FOREIGN AFFAIRS

LIST OF GRAND OFFICERS 2016-2019:

 

Grand Master

Ademir Lúcio de Amorim

Deputy Grand Master

Ademir Joel Cardoso

Grand Secretary for Foreign Affairs

André Leme de Souza

Grand Treasurer

Edson Roberto do Carmo e Silva

Grand Secretary of Administration

Josué Paulo Fernandes

Grand Secretary of Liturgy and Ritualistic

Benjamin Duarte Monteiro Neto

Grand Secretary of Internal Relations

Gelson Menegatti Filho

Grand Secretary of Archives

Henrique Alves Ferreira Neto

Grand Secretary of Masonic Culture

José Roberto Schmaltz

Grand Secretary of Masonic Care

Éneas Rosa de Moraes

 

 

FOUNDATION AND HISTORY

 

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso was founded on October 12th, 1972. In Brazil, the Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso is a member of the COMAB – Confederação Maçônica do Brasil – and in the Latin American scenario, It is an active member of the C.M.I. – Inter-American Masonic Confederation.

 

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso currently has its oldest Lodge founded in 1900 and its newest Lodge founded in 2018, totaling 2,006 members. The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso takes part in several works of benevolence in the community, praising the orthodoxy of the Masonic teachings. It works to promote brotherly love among the Masons, to ensure the evolution of the human being as part of the society and to enhance the relation between Freemasonry and the society for the Glory of the Great Architect of the Universe.

 

 

TERRITORY

 

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso works in the State of Mato Grosso territory - Brazil. On June 25rd, 2016, The Grand Lodge of the State of Mato Grosso officially shared the Mato Grosso State's territory with the Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso.

 

 

LANDMARKS

 

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso follows the Landmarks set out in its Constitution and Laws:

 

Respect for and compliance with the Ancient Landmarks;

Recognition of a divine and creative principle called The Great Architect of the Universe, that is God;

In the Master Mason Degree, the Third Degree legend is performed;

The subordinated Lodges work with the three Great Lights: the Book of Sacred Law (Bible), and Square and Compass;

Sectarian discussions about religion and politics are prohibited;

The organization is made up exclusively of men, from legal age 21 and considered able;

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso has exclusive and sovereign jurisdiction of the three Symbolic Degrees and its Lodges;

Considers all Freemasons as Brothers;

Adopts signs and emblems of high significance and recognition between Freemasons.

 

 

ARMS

 

Since its foundation, in 1972, until today the Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso uses the same coat of arms and the same name, regardless of the disaffiliation of the Grand Orient of Brazil, maintaining its identity and regularity since then.

 

 

LODGES AND MEMBERSHIP

 

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso has in its Jurisdiction 75 Lodges and 2,006 Masons (records updated on April, 2018). Lodges under our jurisdiction are working in the following rites: A. & A. Scottish, York, Brazilian, Schröeder and Adonhiramite.

 

 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

C.M.I. – Interamerican Masonic Confederation (www.cmi.world): The Grand Orient of State of Mato Grosso is member of the C.M.I. since February 26, 2016, keeping fraternal relations with all of the Grand Lodges that also take part in the C.M.I.

 

The Commission on Information for Recognition: During the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America, held in Omaha/NE, February 2017, the Commission on Informaton for Recogniton gave its assent to the request for recogniton, which follows below :

 

“2017 Commission Report Brazil State Grand Orients The Grande Oriente do Parana’, the Grand Oriente do Santa Catarina, the Grand Oriente do Rio Grande do Sul and the Grand Oriente do Mato Gross were each recognized by and treaties signed with their respective State Grand Lodges in August/September of 2016. Each of these bodies is now recognized by the CMI. It would be reasonable to assume that these grand orients are practicing regular Masonry”. source: www.recognitioncommission.org

 

The Grand Lodge of State of Mato Grosso (CMSB) shared the territory of the State of Mato Grosso and granted recognition to the Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso.

 

List of Lodges, Masonic

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso appears in the 2018 edition of the List of Lodges, Masonic

 

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso recognizes and maintains fraternal relationships with all regular Grand Lodges affiliated to the Masonic Confederation of Brazil (COMAB) and Inter-American Masonic Confederation (CMI).

 

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso has mutual recognition agreements with the Foreign Grand Lodges bellow:

 

Grandes Lodges in North America

Grand Lodge of District of Columbia (USA)

Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania (USA)

Grand Lodge of the State of New York (USA)

Grand Lodge of Connecticut (USA)

Grand Lodge of Hawaii (USA)

Grand Lodge of South Carolina (USA)

Grand Lodge of Maryland (USA)

Grand Lodge of Michigan (USA)

Grand Lodge of Maine (USA)

Grand Lodge of Florida (USA)

Grand Lodge of Massachusetts (USA)

Grand Lodge of New Hampshire (USA)

Grand Lodge of Oregon (USA)

Grand Lodge of South Dakota (USA)

Grand Lodge of Montana (USA)

Grand Lodge of Kentucky (USA)

Grand Lodge of Vermont (USA)

Grand Lodge of North Carolina (USA)

Grand Lodge of West Virginia (USA)

Grand Lodge of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation (USA)

Grand Lodge of Virginia (USA)

Grand Lodge of Alabama (USA)

Grand Lodge of Kansas (USA)

Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon (Canada)

Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario (Canada)

 

Grandes Lodges in Latin America

Grand Lodge of Colombia (Bogota)

Grand Lodge Equinoccial of Ecuador

Grand Lodge "Simbolica" of Paraguay

Grand Lodge of Honduras

Grand Lodge d'Haiti

Grand Lodge of Panama

Grand Lodge of Peru

Grand Lodge "Valle de México" (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State “Andrés Quintana Roo” (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of Baja California (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of Chiapas (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of Chihuahua (Mexico)

Grand Lodge "Benito Juarez" of the State of Coahuila (Mexico)

Grand Lodge "Guadalupe Victoria" of the State of Durango (Mexico)

Grand Lodge “El Potosí” (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of Guanajuato (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of Guerrero (Mexico)

Grand Lodge “Occidental Mexicana” of the State of Jalisco (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of México (Mexico)

Grand Lodge “Soberana E Independiente” of the State of Morelos (Mexico)

Grand Lodge “Benemérito Ejército de Oriente” of the State of Puebla (Mexico)

Grand Lodgeof Puerto Rico

Grand Lodge of the Dominican Republic

Grand Lodge of the State of Querétaro (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of Sinaloa (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of Tamaulipas (Mexico)

Grand Lodge “Unida La Oriental Peninsular” of the State of Yucatán (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of Zacatecas “Jesús González Ortega” (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of Tlaxcala (Mexico)

Grand Lodge "Restauracion" of the State of Tabasco (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of the State of Aguascalientes "Edmundo Games Orozco" (Mexico)

Grand Lodge of Venezuela

 

Europe

National Grand Lodge of Romania

Grand Orient d'Itália

Gran Logia de España

 

 

The Grand Orient of the State of Mato Grosso welcomes and invites recognition from all regular Grand Lodges with which fraternal relationships have not yet been established.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Grand Secretary for Foreign Affairs: Bro. André Leme

e-mail: [email protected] - [email protected]

Av. Rubens de Mendonça, no 4733, CPA, Cuiabá – Mato Grosso – Brasil, CEP78.055-500