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Freemasonry
Freemasonry
in Lebanon started with the charter of a Lodge by the Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge
of Scotland
Scotland
in 1861, and has expanded to include Lodges working in multiple languages (including Arabic, English, and French) and chartered under multiple jurisdictions and streams and king Solomon Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge
of Lebanon. History[edit] The first regular-recognised Masonic Lodge to be erected in Lebanon was chartered by the Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge
of Scotland
Scotland
in 1861 and was given the name Palestine Lodge No. 415. This lodge was operating in Beirut
Beirut
but then it became dormant in 1895. Four other Scottish lodges were chartered in Lebanon prior to the First World War. The Grand Orient of France chartered a lodge in 1869, working in Arabic. Two further lodges followed, but none survived the First World War. Other new lodges formed prior to World War I were a lodge at Beirut under the Ottoman Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge
(later the Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge
of Turkey), and a lodge under the National Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge
of Egypt, erected about 1914. A number of other Egyptian-warranted lodges were chartered thereafter, and after the First World War
First World War
these were formed into a District Grand Lodge. By the end of World War Two, these lodges were extinct, merged, or had changed jurisdictional authority. External Links[edit]

The District Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge
of Lebanon under the jurisdiction of the Grand

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