Famous Masons

Mari Maestri ai MLNAR

This is a list of famous Romanian Freemasons.

Since Romanian Masonry has been suppressed in communist era, records of entire Grand Lodges have been destroyed. Because of this, masonic membership can sometimes be difficult to verify.

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest secular fraternal societies, a society concerned with moral and spiritual values. Members are taught the rules of Freemasonry by a series of ritual dramas that follow ancient forms and use stonemasons' customs and tools symbolically.

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry houses one of the finest collections of Masonic material in the world. It is open to the public, Monday to Friday, free of charge.

A message from the Past Grand Master, Most Worshipful Bro Viorel Danacu

Viorel Danacu

The National Grand Lodge of Romania is an autonomous Obedience, self governed, universally acknowledged for all its Lodges and all the Freemasons recognized by it, on the entire territory of Romania.

The National Grand Lodge of Romania was regularly constituted from three regularly constituted Lodges, receiving the Light from Grand Regular Lodges universally acknowledged and continues the Masonic tradition through the historical Masonic act from Brasov, April 13th-14th 6002, through us and the illustrious Brother Grand Master Ad Vitam Nicu Filip, the founder of regular contemporary Freemasonry of Ancient and accepted Scottish Rite on the territory of Romania.

Rosslyn Chapel

Capela Rosslyn

Rosslyn Chapel is unique and famed world wide for the beauty of its carvings and for the aura of mystery and magic that surrounds it.

Built in 1446 by William St. Clair, third and the last Prince of Orkney, Rosslyn Chapel conforms neither to contemporary architecture nor to any fashion. Rich in ornament, its exact place in the creation of mankind still remain difficult to estimate. The carvings themselves, including the famous "Apprentice Pillar", are endless in variety and full of symbolism. Many of the Biblical stories and portrayed, and there are frequent references for those interested in the Knights Templar and Freemasonry, equally there are Pagan symbols and Rosslyn Chapel has the largest number of "Green Men" found in any Medieval building. There are also carvings pf plants from New World which pre-date the discovery of the land by Columbus by one hundred years. There is no doubt that Rosslyn Chapel has a place in history, not just of Scotland, but the wider world.

About Freemasonry

God Geometry

Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that arose from obscure origins in the late 16th to early 17th century. Freemasonry now exists in various forms all over the world, with a membership estimated at around six million, including approximately 150,000 in Scotland and Ireland, over a quarter of a million under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England and just under two million in the United States.

The fraternity is administratively organized into independent Grand Lodges or sometimes Orients, each of which governs its own jurisdiction, which consists of subordinate (or constituent) Lodges. The various Grand Lodges recognize each other, or not, based upon adherence to landmarks (a Grand Lodge will usually deem other Grand Lodges who share common landmarks to be regular, and those that do not to be "irregular" or "clandestine").

There are also appendant bodies, which are organizations related to the main branch of Freemasonry, but with their own independent administration.

Scottish Freemasonry

An introduction

Scottish Freemasonry

A Way of Life

There are now about 4 million Freemasons under more than 100 "regular" Grand Lodges world wide. Membership of the Craft is open to every respectable man who believes in his personal Supreme Being - usually known in Masonic terms as The Great Architect of The Universe, Grand Geometrician of the Universe or Most High. These descriptive names show the importance the Freemason places on his Supreme Being in the order of things in life.

Romanian Freemasonry

N.G.L.R. Banner

Brief history of Freemasonry in Romania

Masonry as we know it today, has arrived in Romania at the beginning of 17th century, coming from Istanbul along with the ships used for transporting wheat, honey and rams to the capital of Ottoman Empire. On the land, it has come from Germanic countries.

Masonry is attested in documents from 1734, the First Grand Master being the ruler of Moldavia, Nicolae Mavrocordat, which has foreseen and started Masonic papers. Due to this, he has been forced to move to Principality of Muntenia. The officers of the first lodge are known to be the nobles.

The First Grand Lodge, has been installed in 1880, in Bucharest, today's capital of Romania.

In our Masonic history there still are white stains. Consequently, tsarist armies have brought lodges on Romanian territory, even the great poet Puskin being a member of one of these lodges.

International Conference on the History of Freemasonry

International Conference on the History of Freemasonry (ICHF)
in Edinburgh at Freemasons' Hall
25 - 27 of May 2007


The Regional Centre for Francmasonic Studies Paris - Bucharest, was invited at the International Conference on the History of Freemasonry, in Edinburgh, and was represented by its President, Mister Viorel Danacu, accompanied by Mister Daniel Roman and Mister Orbescu Ioan, they participated at debates about actual masonic themes, very important debates with planetary level.

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