GRAND ORIENT OF BELGIUM


The Grand Orient of Belgium (French: Grand Orient de Belgique, Dutch: Grootoosten van Belgie; or GOB) is a Belgian liberal obedience which is only accessible for men, and works in the basic three symbolic degrees of Freemasonry.

The Grand Orient of Belgium was founded in 1833, three years after the independence of Belgium. The Grand Orient joins the Grand Orient of France and other Continental jurisdictions in not requiring initiates to believe in a Supreme Being (Great Architect of the Universe). This meant that in the 1870s the Orient broke with the United Grand Lodge of England.

During World War II, members of the Grand Orient of Belgium founded the Lodge Liberté chérie in a Nazi concentration camp and the Lodge l’Obstinée in a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp.

In 1959 five lodges of the Grand Orient of Belgium founded the Grand Lodge of Belgium in order to regain recognition by the United Grand Lodge of England which was lost in 1979. In 1989 the Grand Orient of Belgium, the Grand Lodge of Belgium, the Women’s Grand Lodge Of Belgium and the Belgian Federation of Le Droit Humain signed an agreement of mutual recognition.

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NOTABLE MEMBERS OF THE GOB

 

Grand Orient of Belgium

 

GRAND ORIENT OF BELGIUM, Grand Orient de Belgique

 

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