sincere freemasonry greeting
on behalf of Orient de Canaan, thank the respected Malta lodge and in
particular his Grand Master Brother Banjamin Muscat for inviting us to
attend a meeting of the Mediterranean lodges. And we wonít forget the role
of our brother Ghassan Saade in the preparation for this blessed meeting.
our pleasure to have the privilege of this fraternal meeting to discuss
overall developments and changes in our region that affected the political
and social life. It has become necessary for us to surround our freemasonry
with diligence in order to play effectively its role in the service of
humanity and the victory of truth and justice. The increase of violence and
extremisms leads us strongly to take a decisive stand to defend the
principles that have long been kept by our sacrifices from the fourteenth
century till now, and to strengthen the meanings of brotherhood and humanity
that brought together members of the universal fraternity for centuries ago.
success of this conference is supposed to establish cultural and Masonic
activities to help the brothers to discover the importance of that spot in
science and civilization made for all mankind. From there, launched all
divine religions that have invaded the land and man to make him a being
worthy of life. Its worth to confirm that, that spot has seen the birth of
the first largest lodges which contributed to realize the changes in
political and social rights, in order to live in liberty and peace.
Semitic principles of freemasonry seemed enough to make the Mediterranean
community like a paradise filled with freedom, fraternity and equality in
the absence of evil and greed and all that harms the visage of the creator
and engineer of this great universe.
we are honored to link brotherly with Cecilia Lodge, who is one of the most
important Italian and European lodge, which has been the leader for Masonic
new generations. The Mediterranean lodge is also known for his past and
loves to reunite the brothers, in an effort to build a strong Mediterranean
and we should not forget the Grand lodge of Malta who complete the circle of
Therefore the cultural exchange in freemasonry is not limited in teaching
the Masonic rituals but through acquaintance to strengthen fraternal bonds
of brotherhood between members of the lodges by internet or mutual visits.
This will give us access to cultural and social activities that you have
adopted in your countries in order to benefit from your experiences in our
modern societies, because the freemasonry was found to be the support for
oppressed people who seek the light and true knowledge.
De Canaan is proud to join you and work to promote the cause of freemasonry,
in spite of all sacrifices in order to support the human being away from his
religions and ethnic beliefs. Our lodge didnít hesitate to do those duties
defying all social, political and economic conditions. From years ago Orient
De Canaan did not lag for helping the needy people through the provision of
material support in order to please God and the great human principals. Add
to it the annual school aid and the distribution of school bags to those who
need it, facing the importance of health needs, Orient De Canaan allocated
definite days to receive patients (diabetes and heart) and give them
medicines, and that is due to the cooperation of doctors, brothers
affiliated in our lodges.
activities do not stop at this point, so Orient De Canaan persevere in major
holidays such as Christmas, to bring gifts to the center of orphans or
infirm and invites them to banquets in our lodge which tried by himself to
perform those duties imposed by its humanitarians and freemasonry conviction
the most important act he did was when he embraced the majority of south
families who ran away from Israeli attacks in July 2006, he hosted them for
several weeks and provided them what they need from food, shelter, medicines
and clothing. All this, was done by the joint efforts of the brothers who
worked day and night with their Grand Commander Joseph Abou Zahra to assure
the requirements of the displaced people. Also there are many benefits that
affect the brothers in happiness and sorrow. And this is one of the holiest
duties in our lodge. All these activities did not deter Orient de Canaan
from preparation of social plans to satisfy his ambitions and desires in the
service of humanity. Some specialist brothers present complete studies for
the construction of clinics and a hospital which will ward off the death for
many, while the medical costs exceeded within the reasonable limits. The
brothers didnít forget the home for the elderly as a token of the
fulfillment of what they have made to their communities in their youth, and
our belief that we will be old one day. In addition there is an orphanage
school that will help the buds of new generations to build a bright future.
studies are ready and we would like to keep you informed about them, to take
advantage of your bright thoughts and support in various fields.
God will help us in our quest for good pleading for his satisfactions and
forgiveness. We are happy to meet with our brothers and work together
according to the holy brotherhood and the sacred principles of our tribe.