Quatuor Coronati Lodge: Next Meeting
Quatuor Coronati Lodge meets five times a year on the second Thursday in November (Installation); third Thursday in February; second Thursday in May; fourth Thursday in June; and second Thursday in September. Lodge meetings are usually held at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London.
Thursday, 21 February 2019 at 4.00 pm
‘Storlogen af Danmark’: The History of the Unrecognised Grand Lodge of Denmark
Christian M. Christensen
Christian M. Christensen is a Past Master of Ralph K. Howell Lodge #1259 in Houston Texas and a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite Chapter and Council in Texas. He is an avid Masonic researcher and a full member of the Texas Lodge of Research and an Assistant Editor of The Journal of The Masonic Society. He was named a Fellow of the Society in 2018. Christian has published in Living Stones Magazine, The Journal of the Masonic Society, and has been a featured guest on the Masonic Roundtable podcast.
Originally from Denmark, Christian attends the Grand Lodge of Denmark, where he holds the VIII degree in the Swedish Rite – Most Illustrious Confidential Brother of Solomon. He is a member of lodges Zorobabel and Frederik TDKH; Cubus Christiani Octavi; and the Grand Lodge Chapter.
The research paper explores how an unrecognized Grand Lodge was formed in Denmark in 1919, infringing upon the territory of the recognized Grand Lodge of Denmark. It analyzes how the Grand Lodge was established using a range of old Scottish Rite degrees and a questionable charter; and its growth and fight for acceptance over half a century, including obtaining various patents and the creation of a bespoke Masonic Ritual. But despite arguing consistently in favour of their regularity, the Grand Lodge was unsuccessful in achieving recognition. It was eventually absorbed into the regular Grand Lodge of Denmark, an act that ensured the survival of their legacy but, as a corollary, a move that required that they relinquish their independence. Christian outlines what must be one of the most unusual Grand Lodge histories given that relatively few irregular Masonic bodies have managed to remove that stigma.
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