Grand lodge

(redirected from Grand Lodges)
the chief lodge, or governing body, among Freemasons and other secret orders.

See also: Grand

References in periodicals archive ?
Author and historian Cecile Revauger (professor at the University of Bordeaux) draws upon privileged access to archives maintained by Grand Lodges, Masonic libraries, and museums in both the United States and Europe to craft this meticulous, in-depth, and amazingly insightful history.
In one document dated 1975, GE-len was said to have taken the oath to join the Grand Lodge of Liberal Freemasons of Turkey, a small splinter group established in 1966 after a schism with the Grand Lodge, the largest of several Masonic Grand Lodges operating in Turkey.
The fabricated letterhead carried the insignia of the Grand Lodge of Liberal Freemasons of Turkey, when in fact the lodge had to remove the word "Turkey" from the seal after a law adopted in Parliament in 1973 banned all associations from using the words "Turkey" or "Turk" in their official titles.
The fraternity is split into Grand Lodges and subordinate Lodges.
They'd had enough of being pushed around by the United Grand Lodge in London whom they felt had been interfering too much with affairs of the provincial Lodges.
However, the quality hike he enjoyed as a result of Sinndar only kicked in with the 2002 foals, so we have yet to see the best-bred Grand Lodges on the track.
2002-2003, and 126 mares covered in Ireland last spring, those well-bred Grand Lodges are numerous.
Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Harris' Masonic Textbook: A Concise Historical Sketch of Masonry, And the Organization of Masonic Grand Lodges, and especially of Masonry among Colored Men in America; Also, a Compilation of the Illustrations of Masonic Work, As drawn from the Most Reliable Authorities on the subject (Petersburg, Va.
In one document dated 1975, GE-len was said to have taken the oath to join "TE-rkiye BE-yE-k Mason Mahfili" (Turkey's Grand Mason Association), a small splinter group established in 1966 after a schism with the Grand Lodge, the largest of several Masonic Grand Lodges operating in Turkey.
The United Grand Lodge have given the names of 16 Free-masons on a list of 170 men linked with low points in British justice.