CMI present in the Grande Oriente de Goiás

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Last Saturday, January 22, 2022, the Executive Secretary of the CMI, Geraldo Macedo, visited the Grande Oriente de Goiás – GOG, confederated to COMAB, visiting its building and meeting with its management. On that occasion, he participated in the Installation of the Benjamin Franklin I Lodge #17, the first York Rite Blue Lodge in the State of Goiás.

The ceremony was also attended by the Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of the Federal District – GLMDF, Armando Assumpção; the Grand Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge of the State of Goiás – GLEG, Tito Souza do Amaral; and the Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Bahia – GOBA, Cassiano Moreno; these three Grand Bodies being confederated to the CMI.

In addition to the aforementioned authorities, the event was also attended by the Secretary General of COMAB, João Krainski Neto, the PGM of GLEG, Ruy Rocha and representatives of other Grand Bodies, such as GOB and GOSC, both also confederated to the CMI.

With this new lodge, under the jurisdiction of GOG, the Rito de York is now present throughout the Midwest of Brazil. Also, in the program, there was the inauguration of the Lodge Room exclusively for the York Rite in that masonic palace.

The Grand Orient of Goiás, in the person of its Grand Master, Abdalla Obeid, expressed its interest in, already having a treaty and fraternal relations with the Grand Lodge of Goiás, joining the CMI in the near future. On the occasion, he granted the Executive Secretary of the CMI, Geraldo Macedo, a Commendation of Masonic Deference, as well as the title of Grand Master of Honor of that jurisdiction, which was also granted to the Secretary General of COMAB and the three Grand Masters present.

Upon verifying in loco the fair and perfect work developed by the Grande Oriente de Goiás and its fraternal relations with GLEG and neighboring Grand Lodges, it is only up to us to congratulate all the brethren in its ranks, as well as its Most Worshipful Grand Master, Abdalla Obeid, and other brethren who make up its Management, for the beautiful event and their expansion efforts, even in the face of the pandemic.