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GRAND LODGE OF BC & YUKON

REGULAR GRAND LODGES
Masonic jurisdictions
recognized by the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon
This list—ordered by recognition date—contains only those Grand jurisdictions formally recognized by the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon. This list will include duplicates as some jurisdictions have changed their names and also include jurisdictions that no longer exist. It is a list of historical recognitions and is not intended to represent the total number of currently recognized jurisdictions. A list of all Grand jurisdictions with contact information is also available on this website.
JURISDICTION RECOGNIZED
Grand Lodge of Cyprus2010
Grand Lodge of the Republic of Moldova2010
Sovereign Grand Lodge of Malta2010
Grande Loja de Mozambique2010
Grand Lodge of Slovenia2010
Grand Lodge of Ukraine2010
M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of North Carolina2009
Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia2009
Grand Lodge of Nicaragua2008
Grand Lodge of Croatia2007
Grand Lodge of Mauritius2007
Grand Lodge of Macedonia2007
United Grand Lodge of Bulgaria2007
Serenissima Gran Loggia di San Marino2004
Grand Lodge of Lithuania2003
Grand Lodge of Niger2003
Grand Lodge of Panama2003
Grand Lodge of Andorra2002
Grand Lodge of Maranhao (Brasil)2002
Grand Lodge of Burkina Faso2002
Grand Lodge of Cameroon2002
Grand Lodge of Acre (Brasil)2001
Grand Lodge of Estonia2001
Grand Lodge of Guinea2001
Grande Loge du Royaume du Maruc (Morocco)2001
Grand Loge du Congo2001
The M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Ontario2001
Grand Lodge of Sinaloa, Mexico2000
Grande Loge Nationale Malienne, Mali2000
Grande Loge Nationale Malienne, Mali2000
The M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Oregon, Inc.1998
Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador1998
Grand Lodge of Russia (1995)1997
M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Connecticut, Inc.1996
M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Washington & Jurisdiction1996
Grand Lodge of Senegal1994
Grand Lodge of Romania1994
Grand Lodge of the State of Tocantins in Brasil1992
Grand Lodge of the State of Rio Grande Do Norta in Brasil1992
Grand Loja Legal De Portugal (GLRP)1992
Grand Lodge of Yugoslavia (Serbia)1992
Masonica Do Amazonas - Gloman (Brasil)1991
Pernambuco (Brasil)1991
Estado De Sergipe (Brasil)1991
Valle De Mexico1991
Grand Lodge of Hungary1991
Grand Lodge of Czech Republic1991
Grand Lodge of Hawaii1990
Grand Lodge of the Ivory Coast1990
Grand Lodge of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brasil)1990
Grande Loja Maçônica do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil)1990
Grand Orient of Italy1989
Grand Lodge of Tamaulipas, Tampico, Mexico1988
Grand Lodge of Mato Grosso, Brasil1987
Grand Lodge of Brasilia1987
Grand Lodge of Sao Paulo1987
Grand Lodge of Mina Gerais1987
Grand Lodge of Nuevo Leon, Mexico1987
Grand Lodge of Spain1984
Grand Lodge of Gabon1984
Grand Lodge of Bolivia1983
Grand Lodge of Honduras1982
Grand Lodge of Santa Catarina (Brasil)1981
Grand Lodge of Colombia in Bogota1981
Grand Lodge of Alaska1981
La Grande Loge Reguliere de Belgique1981
Grand Lodge of Baja California1980
Grand Lodge of Ceara (Brasil)1980
Grand Lodge of Uruguay1980
Grand Lodge of Ecuador1980
Grand Lodge of Puerto Rico1979
Grand Lodge of Espirito santo in Brasil1978
Grand Lodge of Para, Brasil1978
Grand Lodge of Guanabara, Brasil1978
Grand Lodge of Dominican Republic1977
Grand Lodge of Greece1975
State Grand Lodge of Goias (Brasil)1974
Grande Oriente do Brasil1974
Grand Lodge Proceedings note that 97 unnamed Grand jurisdictions had been recognized to date.1974
Grand Orient of Italy1973
Grand Lodge of Austria1973
Grand Lodge of Turkey1972
Grand Lodge of Iceland1972
Grand Lodge of Iran1971
Grand Lodge of Luxembourg1970
Gran Logia Benito Jaurez, Mexico1969
Gran Logia Republica de Venezuela1969
Grand Lodge Alpina of Switzerland1969
Grand Lodge of Southern Africa1969
Grand Lodge of China (Taiwan)1968
Grand Lodge of the Argentine1968
Grand Lodge of Chile1968
Grand Lodge of Sweden1967
York Grand Lodge of Mexico1966
Grand Lodge of Belgium (reversed in 1981)1966
National Grand Lodge of Denmark1965
Grand East of the Netherlands1965
Grand Lodge of Norway1965
Grand Lodge of Israel1965
Grand Lodge of Peru1964
Grand Lodge Finland1964
Grand Lodge of India1963
Grand Loge Nationale Francaise1963
United Grand Lodge of Germany1963
Grand Lodge of Japan1963
Grand Lodge of Alagoas (Brasil)ND
Grand Lodge of Amapa (Brasil)ND
Grand Lodge of Rondonia-Glomaron (Brasil)ND
Grand Orient of BrasilND
Grand Lodge of Los Andes (Colombia)ND
Oriental Grand Lodge of ColombiaND
Grand Lodge of Chiapas (Mexico)ND
Grand Lodge of Cosmos (Mexico)ND
Grand Lodge of Pacifico (Mexico)ND
Grand Lodge of Unida MexicanaND
From 1923 to 1962 no jurisdictions were recognized.
Australia
Grand Lodge of Queensland1922
Grand Lodge of Victoria1884
Grand Lodge of Western Australia1905*
Grand Lodge of Tasmania1901
Grand Lodge of New South Wales1880
Grand Lodge of South Australia1885
Grand Lodge of New Zealand1905*
Canada
Grand Lodge of Alberta Proceedings first reviewed1906
Grand Lodge of Canada (in Canada)1870
Grand Lodge of New Brunswick1877†
Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia1878†
Grand Lodge of Manitoba1877
Grand Lodge of Prince Edward’s Island1879
Grand Lodge of Quebec1880†
Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan1980
Non-North American
Grand Lodge of Argentine Republic1883*
Grand Lodge of Austro-Hungary1883*
Grand Lodge of Brasil1882
Grand Lodge of Belgium1882
United Grand Lodge of Colon and the Island of Cuba1880
Grand Lodge of Chile1883*
Grand Lodge of Colombia1883*
Grand Lodge of Costa Rica1901
Grand Lodge of Denmark1883*
Grand Lodge of Egypt1883*
United Grand Lodge of England1875
Grand Lodge of France1883*
Grand Orient of France1883*
Grand Council of France1883*
Grand Orient of France all relations severed1879
Germany, Gross loge Zur Sonne Bairenth1878
2 Mitherlunger and Haupt Nebersicht des Bundes der Feimanrer der Grossen National1882
Mutter Loge zu den drei Welt Kugelz at Berlin1882
Grand Lodge of Germany, Three Globes1883*
Grand Lodge of Germany, National1883*
Grand Lodge of Germany, Royal York1883*
Grand Lodge of Germany, Hamburg1883*
Grand Lodge of Germany, Hesse-Dramstadt1883*
Grand Lodge of Germany, Union Eclectic1883*
Grand Lodge of Germany, Saxony1883*
Grand Lodge of Germany, Bavaria1883*
Grand Lodge of Greece1883*
Grand Lodge of Hayti1887*
Grand Lodge of Holland1887*
Grand Lodge of Hungary1876
Grand Lodge of Ireland1879
Grand Orient of Italy1883*
Grand Lodge of Liberia1883*
Grand Lodge of Norway1905*
Grand Lodge of Peru1885
Grand Lodge of the Philippines 1923†
Grand Lodge of Portugal1883*
Grand Lodge of Roumania1883*
Grand Lodge of San Domingo1887*
Grand Lodge of Scotland1879
Grand Lodge of Spain1882
National Grand Lodge of Spain1883*
Grand Lodge of Sweden1883*
Grand Lodge of Switzerland1883*
Grand Lodge of Tunis1883*
Grand Lodge of Hayti1887*
Grand Lodge of Uruguay1883*
United States
Grand Lodge of Alabama1873*
Grand Lodge of Arizona1882
Grand Lodge of Arkansas1873*
Grand Lodge of California1873†
Grand Lodge of Colorado1871*
Grand Lodge of Connecticut1880†
Grand Lodge of Dakota1881
Grand Lodge of Delaware1879
Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia1879
Grand Lodge of Florida1877
Grand Lodge of Georgia1879
Grand Lodge of Idaho1879†
Grand Lodge of Illinois1871*
Grand Lodge of Indiana1879
Grand Lodge of Indian Territory1878
Grand Lodge of Iowa1880†
Grand Lodge of Kansas1880†
Grand Lodge of Kentucky1879
Grand Lodge of Louisiana1875
Grand Lodge of Maine1871*
Grand Lodge of Maryland1879
Grand Lodge of Massachusetts1871*
Grand Lodge of Michigan1879
Grand Lodge of Minnesota1876
Grand Lodge of Mississippi1879
Grand Lodge of Missouri1877
Grand Lodge of Montana1879
Grand Lodge of Nebraska1871*
Grand Lodge of Nevada1880†
Grand Lodge of New Hampshire1871*
Grand Lodge of New Jersey1877†
Grand Lodge of New Mexico1879
Grand Lodge of New York1877
Grand Lodge of North Carolina1871*
Grand Lodge of North Dakota1901
Grand Lodge of Ohio1873*
Grand Lodge of Oklahoma1903*
Grand Lodge of Oregon1873†
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania1873*
Grand Lodge of Rhode Island1873*
Grand Lodge of South Carolina1879
Grand Lodge of South Dakota1901
Grand Lodge of Tennessee1873*
Grand Lodge of Texas1873*
Grand Lodge of Utah1873†
Grand Lodge of Vermont1879†
Grand Lodge of Virginia1871*
Grand Lodge of Washington1873†
Grand Lodge of West Virginia1876†
Grand Lodge of Wisconsin1879
Grand Lodge of Wyoming1879
This list is derived from the annual Grand Lodge Proceedings for 1871-2002. In practice our Grand Secretary’s Office recognizes the Grand jurisdictions included in the annually published List of Lodges Masonic, with the exceptions or additions of those noted under this jurisdiction’s entry, leaving a total of 166.

For the years 1874 to 1882, recommendations for recognition were received from either the Grand Master, the Grand Secretary, the Committee on Foreign Relations or the Committee on Foreign Correspondence.
In 1884 the report was accepted from the Board of General Purposes. Between 1946 and 1962 recommendations were made by the Committee on Jurisprudence, which recommended that no new recognitions be extended. In 1946 the Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence [Proceedings, 1946. p. 150] laid out a set of "Basic Principles for Grand Lodge Recognition," and in 1953 they made the following statement:

"Immediately upon the formation of this Grand Lodge in 1871, application for Fraternal Recognition was made to all of the then recognized Grand Lodges of the World including Continental Europe. There were but four of these latter who accorded us recognition, namely, Hungary, Beyreuth, Rumania and Zur Zon. A second application was made to those who had not previously responded, but still no reply. It was felt then and your Committee feel now that the Standard of Freemasonry in this Jurisdiction is such that we should not have to beg for it. The four above-mentioned have ceased operation." [p. 185 Proceedings 1953.]

The Committee on Fraternal Relations was formed in 1963 to make recommendations to Grand Lodge regarding recognition of sister jurisdictions.

*Lodges noted for 1871 and 1873 are listed in the Proceedings although no formal motion of recognition was made. No formal motion was made to recognize those added to the list of Foreign Jurisdictions published in the Proceedings for 1883, 1887, 1903 and 1905. The acceptance of the Grand Master’s report on Grand Representive appointments constitutes recognition of jurisdiction. The Committee on Fraternal Relation in its report for 2002 advised that the current state of amity should preclude any further action.
Motion made to confirm appointment of Grand Representative.

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