took place, representatives attended from most European obediences, including the National Grand Lodge of Poland.

The anual conference is held in order to exchange experiences and information concerning the functioning of Grand Secretaries in European Grand Lodges.

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04.10.2008
On the 4th of October 2008 . The ceremony of the consecration for the reponing of Freedom Restored lodge took place after almost 200 years of being in darkness. The Grand Matser installed Nicholas John Tkatschuk as the Worshipful Master of the lodge.

Internet Lodge 9659 East Lancashire UGLE, has started an International development scheme to support Freemasonry in different parts of the world and through this scheme Coronation Lodge UGLE, donated many Masonic items towards the reponing of Freedom Restored Lodge.

Delegates attended from all over Poland, England, France, Sweden and the Ukraine.

History of Wolność Odzyskana (Freedom Restored Lodge) & Freemasonry in the Lubelskie region

Freemasonry in the Lubelski area of Poland and the reponing  of Freedom Restoreded Lodge. The lodge was last active almost 200 years ago in Lublin.  Lublin is situated 250 km east of Warsaw and 100km from the Dorohusk Ukraine border.

It is pertinent that you should know that from 1733 to 1738 'Ramzesa BARTAZAN' was a representative for Polish Freemasonry in the Lubelskie area for  the Grand Lodge of England and that there are publications and evidence that a lodge in Lublin existed during that time and  the mayor of Lublin 'Malachowski LEMPICKI' was the Worshipful Master.

08.03.2008
During an impressive festive Grand Lodge meeting which took place on 8th March 2008 at the historical site of the Strahov monastery, attended by the Grand Masters of Germany, Austria, Latvia and Poland and eleven official delegations from foreign Grand Lodges, the Brethren and Lodges previously under the Czech Grand Orient (Veliký Orient Český) were formally integrated into the Grand Lodge of the Czech Republic. Lodge Humanizmus, in Bratislava until now directly under the Grand Orient of France was also included.

A District Grand Lodge of Slovakia was constituted during the same meeting, being the final step before the constitution of the Grand Lodge of Slovakia.

Freemasonry in the Czech and Slovak Republics counts now about 450 members spread over 20 lodges.

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01.03.2008
On the 1st of March 2008 in Katowice. The ceremony of the consecration of Lodge "Silesia" took place, as well as the installation of the Worshipful Master. Present and active during the ceremony was the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the National Grand Lodge of Poland. Delegates attended from Poland, Italy, Holland, Germany and France.

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01.12.2007

On the 1st of December 2007 The Most Worshipful Grand Master of WLNP attended the official installation ceremony of the newly elected Most Worshipful Grand Master of GLNF, Francois STIFANI. The visit also included a meeting of "Copernic" and et "Vox Ucrainae" Lodges working under the GLNF. An addition to the occasion was to present a special 225th WLNP Aniversary gift to MWB Jan WINCZAKIEWICZ and Jean Wojciech SICINSKI.

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23.06.2007

The National Grand Lodge of Poland and its delegates from all lodges gathered for the annual communication and St. John's Picnic to hear the overview of the year 2006/2007. Most Worshipful Brother Rudiger TEMPLIN Deputy Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Germany attended the meeting. To mark the occasion of 15 years since the National Grand lodge of Poland was reactivated and 225 years since the birth of regular Polish Freemasonry. The Most Worshipful Grand Master and the Most Worshipful Past Grand Masters of Poland handed reprinted documentation of the first constitution of Polish Freemasonry dated 1781, to the Right Worshipful Grand Librarian, Brother Krzysztof ZALESKI. The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Poland awarded honours to Brothers Jan WINCZAKIEWICZ and Jean Wojciech SICINSKI. Afterwards the annual St. John's Picnic commenced with guests and their families.

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28.04.2007

On 28th of April the installation of the newly elected Most Worshipful Grand Master of the National Grand Lodge of the Czech Republic Brother Hynek Beran commenced. 24 delegates attended the ceremony from several different countries including: M.W. Grand Masters of the G.L of Andora, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia-Hercegovinia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Italy.

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13.04.2007

From the 13th to the 15th of April 2007, the National Grand Lodge of Lithuania celebrated five years of consecration in Vilinus. Delegates attended from the following Grand Lodges: Austria, England, Bulgaria, Estonia, Holland, Ireland, Germany, Norway and Sweden. The Latvian and Polish Brethren led the MW Grand Masters into the ceremony.

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13.12.2006

The 13th December for the first time ever the Grand Master of the National Grand Lodge of Poland attended a convening of the United Grand Lodge of England. The meeting took place at Freemasons' Hall in London in the presence of delegates from Switzerland, Germany & Spain.
13th of December 1991 Communist Junta established Martial Law in Poland, it was exactly 25 years ago.

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11.11.2006

About 40 brethren met at the Old Castle Hall in Lviv Ukraine for the Grand Lodge Assembly. Delegates attended from Hungary, Austria, France, Moldova and Poland. The events which took place there were:

  • The installation of the Grand Master's Assistant.

  • Approval of the Grand Lodge membership rate in the Ukraine.

  • Approval of general regulations and work of Grand Lodge.

  • Financial report and an essay presentation.

  • The banquet was held at Shakespere's restaurant at Vysoky Zamok.

Grand Archivist GNLP
Tadeusz Cegielski


06.11.2006

27-29 October 2006, The Most Worshipful Grand Master of the National Grand Lodge of Poland led Polish delegates into the annual convention of the Grand Lodge of Germany. 36 international delegates along with Emeritus Grand Master Klaus Horneffer attended the installation of the new Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Germany Klaus Kotta who shall be in office from 2006-2009.

Grand Archivist GNLP
Tadeusz Cegielski


23.10.2006

20 - 22 October 2006 marked the grand celebration of the birth of the master composer in the Grand Lodge of Austria in Vienna.

An invitation was received from the Grand Master, Michael Kraus, and the Grand Master of Poland represented the National Grand Lodge of Poland with 26 other Delegates. The Grand Lodge of Austria presented a rich and fulfilling programme displaying treasures of the Grand Lodge of Austria. A discussion panel presented the theme "Freemasonry Unlimited".

Grand Archivist GNLP
Tadeusz Cegielski


21.10.2006

This day delegates from the National Grand Lodge of Poland, led by Most Worshipful Brother Paul Cierniak, celebrated two decades of the founding of the Lodge. On the Orient of Vidauban they further celebrated the founding of the newly consecrated provincial Lodge of the Grand Lodge of France "Massilia". The ritual festive board took place at the Pope's palace in the presence of the mayor.

Grand Archivist GNLP
Tadeusz Cegielski


10.10.2006

On 7th October 2006 in the Czech Republic a special consecration ceremony was held for the German speaking lodge "La Sincérité" in the presence of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Czech Republic Worshipful Brother Petra Jirounka. Also taking part in the ceremony was the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Germany, Worshipful Brother Klaus Horneffer; the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Austria, Worshipful Brother Michael Kraus and Worshipful Brother Marek Zlotek-Zlotkiewicz of the Grand Lodge of Poland.
The meeting took place in the castle at Zbiroh which was the residence of Alfons Mucha, well remembered in French speaking Lodges and with a Lodge in the Czech republic commemorating his association with the fraternity.

Grand Archivist GNLP
Tadeusz Cegielski


09.09.2006
On 24th June 2006 at a meeting of the Grand Lodge of Poland voted for the new Grand Master for the new term 2006 - 2009 and Worshipful Brother Marek Zlotek-Zlotkiewicz was unanimously elected as unopposed. The brethren also elected new officers of the Grand Lodge.

On the 9th September 2006 before representative delegates of Grand Lodges of England (Most Worshipful Assistant Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England - David Williamson), Germany, Austria, Israel, Belgium, Czech Republic, Madagascar, Lithuania and Ukraine the Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Poland was installed in the presence of Emeritus Most Worshipful Grand Master Ryszard Siciński and Most Worshipful Assistant Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England David Williamson.