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St Paul's Lodge Travel to London for an Initiation

United Grand Lodge of England’s Freemasons Hall in Great Queen Street, November 11th, 2023

On Saturday, November 11th, 2023, the Master of the oldest Lodge in Cyprus, St. Paul’s, Evripides Nicolas and eighteen of his lodge members visited Beneficentia Lodge on the occasion of an Initiation in Room 17 at of the United Grand Lodge of England’s Freemasons Hall in Great Queen Street.

What made this a special occasion for all present was the spirit and warmth with which the Master of Beneficentia Lodge having opened the Lodge, then allowed the Master of St Paul’s to take the chair and initiate his biological older brother Andreas Nicolas, with the assistance of St Paul’s brethren who conducted the entire ceremony. The effort by all ritualists to prepare and deliver an excellent and flowing ritual (without the need for any prompting) not only gave the candidate the best possible first impression of freemasonry, but rewarded those present, including the Metropolitan Grand Inspector W.Bro. Keith Alexander, with what may very well be a once in a lifetime masonic experience which will be remembered for years to come.

During the November Regular meeting of St. Paul’s Lodge, the District Grand Master of Cyprus, Michael C. Hadjiconstantas, commended Evripides Nicolas for his initiative as well as the Brethren who assisted in this ceremony. He pointed out this was only possible by kind permission of the Metropolitan Grand Inspector and the brotherly love and understanding of the Master and brethren of Beneficentia Lodge.

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