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B.4 The United Grand Lodge of England

By the end of the eighteenth century the differences between the “Antients” and the “Moderns” were reduced to a few details and in 1813 the two Grand Lodges finally agreed to join together to form the United Grand Lodge of England (their headquarters in London is shown on the right, courtesy of Wikipedia). This event is fully described in chapter E.3.4. … Read entire article »

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B.3 The “Antients” Grand Lodge

The “Antients Grand Lodge” has been active since 1751, although it was still known as “The Grand Committee of the Most Antients and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons” in 1752. The term “Grand Lodge” appeared in 1753. By the time of the Craft Union in 1813 its official name was “The Most Antients and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons according to the Old Institutions”. The first edition of the “Antients” Constitution, written by Laurence Dermott, dates from 1756 and is based on Anderson’s Constitutions of 1723; it is named “Ahiman Rezon” which meaning is not known. It was Dermott who called his opponents the “Moderns”, although it is not clear whose of the two organisations was more modern. The “Antients” were promoting the “Royal Arch” that they … Read entire article »

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