The District Grand Lodge of Cyprus

The District Grand Lodge
of Cyprus

Under the United Grand Lodge of England
130 Years
of U.G.L.E Freemasonry in Cyprus

Welcome to the District Grand Lodge of Cyprus

The home of English Freemasonry across the island.

This site provides information for Freemasons and the public who are interested about Freemasonry under the UGLE in Cyprus.

The District Grand Lodge of Cyprus was established in June 1980 and consists of 19 Lodges located in the major population areas of the Republic of Cyprus. Our members come from all walks of life and meet as equals whatever their faith, ethnic group or position in society. For many this spirit of fellowship is what they value most. Making new friends, helping others, following a family tradition and participating in the ceremonial are also important.

To find out more about Freemasonry and the District Grand Lodge of Cyprus please view our ‘What is Freemasonry’ pages where you will find much more information.

An introduction to Freemasonry in Cyprus

Welcome to our website. As District Grand Master, and in the name of all members of the District Grand Lodge of Cyprus, I thank you for your interest and welcome you, whether a Freemason or a person in search of enlightenment. We are a District under the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), which is considered the world’s premier Grand Lodge.

R.W Bro Michael C. Hadjiconstantas
District Grand Master, Cyprus

For you who are browsing and want to know more about Freemasonry, we invite you to not only browse at will but more so to contact us and get to know us. We are fathers, brothers, sons and family men. What makes us different is the way we interact, respect and treat each other with a trust based on personal integrity and a belief in a supreme being who gifted us with life and the intelligence to enjoy it responsibly.

Freemasonry, the Craft, is a unique set of learnings veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. It stands from time immemorial and its sole aim is to celebrate the union between God, the Great Architect of all we know, and Man. Many ask why we have secrets. The answer is simple. One has to come of age in one’s learning to understand the lesson and therefore there are no secrets but steps in one’s understanding, learning and development.

Let me advise from the outset that Freemasonry is not about social or business advantages, or an insurance against misfortune. Amongst our greatest achievers we number some of the world’s intellectual giants. Amongst our greatest achievements we treasure charitable work to deserving causes. Freemasonry is about giving not taking, about sharing and caring, about upholding the law and being a responsible member of society. Above all, it requires a belief in one God, the God of the individual concerned, whom we refer to as the “Great Architect of the Universe”. It is a personal path of enrichment through enlightenment, shared, experienced and enjoyed with brothers.

The fact that any man of any faith, colour, ethnic origin, or socio-economic position in society can become a Freemason shows the enduring universality of our appeal.

We are not and do not seek to be a religion, a pressure group to confront government, a self-interested benefit society or a dining club for the social elite. We inculcate in our members a lifestyle which is just and upright, morally responsible and law-abiding such that when a man is known to be a Freemason, he is seen as a credit to himself, to his family, to the Craft and to the community in which he lives and works.

Fundamental ideals that I encourage our members to keep steadfast to and build upon in their journey within the craft. I remind and encourage brethren to foster their demand and interest for learning (particularly of our rituals, traditions, symbolism and history), so that it becomes increasingly a regular part of masonic activity. In addition to the hundreds of articles of UGLE learning material which will shortly become available for personal use or for presentation in Lodges/Chapters via the online platform Solomon, our DGL Cyprus Mentoring Programme together with experienced mentors will continue the tried and tested method used to impart wisdom and learning from generation to generation.

Use these resources to progress yourself in the craft, deepen your personal knowledge and engage in worthy and enjoyable activities that fire up the true masonic spirit. Let us evidence our brotherhood through actions and attitudes and become cornerstones of a just and learned society.

R.W. Bro Michael C Hadjiconstantas
District Grand Master

“So far as I am acquainted with the principles and doctrines of Freemasonry, I conceive it to be founded in benevolence and to be exercised only for the good of mankind.”
George Washington.
Founding father of the United States of America, President and Freemason.

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Relief fund for Cyprus Fire Disasters

Relief fund for Cyprus Fire Disasters

Dear Brethren, You must be aware of the catastrophic events which have hit Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca areas over the past few days with fires raging in all areas at the same time. These...

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Annual Communication and Convocation 2021

Annual Communication and Convocation 2021

Following resumption of Masonic Activities within the District, the purpose of thiscommunication is to inform you the District will be holding its Annual Communication andConvocation...

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Benevolence & Charity In Freemasonry

Benevolence & Charity In Freemasonry

One of the first Masonic Tenets drawn to the attention of every new Freemason is that of Charity. Every Freemason is familiar with the concept of  ‘Doing to others as you would have them...

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Annual Communication and Convocation 2022

Annual Communication and Convocation 2022

The annual Convocation and Communication 2022 will be held in Nicosia. For your information and diary planning, the initial details, are as follows: The Meetings will both be held on the same day, that is, Saturday 9th April 2022. The Ceremonies will take the same...

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A 40 Year Historical Journey (1980 – 2020)

A 40 Year Historical Journey (1980 – 2020)

The History of Freemasonry in Cyprus is a must have for every Freemason. This Book covers some 200 years of English Freemasonry in the Eastern Mediterranean. Majoring on the Grand Lodge of Cyprus and its 18 Masonic Lodges, the book is available now from your Lodge or...

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