HISTORY OF THE GRAND LODGE OF CYPRUS

According to international Masonic customs, each independent state is entitled to have a Grand Lodge, under which all Lodges in the territory operate. Although since the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus in 1960, the Masons of Cyprus were entitled to establish their own Grand Lodge, this, for many reasons, mainly emotional, was not implemented. After several attempts, the Cypriot Masons, on December 4, 2005, finally gathered in a General Assembly and took the historic decision to establish their own Grand Lodge of Cyprus, by a landslide majority.

The following Lodges were the Founding Members, until then under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Greece:
● Lodge “KIMON”, in Eastern Larnaca, established in 1918
● Lodge “SOLON”, in Eastern Nicosia, established in 1921
● Lodge “KINYRAS”, in Eastern Paphos, established in 1923
● Lodge “EVAGORAS”, in Eastern Famagusta, established in 1928
● Lodge “ADONIS”, in Eastern Nicosia, established in 1961
● Lodge “COMMON OF CYPRIOTS”, in Eastern Nicosia, established in 1977

The members of the “ZENON” Lodge of Limassol decided to remain in the Grand Lodge of Greece, and the “PHOENIX” Lodge of Nicosia decided to join the Provincial Grand Lodge of England. In 2022, following a unanimous decision of its members, the “ZENON” Lodge joined the Grand Lodge of Cyprus, and the event was celebrated with a grand ceremony.
The 1st Electoral Assembly of the Grand Lodge of Cyprus was held on January 15, 2006, during which the following Masons were elected and constituted the 1st Grand Council of the Grand Lodge of Cyprus:

Most Worshipful Master: Hon. Bro. Ivikos Vorkas
Deputy Grand Master: Hon. Bro. Andreas Assiotis
1st Grand Warden: Hon. Bro. Panagiotis Ioannou
2nd Grand Warden: Hon. Bro. Savvas Pilakoutas
Grand Orator: Hon. Bro. Adam Komodromos
Grand Secretary: Hon. Bro. Harutiun Arakelian
Grand Treasurer: Hon. Bro. Kyriakos Neocleous
Grand Almoner: Hon. Bro. Antonis Neophytou
Grand Director of Ceremonies: Hon. Bro. Athanasios Papadopoulos
Grand Superintendent: Hon. Bro. Panagiotis Vavlitis
Grand Tyler: Hon. Bro. Christodoulos Kyperountas

MASONIC LODGES

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΚΙΜΩΝ ΑΡ. 1

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΣΟΛΩΝ ΑΡ. 2

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΚΙΝΥΡΑΣ ΑΡ. 3

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΕΥΑΓΟΡΑΣ ΑΡ. 4

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΑΔΩΝΙΣ ΑΡ. 5

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΚΥΠΡΙΩΝ ΑΡ. 6

Σ∴ ΣΤ∴ ΓKAITE ΑΡ.7

Σ∴ ΣΤ∴ GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI ΑΡ. 8

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΑΚΡΟΠΟΛΙΣ ΑΜΑΘΟΥΣΙΑ ΑΡ. 9

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΧΙΡΑΜ ΑΠΙΦ ΑΡ. 10

SALINA LODGE ΑΡ. 11

Σ∴ΣΤ∴STR. OBSERV. ΑΡ. 12

LODGE AT ST. ANDREW ΑΡ. 13

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΠΕΡΣΕΑΣ ΑΡ. 14

Σ∴ΣΤ∴UNITY ΑΡ. 15

Lodge ΖΗΝΩΝ

Σ∴ΣΤ∴ΖΗΝΩΝ ΑΡ. 18