Charter of the Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition
Next deliberation dated January 2010
I – Regular Master Masons, making up the required number of lodges, unanimously adopted the principle of constitution, consecration and promulgation of the Grand Masonic Lodge of French Tradition. (G.L.M.F.T.).
II – All texts and draft resolutions on this event were unanimously adopted.
III – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition is an order of bilingual Freemasons, Free Regulars, Franks and Accepted. (French and English).
IV – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition pursues goals that are initiation, philosophical, philanthropic, fraternal and charitable.
V – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition admits only major men of good renown, regardless of race, social order, or religion.
VI – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition operates within the framework of strict respect for ancient traditions, in accordance with the ancient spirit of the craft.
VII – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition refers to "old duties and fraternity landmarks".
VIII – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition requires its members to believe in a Supreme Principle called:"Great Architect of the Universe"."
IX – Members of the Grand Masonic Lodge of French Tradition freely commit themselves from their own conscience to practice an ideal of peace, fraternal love and boundless charity.
X – In all the lodges under his authority, the works are open and closed "TO THE GLORY OF THE BIG ARCHITECTE OF THE UNIVERS".
XI – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition confers all symbolic degrees of craft according to the Ancient Traditions.
XII – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition authorizes the practice of several rites of trade from which it has received Patente from the High Council of Governors of France and the International Confederation of Gr
and Lodges.Non-exhaustive list of certain rites of trade practiced within the Granda Masonic Lodge french Tradition:
- Rite French
- Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
- Ancient English Rite
- Rite de York
- Rite Adoniram
- Philosophical Rite of Scotland
- Rite Memphis Misraîm
- Swedish Rite
- Primitive Scottish Rit.
- Ancient and Primitive Rit
- Scottish Rite Rectified
- Ancient and Accepted Rite
- Rite Emulation
- Rite Shroeder
- Irish Rite
- Nigerian Rite
- Rit Standard of Scotland
XIII – Members of the Grand Masonic Lodge of French Tradition lend Oath on the Volume of the Holy Law , which is obligatory open during the works.
XIV – Religious and political discussions are formally prohibited in the dressing room.
XV – Members of the Grand Masonic Lodge of French Tradition, through their love for work and their spirit of responsibility, must contribute to progress, their personal well-being, that of their families and the well-being of all humanity.
XVI – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition admits only men.
XVII – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition enjoys a global territorial jurisdiction giving it the power and authority to form the Masonic Obediences on the entire surface of the globe.
XVIII – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition is recognized as a regular, independent and sovereign Masonic power and as such all obediences, the lodges under its authority and the Brothers belonging to its lodges are regular.
XIX – The Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition is run by a college of Grand Officers elected for a fixed term.
XX – The Grand Masonic Lodge of French Tradition consists of Governorates, Region, Districts and Foreign Representations Autonomous or Independent of the Grand Lodge.
XXI – The regularly constituted and consecrated lodges that work under the auspices of the Grand French Masonic Lodge of Tradition have the power to receive, initiate, pass, exalt, regularize, apply and enforce the statutes, the constitution, the general regulation of the order and the various internal regulations specific to each lodge.
XXII – To become a member of the Grand Masonic Lodge of French Tradition:
You are in one of the following situations:
1 / – You have never been received within a Masonic organization, but freemasonry interests you, your criminal record is blank, you have faith in a creative principle
. You must be presented by at least one member of our association, who will explain the steps to follow according to your case. If you do
not know any members of our association, you can always write to us at our address or by email by reasoning your application in order to be sponso
red. However, your application will be reviewed in a process that can take a long time. Abov
e all, there must be no doubt about your honorability.
2 / – You have already been received Freemason, but in an organization that does not work regularly, or that is not recognized as a Regular Power by our order.
You can, either individually, or as a group, or as an independent lodge, request your regularization within our obedience. Your re
asoned request containing important information about you should be addressed to the secretariat of our obedience. I
ndividual applicants who do not have the rank of master will be subject to special proceed
ings. Before recognizing the supposed degrees possessed, checks will be done beforehand. Subsequently, our bodies will have to decide before informing you of our opinion.
3 / – If you have already been received Freemason in a dressing room that works regularly, your applications – individually or collectively – will be processed more quickly than previous cases. Your application for membership as a group must be sent to the secretariat of obedie
nce. Individual applicants can either write to our secretariat or speak directly to the president of one of our workshops. The m
embership of a Regular Mason, a group of Regular Masons, a lodge of Regular Masons, at the same rite, allows such adherents to retain their degrees and qualities
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